Eating out in Wales is the best it’s ever been according to food lovers’ bible, The Good Food Guide.
A total 81 of our restaurants are listed in the soon-to-be-published Good Food Guide 2012.
Two – The Crown at Whitebrook, Monmouthshire, and Tyddan Llan in Denbighshire – are ranked in the top 50 places to eat in the UK.
There are also a record 16 new entries, more than double 2011’s seven new entries.
First time appearances from across Wales include a theatre restaurant and small town bistros, while The Crown is ranked as “world class”.
Good Food Guide consultant editor Elizabeth Carter, believes dining in Wales is now really flourishing.
“An impressive number of new entries in The Good Food Guide 2012 sit alongside some great fine dining experiences and seasoned favourites, all contributing to a thriving culinary scene,” she says.
The Good Food Guide, an annual guidebook to the best eating in the UK, has been the reference point for gourmets and lay eaters since it was first published in 1951.
Written and compiled from scratch every year, it reviews the best restaurants, pubs and cafés throughout the UK.
The 2012 edition, published on September 8, includes more than 1,300 places to eat across the UK. It also states that the “standard of dining in Wales continues to rise”.
And those looking for somewhere to eat by consulting the guide, needn’t fear anyone is being bribed for favourable reviews with free nosh.
The Good Food Guide doesn’t accept advertising and pays for every meal it reviews.
This ensures it’s “completely independent and impartial”, editors say.
And that good food is now available across Wales whether you’re in the countryside, town or city. It’s just a matter of flicking through the guide to find out where.
The Good Food Guide 2012 is out on September 8, priced £16.99