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Lesley P
Every dish we have ever tried has been a de...
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3.5
out of 5
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Reviewed Today

"Every dish we have ever tried has been a delight, especially love the braised beef with star anise!"

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Lesley P
Had our wedding breakfast there, our togeth...
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5
out of 5
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Reviewed Today

"Had our wedding breakfast there, our together for 37 years together there and will having my 60th there on May 8th. Why? It's fabulous!"

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Lesley P
we are so lucky to have such a lovely resta...
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5
out of 5
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Reviewed Today

"we are so lucky to have such a lovely restaurant so close. Quality of the food is exceptional, soufflés are a must! Staff are Friendly, especially their sommelier who is very helpful with the wine choices"

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Norman J
I have now visited twice, once on my own an...
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3.5
out of 5
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Reviewed Today

"I have now visited twice, once on my own and earlier tonight with a friend. The menu is Thai and Cantonese and both meals very satisfactory. The assorted sea food starter for two from and the prawn with black pepper and garlic both from the Thai section were very good indeed but the chicken satay from the Cantonese section was less so, the chicken tasted pre-cooked and the satay sauce was not very peanutty at all. Egg fried rice and noodles were good. Salt & pepper ribs and prawns were equally good on my previous visit. It is not quite as good as the 'Blue Sapphire'in Denton bit is well worth an entry."

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J P
Fabulous dishes, open kitchen, waiting staf...
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5
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"Fabulous dishes, open kitchen, waiting staff knowledgeable, professional & friendly... An experience - Pricey but worth it !!"

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David Y
Short but interesting menu, good buzz at lu...
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4
out of 5
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Reviewed Today

"Short but interesting menu, good buzz at lunch. A tad expensive but not excessively so given the location"

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Phu W
The menu here is huge and as we've been com...
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3.5
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Reviewed Today

"The menu here is huge and as we've been coming here for the last ten years (despite further west) we've become savvy at just ordering the appetizers and of course the bowl of pho."

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Phu W
This restaurant is always packed for dim su...
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4.5
out of 5
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Reviewed Today

"This restaurant is always packed for dim sum on a weekend, which is why they limit the time to 1.5 hours. I suppose that's enough time for a selection of the delectable dim sum they serve. Husband says it's better than the best in Hong Kong."

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Phu W
We were on the waiting list and got a call ...
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3
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Reviewed Today

"We were on the waiting list and got a call the day before to ask if we wanted the table. The restaurant is en-route back home so it was ideal to eat here as it's been very difficult to make a reservation for a Friday or Saturday night. We were stuck in traffic on the M4 and therefore arrived 30 minutes late. We were constantly told that we only had the table for two hours so would not be able to have dessert. I really don't like restaurants which limit the time that diners can eat for. It's not a pleasant experience to have to keep and eye on the time and ruins the enjoyment of the evening. The food was salty and the service was 'don't give a damn' and pretty stuck-up. At least we can say that we've eaten at the Hand and Flowers."

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Phu W
This restaurant overlooks the St.Ives harbo...
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3
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Reviewed Today

"This restaurant overlooks the St.Ives harbour. Everything from the food to the service was good but not wow."

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hawksmoor manchesterJay Rayner weighs in on the north/south restaurant divide question

The Observer's critic-in-chief heads to Manchester to try out the new Hawksmoor and stumbles across a veggie dining room, 1847, serving great food – well, apart from the desserts. Read our roundup of restaurant news in Manchester and enter our Hawksmoor Manchester competition.

 

 

Meanwhile the Guardian's Marina O'Laughlin pays a visit to the much gushed about Kitty Fisher's

Everyone else love, love, loves it but Marina can't help but feel she's ended up at a house party she wasn't quite invited to, particularly as the restaurant staff seem allergic to answering the phone. We can attest to that having called them on at least 10 occasions without success.

 

The award for most ferocious review this week has to go to The Sunday Times's A A Gill

The critic has a thing or two to say about Mayfair's 'ridiculously overpriced' Mexican, Peyote, including: “...fiddly, neurotic preparation with pale, polite taste and silly, parsimonious sharing plates that aren’t bounteous or fun and are more like eating the catering pitch for a drug cartel’s wedding.”

 

Over at The Times, Giles Coren gives his opinion on Russian-imported pizza chain Bocconcino

“Bocconcino isn’t a bad restaurant. It just isn’t a necessary restaurant.” At £202 for pizza and pasta it's not hard to see why Mr Coren might feel that way – mind you, a £46 bottle of wine probably helped nudge the bill up.

 

And last but not least, Ms Maschler reviews Brindisa's new Morada Asador

The Standard's long-standing critic heads to the latest outpost of this tapas chain (in Soho) and finds the meats are the reason to flock here – from the 'delectable' milk-fed lamb to the Secreto Iberico.
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LightermanWe’ve teamed up with the good people of Twizoo to announce the top 5 trending restaurants on Twitter each week in London. Twizoo is an app that gives restaurant recommendations based on what people are saying on Twitter, and analyses over 50,000 incoming tweets per week to determine which restaurants are attracting the most buzz.

Trending Restaurants 21-27 April 2016


 

The Lighterman @TheLightermanKX


Check it out on Twizoo: https://www.twizoo.com/R529137/The-Lighterman/

 



 





 

Absurd Bird @AbsurdBirdUK


Check it out on Twizoo: https://www.twizoo.com/R529067/Absurd-Bird/



 





 

Joe Public @JoepublicSW4


Check it out on Twizoo: https://www.twizoo.com/R529139/Joe-Public/



 





 

Chotto Matte @ChottoMatteSoho


Check it out on Twizoo: https://www.twizoo.com/R057486/Chotto-Matte/







 

Duende @duendelondon


Check it out on Twizoo: https://www.twizoo.com/R528970/Duende/



 





picture of TwizooTwizoo’s Techies Explain…

You’ve probably noticed on Twitter on the left hand side of your ‘Home’ page there’s a ‘Trends’ list. Twizoo has built the same thing, but solely for London restaurants. Our number crunching detects the rate of change of influential mentions on Twitter. For example, ‘Christmas’ is currently trending on Twitter, which means there’s been a spike of mentioning Christmas now compared with the rest of the year.

Applying this to Twizoo’s algorithms: if X restaurant usually gets on average 10 tweets per week, but this week it gets 32 tweets… that’s a pretty big change, so it’s a good indicator something notable is going on. The algorithm notes restaurants that have the highest rate of change and ranks them based on which places’ tweets are the most positive collectively and then it takes the top of those based on how influential the individuals are who tweeted. Simple see?

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