Here’s our regular summary of what the national and local restaurant critics have been writing about in the week ending 26 June 2022. ***** The Observer Jay Rayner was in Margate, trying out the food at Sargasso,”the second restaurant from chef Ed Wilson and the team behind Brawn on London’s Columbia Road”. From the plate […]

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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 19 June 2022. ***** The Evening Standard “The world of hospitality is in a rictus scramble to recreate pre-pandemic bonhomie without the necessary staffing capacity to do so. There is no need for me to […]

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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 12 June 2022. ***** The Observer “Can you enjoy a good meal in a bad building?” Jay Rayner was in Edinburgh pondering an odd question; it was pertinent as the restaurant he reviewed, Ka Pao […]

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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 5 June 2022. ***** The Observer “Restaurants of such class turning up in locations such as this” are a positive effect of the pandemic, according to Jay Rayner who was in Sheen, west London, at […]

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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 29 May 2022. This is the 200th Review of the reviews in this format! We’re always happy to take feedback on it – if there’s anything you like or don’t like, feel free to let […]

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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 22 May 2022. ***** The Observer “Every menu description conjures up an image of how happy you will be eating it. Not a single one lets you down.” Jay Rayner identified the “tribe” at Les […]

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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 15 May 2022. ***** The Sunday Times Marina O’Loughlin travelled miles for hours by overcrowded train to reach her review destination this week, and was racked with doubt the whole way. The restaurant’s location (a […]

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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 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 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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