Ratings

How the scores work

I am not a professional restaurant reviewer (the Laissez Fare blog represents my first attempts), nearly always pay for everything I eat with my own money (if I don’t it will be clearly noted in the review), and try my best to remain anonymous.

My partner in crime is quite often my French wife (aka ‘Mrs. LF’) and her opinions are usually reflected in my reviews as well.

My food rating system can be found below:

  • 1 – inedible
  • 2 – very bad
  • 3 – bad
  • 4 – below average
  • 5 – average
  • 6 – good
  • 7 – very good
  • 8 – excellent
  • 9 – nearly perfect
  • 10 – perfection

Please also note that the numerical ratings do try to take into account what type of establishment is being visited (i.e. street food, casual, fine dining) and the numerical score is meant to be compared to similar types of venues.

The ratings are at the end of each review and are broken down into the following areas:

  • Ambience
  • Service
  • Food
  • Wine list comments

Any suggestions for how to improve this system would be greatly welcomed!

43 thoughts on “Ratings

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  18. Dear Laissez Fare, this scoring system is perfect! I like how your partner in crime and yourself made it up, but if you had not mentioned in the beginning of this post that you two came up with it, I would have thought it was from a magazine! Printed it out, hope thats ok? Thank you for sharing,
    Cheers, Gaby
    You can visit me at http://ptsaldari.posterous.com

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  40. Hi LF,

    I am reading through blogs and reviews to find a starred restaurant that I can have a ***WOW*** meal experience at! I am wary/paranoid of poor service leading to disappointment esp since I have saved up for a while for this ONE meal! Thanks for the reviews, I am shortlisting based on your blogs!

    • Thanks for your comment. Each meal only happens once and is pretty subjective, but I try to portray the experience as honestly as possible.

      Let me know if you have any specific questions (laissezfare@hotmail.co.uk).

      Best regards.

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