Restaurant listings are too often unpalatably pompous affairs where novelty and pretentiousness are entertained as marks of quality or invention. Not ours. Monocle’s second annual Restaurant Awards commends the places that have been consistently good and the up-and-comers that have the ingredients to be great restaurants for decades to come. You won’t find foam, fuss, emulsion or mist on our dishes – nor steaks served on slates. Instead our itinerant editors and correspondents from London to Tokyo, Sydney to San Francisco (and beyond) have compiled a rundown of the best meals they’ve sampled this year.