Here’s our regular summary of what the national and local restaurant critics have been writing about in the week ending 26 June 2022. ***** The Observer Jay Rayner was in Margate, trying out the food at Sargasso,”the second restaurant from chef Ed Wilson and the team behind Brawn on London’s Columbia Road”. From the plate […]

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Here’s our regular summary of what the national and local restaurant critics have been writing about in the week ending 12 June 2022. ***** The Observer “Can you enjoy a good meal in a bad building?” Jay Rayner was in Edinburgh pondering an odd question; it was pertinent as the restaurant he reviewed, Ka Pao […]

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Here’s our regular summary of what the national and local restaurant critics have been writing about in the week ending 5 June 2022. ***** The Observer “Restaurants of such class turning up in locations such as this” are a positive effect of the pandemic, according to Jay Rayner who was in Sheen, west London, at […]

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Here’s our regular summary of what the national and local restaurant critics have been writing about in the week ending 22 May 2022. ***** The Observer “Every menu description conjures up an image of how happy you will be eating it. Not a single one lets you down.” Jay Rayner identified the “tribe” at Les […]

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Here’s our regular summary of what the national and local restaurant critics have been writing about in the week ending 8 May 2022. ***** The Guardian “Spring Saturday lunches don’t get much better than this.” Grace Dent finally ventured to Tallow in Kent, just outside Tunbridge Wells; owners Donna and Rob Taylor “left the excellent, […]

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Here’s our weekly summary of what the national and local restaurant critics wrote about in the week ending 1 May 2022. ***** The Evening Standard Jimi Famurewa reviewed Acme Fire Cult, the 2021 BBQ concept that’s found a permanent home at at 40ft Brewery in Dalston. The epitome of clichéd “east London dining”, this “new, […]

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Here’s our regular summary of what the national and local restaurant critics have been writing about in the week ending 24 April 2022. ***** The Sunday Times “Cynical harridan that I am, it has been a long, long time since I’ve considered a restaurant as an arena for romance. I’m afraid today’s restaurant makes this […]

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Here’s our regular summary of what the national and local restaurant critics have been writing about in the week ending 3 April 2022. ***** The Mail on Sunday “The place shimmers with heartfelt hospitality.” Tom Parker Bowles in YOU Magazine ventured out to visit Tallow on “the outer edges of Tunbridge Wells” in Kent; it’s […]

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Here’s our regular summary of what the national and local restaurant critics have been writing about in the week ending 20 March 2022. ***** The Sunday Times Marina O’Loughlin was in Cumbria, at Heft, which “has been reaping quite a bit of excited anticipation from restaurant spods — yes, me too — because of chef-patron […]

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