Here’s our regular summary of what the national and local restaurant critics have been writing about in the week ending 16 January 2022. ***** The Sunday Times When Marina O’Loughlin paid a visit to Toklas, she initially felt like it was “the café attached to an out-of-town retail park” but when she left, she was […]

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Celebrity chef Gino D’Acampo is taking over a high-profile Italian restaurant in Cheshire frequented by footballers, it emerged this week as his My Pasta Bar trio reportedly went into liquidation with debts of £5million, including £37,000 owed to staff. The Alderley Edge branch of Piccolino, part of the Individual Restaurants group, last month announced it […]

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StreetSmart, the charity which raises funds to help homeless people, this week launched its annual pre-Christmas campaign asking restaurant diners to add a donation of £1 per table to their bill. More than 450 restaurants have signed up to participate in the scheme, including many of British gastronomy’s most high-profile names. Chef Jackson Boxer, of […]

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