Sorted Club: Eat has plans to go global this year. We want to travel! We started with London, we have a few places on the horizon but tell us…. where are you from? What’s your local restaurant hero? Ever travelled somewhere and thought HELL other tourist need to go here?

We’re especially on the look out for really amazing, unique, independent places. You know… the kind where the owner has PASSION and an amazing story to tell.

Keep us looped in constantly. We really want to hear from you.

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  1. sandratreacle

    Hi Me and my son Danny are doing the route 500 this week in the Highlands of Scotland, would love to see you do a show on Route 500, it’s getting really popular. La Mirage does awesome strawberry and chocolate meringues x

  2. Itserikaashley

    Qing Hua dumplings in Montreal. You specifically want the location near Concordia University, not the other one. The most AMAZING traditional dumplings and best dipping sauce. A hole in the wall but truly yummmm

  3. em2912

    Koi Dessert bar in Sydney Australia, some of the most well balanced curated desserts you will ever taste. They do evening degustation menus if you want to spend the $$$, but you can also turn up during the day and buy any of a selection of constantly changing desserts from their little kiosk. Highly recommend going with friends and getting many to share.

  4. ThxBe2God

    Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA……If you are planning on revisiting the US and are looking for ideas in the States, I highly recommend The Globe and Laurel Restaurant located in Stafford, Virginia. The camaraderie at this place is awesome and the food is quite good. Their website describes them better than I ever could.

    “The Globe & Laurel and Major Rick Spooner

    ​ Major Richard Spooner opened the Globe and Laurel restaurant in 1968. When he retired, after more than 29 years of service in the Marines, his wife Gloria helped convince him to turn his passion for great food and service from a part-time hobby into a full-time job. The Spooners want their restaurant to honor the men and women who “strap on a sidearm or wear a uniform or badge” in service to this great country. The Globe & Laurel is dedicated to fine dining and the perpetuation of the proud history of our corps of Marines. Many consider Major Spooner the “living historian of the Marine Corps”.

    The Globe features a large collection of military memorabilia, including an original Medal of Honor and Victoria Cross. The charm, atmosphere, and camaraderie of the Globe & Laurel have been mentioned in numerous books, periodicals, and television shows including but not limited to: The Washington Times, The Fredericksburg Free Lance Star, Fredericksburg.com, mystery novels by Patricia Cornwell, August Patriot by Leland Stevens, A Portrait of the Stars and Stripes by Bud Hanning, Navy/Marine Times, and Restaurant USA. The Spooners and The Globe and Laurel have also been featured on Fox News’ “War Stories”, the History Channel, and the Food Network.

    ​The Globe and Laurel was originally located on Broadway Street in the town of Quantico, but in 1973 a fire gutted the original building. The Globe and Laurel subsequently reopened in the town of Triangle, just outside the main gate of Marine Corps Base Quantico. Because of a Prince William County construction project that widened US 1, which ran in front of The Globe and Laurel, the building was closed and destroyed in May 2008. In 2008, The Globe & Laurel relocated to a bigger and better location in Stafford, Virginia, just a few miles south of the National Museum of the Marine Corps.”

  5. Jules11

    I think you’ve got to visit the night markets in Taiwan, you’ll be blown away with the food, the freshness and the sheer variety. And I so want to see Barry try stinky a Tofu !

  6. TomTom

    Zurich:
    Maison Blunt – Mezze/Maroccan dishes with changing lunch options, regional and seasonal fresh ingredients well prepared
    El Luchador – Quesedillas & Tacos
    Weisser Wind – Swiss/German Cuisine
    Sternen Grill – typical Swiss Sausages/salads, mostly take away business but has an upstairs restaurant
    Avanti – Pizza

    Cape town:
    (all located in the City Center, unless mentioned otherwise)
    Arnolds – good solid food all around, good selection of various Game meats (Kudu, Crocodile, Warthog etc)
    Bo Kap Kombuis – Cape Malay Food (halaal) with lovely owners
    Nelson’s Eye – best steak in town (in my opinion), but since South Africa is a meat country (Vegetarians are just bad Hunters ;-P) there are many opinions and options
    The Dogs Bollocks – Burger Burger Burger Burger, expect a different kind of service (YES you can shout back at them)
    Truth Coffee – Some of the best Coffee on the planet according to the Daily Telegraph and it really is very very very good – try the old fashioned iced-coffee … there wasn’t a day I didn’t drink it in summer when I could still call it my neighbourhood joint 😉
    Lefty’s – for all those American classics really well made
    Olympia Café (Suburb: Kalkbay) – Fresh local seasonal lunches that are just heaven, also good pastries
    The Golden Dish (Suburb: Athlone) or Mariams Kitchen – for the unique: GATSBY (And yes it’s a Sandwich but also not really … I recommend to take a little nap after eating)

    Cape Town has many great places actually and the list could go on and on, the restaurant scene is fast changing so I only stuck with the ones that have been around and will be around for the foreseeable future, but otherwise just walk up “Bree Street” and you will not go hungry for long!

    Buenos Aires:
    Pizzería Güerrin – Pizza – the later you go the more queues there will be!

    • TomTom

      Oh and when you find yourself in Tarragona, Spain:
      A 3 mans – more on the posher side of life, but well worth worth it with great variety
      El Llagut – they take fresh, local, seasonal to the next level! Pure bliss!

  7. alltimeash

    meat:stack in newcastle they are amazing and started and still have a stall in the grainer market in newcastle city centre. They currently serve in the dog and parrot in newcastle too. The guys who run it are so friendly and just lovely down to earth guys!

    Also you should look up wylam brewery as they have food battles for the local restaurants (burger, pizza, BBQ, thai and curry) throughout the year and they are well worth going to as theres awesome food and beer to be had, well worth coming to film!

  8. Lmrocha726

    Just a couple of local faves:

    I live in Walnut Creek:
    – 54 Mint Forno Italiano – also has a location in SF
    – Teleferic Barcelona – the original location is in Barcelona, Spain, which won the “Best Tapa in Barcelona” award. The chef has since opened two more restaurants, both in the San Francisco Bay area, one of which is in Walnut Creek

    And I work in San Francisco:
    – Nopalito
    – Dosa India – run by a husband-wife team, 11 time Michelin Bib Gourmand Award winner, and they claim to be the first SF bar with a focus on gin – right up Ben’s alley
    – Bursa – the owner is quite a character. He treats guests like family and will make great drink recommendations (and probably take a couple of shots with you, too)

  9. Phaerlock

    For the Jamie’s.

    Zomato Melbourne, filter by Rating.

    You’ll find the highest places Foodies have rated..
    Don’t go via high price.. Trap I tells you.

  10. Scaramouchemusic

    Since Berlin is my hometown, I have plenty of restaurants and cafés that I enjoy going to, even though I’m not living there anymore. One of my absolute favourites is Knofi. They have really amazing Turkish food. I can especially recommend the Knofi plate and the Sultan plate. You get a variety of stuff with it and it’s absolutely delicious!

  11. Helensd89

    Also a little closer to home, but you should do a food marathon on the Golden Mile in Leicester, so much amazing Indian food!

  12. Helensd89

    I am from the UK, but lived in the USA for a few years. If you’re ever in Georgia/South of South Carolina The Crab Shack in Tybee Island is amazing, and you can feed the gators 🙂

  13. SwedishFredd

    If you’re ever on the Swedish wescoast, visit the town of Varberg and the restaurant Nami. Awesome Japanese food and a real nice environment

  14. Dimi

    Might start throwing some recommendations from Melbourne at you, try and entice you all to come down under.
    First up, my new favourite Italian Food discovery: Etto Pasta Bar
    Started by 2 Australians who fell in love with the Italian street food culture whilst in Italy, their mission statement is simple “the goodness of a home cooked meal with the flavours of an Italian trattoria, for the price and convenience of fast food”
    They make all their pasta in house twice a day so it’s always fresh. And you can tell they use good, fresh ingredients in all their dishes.
    I had they’re classic Bolognese with Pappardelle Pasta for dinner tonight and it was PERFECT and only $15 (about £8) for a very generous portion.

    • Dimi

      KUMO IZAKAYA
      Run by one of Australia’s leading experts in Sake, this place was where I went the weekend after watching all your Sake pairing videos with Jfoodo.
      Some of the best Japanese food in Melbourne and over 70 varieties of Sake to pair with it.
      Decorated with some beautiful Japanese art this place is one you definitely have to experience if you’re ever in Melbourne.

  15. rorovp

    Red Rooster- Shoreditch. I’m really not a fried chicken lover whatsoever, but this place has converted me. Their whole fried chicken and waffles are to DIE for- their special rooster sauce is one of the best bits too. Definitely worth a try. And another try. And another try.

    • Dimi

      this threw me off soo much, in Australia we have a fast food chicken shop called Red Rooster, and, well, you know, it’s not great…

      • Phaerlock

        Me too. Red Rooster Australia is like Baked Rotisserie chicken paired with peas/gravy pretty much you want a home cooked meal at 4x the price.

        $9 for a wrap, another $9 to include chips and 600ml drink.

  16. CarnivoreByChoice

    I’m sure you guys know London is not a place for cheesesteak.none of the restaurants do it right except one,Passyunk Avenue
    https://maps.app.goo.gl/dzBbj does uthenic American Philly cheese steak in a classic American diner. Real cheese wiz on rib eye steak mince with juicy onions as well as other classic American foods

  17. LoganTO87

    There is this wonderful Bistro in Holloway owned by an Ecuadorian family called Alcedo

    Also, if you’re a beer fan, just down the road is a wonderful tasting room called Indiebeer. Small business with 2 employees (husband and wife) who just love beer so decided 2 years ago to quit their jobs and open a shop.

  18. solis_occasus

    Vegan food is exploding atm! Here are a few indi places with lots of options.
    Farmacy in Notting hill is amazing for breakfast.
    Mildred’s (three locations, my favourite is KingsX) has great variety.
    Temple of Seitan (Camden and Hackney) has the dirtiest burgers and mac’n’cheese I have tried in years.
    Yorica is great for desserts, as you already know from your vegan week.
    Cookies and scream on holloway rd does amazing free from cookies and brownies
    26 grains in neal’s yard do exceptional porridge
    Look mum, no hands in Islington do a solid breakfast – and they’ll fix your bike while you eat!

  19. Simonheath8@gmail.com

    Would highly recommend Arabica Bar and Kitchen in Borough Market, London. Outstanding and modern levante cuisine and some killer cocktails with an arabian twist. Its now a regular of mine.

  20. 1974alw

    I would highly recommend TW2 Bar and Grill, 80-82 The Green, Twickenham, TW2 5AG. I’ve had some great meals there. Brilliant welcome, staff are really helpful and the food is really good.

  21. 123abc4273

    Check out Cut + Grind! They are really awesome guys and make really delicious food

  22. Why London?
    You gotta venture down under on a Culinary tour
    Experience Sydney’s fine dining
    Experience the food of Tasmania
    Go ‘Up North’ and experience bush tucker (Northern Territory that is)
    Come to Western Australia and go down to the Margaret River region during the yearly food and wine festival
    Go fishing up North West Australia or Northern QLD

    Bring plenty of sunscreen dudes and come late Spring as you’ll die in the summer months.. we don’t want your baby skin to dry out 😉

    • PS Spring down under is in September – November

  23. ahem

    Torshi, Middle Eastern style restaurant in Tottenham. As a bonus, it’s at Five Miles -http://fivemiles.london/food/ – combo bar, brewery, and club.

  24. kittyrea

    Would LOVE to see you guys go to Passyunk Avenue in Fitzrovia! They have the best Philly cheesesteaks (and other Philly staples) in London. It is a super awesome place with an amazing staff!!

  25. jmj103jj

    Veeraswamy Indian restaurant on Regent Street. Go for the sampler menu to try the chef recommendations and be surrounded by platters and have multiple courses. I was there over seven years ago and still remember the food!

  26. Menchuvian

    Umm. I’m kind of disappointed in these suggestions.

    I very much like Clos Maggiore and Palomar. The former gets short shrift for being in a tourist location, but desserts, soups, breads and fish have been stellar in my experience. Palomar is great fun, small, plates of huge flavor.

  27. LadyLocket

    I can’t edit my comment so I wanted to add, many places on the IOW cook with meat and vegetables that are from IOW farms. Some places can even list which exact farm each ingredient came from.

  28. LadyLocket

    Not a restaurant but an Island.
    Would you guys consider doing a food tour of the Isle of Wight?
    The seafood and fish ‘n’ chips are amazing as it’s freshly caught and the general standard of food is excellent in the pubs and restaurants.
    I would recommend going either May or September as the seasonal businesses are all up and running, the majority of tourists aren’t there and the weather is normally lovely. You could obviously visit during hight of the season but for ease of filming, getting tables and booking they are often the best months.
    You could also do food on holiday with kids/family if you wanted, as there’s so much for children during summer.

  29. davidsone

    I believe Naples has the best pizza ever. Has anyone tasted this pizza and do they know where one could find a pizza in London that would match this standard?

  30. Chris Winter

    The Barge House, Haggerston. Great location along the canal just north of Old Steet, superb food and awesome people running the place. Not to mention good value.

  31. Jadeybeee

    I stumbled on this restaurant by chance and is one of my favourites, the SPAGHETTIHOUSE in London! Fabulous Italian food!!

  32. Florrieanne

    Although I don’t know of any restaurants in London you should go to Loughborough Road in Leicester and see how many different restaurants you can eat in in 24 hours there are loads of different cultures and cuisine styles I have visited it once and I wish I could have stayed longer!

  33. pete

    LOST BOYS PIZZA!
    Crazy light pizza black bases made with charcoal at the worlds only vampire pizzeria! Strictly 80s playlist and comic books on the ceiling the Place is so much fun.

  34. Nopeanutjoe

    Knife – Clapham – gorgeous, tiny, and very friendly. The best dining experience I’ve had. Unbelievable steak restaurant.

    Flour and Grape – Bermondsey – very, very good Italian. Simple pasta menu, fresh that day.

  35. JessLiu

    C & R Cafe Restaurant in London Chinatown. It does the most amazing Singapore Laksa, Nasi Goreng and Nasi Lemak. Follow it up with requesting an Ais Kacang for dessert.

  36. Xaluar

    Its not really a restaurant but Chatsworth Market in Clapton (Hackney) has a really good street food market on a Sunday that you have to go to. The best stall is a Sri Lankan food stall called Kottu Lanka, and they make curries with roti bread cut up and mixed in.

  37. hannahcookes

    These are my favourites.

    La Farola
    The Little Viet Kitchen
    Zia Lucia

    And also a restaurant calle Archipelego serve exotic meats and are well worth a visit!

  38. AgentArachnid

    Try the hard rock cafe. It’s an american themed diner chain that is all around the world with each one serving something different in the burger known as the Local Legendary

    • 123abc4273

      I think this post was looking for independent restaurants potentially for supper clubs and partnering, but Hard Rock Cafe is really nice!

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