Here is our weekly round-up of what the national and local restaurant critics were writing about in the week ending 17 October 2021. ***** The Evening Standard Jimi Famurewa is the first critic to publish a review of Russell Norman’s Brutto (although Marina O’Loughlin’s Instragram feed tells us she was there at the weekend, so […]

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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 19 September 2021. ***** The Sunday Times Sessions Arts Club was Marina O’Loughlin’s destination this week, and will be again many times again based on this review. From the “almost hidden” entrance that “does little […]

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Our weekly round-up of what the national and local restaurant critics were writing about in the week ending 15 August 2021. ***** The Sunday Times “There’s something about this way of cooking that’s hugely cheering, regularly delivering the sparkiest, most happy-making experiences.” Marina O’Loughlin reviewed Oren in Dalston, and had “a blast”. (So did “everyone […]

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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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