The judging panel, consisting of respected restaurant critics, food writers and connoisseurs, well-travelled gourmets and travel journalists, wine aficionados and sommeliers, industry insiders and experts in gastronomy, travel far and wide to personally sample and experience each restaurant and identify key trends and cultural quintessences within each region of the epicurean world.

In a highly curated selection process the judges meet to confer upon which restaurants deserve the coveted Best Restaurant award in each category.

Christabel Milbanke Founder

Editor at The London Journalist. Travel Writer for the Spear's 500 Travel Guide.

Christy Tholstrup Panelist

Restaurant Industry Insider

Tom Harrow Panelist

Food and wine connoisseur. Founder of Honest Grapes. Wine columnist for the Financial Times

Tautville Šliazaite & Rick Miller Panelists

Harley Street Nutritionists

Nathan Brooker Panelist

Freelance journalist at the Financial Times

Cally Squires Panelist

Editor at Belgravia Times. Writer at Mayfair Times.