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42 Restaurants app review: a combination of culinary wants



There are nights you just don't have the energy to cook dinner and feel like going out somewhere great, and then on the other hand sometimes you feel like creating that "something great" in your own kitchen. The 42 Restaurants app for your iPod touch, iPad, and iPhone is unique in that it acts as a gourmet cookbook mixed with a restaurant guide. This is for the true foodies out there who appreciate and love great food. It's for those who want to expand their palate and try things from around the world and really step outside their norm. 

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42 Restaurants


Ideal for Foodies

The 42 Restaurants app has been created specifically for those who are professional chefs, are home gourmets, culinary travelers, those with a love of fine dining, and basically all foodies. This is an opportunity to enjoy your passion in your own home yet feel as though you’re dining out. The app provides you with a selection of photos and recipes of some of the most wonderful and amazing dishes from around the world. The way this app was put together is that a selection of world-class restaurants were first picked then asked to submit one recipe that really stands out. They also submitted the chef's biography, contact details, and a description of the dish. The end result is a mouth-watering collection of more than 50 recipes.

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The app was last updated a few years ago and has 3.5 out of five stars from users. As you read through the comments you'll find a lot of positives as users love the photos, the variety of dishes, and just how easy the app is to use. It’s definitely not your typical recipe app.

A beautiful collection of recipes
A beautiful collection of recipes

Impress Everyone

With the help of the 42 Restaurants app you'll be able to impress not just yourself but all your friends and family with the dishes you're able to create. The app takes the approach that it's all about the quality and not the quantity so even though the selection isn't huge it's incredibly unique and very professional. Some of the features you can use in this app include the ability to store recipes as favorites, and you can view by recipe type, get wine pairing information, and see all the measurements in Metric and Imperial units. If you'd actually like to visit these restaurants you can view them on the map. All recipes can be shared by email.

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Enjoy stunning pictures
Enjoy stunning pictures

42 Restaurants


Pros and Cons


  • The app features more than 50 incredible recipes to try at home
  • Recipes have been selected from some of the top restaurants/chefs in the world
  • Search by recipe type
  • There are more than 200 pictures in the app
  • Learn about the dish, the chef, and the restaurant
  • Mark recipes as favorites
  • Get wine pairing advice


  • There is nothing negative to say

42 Restaurants screenshot
42 Restaurants screenshot

Final Thoughts

The 42 Restaurants app for your iPod touch, iPad, and iPhone is a visual and educational experience that can elevate how you cook in the kitchen. This app feels unique, has a smooth user interface, and a nice variety of recipes.


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