Our weekly summary of what the national and local restaurant critics were writing about in the week ending 25 September 2022. ***** The Sunday Times Even the most cynical of critics will be won over by Water Lane, insists Marina O’Loughlin: it’s “just the most serene and beautiful place, billows of flowers framing ornate grade […]

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Our weekly summary of what the national and local restaurant critics were writing about in the week ending 18 September 2022. ***** The Evening Standard “One of 2022’s best openings.” Jimi Famurewa reviewed Caia, a Notting Hill wine bar with a “banging soundsystem” from the same team as Fiend nearby. “Its specialness hit me by […]

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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 31 July 2022. ***** The Guardian “Delicate, imaginative and painstaking cookery….this is a place that deserves to prosper.” Grace Dent visited Maidenhead, but not on the new Elizabeth Line, which won’t arrive there until 2023; […]

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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 July 2022. ***** The Guardian “Life is odd right now, but it throws up real surprises.” Grace Dent visited Brighton’s old-but-new Shelter Hall, housed in a “rather beautiful seafront building, built in 1888”, which […]

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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 17 July 2022. ***** The Guardian “You can’t just “move” a restaurant. The magic is in a plethora of small things other than food: the acoustics, the convergence of tables, traffic noises, the location of […]

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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 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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