The popularity of international restaurants in London reflects the capital's reputation as a diverse and cosmopolitan city. It attracts people from across the world, each arriving with their own culinary culture. These traditions combine and develop, resulting in the creation of globally influenced menus from some of the world's most gifted chefs. The chefs are free from the restrictions of any single cuisine and in London's international restaurants they have developed their own unique style. The result is an exciting cuisine combining flavours and techniques from a huge variety of sources.