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zagat-london-2012.jpgCrowdsourced restaurant "ratings" compendium Zagat is a notoriously untrustworthy resource, and on the announcement of its new London guide, the Guardian's new restaurant critic Marina O'Loughlin digs in a bit. O'Loughlin thinks that Zagat's "typical respondent must be a male, 50-something city bigwig with an expense account the size of Mars" but the guide includes restaurants that are not "actually in London at all." And even though Google bought Zagat for $151 million, "for all its hi-tech trappings it comes across as a bit last century: created by fossils for fossils." [Guardian]

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