Our weekly round-up of where the national and local restaurant critics are reviewing and what they are recommending, for the week ending 5 April 2020; the country is in lockdown, with restaurants, cafes and bars closed due the coronavirus outbreak. You can still support your local and favourite restaurants, though – many are offering takeaways […]

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Our weekly round-up of where the national and local restaurant critics are reviewing and what they are recommending, for the week ending 15 March 2020. Gymkhana, London W1 Jimi Famuwera of The Evening Standard visited Gymkhana, “reopened in bolstered form after a kitchen fire forced it to close for eight months” and declared that “it […]

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Harden’s regular round-up of the restaurant critics’ musings, from the week ending 8 March 2020. Happy International Women’s Day! Your Mum’s Kitchen, London NW6 Jay Rayner from The Observer was still musing on the different styles of restaurant reviewing this week, with homage to Jonathan Gold “who reviewed for the LA Times prior to his infuriatingly premature […]

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Harden’s regular round-up of the restaurant critics’ musings, from the week ending 1 March 2020. The Melusine, London E1 “Luring actual Londoners to St Katharine Dock is no mean feat”, Grace Dent of The Guardian says of the “peculiar cul-de-sac close to the Thames-side crown jewels tourist drag of the Tower of London”. But The […]

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Harden’s regular round-up of the restaurant critics’ musings, from the week ending 23 February 2020. Four Seasons, London W1 “Because a nasty virus has broken out in a city 5,500 miles away from London, Britain’s Chinese community is suffering.” Jay Rayner from The Observer was in London’s Chinatown to show his support for the restaurant […]

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Harden’s weekly update of where the critics are eating, recommending and avoiding, for the week ending 22 December 2019. This week’s Christmas article / ‘best of the year’ round-up came from The Evening Standard’s Fay Maschler, whose ‘favourite restaurants’ article featured many of her friends from her decades of reviewing (and “do not necessarily adhere […]

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Harden’s weekly update of where the critics are eating, recommending and avoiding, for the week ending 15 December 2019. This week’s Christmas article / ‘best of the year’ round-up came from Nicholas Lander in The Financial Times, who gave us his list of favourites (“in 2020, restaurateurs must offer the hospitality many of us crave”). […]

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Harden’s weekly update of where the critics are eating, recommending and avoiding, for the week ending 8 December 2019. We are entering the time of Christmas articles and ‘best of the year’ round-ups; Grace Dent’s article this week was about family Christmas meals, Tom Parker Bowles gave us the list of his favourite cookbooks of […]

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Harden’s weekly update of where the critics are eating, recommending and avoiding, for the week ending 1 December 2019. The Leaping Hare, Suffolk Jay Rayner for The Observer discovered “one of the good ones” in Suffolk this week – even though he’s “late to this party, by about a quarter of a century” as it’s […]

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Harden’s weekly update of where the critics are eating, recommending and avoiding, for the week ending 24 November 2019. The Kinneuchar Inn, Fife Marina O’Loughlin had four “evangelical” tips for the place she reviewed in The Sunday Times today – “it’s unusual to be sent four recommendations in a row for anywhere, let alone a […]

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