How many hoots do I give? at a glance

5/5 Hoots: L’Astrance, Restaurant Story, Helene Darroze at the Connaught, Victoria and Albert’sTextureDinner by Heston BlumenthalThe Fat DuckRestaurant Gordon RamsayMomofuku KoIl Ristoranti Trussardi alla ScalaSketch (The Lecture Room and Library)Librije’s ZusjeMistralThe ArakiThe Waterside InnThe MoonHouse of Tides

4/5 Hoots: Ristorante Quadri, Kokkeriet, The Bazaar, Bror, Steve Wynn SteakhouseRouge TomateSushisambaDuck and WaffleHawksmoorLe Relais de VeniseRestaurant Guy SavoyMuranoPetrusPer SeGerbeaudBalthazarMinetta TavernMagnolia BakeryThe GreenhouseBath PrioryLe Manoir aux Quat’ SaisonsCinnamon ClubPasta e bastaDe LuwteGymkhanaVunHotel du LacSuisseThe Swan at TetsworthBar BouludImagoSerynaAndaz TavernBoutique de qualité et salon de the rosageGora Kadan restaurantLa LocandaKappa SakamotoTempura MizukiNew York GrillZumaGauthier SohoLe CielProcacciSoheEngawaJ SheekeyBerners TavernAu Petit RicheArpegeSaviniSticks ‘n’ SushiNo. 97Rabot 1745L’Ombre del LeoneAlle CoroneCip’s ClubAmaroneDe PisisAquavitThe French TableBalconTahiniMessinaThe Grill at Marbella ClubCore by Clare SmythGinza Sushi IchiChef’s TableCharObica, UmuBird LandLa PlageRestaurant YonemuraSushi MizukiArancinoFerraroSpago (Hawaii), Botanist, Blue Water CafeSexy FishBoatRouteLa Dame de PicScullyLa PergolaMercatoHeliosTavernaPelagosBlack Iron BurgerSushi Nakazawa

3/5 Hoots: La CaveBiceStripsteak (Michael Mina)Boulestin, Jaleo28-50 degreesSaltBravo 24Le Pont de la TourMarseilleSkylonThe SquareNobuLe GavrochePollen Street SocialMarcus Wareing at the BerkeleyPicassoClos MaggioreGalvin La ChapelleWild HoneyPied a TerreThe LedburyRoux at the LandauCity SocialLimaMiller and CarterSea ContainersHakkasanGauchoIvy Market GrillSpringHoofdstad BrasserieBiffiHotel FlorenceT barCafe Il Balcone sul LagoLa PuntaLa GolettaBread Street KitchenSan Carlo Cicchetti2venetiFitzbilliesTerrazzaCoastCatchSpago (LA)CatalFashion ItBaccanoPolpoRistorante Il DavidGucci Museo CaffeOXGrain StoreSarabeth’sArd Bia at NimmosTredwell’sKitchenetteGerstnerLadureeLi VeliMBarrafinaBrasserie ZédelQuodRumsey’s ChocolaterieSearcys St Pancras Grand Restaurant & Champagne BarLe FlorentinBrasserie GallopinHumble GrapePeace and LoafAG’sReflectionsPrincipessaAmare BeachSoleoCorner HouseDing DongThe KnollsKissa TantoHarbour60TocaThe LighthouseEataly Alti CibiSignorvinoZerocinquantinoBalticThe Wine HouseBocca Di LupoLa TrompetteTrakolCoyaGalvin at WindowsFischer’sHam Yard restaurantTrattoria, Trademark Taste + Grind701West,  Frenchie

2/5 Hoots: BouchonAlain Ducasse at the DorchesterGilbert ScottCafe MuranoAqua NuevaCafe Sacher

1/5 Hoots: None so far …

Explanation: Within each restaurant review, I set out both its rating in the Michelin Guide at the time of my visit (not in the Guide, Recommended (and/or Bib Gourmand), 1 star, 2 star, or 3 stars) and/or its rating according to the Guide now, and most importantly, my own ‘hoot’ ratings out of 5. I have also built up a list of special Dining Owl awards for certain restaurants.

Here is a guide to what the number of ‘hoots’ indicates:

5 hoots = an excellent example of what it is trying to achieve; worth multiple visits; unforgettable

4 hoots = a very good example of what the restaurant is trying to do; some special points; memorable

3 hoots = a fairly good / solid example of the standard it is trying to achieve

2 hoots = some minor flaws, and/or a lack of charm, service, or quality of food

1 hoot = seriously lacking in what the restaurant is trying to do; major flaws

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