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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We’ve been busy finalising the London guide for 2023, so this week’s Review of the Reviews is catching you up on two weeks of reviews! We’ll be back to our regular schedule next week… This is what the national and local restaurant critics were writing about in the TWO weeks ending 21 August 2022. ***** […]

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This week’s Review of the Reviews is somewhat shorter than usual as we are busy finalising the London guide for 2023! We’ll be back to normal in a few weeks… This is what the national and local restaurant critics were writing about in the week ending 7 August 2022. ***** The Evening Standard After being […]

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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 July 2022. ***** The Guardian Grace Dent reviewed refurbished pub The Cove at Fairlight, near Hastings, which “closed in 2014 and sat about looking sad until Olivia Loveridge and Henry David took it on […]

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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 19 June 2022. ***** The Evening Standard “The world of hospitality is in a rictus scramble to recreate pre-pandemic bonhomie without the necessary staffing capacity to do so. There is no need for me to […]

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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 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 regular summary of what the national and local restaurant critics have been writing about in the week ending 17 April 2022. ***** The Sunday Times “It’s unusual to find a newcomer that seems as untouched by the past few decades as Les 2 Garçons.” Marina O’Loughlin reviewed the Crouch Hill newcomer, a “classic […]

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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 April 2022. ***** The Evening Standard Back after a break, Jimi Famurewa reviewed Nuno Mendes’ newly opened (and “intensely personal”) Lisboeta, which “felt like a gently uncompromising, glorious odyssey into an untrammelled new world […]

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