Here is our weekly round-up of what the national and local restaurant critics were writing about in the week ending 19 September 2021. ***** The Sunday Times Sessions Arts Club was Marina O’Loughlin’s destination this week, and will be again many times again based on this review. From the “almost hidden” entrance that “does little […]

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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 football-free, weekly round-up of what the national and local restaurant critics were writing about in the week ending 11 July 2021. ***** The Sunday Times “This is not a story of gentrification, but of people keen to make a living doing what they love somewhere they can afford.” Marina O’Loughlin was overjoyed […]

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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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