Here is our weekly round-up of what the national and local restaurant critics are writing about, for the week ending 24 January 2021; the first few round-ups of the year are often short due to reviews being replaced by articles on Veganuary and Dry January, but reviews are especially thin this year with so many […]

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Our weekly round-up of what the national and local restaurant critics are writing about, for the week ending 1 November 2020. Restaurants and bars in England must close between 5 November and 2 December for a second lockdown, it was announced on Saturday night. Wales and parts of Scotland are also on similar lockdowns. Please […]

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Our weekly round-up of what the national and local restaurant critics are writing about, for the week ending 6 September 2020. Restaurants, pubs, bars and cafes in England are still re-opening at their own pace, and we are seeing an impressive number of new restaurants starting up. The government’s ‘Eat Out to Help Out’ scheme […]

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Our weekly round-up of what the national and local restaurant critics are writing about, for the week ending 9 August 2020. Restaurants, pubs, bars and cafes in England were permitted to re-open on Saturday 4 July after over 100 days of enforced closure. Some establishments remain closed – the owner of the three Market Halls, […]

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Our weekly round-up of what the national and local restaurant critics are reviewing and writing about, for the week ending 26 July 2020. Restaurants, pubs, bars and cafes in England were permitted to re-open on Saturday 4 July after over 100 days of enforced closure. Check with your local and favourite restaurants before heading there; […]

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Our weekly round-up of what the national and local restaurant critics are writing about, for the week ending 7 June 2020; the country remains in lockdown, with restaurants, cafes and bars officially closed due the coronavirus outbreak since March. Gradual easing of lockdown rules recently means that restaurant and bars can start planning for re-opening […]

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Our weekly round-up of where the national and local restaurant critics are reviewing and what they are recommending, for the week ending 15 March 2020. Gymkhana, London W1 Jimi Famurewa of The Evening Standard visited Gymkhana, “reopened in bolstered form after a kitchen fire forced it to close for eight months” and declared that “it […]

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Harden’s weekly update of where the critics are eating, recommending and avoiding, for the week ending 19 January 2020. Paradise, London W1 Marina O’Loughlin for The Sunday Times booked for a return visit to Paradise immediately after her first, and even “felt so evangelical about the place” that she posted on Instagram about the mutton […]

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Harden’s weekly update of where the critics are eating, recommending or avoiding, for the week ending 15 September 2019. It’s slightly shorter than usual this week – we’re busy finalising Harden’s London Restaurants 2020 and sending it off to the printer; available soon in all good bookshops! OKN1, London N1 40 Hoxton Street might not […]

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Harden’s weekly update of where the critics are eating, recommending and avoiding, for the week ending 1 September 2019. Kala, Manchester Jay Rayner for The Observer headed to Manchester to try out the latest jewel in Gary Usher’s crown. He wasn’t welcome, of course – when Usher opened his very first restaurant, Sticky Walnut in […]

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