Here is our weekly round-up of what the national and local restaurant critics were writing about in the week ending 25 July 2021. ***** The Sunday Times “What to do when the restaurant you’ve travelled quite far to review probably shouldn’t be open to paying guests yet?” Marina O’Loughlin turned the tables on The Hotel […]

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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 18 July 2021. Today (19 July) marks “Freedom Day” in England, with all Covid restrictions in pubs and restaurants now lifted. ***** The Guardian “I sighed with a heady mix of peak elation and existential […]

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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 4 July 2021. ***** The Observer “Despite its name, there’s nothing humble about this superb Soho yakitori chicken shop.” Jay Rayner‘s visit to Humble Chicken was a “huge amount of fun”, not least because the […]

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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 June 2021. ***** The Sunday Times “Oh goody, more men playing with fire, more white boys cooking Thai food,” thought our intrepid Marina O’Loughlin when viewing the restaurant’s website ahead of this week’s review, […]

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Our weekly round-up of what the national and local restaurant critics were writing about in the week ending 20 June 2021. ***** The Guardian “I’ve done a lot of smiling graciously, but being relentlessly supportive of restaurants couldn’t last forever… For the first time since the pandemic, I am openly narked about a not-very-good restaurant. […]

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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 13 June 2021. ***** The Observer “The Caribbean cookery here deserves to become the pride of Northamptonshire.” Standing in for Jay Rayner this was Rev. Richard Coles, who introduced us to June Plum, a Jamaican […]

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Here is our weekly round-up of what the national and local restaurant critics are writing about, for the week ending 6 June 2021. ***** The Guardian Grace Dent was in Liverpool, surrounded by the familiar voices of her childhood. “There’s an increasingly vibrant restaurant scene” here, thanks to the billions “spent on rejigging and rebuilding […]

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Our weekly round-up of what the national and local restaurant critics are writing about, for the week ending 30 May 2021. ***** The Sunday Times “In years of doing this gig I don’t think a week has gone by without someone complaining — via whatever platform — about the bill.” After a quick detour about […]

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Our weekly round-up of what the national and local restaurant critics are writing about, for the week ending 23 May 2021. The Evening Standard “Few restaurants embody the pandemic era spirit of perpetual adaptability like Ombra in Hackney.” For his first “back in the room” meal, the Evening Standard’s chief restaurant critic Jimi Famurewa reviewed […]

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Our weekly round-up of what the national and local restaurant critics are writing about, for the week ending 9 May 2021. ***** The UK’s hospitality industry is finally open to outside dining at the least, with indoor dining starting from 17 May (24 May in Northern Ireland). If you make a reservation, please honour it, […]

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