Here is our weekly round-up of what the national and local restaurant critics were writing about in the week ending 25 July 2021. ***** The Sunday Times “What to do when the restaurant you’ve travelled quite far to review probably shouldn’t be open to paying guests yet?” Marina O’Loughlin turned the tables on The Hotel […]

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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 18 July 2021. Today (19 July) marks “Freedom Day” in England, with all Covid restrictions in pubs and restaurants now lifted. ***** The Guardian “I sighed with a heady mix of peak elation and existential […]

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Here is our football-free, weekly round-up of what the national and local restaurant critics were writing about in the week ending 11 July 2021. ***** The Sunday Times “This is not a story of gentrification, but of people keen to make a living doing what they love somewhere they can afford.” Marina O’Loughlin was overjoyed […]

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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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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 30 May 2021. ***** The Sunday Times “In years of doing this gig I don’t think a week has gone by without someone complaining — via whatever platform — about the bill.” After a quick detour about […]

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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 1 April 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 14 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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