This week’s Review of the Reviews is somewhat shorter than usual as we are busy finalising the London guide for 2023! We’ll be back to normal in a few weeks… This is what the national and local restaurant critics were writing about in the week ending 7 August 2022. ***** The Evening Standard After being […]

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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 July 2022. ***** The Guardian “You can’t just “move” a restaurant. The magic is in a plethora of small things other than food: the acoustics, the convergence of tables, traffic noises, the location of […]

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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 3 July 2022. ***** The Guardian Grace Dent reviewed refurbished pub The Cove at Fairlight, near Hastings, which “closed in 2014 and sat about looking sad until Olivia Loveridge and Henry David took it on […]

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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 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 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 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 regular summary of what the national and local restaurant critics have been writing about in the week ending 24 April 2022. ***** The Sunday Times “Cynical harridan that I am, it has been a long, long time since I’ve considered a restaurant as an arena for romance. I’m afraid today’s restaurant makes this […]

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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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Here’s our regular summary of what the national and local restaurant critics have been writing about in the week ending 3 April 2022. ***** The Mail on Sunday “The place shimmers with heartfelt hospitality.” Tom Parker Bowles in YOU Magazine ventured out to visit Tallow on “the outer edges of Tunbridge Wells” in Kent; it’s […]

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