Egon Ronay
Hungarian writer
Egon Ronay
Egon Ronay was a Hungarian-born food critic who wrote and published a famous series of guides to British and Irish restaurants and hotels in the 1950s and '60s. He was an innovator when Britain had little appreciation of foreign cuisine.
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Software patents: foolish business - The Guardian
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says restaurant reviewer Egon Ronay. "It goes on all the time. Chefs travel the world looking for dishes and try to imitate them in their own menus. That's how good cooking spreads - it's what food is all about. Frankly, in my view, it doesn't matter a
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Looking Back - Berwick Today
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Formerly they owned the Besom Barn at Longframlington where their reputation for traditional English cuisine earned them a top rating in Egon Ronay's Good Food Guide. ▼THE tremendous work of the St John Ambulance Brigade in Berwick over 50 years was
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11 milioni di euro, la lingua più preziosa del mondo di un assaggiatore di caffè - sdamy - il mondo visto in un blog (Blog)
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... è il primo a ricorrere alla compagnia assicurativa londinese. Nel 1993 ci aveva già pensato Egon Ronay, un critico di cucina che riteneva la sua lingua importante tanto quanto le mani di uno scultore, “fermandosi” però ad un pemio di 250 mila sterline
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Tebay Services, M6, Reviewed - Manchester Confidential
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In 2009 Tebay won Egon Ronay's British Academy of Gastronomes' Grand Prix award, the first time a service station had even approached winning such an esteemed gong. So my recent couple of visits have been unsettling in how far the experience has been
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Luxurious amenities await golfers at Celtic Manor Resort in Wales - Yahoo! Sports
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Built in 1860, the Manor House is the resort's original hotel building, and has retained the old world charm and beauty that earned it the distinguished Egon Ronay award for five years in a row. The Manor House offers 70 beautiful rooms which will
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Stapleford Park wins Gourmet Britain award - Easier (press release)
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Gourmet Britain is fast becoming the leading online foodies resource at gourmetbritain.com, created in 2005 by Simon Scrutton, who previously worked with Egon Ronay. He and his team of gourmets work hard to experience the widest possible range of food
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Simon Hopkinson: The Good Cook - Telegraph.co.uk
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He started life as a chef at just 17, later working as an Egon Ronay inspector and a private cook before opening the Hilaire restaurant in London. Terence Conran became a regular, and tempted him away to open Bibendum in 1987
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Richard Siddle: life as we know it at Vinexpo - Harpers Wine & Spirit Trade Review
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And then queue up to eat food that forced Egon Ronay to single handedly take on catering facilities on British motorway service stations. But where else can you see the world's biggest and most influential wine folk brush up alongside each other and no
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Simon Hopkinson on roasts, chickens and other stories - The Guardian
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It was there that he won his first Egon Ronay star. "But I didn't get on as well as I should with the owner of the pub, and I wanted to run away to London – for obvious reasons." So he became an Egon Ronay inspector and spent three years motoring
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Why a quiet millionaire's suicide will be shown on TV - Brisbane Times
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Within a year of it opening in 1982 it was named Hotel of the Year by the food critic Egon Ronay, and they later established it as a venue for horse trials. The couple retired to Guernsey in 2000, where Mr Smedley was diagnosed with motor neurone
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Cedar Lodge Hotel - Insideireland.ie
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The Hotel is ideally placed for those with a fondness for country pursuits, and has been recommended by Michelin, Egon Ronay, Good Hotel Guide, the Irish Gourmet and the Hidden Places of Ireland. Innovative dishes offered by the restaurant at Cedar
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The £100m Reggie Perrin? The dead City tycoon who fled his creditors to Borneo ... - Daily Mail
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David Elias was an entrepreneur who made a multi-million pound fortune and whose associates included the disgraced former Guinness chief Ernest Saunders and the restaurant critic Egon Ronay. But his expanding empire (estimated by City analysts to be
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Investigators 'on trail of fugitive businessman who faked death' - Telegraph.co.uk
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Eight years ago Elias, a former associate of restaurant critic Egon Ronay, emerged from his hideaway promising to write a 'warts and all' expose of his life and his former business peers. He named a number of prominent British business figures who he
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The Reggie Perrin 'who faked death to escape £100m investment fraud probe' - Daily Mail
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Eight years ago Elias, a former associate of restaurant critic Egon Ronay, emerged from his hideaway promising to write a 'warts and all' expose of his life and the people he had done deals with. He named a number of prominent British business figures
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England v Sri Lanka – live! - The Guardian
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95th over: Sri Lanka 292-6 (Jayawardene 60, Perera 6) Trott delivers a long-hop, which Jayawardene carts to the mid-wicket boundary with as much disdain as Egon Ronay might have mustered in a Little Chef. "I used to live in Dalston and rode everywhere
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Polis Asuransi Selebritis Tergila - Media Indonesia
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Kritikus makanan Egon Ronay juga mengasuransikan lidahnya senilai US$400.000. Keith Richards dari grup rock The Rolling Stone telah mengasuransikan jari tengah pada tangan kirinya senilai US$1,6 juta. Bintang serial Ugly Betty, America Ferrera,
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Snacks with Egon Ronay - The Guardian
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exclaimed Egon Ronay, as we snacked among wheeler-dealers in the Rib Room of the Hyatt Carlton, Knightsbridge, in 1995. "Nothing – not those nuts or these olives – has the right to be anything but bloody excellent." They were, and Ronay relaxed into
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Egon Ronay
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2010
    Age 94
    In various interviews, Ronay steadfastly refused to give his age. He died at his Berkshire home in Yattendon, on June 12, 2010, after a short illness.
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  • 2005
    Age 89
    In 2005, in conjunction with the Royal Automobile Club, Ronay brought out Egon Ronay's RAC Guide to the Top 200 Restaurants in the UK, basing the reviews on comments received by restaurant inspectors.
    More Details Hide Details Twice married, his daughter Edina Ronay (b. 1944), is a former actress and fashion designer.
  • 1997
    Age 81
    However, after subsequent owner Leading Guides International went into bankruptcy, in 1997 Ronay went to court to claim back the guides which bore his name.
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  • 1985
    Age 69
    Ronay sold the rights to his books to the AA in 1985.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1957
    Age 41
    In 1957, Ronay completed the first edition of the Egon Ronay's Guide to British Eateries, selling 30,000 copies.
    More Details Hide Details The guides gained in popularity and it became a mark of distinction to be mentioned in the books. Many restaurants proudly displayed blue roundels in their window saying "EGON RONAY'S GUIDES" for each year they were listed. The guides made a point of not accepting advertising or hospitality from hotels and restaurants to ensure their impartiality.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1946
    Age 30
    Ronay emigrated to London, England alone on October 10, 1946.
    More Details Hide Details His father's contacts arranged for him to manage Princes restaurant in Piccadilly, and then the Carousel Club in St James's. He then borrowed £4,000 and took over the 39-seat Marquee, a former tea room, near Harrods, putting classic French dishes on the menu, which was unusual for post-war UK. The renowned TV chef Fanny Cradock visited with her husband, Johnny, and subsequently Ronay built up useful contacts with the press. After much cajoling, he began to write a food column for The Daily Telegraph. In his later years, Ronay acted as food consultant for pub chain J D Wetherspoon, visiting outlets in his chauffeur driven car to ensure the onion rings were sufficiently crispy and the baked potatoes up to standard. He also worked for motorway service station company Welcome Break, promoting their food and drinks.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1915
    Born
    Born in Budapest, Austria-Hungary, in 1915, he was the son of a prominent restaurateur.
    More Details Hide Details With the onset of World War II, he was conscripted into the Hungarian Army and served with the occupying forces after the Vienna Awards in southern Slovakia and northern Transylvania. His father's business suffered during wartime, and was taken over by the Communists once Hungary fell under control of the Russians after the defeat of the Nazis.
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