Here’s our regular summary of what the national and local restaurant critics have been writing about in the week ending 13 February 2022. ***** The Observer Jay Rayner paid a visit to Sugarcane London, a “small, tidy Caribbean café on the Wandsworth Road serving, among other things, very good jerk chicken”. He was drawn there […]

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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 6 February 2022. ***** The Times Giles Coren was in Mayfair, at newcomer BiBi, the Indian fine-dining restaurant from “genius head chef” Chet Sharma. He enjoyed his lunch so much that he had to call […]

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Here’s our regular summary of the places national and local restaurant critics have been visiting in the week ending 23 January 2022. ***** The Sunday Times Marina O’Loughlin thinks found her restaurant of the year on a visit to Pine, in an old cow barn deep in Northumberland near Hadrians Wall. It’s part of Vallum […]

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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 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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