Here is our weekly round-up of what the national and local restaurant critics were writing about in the week ending 4 July 2021. ***** The Observer “Despite its name, there’s nothing humble about this superb Soho yakitori chicken shop.” Jay Rayner‘s visit to Humble Chicken was a “huge amount of fun”, not least because the […]

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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 27 June 2021. ***** The Sunday Times “Oh goody, more men playing with fire, more white boys cooking Thai food,” thought our intrepid Marina O’Loughlin when viewing the restaurant’s website ahead of this week’s review, […]

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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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Here is our weekly round-up of what the national and local restaurant critics were writing about in the week ending 13 June 2021. ***** The Observer “The Caribbean cookery here deserves to become the pride of Northamptonshire.” Standing in for Jay Rayner this was Rev. Richard Coles, who introduced us to June Plum, a Jamaican […]

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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 6 June 2021. ***** The Guardian Grace Dent was in Liverpool, surrounded by the familiar voices of her childhood. “There’s an increasingly vibrant restaurant scene” here, thanks to the billions “spent on rejigging and rebuilding […]

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Our weekly round-up of what the national and local restaurant critics are writing about, for the week ending 23 May 2021. The Evening Standard “Few restaurants embody the pandemic era spirit of perpetual adaptability like Ombra in Hackney.” For his first “back in the room” meal, the Evening Standard’s chief restaurant critic Jimi Famurewa reviewed […]

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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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Our weekly round-up of what the national and local restaurant critics are writing about, for the week ending 2 May 2021. Some magazine articles that were written weeks ago are still trickling through, but there’s plenty of excited reports of actual restaurant visits to read through. ***** The UK’s hospitality industry is finally open to […]

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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 25 April 2021. ***** England now has a ‘roadmap’ of dates for the re-opening of restaurants and pubs, which are now allowed to serve single households seated outdoors. Inside dining can start from 17 May […]

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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 18 April 2021. Some magazine articles were written weeks ago, but the newspapers produced a small, but welcome, crop of actual reviews. England now has a ‘roadmap’ of dates for the re-opening of restaurants and […]

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