Ordinary diners who take part in our annual survey each spring review restaurants and leave their feedback, but we also ask them to score restaurants from 1-5 on food, service and ambience. Harden’s then uses an average of these scores and measures them against other establishments in the same price bracket to arrive at the ratings published in the guide and online.
Snippets from some of your feedback may end up in the overall Harden’s review, noticeably they appear in “double quotation marks”. The rest of our pithy, bite-sized restaurant summaries are compiled by analysing the survey data and extracting recurring themes, looking at whether or not a venue was nominated in any of our categories – like ‘favourite’ or ‘most overpriced’ – and, of course, looking at the ratings for food, service and ambience.
The Harden’s ratings indicate that a restaurant is:
All reviews are compiled from survey comments and ratings, without any regard for our own personal opinions, except in cases where restaurants are too new to have been included in the survey. If you want the editors’ view on new restaurants in London you can find them in our Editors’ Review section.
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A winner will be chosen at random once the survey has closed and will be notified by email.
You must complete at least one survey nomination to qualify for the prize draw
The prize – generously sponsored by ResDiary - is a one night stay at Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat' Saisons just outside Oxford, with accommodation for two people in one of the Garden Suites, plus a 5-course dinner, a £100 voucher for wine, and breakfast.
Bookings must be made by 31 December 2017 for travel completed by 31 May 2018.
Subject to availability.
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Belmond le Manoir aux Quat' Saisons
Created by celebrated chef Raymond Blanc OBE, Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat' Saisons is renowned for offering one of Britain's finest gastronomic experiences. It has been the most-mentioned dining destination in the Harden's UK Survey for the last five years, and has always been one of the mostly highly rated. Situated in the picturesque Oxfordshire village of Great Milton, it is renowned as one of the country's most cherished manor house hotels, with 32 individually designed guest rooms and suites.
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