Jonathan Meades has been the restaurant critic of THE TIMES since 1986 and his column has passed into legend. Opinionated, unsparing of mediocrity, hugely knowledgeable, it is one of the few that chefs themselves read: Meades really knows about what food should look and taste like. Of the thousand or so restaurants he has visited in that time, this guide contains 650 establishments that are still in business. Each is marked out of ten and typical dishes, d?cor, competence, service and price are briefly assessed. Authoritative and yet highly personal, this is the restaurant guide all food lovers have been waiting for.