Here is our weekly round-up of what the national and local restaurant critics are writing about, for the week ending 28 March 2021. England remains in national lockdown, although with a ‘roadmap’ of dates with restaurants and pubs closed until 12 April at the earliest, and then only open to serve single households seated outdoors: […]

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Here is our weekly round-up of what the national and local restaurant critics are writing about, for the week ending 21 March 2021. England remains in national lockdown, although with a ‘roadmap’ of dates with restaurants and pubs closed until 12 April at the earliest, and then only open to serve single households seated outdoors: […]

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Here is our weekly round-up of what the national and local restaurant critics are writing about, for the week ending 31 January 2021; the first few round-ups of the year are often short due to reviews being replaced by articles on Veganuary and Dry January, but reviews are especially thin this year with so many […]

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Here is our weekly round-up of what the national and local restaurant critics are writing about, for the week ending 17 January 2021; the first few round-ups of the year are often short due to reviews being replaced by articles on Veganuary and Dry January, but reviews are especially thin this year with restaurants closed. […]

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Our weekly round-up of what the national and local restaurant critics are writing about, for the week ending 6 December 2020. Post-lockdown, England is now operating under a strict tier system that controls whether or not pubs and restaurants can open; anywhere in Tier 3 is unable to open for diners (but can still operate […]

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Our weekly round-up of what the national and local restaurant critics are writing about, for the week ending 22 November 2020. Restaurants and bars in England are closed between 5 November and 2 December for a second lockdown; parts of Scotland are in the highest level of the country’s five-tier system of restrictions, and the […]

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Our weekly round-up of what the national and local restaurant critics are writing about, for the week ending 27 September 2020. The new 10pm curfew for restaurants and bars, on top of the ‘rule of six’ guidance, could be a “hammer blow” to the industry, as The Evening Standard claims in its interview with top […]

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Our weekly round-up of what the national and local restaurant critics are writing about, for the week ending 13 September 2020. Restaurants, pubs, bars and cafes in England are still re-opening after lockdown, and we are seeing an impressive number of new restaurants starting up. The government’s ‘Eat Out to Help Out’ scheme successfully boosted […]

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Our weekly round-up of what the national and local restaurant critics are writing about, for the week ending 5 July 2020. Restaurants, pubs, bars and cafes in England were permitted to re-open on Saturday 4 July after over 100 days of enforced closure. Some establishments remain closed – the owner of the three Market Halls, […]

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Harden’s regular round-up of the restaurant critics’ musings, from the week ending 1 March 2020. The Melusine, London E1 “Luring actual Londoners to St Katharine Dock is no mean feat”, Grace Dent of The Guardian says of the “peculiar cul-de-sac close to the Thames-side crown jewels tourist drag of the Tower of London”. But The […]

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