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.
Eat in a restaurant that prepares dishes table-side, such as a crepe Suzette.
Try restaurants that collectively have ten Michelin stars in the next month. This could be 10 one-star places, or 2 two and 2 three star, or any combination that adds up to ten stars in total.
Dine at starred restaurant 1
Dine at starred restaurant 2
Dine at starred restaurant 3
Dine at starred restaurant 4
Dine at starred restaurant 5
Dine at starred restaurant 6
Dine at starred restaurant 7
Dine at starred restaurant 8
Dine at starred restaurant 9
Dine at starred restaurant 10
Do you love good wine and discovering new wine bars?
Then join this challenge to find the three best wine bars in London!
Explore the city with friends on a weekend, or venture out with fellow wine-loving colleagues after work.
Upload photos of your evenings at the best wine bars to fulfil this challenge and describe what you like most about each venue.
Eat at a restaurant that has just one chef working in the kitchen
What’s your most adventurous food moment?
Around the World with 80 Pizzas
Pasta time! Michelin star ideas.
Upload your top five Food Moments from last month!
Upload your best four plates this month
See what worldwide food enthusiasts do and learn from global emerging food trends.
Share Food Stories and Challenges across the World with passionate & like-minded food lovers!
Earn points and become a fine or casual dining black belt by sharing your love for food.