Our weekly round-up of what the nation’s restaurant critics were writing about up to 25 February 2024 ***** The Evening Standard Tashas, Battersea Jimi Famurewa confessed that it took a trip to Sydney in January to convince him of the attractions of the Antipodean brunch. “And now I have fallen pretty hard for Tashas — […]

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Here’s our weekly round-up of what the nation’s restaurant critics were writing about in the week up to 21 January 2024 ***** The Evening Standard Jimi Famurewa reviewed Kebhouze, the new Oxford Street kebab joint from Italian businessman and “internet personality” Gianluca Vacchi which claims to be the UK’s biggest “despite the fact 220-cover Green […]

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Here’s a jumbo edition of our round-up of what the nation’s restaurant critics were writing about in the two weeks up to 15th October 2023; we’ve been busy writing UK Restaurants 2024! ***** The Guardian Last week, Grace Dent was in Edinburgh and ate a life-changing lunch at Tantra, “far and away the oddest restaurant […]

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Here’s our regular round-up of what the nation’s restaurant critics were writing about up to 15th October 2023. ***** The Guardian “Part pub, part living history.” Grace Dent was in Cumbria, and is already planning a return trip to The George and Dragon in Clifton, just outside Penrith; it’s “a country estate pub, and part […]

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Here’s our regular round-up of what the nation’s restaurant critics were writing about in the week up to 24th September 2023. The Observer “A hotbed of vegetable-love.” Jay Rayner reviewed Tendril, a vegan restaurant that “has put down roots in meaty Mayfair and is doing smart things with great produce”, creating “something distinctive, clever and […]

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Here’s our regular round-up of what the nation’s restaurant critics were writing about up to 10th September 2023. ***** The Observer “Slapping the words “nose to tail” on your website is a gutsy flex for a new restaurant, when it’s located fewer than 250m from Fergus Henderson’s St John.” Jay Rayner reviewed Origin City, a […]

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Here’s our regular round-up of what the nation’s restaurant critics were writing about up to 3rd September 2023. ***** The Observer “The neo-Byzantine, gold-tiled glories of the Criterion on Piccadilly Circus have finally got the restaurant both they and London deserve.” Jay Rayner visited the new, grand, branch of Masala Zone on a much-revamped site […]

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Here’s our weekly round-up of what the nation’s restaurant critics were writing about in the week up to 23 July 2023. ***** The Evening Standard “This Balearic beauty is a grill on fire.” Jimi Famurewa is the first of our regular critics to review Mountain, “Tomos Parry’s spanking new, instantly thronged successor to the Michelin-starred […]

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Here’s our weekly round-up of what the nation’s restaurant critics were writing about in the week up to 16 July 2023. ***** The Observer “Ambitious, clever, relaxed, and hugely enjoyable.” Jay Rayner was in Bury St Edmunds in the heart of Suffolk, enjoying the fruits of labour of two ex-Pea Porridge chefs and their catering […]

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Here’s our weekly round-up of what the nation’s restaurant critics were writing about in the week up to 9 July 2023. ***** The Guardian “I shall never tire of seeing the power of a good restaurant bringing joy to its community.” Grace Dent was in the delightfully named Slaggyford, Northumberland at The Kirkstyle Inn where […]

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