Our weekly round-up of what the national and local restaurant critics are writing about, for the week ending 5 July 2020. Restaurants, pubs, bars and cafes in England were permitted to re-open on Saturday 4 July after over 100 days of enforced closure. Some establishments remain closed – the owner of the three Market Halls, […]

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Our weekly round-up of what the national and local restaurant critics are writing about, for the week ending 28 June 2020; the country remains in lockdown, with restaurants, cafes and bars officially closed due the coronavirus outbreak since March. The government has announced that restaurants and bars can start planning for re-opening from 4 July, […]

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Our weekly round-up of what the national and local restaurant critics are writing about, for the week ending 21 June 2020; the country remains in lockdown, with restaurants, cafes and bars officially closed due the coronavirus outbreak since March. Gradual easing of lockdown rules recently means that restaurant and bars can start planning for re-opening […]

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Our weekly round-up of what the national and local restaurant critics are writing about, for the week ending 31 May 2020; the country remains in lockdown, with restaurants, cafes and bars officially closed due the coronavirus outbreak since March. Gradual easing of lockdown rules recently means that restaurant and bars can start planning for re-opening […]

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Our weekly round-up of what the national and local restaurant critics writing about, for the week ending 17 May 2020; the country remains in lockdown, with restaurants, cafes and bars officially closed due the coronavirus outbreak, possibly until July. Green shoots of recovery are showing, however, with fast-food chains opening drive-thru branches and more cafes […]

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Our weekly round-up of the national and local restaurant critics’ columns, for the week ending 29 March 2020; the country is in lockdown, with restaurants, cafes and bars closed due the coronavirus outbreak. You can still support your local and favourite restaurants – many are offering takeaways or deliveries of cooked food or groceries, or […]

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Harden’s regular round-up of the restaurant critics’ musings, from the week ending 9 February 2020. Casa do Frango, London EC2 “Tortured food v excellent ingredients unmucked-about — I know what wins every time” Marina O’Loughlin for The Sunday Times was craving chicken and chips after enduring a TV show in which Heston Blumenthal made a […]

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