GastroNaughties’ Restaurant Ratings Criteria

GastroNaughties’ Restaurant Ratings Criteria

First, we expect to dine in a restaurant that oozes AMBIENCE. The primary attributes of this fundamental element include a close evaluation of:

– location
– character and atmosphere
– style and comfort
– table and glassware
– other guests

Second, we demand and expect exceptional SERVICE. The primary attributes of this fundamental element include a close evaluation of:

– booking
– reception
– floor staff (knowledge and presentation of food, attention to details and awareness of guests)
– sommelier, maitre’d, chef, manager

Third, we think this element is, well, self-evident. That is, we always are seeking fantabulous FOOD. The primary attributes of this fundamental element include a close evaluation of:

– bread
– ingredients
– presentation
– creativity
– taste
– smell
– execution

Fourth, given our penchant for sipping while snacking, we seek a restaurant that takes very seriously the delivery of outstanding, reasonably priced WINE. The primary attributes of this fundamental element include a close evaluation of:

– selection
– variety
– value

Finally, we present our rating of the restaurant as follows:

= Bad, no point visiting.

= Functional dining if you just need to fill-out one of your three square meals a day. Also used with to offer half way between

= Good, but probably not worth wasting quota, i.e. you can only eat so much in a day so go somewhere else.

= Very good, worthy of a visit.

= Excellent. If you are in town, you should book and expect an all around excellent event.

= Exceptional. If you are in the relevant country and you have the time, you should treat yourself to an exceptional event.

= Mind-blowing, meets “exceptional” in all categories, i.e. Ambience, Service, Food, Wine, Misc. If you are on the planet, you should find time at least once in your life to visit.

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