London's choice of restaurants and range of food is unmatched anywhere in the world, Environment Secretary John Gum...
London's choice of restaurants and range of food is unmatched anywhere in the world, Environment Secretary John Gummer said today. Mr Gummer, as Minister for London, was meeting with the Restaurateurs Association of Great Britain at Smollensky's Balloon restaurant, Dover Street, London.
The meeting came as part of Mr Gummer's aim to meet with key London bodies following the launched of the consultation document 'London - Making the Best Better' earlier this week.
Mr Gummer told the London restaurant owners: 'I believe that London is the best place to eat in the world. The sheer choice and variety of food which London has on offer in its 11,000 restaurants is unbeatable.
'I want to applaud London restaurateurs for their successes, but also discuss with them how we can work to make further improvements, and make the best even better.
'London's restaurants contribute approaching £10 billion to London's economy - that provides jobs and encourages growth, as well as being an important tourist attraction.