Here’s our regular summary of what the national and local restaurant critics have been writing about in the week ending 21 November 2021. ***** The Evening Standard Catalyst Cafe in Holborn has “no hype-stoking publicist or obvious Hellenic signifiers”, but is “serving some of the best Greek food in London” thanks to “the considerable gifts […]

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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 October 2021. ***** The Evening Standard Jimi Famurewa did us all a favour and reviewed Salt Bae’s London newcomer, saving his readers the trouble and hundreds of pounds in the process. He was even […]

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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 26 September 2021. ***** The Evening Standard Back after a holiday, Jimi Famurewa was the first of the critics to review BiBi, the “swashbucklingly progressive new Indian restaurant” which opened last week in Mayfair, from […]

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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 8 August 2021 (with links to last week’s reviews when your ROTR editor was on holiday!) ***** The Guardian “I keep a picture of the (“humongous, fiercely seasoned, dark crimson”) king prawns on my phone […]

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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 25 July 2021. ***** The Sunday Times “What to do when the restaurant you’ve travelled quite far to review probably shouldn’t be open to paying guests yet?” Marina O’Loughlin turned the tables on The Hotel […]

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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 4 July 2021. ***** The Observer “Despite its name, there’s nothing humble about this superb Soho yakitori chicken shop.” Jay Rayner‘s visit to Humble Chicken was a “huge amount of fun”, not least because the […]

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Our weekly round-up of what the national and local restaurant critics are writing about, for the week ending 30 May 2021. ***** The Sunday Times “In years of doing this gig I don’t think a week has gone by without someone complaining — via whatever platform — about the bill.” After a quick detour about […]

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Our weekly round-up of what the national and local restaurant critics are writing about, for the week ending 23 May 2021. The Evening Standard “Few restaurants embody the pandemic era spirit of perpetual adaptability like Ombra in Hackney.” For his first “back in the room” meal, the Evening Standard’s chief restaurant critic Jimi Famurewa reviewed […]

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