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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Treat him to London’s best steak at Guinea Grill 3 course Sunday lunch: £46 Voted the best steak restaurant in London by our readers last year, this “old-fashioned” grill room, in a “cute” Mayfair mews serves brilliant cuts of beef, “simply cooked and fabulous”. The perfect place to take your pa. Whisky, cigars, steak, jazz… […]
Tyddyn Llan, Llandrillo 24-27 December Packages from: £395 pp Christmas Eve: Afternoon tea will be served on arrival from 3 pm for you to recover from your journey followed by a five course, French-themed dinner. Christmas Day: Start the special day with a light continental breakfast in the dining room. A four-course lunch of traditional British fare will […]