Our weekly round-up of what the nation’s restaurant critics were writing about up to 25 February 2024 ***** The Evening Standard Tashas, Battersea Jimi Famurewa confessed that it took a trip to Sydney in January to convince him of the attractions of the Antipodean brunch. “And now I have fallen pretty hard for Tashas — […]

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Our weekly round-up of what the nation’s restaurant critics were writing about up to 18 February 2024 ***** The Evening Standard Hainan House, Islington Jimi Famurewa was impressed by this “enormously likeable passion project” from “rookie restaurateur Sunny Wu”, who “seeks to illuminate the gastronomic tendencies of Hainan province for no other reason than the […]

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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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Here’s a jumbo edition of our round-up of what the nation’s restaurant critics were writing about in the two weeks up to 15th October 2023; we’ve been busy writing UK Restaurants 2024! ***** The Guardian Last week, Grace Dent was in Edinburgh and ate a life-changing lunch at Tantra, “far and away the oddest restaurant […]

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Here’s our regular round-up of what the nation’s restaurant critics were writing about up to 15th October 2023. ***** The Guardian “Part pub, part living history.” Grace Dent was in Cumbria, and is already planning a return trip to The George and Dragon in Clifton, just outside Penrith; it’s “a country estate pub, and part […]

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Our regular round-up of what the nation’s restaurant critics were writing about in the week up to 14 May 2023. ***** The Guardian “One of the best restaurants within 100 miles or more.” Grace Dent reviewed the “defiantly unswaggering” Home in Dumfries, which “has been on my to-do list for about three years now, not […]

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Here’s our regular round-up of what the nation’s restaurant critics were writing about in the week up to 23 April 2023. ***** The Times Giles Coren sat at the “performative eating counter” at Rambutan, the “spanking new Borough Market locus” for “diaspora Sri Lankan cooking over open fire”, from chef and cookbook author Cynthia Shanmugalingam. […]

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Here’s a quick, bank-holiday round-up of what the nation’s restaurant critics were writing about in the week up to 9 April 2023 and over the Easter weekend. ***** The Observer “It’s all delightful.” Jay Rayner was in Salford and paid a visit to Sakura; be warned, there’s another restaurant with the same name in the […]

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Our summary of what the national and local restaurant critics were writing about in the week ending 5 March 2023. ***** The Observer Jay Rayner dropped in on 10 Tib Lane during his recent visit to Manchester (see below for a link to his interview with Manchester Live). The “trio of Manchester hospitality veterans behind […]

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