The so-called “delicious.100” magazine fell out of the Sunday paper. It supposedly lists what it regards as the top 100 Victorian restaurants, listed in order from 1 to 100. I notice that I blogged about the equivalent publication last year.
It’s not clear how the list was compiled, and it’s not specifically stated that the reviewers (who are named) actually dined at all the restaurants listed. There’s a suggestion that one of the factors was popular vote (but I didn’t persevere long enough find the link to this). Maybe the listing was at least to some extent compiled from other sources (although of course I can’t say for sure).
Hence, to my mind it doesn’t have the credibility of the Good Food Guide. Just the same it’s an interesting “read”, and the task of actually listing restaurants in order of rank is certainly ambitious. I admit (as I’ve done before) that (top) restaurants aren’t really my scene, although I like to read about them if only to make sure that none of the restaurants that I do like have made it! And it’s interesting to know the sort of dishes that these restaurants serve (often not my “style”).
This year the publication is stated to be compiled in “partnership” with Uber Eats. Strange indeed, because it’s hard to imagine that any of the really good restaurants would condescend to allow their food to be delivered! But perhaps the readers of this guide are likely to use Uber Eats when they’re not eating out?