Our weekly summary of what the national and local restaurant critics were writing about in the week ending 25 September 2022. ***** The Sunday Times Even the most cynical of critics will be won over by Water Lane, insists Marina O’Loughlin: it’s “just the most serene and beautiful place, billows of flowers framing ornate grade […]

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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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Our weekly summary of what the national and local restaurant critics were writing about in the week ending 11 September 2022. ***** The Sunday Times The Stratford hotel in east London is “a building that Ridley Scott might have rejected for Blade Runner as too comically dystopian”. Inside, on the 7th floor (“suspended between a […]

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Our weekly summary of what the national and local restaurant critics were writing about in the week ending 4 September 2022. ***** The Sunday Times Marina O’Loughlin reviewed Bottle & Rye in Brixton, Robin Gill’s “tribute to the seductive newish breed of Parisian wine bars”. The “daily blackboard menu rammed with things I want to […]

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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 31 July 2022. ***** The Guardian “Delicate, imaginative and painstaking cookery….this is a place that deserves to prosper.” Grace Dent visited Maidenhead, but not on the new Elizabeth Line, which won’t arrive there until 2023; […]

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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 24 July 2022. ***** The Guardian “Life is odd right now, but it throws up real surprises.” Grace Dent visited Brighton’s old-but-new Shelter Hall, housed in a “rather beautiful seafront building, built in 1888”, which […]

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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 July 2022. ***** The Guardian “You can’t just “move” a restaurant. The magic is in a plethora of small things other than food: the acoustics, the convergence of tables, traffic noises, the location of […]

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Our regular summary of what the national and local restaurant critics have been writing about in the week ending 10 July 2022. ***** The Guardian “Genuinely intriguing and appetising dishes.” Grace Dent was in Soho (which is “especially staggy and henny these days”) to review Firebird, “an elegant new restaurant opened by Madina Kazhimova and Anna […]

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