See London Observer Restaurant Critic Jay Rayner in Brooklyn

The London Observer’s restaurant Critic will host ‘My Dining Hell,’ an exploration of readers’ love of bad reviews

Jay Rayner will explore our fascination with horrible restaurant reviews.

Award-winning journalist and 15-year restaurant critic for the London Observer Jay Rayner will host My Dining Hell at Union Hall in Brooklyn on Thursday, November 13.

Rayner is a regular judge on MasterChef UK, has been a member of Bravo’s Top Chef Masters panel, and has reviewed more than 700 restaurants during his long career.

“If there is one thing he’s learnt it is that while readers like reviews, they really love reviews of bad restaurants, promises the event listing from Union Hall. “No, scratch that. They adore them, feast upon them like starving vultures who have spotted fly-blown carrion out in the bush.”

“In My Dining Hell, Jay examines our love affair with lousy reviews, rants about his most hated restaurants fads, lists his bottom five most excruciating nights out and – just to balance things – reads from the worst reviews his own work has ever received. A hugely entertaining night in the company of the man recently voted the best food and drink journalist in Britain.”

Tickets are available now through Ticketfly.

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Karen Lo is an associate editor at The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @appleplexy.