Our weekly summary of what the national and local restaurant critics were writing about in the week ending 27 November 2022. ***** The Evening Standard Jimi Famurewa visited Straker’s in Notting Hill to see if lockdown Tik Tok sensation Thomas Straker could bring the magic IRL. “What is absolutely not in doubt is that the […]

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Our weekly summary of what the national and local restaurant critics were writing about in the week ending 13 November 2022. ***** The Evening Standard “A hugely appealing endeavour.” Jimi Famurewa reviewed St John Marylebone, the “loveably irreverent” recent addition to the St John family (and their “first proper opening in seven years”). “Original founders […]

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Our weekly summary of what the national and local restaurant critics were writing about in the week ending 6 November 2022. ***** The Guardian “A very decent, experimental Japanese with a side of jazz.” Grace Dent was in Dalston, at mu, a live music venue where “the food is taken seriously” – to a surprising […]

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Our weekly summary of what the national and local restaurant critics were writing about in the two weeks ending 30 October 2022 – sorry for the enforced break, the editors were busy putting the finishing touches to our UK guide. We hope you enjoy this double issue! ***** The Sunday Times Marina O’Loughlin surprised and […]

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Our weekly summary of what the national and local restaurant critics were writing about in the week ending 16 October 2022. ***** The Evening Standard “Unquestionably, one of my openings of the year.” Jimi Famurewa visited Speedboat Bar, the “latest Southeast Asian-inspired collaboration between chef-grower Luke Farrell and hospitality juggernaut JKS”. “It is an adult […]

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Our weekly summary of what the national and local restaurant critics were writing about in the week ending 9 October 2022. ***** The Observer Jay Rayner was in Deal at the very edge of Kent, where he tasted dishes once only available to the “hottest, most thrilling A-list” patrons of The Chiltern Firehouse, where “tables […]

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Our weekly summary of what the national and local restaurant critics were writing about in the week ending 2 October 2022. ***** The Telegraph William Sitwell visited Toklas, which can be found on a nondescript street off The Strand. In the same “behemoth of monolithic greyness” where “the machinations of Soho House are stirring” (it’s […]

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Our weekly summary of what the national and local restaurant critics were writing about in the week ending 4 September 2022. ***** The Sunday Times Marina O’Loughlin reviewed Bottle & Rye in Brixton, Robin Gill’s “tribute to the seductive newish breed of Parisian wine bars”. The “daily blackboard menu rammed with things I want to […]

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We’ve been busy finalising the London guide for 2023, so this week’s Review of the Reviews is catching you up on two weeks of reviews! We’ll be back to our regular schedule next week… This is what the national and local restaurant critics were writing about in the TWO weeks ending 21 August 2022. ***** […]

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