Here’s our regular summary of what the national and local restaurant critics have been writing about in the week ending 22 May 2022. ***** The Observer “Every menu description conjures up an image of how happy you will be eating it. Not a single one lets you down.” Jay Rayner identified the “tribe” at Les […]

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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 weekly summary of what the national and local restaurant critics wrote about in the week ending 1 May 2022. ***** The Evening Standard Jimi Famurewa reviewed Acme Fire Cult, the 2021 BBQ concept that’s found a permanent home at at 40ft Brewery in Dalston. The epitome of clichéd “east London dining”, this “new, […]

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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 is our weekly round-up of what the national and local restaurant critics were writing about in the week ending 10 April 2022. ***** The Evening Standard Back after a break, Jimi Famurewa reviewed Nuno Mendes’ newly opened (and “intensely personal”) Lisboeta, which “felt like a gently uncompromising, glorious odyssey into an untrammelled new world […]

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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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Here is our weekly round-up of what the national and local restaurant critics were writing about in the week ending 27 March 2022. ***** The Observer “Let me introduce you to Queens Wine Bar and Bistro in Liverpool which, in dark days, can show you a very nice time indeed.” On the train to Liverpool, […]

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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 20 March 2022. ***** The Sunday Times Marina O’Loughlin was in Cumbria, at Heft, which “has been reaping quite a bit of excited anticipation from restaurant spods — yes, me too — because of chef-patron […]

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