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I started writing about food in 2010 when I founded my website. Before that, I had been taking a serious interest in restaurants and gastronomy for more than a decade and many people had said to me that I “really ought to do something with all that knowledge". When the New York based photographer Dana Lixenberg, whom I met in 2009, became the umpteenth person to say so, unwittingly she gave me the final push and before I knew it, I had started

Restaurant reviews feature prominently on my website. My main focus are Michelin starred restaurants in Europe. Furthermore, I limit myself to restaurants that are relevant to an international readership.

The Michelin section on ElizabethOnFood features news articles on the annual Michelin Guides and articles about Michelin in general.

ElizabethOnFood is currently getting some 30,000 unique visitors per month, with visitors coming from more than 100 countries. I am also active on Twitter (15k followers), Facebook (4k likes) and Instagram (25k followers), and occasionally I write for the American food and restaurant website about the restaurant scene in London, Amsterdam and Berlin.

What, you may ask, is the motivation for all this, sometimes frantic, activity? I guess it is a love of beauty – in its culinary incarnation – and also an insatiable appetite for learning about the culinary cultures and traditions of the countries of Europe.

Statement of principles
  • I write unbiased reviews about the restaurants I visit: I go in with realistic expectations
  • Apart from hospitable gestures of a symbolic nature and importance (e.g. a glass of champagne or a cup of coffee/tea), I do not knowingly accept, nor do I seek, any subsidy, in any form, from anybody, as I wish to avoid any potential conflicts of interests
  • I always pay for all the costs involved with my restaurant visits, including all travel expenses
  • I do not review restaurants by invitation
  • I do not pre-announce my visit to a restaurant  via email or on other social media
  • I  visit restaurants anonymously whenever possible, so I can have a representative restaurant experience
  • If I do get recognised in a restaurant, I will mention this in my review
If there are exceptional circumstances surrounding a restaurant meal, which cause me to diverge from these principles, I will provide an explicit disclosure in my review.

I rate restaurants on a 100-point scale:

Extraordinary (96-100)
Outstanding (93-95)
Very good to Excellent (89-92)
Above average to Good (86-88)
Below average to Average (80-85)
Avoid (anything below 80)

60 points are awarded just for switching on the lights and serving me food

Elizabeth Auerbach (08-07-2016)

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Posted 23-02-2015

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My Restaurants

StreetXO (2016)
Hedone (2012/2016)
Kitty Fisher's (2015/2016)
Taberna do Mercado (2015/2016)
The Clove Club (2015/2016)
Bonhams Restaurant (2015)
Noble Rot (2015/2016)
Frenchie Covent Garden (2016)
Elystan Street (2016)
Park Chinois (2016)
Luca (2016)
Holborn Dining Room (2016)
Kiln (2016)
My Restaurants

The Fat Duck (05/11/12/13/15/16)
The Beehive, White Waltham (2016)
Andre Garrett at Cliveden (2016)
l'Enclume, Cartmel (2015)
Midsummer House (2012/2014)
Hind's Head (2011/2012/2016)
Northcote Manor (2010/2015)
The Royal Oak (2011/2012/2016)
The Curlew, Bodiam (2013)
Nathan Outlaw (2011/2013)
Paul Ainsworth at No 6 (2011/2013)
Gidleigh Park (2008/2011/2013)
The Sportsman (2012)
My Restaurants

Pure C, Cadzand (2017)
De Lindehof, Nuenen (2015/2017)
Arles, Amsterdam (2017)
Breda, Amsterdam (2016/2017)
Auberge Jean & Marie, Amsterdam (16/17)
Zarzo, Eindhoven (2017)
Tribeca, Heeze (2016)
Bord'eau, Amsterdam (12/13/14/15/16)
De Leest, Vaassen (08/12/14/16)
De Librije (07/09/10/11/12/13/14/15/16/17)
Moon, Amsterdam (2017)
Librije's Zusje, Amsterdam (2014/2015/2016)
Aan de Poel, Amstelveen (11/13/14/15/16/17)
My Restaurants

Atelier, Munich (2017)
Gustav, Frankfurt (2016)
Lafleur, Frankfurt (2016)
Villa Rotschild, Konigstein im Taunus (2016)
Geisels Werneckhof, Munich (2017)
Esszimmer, Munich (2017)
Gut Larchenhof, Pulheim (2016)
La Vie, Osnabruck (2011/2016)
Schwarzenstein, Geissenheim (2017)
Schloss Berg (2010/2013/2016)
Aqua (2013/2016)
Schanz, Piesport (2016)
Becker's, Trier (2016)
My Restaurants

El Celler de Can Roca, Girona (2012/2017)
Dos Palillos, Barcelona (2017)
Lasarte, Barcelona (2012/2017)
Eleven Madison Park, NYC (2016)
The Jane, Antwerp (2016/2017)
Hoja Santa, Barcelona (2017)
Blue Hill at Stone Barns (2016)
Espai Kru, Barcelona (2017)
Disfrutar, Barcelona (2017)
Dos Pebrots, Barcelona (2017)
Le Bernardin, NYC (2016)
Geranium, Copenhagen (2016)
My Restaurants

Le Cinq, Paris (2016)
l'Ambroisie, Paris (2016)
Mirazur, Menton (2016)
Neige d'Ete, Paris (2016)
l'Oustau de Baumaneire, France (2016)
Maison Bras, France (2016)
Hexagone, Paris (2016)
Le Vague d'Or, St Tropez (2016)
Champeaux, Paris (2016)
Le Petit Nice, Marseille (2016)
Regis et Jacques Marcon (2016)
Ledoyen (2014)
l'Assiette Champenoise (2014)

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