Our summary of what the national and local restaurant critics were writing about in the week ending 29 January 2023. The Times “Life-changing, aeonic. Oh my God. All I wanted was more.” Giles Coren’s first visit to “big-deal US import” tinned-seafood specialist Saltie Girl was definitely not one that fitted his £50-a-head or under budget. […]

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Our summary of what the national and local restaurant critics were writing about in the week ending 22 January 2023. The Guardian “One of London’s most notable new openings, a place to take the food obsessive in your life.” Grace Dent  reviewed Restaurant St Barts, a “spacious, Scandi-esque spot overlooking the church of St Bartholomew […]

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Our summary of what the national and local restaurant critics were writing about this week. The Observer “The joyful rebirth of chef Henry Harris’s restaurant Racine.” Jay Rayner is one of the first of the critics to review Bouchon Racine; even before going, as a “huge, dribbling admirer of all the people involved and all […]

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Our weekly summary of what the national and local restaurant critics were writing about in the week ending 27 November 2022. ***** The Evening Standard Jimi Famurewa visited Straker’s in Notting Hill to see if lockdown Tik Tok sensation Thomas Straker could bring the magic IRL. “What is absolutely not in doubt is that the […]

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Our weekly summary of what the national and local restaurant critics were writing about in the week ending 20 November 2022. ***** The Guardian Grace Dent awarded her “2022 Pudding of the Year award” to the “very charming” The Dog & Gun in Skelton for their “dark chocolate millefeuille” that “featured a thick Valrhona ganache between […]

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Our weekly summary of what the national and local restaurant critics were writing about in the week ending 13 November 2022. ***** The Evening Standard “A hugely appealing endeavour.” Jimi Famurewa reviewed St John Marylebone, the “loveably irreverent” recent addition to the St John family (and their “first proper opening in seven years”). “Original founders […]

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Our weekly summary of what the national and local restaurant critics were writing about in the two weeks ending 30 October 2022 – sorry for the enforced break, the editors were busy putting the finishing touches to our UK guide. We hope you enjoy this double issue! ***** The Sunday Times Marina O’Loughlin surprised and […]

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Our weekly summary of what the national and local restaurant critics were writing about in the week ending 16 October 2022. ***** The Evening Standard “Unquestionably, one of my openings of the year.” Jimi Famurewa visited Speedboat Bar, the “latest Southeast Asian-inspired collaboration between chef-grower Luke Farrell and hospitality juggernaut JKS”. “It is an adult […]

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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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