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A guide to the world’s truly
exemplary, organic, sustainable,
and ethical restaurants.

The truly good restaurants in forty-five countries, selected by fifty-seven of the world’s most respected food writers.

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Today’s featured restaurants

United States / California / Oakland

Fresh Californian Mexican food prepared from scratch every day in Downtown Oakland

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Malaysia / Penang / Georgetown

Innovative Nyonya cuisine in a restored mansion

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Switzerland / Erlinsbach

A place of culinary craftwork in Switzerland

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Australia / Northern Territory / Darwin

Great coffee, simple fresh food & top-end hospitality

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A feel-good food kitchen with an apothecary-inspired craft cocktaiA feel-good food kitchen with an apothecary-inspired craft cocktail bar

A modern vegetarian restaurant with equal focus on food & drink

Fully farm-focused degustation restaurant


Our editors

Each restaurant featured on this website was selected on merit by a team of fifty-seven editors, among them many of the world’s most respected food writers in forty-five countries.

Read about our editors here.

Geoff Blackwell & Ruth Hobday, publishers

“Of all the qualities that distinguish a truly outstanding restaurant or food experience, perhaps truth, love and care are the most important.

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Truth, Love & Clean Cutlery guidebooks for the UK, USA and Australia together with a World edition, will be released in November 2018. Each edition will be designed and produced to an award-winning standard, and distributed by leading publishers’ Abrams Books and Thames & Hudson to bookshops, and design and gift stores around the world. Collectively they will feature 1,250 restaurants in forty-five countries.

Giles Coren

"The spirit of Truth, Love & Clean Cutlery is something you can sense the moment you walk into a restaurant.