Our summary of what the national and local restaurant critics were writing about in the week ending 22 January 2023. The Guardian “One of London’s most notable new openings, a place to take the food obsessive in your life.” Grace Dent  reviewed Restaurant St Barts, a “spacious, Scandi-esque spot overlooking the church of St Bartholomew […]

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Our summary of what the national and local restaurant critics were writing about in the second week of 2023. ***** The Guardian “British hospitality’s approach to vegetarians and vegans has pivoted 180 degrees since the bad old days of the pub-grub microwaved veggie lasagne.” Inspired her late father’s reactions to her teenage vegetarianism, Grace Dent‘s […]

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Our weekly summary of what the national and local restaurant critics were writing about in the week ending 18 September 2022. ***** The Evening Standard “One of 2022’s best openings.” Jimi Famurewa reviewed Caia, a Notting Hill wine bar with a “banging soundsystem” from the same team as Fiend nearby. “Its specialness hit me by […]

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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 July 2022. ***** The Guardian “Life is odd right now, but it throws up real surprises.” Grace Dent visited Brighton’s old-but-new Shelter Hall, housed in a “rather beautiful seafront building, built in 1888”, which […]

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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 12 December 2021. ***** The Evening Standard Jimi Famurewa made his “first, long-overdue trip to Rules in Covent Garden” to enjoy the “glittering, timewarp atmosphere that would serve as the perfect way to tie 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 5 December 2021. The Scotsman wins the prize for the first ‘review of 2021’ article. ***** The Evening Standard For one of his last – but definitely not least favourite – meals of the year, […]

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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 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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