Skip to Main Content (Press Enter)
In the Restaurant by Christoph Ribbat
Add In the Restaurant to bookshelf
Add to Bookshelf

In the Restaurant

Best Seller
In the Restaurant by Christoph Ribbat
Jun 19, 2018 | ISBN 9781782273103

Buy from Other Retailers:

  • Jun 19, 2018 | ISBN 9781782273103

    Buy from Other Retailers:

Product Details


“Academic but compulsively readable… Christoph Ribbat’s fascinating cultural history of restaurants transcends gastronomy to trace how this 250-year institution developed and its place in society.”  Nancy Powell, Shelf Awareness

“A dazzlingly entertaining, eye-opening volume that shows the restaurant is where performance, fashion, commerce, ritual, class, work and desire all come together… an impressively informative and unreservedly fascinating study.” — Midwest Book Review

“A fascinating buffet of fare and facts. . . Deliciously diverse, In the Restaurant is a uniquely intellectual and gastronomic experience.” — Foreword Reviews

‘A delightful celebration of the restaurant.’ — Guardian

‘A veritable smorgasbord of mouthwatering gastronomic tales.’ - The National

‘A playful story, most entertaining, and wonderfully documented.’ – Ferran Adrià of El Bulli

‘An entertaining smorgasbord of tasty stories that build into a deeper picture of the places where we eat, from fast food joints and cafés to the temples of gastronomy.’ – Hattie Ellis

‘Fascinating, multi-layered, audacious and unique . . . mixes fact and fancy so compellingly that I read it in a single sitting.’ – Russell Norman, author of Polpo

“Glorious stuff along the way … we are unquestionably gripped by the stories… Brilliant. Just bloody brilliant.” — Giles Coren, The Times

“All edible life is here – and tasty gossip, as the lid is lifted on the bubbling cauldron that is culinary society.” - Tatler

“Knowing and nourishing in equal measure, the short, sharp chapters arrive like delectable hors d’oeuvres.” — Monocle

“A brilliant, provocative, wonderful, satisfying book. A proper gallimaufry of anecdotes that has been a real pleasure to lose myself in.” — Desperate Reader (blog)

Looking for More Great Reads?
21 Books You’ve Been Meaning to Read
Back to Top