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My Hungry Valentine?

An independent London restaurant guide

From the best pizza to the high-end/no-fuss/up-and-coming chef restaurant, including your favourite gastropub, we love them all. We have been to all the places we recommend, anonymously and at our own expense.

A food & drinks consulting agency

A full range of communications & marketing services. Some of the things we do:

  • Trend analyses
  • Hospitality line-up curation: chefs, sommeliers, bartenders… You name it!
  • Bespoke events, from concept to execution
  • Lifestyle editorial content: food, drinks, travel…

Beautifully imperfect tableware, handmade by Valentine from recycled stoneware in her London studio.

Who’s behind?

Pierre Lucet-Penato©

French-born and London-based, Valentine Benoist worked in the wine trade and for Le Fooding restaurant guide for a while, before going freelance.

With extensive experience in both food & travel writing and consulting agencies, she spends more or less her life at the table, writing about what she has been eating or drinking or using this knowledge to answer to various projects.

Her book À Tables London gathers the 50 essential restaurants you need to know.