Starting in 1979, the Hideaway Report made its name with reviews of small, sophisticated hotels. When we developed AndrewHarper.com and doubled the size of the newsletter from eight pages to 16, we took advantage of the additional space to cover all manner of travel-related topics, most notably restaurants. Knowing how vexing it is to waste time, money and calories on a mediocre meal while on vacation — especially when talented chefs can be found all over — we make it a priority to steer you toward the world’s most compelling dining venues.
We sometimes critique formal tasting menus, but we also seek out lesser-known, more casual spots with delicious food and a strong sense of place. Certain sets of reviews end up in print, as with the New York and Edinburgh restaurants covered in this issue, and many more can be found on our website. Of course, we visit anonymously and pay full price for our meals.
The cost of restaurant reviews has caused an ever-increasing number of publications to significantly reduce their food coverage or cut it altogether. Not ones to follow trends, we’re continuing to evaluate as many dining venues as time allows during our research trips, in order to bring you an exciting and varied list of restaurants from which to choose while traveling. We’ve no doubt that you love great meals as much as we do, and we’re determined to help you find them, wherever you are in the world.