Our round-up of what the nation’s restaurant critics were writing about in the week up to 12th May 2024 The Times Oma, Borough Market Giles Coren wins the ‘review of the week’ award for his rave over the latestBorough Market hotspot, which he rates as “hands down, pants off, run around screaming, slam-dunk best-of-the-year-so-far joint in […]

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Our round-up of what the nation’s restaurant critics were writing about in the week up to 28th April 2024 The Financial Times Alberta’s at The Windmill, Brighton Tim Hayward was “blown away” by Scottish chef Alistair Munro’s cooking at a “rackety, seedy Regency locals’ boozer” – a meal which prompted Tim to define an emergent new […]

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Our round-up of what the nation’s restaurant critics were writing about in the week to 3 March 2024 Evening Standard Camille, Borough Market Jimi Famurewa kicked off the Gallic theme that dominates the week’s reviews with his visit to “a supremely creative and confident new-wave bistro” from the team behind Soho’s Ducksoup, where he found an […]

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Here’s our weekly round-up of what the nation’s restaurant critics were writing about up to 14th January 2024. ***** The Evening Standard David Ellis grumbled about the travel time to the new permanent Clapton location of chef Abby Lee’s Mambow, but even with a “bad beginning” (“queuing has not been planned for” and there was […]

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Here’s our weekly round-up of what the nation’s restaurant critics were writing about in the first week of 2024. ***** The Evening Standard Jimi Famurewa opened his first review of 2024 with a bold headline: “Welcome to London’s best new restaurant”. He was reviewing Donia, a Filipino spot that’s taken over the top floor of […]

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Happy New Year! Here’s our weekly round-up of what the nation’s restaurant critics were writing about in the fortnight over Christmas 2023. ***** The Evening Standard In a departure from the usual ‘best meals’ lists from our favourite critics, The Standard has produced a list of the worst meals of the year, compiled from the […]

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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 26th November 2023. ***** Tributes have poured in from all quarters since it was announced on Thursday that Russell Norman, founder of ground-breaking restaurants from Polpo to Brutto, died aged 57 after a short illness. David Ellis […]

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Here’s our regular round-up of what the nation’s restaurant critics were writing about up to 1st October 2023. The Observer “An unpretentious, but beguiling little bistro.” Jay Rayner popped to Cirencester to review Sam & Jak, whose owners Sam Edwards and Jak Doggett previously “ran the very much-loved Upton Firehouse in a broad shed not […]

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Here’s a quick Bank Holiday round-up of what the nation’s restaurant critics were writing about up to 27th August 2023. ***** The Guardian “They’ve already won my heart.” Grace Dent visited Goodge Street, that “hotbed of smart, impressive places” to review 64 Goodge Street, the new addition from “Woodhead Restaurant Group, which runs The Quality […]

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