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 is our weekly round-up of what the national and local restaurant critics were writing about in the week ending 17 October 2021. ***** The Evening Standard Jimi Famurewa is the first critic to publish a review of Russell Norman’s Brutto (although Marina O’Loughlin’s Instragram feed tells us she was there at the weekend, so […]

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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 8 August 2021 (with links to last week’s reviews when your ROTR editor was on holiday!) ***** The Guardian “I keep a picture of the (“humongous, fiercely seasoned, dark crimson”) king prawns on my phone […]

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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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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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