Here’s our regular summary of what the national and local restaurant critics have been writing about in the week ending 16 January 2022. ***** The Sunday Times When Marina O’Loughlin paid a visit to Toklas, she initially felt like it was “the café attached to an out-of-town retail park” but when she left, she was […]

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Here’s our regular summary of what the national and local restaurant critics have been writing about in the week ending 9 January 2022. ***** The Observer “Every dish, every snack and small plate, every bowl of pasta, side and sharing platter, arrives with a tap dance and a huge ta-da!” Rebuked (gently) for his overuse […]

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Happy New Year! Here’s our regular summary of what the national and local restaurant critics have been writing about in the week ending 2 January 2022 – as expected, the food pages are full of Veganuary and Dry January once again, but there are a few real reviews, too. ***** Congratulations to the industry folk […]

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Here’s our regular summary of what the national and local restaurant critics have been writing about in the week ending 12 December 2021. ***** The Evening Standard Jimi Famurewa made his “first, long-overdue trip to Rules in Covent Garden” to enjoy the “glittering, timewarp atmosphere that would serve as the perfect way to tie a […]

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Here’s our regular summary of what the national and local restaurant critics have been writing about in the week ending 5 December 2021. The Scotsman wins the prize for the first ‘review of 2021’ article. ***** The Evening Standard For one of his last – but definitely not least favourite – meals of the year, […]

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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 29 November 2021. ***** The Evening Standard A busy week at Evening Standard HQ, with seven noteworthy articles to review! Jimi Famurewa reviewed The Plimsoll, the new home of Four Legs chefs Ed McIllroy and […]

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Here’s our regular summary of what the national and local restaurant critics have been writing about in the week ending 21 November 2021. ***** The Evening Standard Catalyst Cafe in Holborn has “no hype-stoking publicist or obvious Hellenic signifiers”, but is “serving some of the best Greek food in London” thanks to “the considerable gifts […]

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Here’s a quick summary of what the national and local restaurant critics have been writing about over the past few weeks; apologies for our absence, the editorial team are busy working on Harden’s UK Restaurants 2022. ***** The Evening Standard Jimi Famurewa visited the new Dalston home of Supa Ya Ramen. “Though it may put […]

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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 10 October 2021. ***** The Evening Standard Jimi Famurewa did us all a favour and reviewed Salt Bae’s London newcomer, saving his readers the trouble and hundreds of pounds in the process. He was even […]

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