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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Alan Pickett’s (sort-of) eponymous solo venture Piquet in Fitzrovia gets a double dose of restaurant reviews as both the Standard’s Fay Maschler and Tracey MacLeod of the Independent pop by to try the chef’s Gallic-influenced British dishes. The Indy’s critic finds the service surprisingly stiff and the venue strangely deserted. Fortunately the food also receives […]

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The Indy’s Tracey Mcleod heads to Marlow to review Tom Kerridge’s new venture, Coach It doesn’t take bookings and “like the new-look Tom Kerridge himself, is much smaller than you’re expecting” but the food doesn’t disappoint and would be worth waiting for.   Telegraph critic Zoe Williams says Great Portland Street’s Portland is ‘a breath […]

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The Editors’ review of Kurobuta The prices at this ‘relaxed’ Japanese tavern aren’t very informal, but the food is ruddy good   Blanchette knows how to please Jay Rayner  The Guardian critic eschews a pricier tasting menu spot for this down-to-earth, small plates affair (which we also gave a big thumbs up to)   Lee Westcott’s […]

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