Here’s our regular summary of what the national and local restaurant critics have been writing about in the week ending 5 December 2021. The Scotsman wins the prize for the first ‘review of 2021’ article. ***** The Evening Standard For one of his last – but definitely not least favourite – meals of the year, […]

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Here is our weekly round-up of what the national and local restaurant critics were writing about in the week ending 17 October 2021. ***** The Evening Standard Jimi Famurewa is the first critic to publish a review of Russell Norman’s Brutto (although Marina O’Loughlin’s Instragram feed tells us she was there at the weekend, so […]

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Here is our weekly round-up of what the national and local restaurant critics were writing about in the week ending 10 October 2021. ***** The Evening Standard Jimi Famurewa did us all a favour and reviewed Salt Bae’s London newcomer, saving his readers the trouble and hundreds of pounds in the process. He was even […]

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Here is our weekly round-up of what the national and local restaurant critics were writing about in the week ending 19 September 2021. ***** The Sunday Times Sessions Arts Club was Marina O’Loughlin’s destination this week, and will be again many times again based on this review. From the “almost hidden” entrance that “does little […]

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Our weekly round-up of what the national and local restaurant critics were writing about in the week ending 15 August 2021. ***** The Sunday Times “There’s something about this way of cooking that’s hugely cheering, regularly delivering the sparkiest, most happy-making experiences.” Marina O’Loughlin reviewed Oren in Dalston, and had “a blast”. (So did “everyone […]

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Our weekly round-up of what the national and local restaurant critics were writing about in the week ending 20 June 2021. ***** The Guardian “I’ve done a lot of smiling graciously, but being relentlessly supportive of restaurants couldn’t last forever… For the first time since the pandemic, I am openly narked about a not-very-good restaurant. […]

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Our weekly round-up of what the national and local restaurant critics are writing about, for the week ending 30 May 2021. ***** The Sunday Times “In years of doing this gig I don’t think a week has gone by without someone complaining — via whatever platform — about the bill.” After a quick detour about […]

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Our weekly round-up of what the national and local restaurant critics are writing about, for the week ending 9 May 2021. ***** The UK’s hospitality industry is finally open to outside dining at the least, with indoor dining starting from 17 May (24 May in Northern Ireland). If you make a reservation, please honour it, […]

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