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The Electric Diner is listed in the Michelin Guide

The Michelin team were impressed by David Fogelman’s forward-thinking American cooking and the fun atmosphere on Portobello Road, says Jamila Brown

After a big overhaul in 2017, the Electric Diner has been listed in the Michelin Guide, described as a loud, brash and fun all-day operation, where the flavours are as big as the portions.

Head chef David Fogelman, a Pennsylvania native, has returned classic diner-style regulars like the Philly chilli cheese dog and double cheeseburger to the menu, as well as a rotating series of modern and seasonal takes like pumpkin chowder and courgette flatbread. “In two years, we’ve brought the menu back to its roots and worked with chefs from places like Au Cheval in Chicago that inspired the original opening,” David says.“By keeping that diner theme strong and adding forward-thinking dishes, we’ve created a place that people keep coming back to.”

Founded in 1900, the Michelin Guide, a humble automotive almanac on navigating the roads of France, has since become one the world’s leading authorities on quality restaurants. Printed alongside famed chefs such at Heston Blumenthal and Massimo Bottura, getting listed after an anonymous visit by the inspectors is no small feat.
“It’s great recognition for the hard work the team have put in over the past year,” says general manager Lauren Shaw.
With a winning menu formula and buzzy atmosphere, the only thing left for the team to do, is figuring out where to display their Michelin sign.

Jamila Brown is events manager for High Road House

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