I am a professional restaurant critic, author and occasional broadcaster.
United Kingdom, Europe
I am the restaurant critic for Elite Traveler magazine. I am author of "The London Transport Restaurant Guide" and am a freelance food writer for various publications. I was a guest critic on the first four series of BBC's "Masterchef: The Professionals.", and wrote the Paris section of National Geographic's "Food Journeys of the World". I was the largest contributor to "1001 Restaurants You Must Experience Before You Die", published by Barron's. I have appeared as a commentator on BBC News, Sky News, Al Jazeera and many other TV and radio shows.
Over the last 20 or so years I have eaten restaurants average four times a week. I have been lucky enough to travel widely, and I always try and eat well, so I have added notes on the various restaurants I have been to, from the USA (which I have visited over 100 times) to India, which I have been to over 20 times.
In 2004 I completed eating at every 3 star Michelin restaurant in the world at the time. I caught up with Michelin in 2008, and again in 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016 and 2018 in terms of eating at all the world's three star restaurants at that time. My website is
www.andyhayler.com and is the oldest restaurant related website in the world, running since 1994.
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