Harden’s Restaurant Guide has announced that Michelin-starred Texture is the ‘top scoring restaurant for food’ in its 2019 restaurant survey, bar none.
Located on Portman Square in Marylebone, Michelin-starred Texture Restaurant and Champagne Bar is owned by Icelandic Chef Patron Aggi Sverrisson (pictured).
His Modern-European menu is focussed on the finest native produce from Iceland’s unique culinary landscape, such as black lava salt, Icelandic cod and Skyr yoghurt. Beautiful ingredients are delicately handled, elevated and transformed into refined, distinctly light dishes, where both the flavours and textures entice the senses.
The Harden’s survey of regular restaurant-goers is now in its 28th year and is the only established detailed annual survey of ‘ordinary’ diners across the UK. Ratings and reviews in the guide are based on one of the UK's most detailed annual polls of restaurant customers, with some 8,000 people contributing 50,000 reports for the 2019 edition.
Sverrisson commented, “We are delighted to have achieved the highest food score in this year’s Harden’s Restaurant Guide survey and are thrilled that this was voted for by our customers. We will continue to deliver exciting new dishes to our guests, including dedicated seasonal plant-based tasting menus, which have been hugely popular this year with the rising demand for elevated vegan dining.”
The guide's co-founder, Peter Harden, said, “Aggi Sverrisson and his team at Texture continue to deliver a culinary experience, described as ‘more than first class’ in our 2019 diners' survey, and which scored a higher rating for food than any in London. The restaurant thoroughly deserves the highest recognition for having so impressed the most important critics of all: its customers!'
Texture sits alongside other strong winners including Michelin-starred Brat who won the survey’s highest rated newcomer and Michelin-starred Harwood Arms taking No.1 gastropub from The Anchor & Hope.