Here’s our regular summary of what the national and local restaurant critics have been writing about in the week ending 8 May 2022. ***** The Guardian “Spring Saturday lunches don’t get much better than this.” Grace Dent finally ventured to Tallow in Kent, just outside Tunbridge Wells; owners Donna and Rob Taylor “left the excellent, […]

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Here’s our weekly summary of what the national and local restaurant critics wrote about in the week ending 1 May 2022. ***** The Evening Standard Jimi Famurewa reviewed Acme Fire Cult, the 2021 BBQ concept that’s found a permanent home at at 40ft Brewery in Dalston. The epitome of clichéd “east London dining”, this “new, […]

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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 April 2022. ***** The Sunday Times “Cynical harridan that I am, it has been a long, long time since I’ve considered a restaurant as an arena for romance. I’m afraid today’s restaurant makes this […]

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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 April 2022. ***** The Sunday Times “It’s unusual to find a newcomer that seems as untouched by the past few decades as Les 2 Garçons.” Marina O’Loughlin reviewed the Crouch Hill newcomer, a “classic […]

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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 10 April 2022. ***** The Evening Standard Back after a break, Jimi Famurewa reviewed Nuno Mendes’ newly opened (and “intensely personal”) Lisboeta, which “felt like a gently uncompromising, glorious odyssey into an untrammelled new world […]

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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 3 April 2022. ***** The Mail on Sunday “The place shimmers with heartfelt hospitality.” Tom Parker Bowles in YOU Magazine ventured out to visit Tallow on “the outer edges of Tunbridge Wells” in Kent; it’s […]

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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 20 March 2022. ***** The Sunday Times Marina O’Loughlin was in Cumbria, at Heft, which “has been reaping quite a bit of excited anticipation from restaurant spods — yes, me too — because of chef-patron […]

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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 March 2022. ***** The Evening Standard Jimi Famurewa didn’t hold out much hope for his review of Boiler & Co, “a new all-day bar and kitchen from Anguilla-born chef Kerth Gumbs, set in the […]

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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 6 March 2022. ***** The Observer “The strength of a country’s food culture is not defined by a handful of gilded gastro-palaces… but by the presence of those places you’d keep going to repeatedly, because […]

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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 27 February 2022. ***** The Sunday Times To Margate for Marina O’Loughlin, and a meal at Sargasso, a “little beacon of loveliness” that’s one of the “improbable number” of “genuinely good” restaurants that have followed […]

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