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Andy Lynes is a Glenfiddich Award nominated freelance writer specialising in food, drink and travel. He writes the Food of the Week column and travel articles for the Independent on Sunday Compact Traveller supplement and is a regular contributor to Restaurant magazine. He has been guest restaurant critic for The Guardian and Metro (London edition) and has contributed to the 2007 and 2006 editions of the Square Meal restaurant guide. His work has also appeared in olive magazine, Waitrose Food Illustrated, Independent on Sunday Review magazine, Food Arts, History Today and Scarlet magazine. Andy contributed to the revised edition of the Oxford Companion to Food and The AA's The Guest List, both published in 2006. Andy lives in Brighton with his wife Gill, children George (14) and Alice (10) and Lulu the German Shorthaired Pointer.

10 Best Family Friendly Gastropubs

The days when the kids had to sit outside a pub with a lemonade and a packet of crisps are well and truly over. The gastropub revolution, spawned by David Eyre and Mike Belben at The Eagle in Clerkenwell in 1991 has become a...

Britain's Finest restaurants for Valentine's day

You have to be careful when selecting a restaurant for a romantic occasion like Valentine's Day. Yes, the food has to be great, but the surroundings, style of service, location and clientele attain even more importance than u...

Ten of the best game restaurants

Ask most chefs and they'll tell you autumn is their favourite time of year. Native oysters are back in season, the woods are full of wild mushrooms but most importantly it's game season. Grouse might have been available since...

Ten of the Best Japanese Restaurants

Although there have been high quality Japanese restaurants in London since the 70's, it wasn't until Yo! Sushi opened its first branch in 1997 and brought the cuisine to the high street that it really began to capture the Bri...

Ten of the Best Gastronomic Restaurants

Britain's culinary landscape has changed dramatically over the last decade or so. Although London remains the country's food epicentre, you'll now find equally exciting and innovative cooking further afield. Gastronomic rest...

Ten Perfect Restaurants for Wine Lovers

A well chosen bottle of wine can lift a great meal to a truly memorable one. A good wine list can be one that is so extensive it runs to several volumes or a much shorter document that contains a range of well chosen, interes...

London's Ten Restaurants with the Hottest Chefs

Since the late 80s, London has been growing in stature as a global dining destination. Now, it's unquestionably one of the most exciting cities to eat out in on the planet and the capital's chefs are some of the most technica...

The Ten Best Restaurants for an Overnight Stay

The enjoyment of a great meal out with a few glasses of wine can be immeasurably increased by delaying the journey home by a night or two. No worrying about catching the last train home, or being the designated driver. Break...

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