Our weekly round-up of what the nation’s restaurant critics were writing about up to 18 February 2024 ***** The Evening Standard Hainan House, Islington Jimi Famurewa was impressed by this “enormously likeable passion project” from “rookie restaurateur Sunny Wu”, who “seeks to illuminate the gastronomic tendencies of Hainan province for no other reason than the […]

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Here’s our regular round-up of what the nation’s restaurant critics were writing about up to 15th October 2023. ***** The Guardian “Part pub, part living history.” Grace Dent was in Cumbria, and is already planning a return trip to The George and Dragon in Clifton, just outside Penrith; it’s “a country estate pub, and part […]

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Here’s our regular round-up of what the nation’s restaurant critics were writing about in the week up to 13th August 2023. ***** The Times “Two people at the top of their game. Near perfection.” Chitra Ramaswamy awarded what we believe to be her first 10/10 across the board this week, dining at Eòrna, a “tiny-in-numbers, […]

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ROTR was on holiday last week – here’s a two-week summary of what the nation’s restaurant critics were writing about up to 6 August 2023. ***** The Evening Standard On 26 July, Jimi Famurewa reviewed Gengelly’s at The Earl of Derby of Telegraph Hill, a “handsomely restored Victorian drinking hole on a south-east London backstreet […]

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Here’s our weekly round-up of what the nation’s restaurant critics were writing about in the week up to 9 July 2023. ***** The Guardian “I shall never tire of seeing the power of a good restaurant bringing joy to its community.” Grace Dent was in the delightfully named Slaggyford, Northumberland at The Kirkstyle Inn where […]

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Here’s our weekly round-up of what the nation’s restaurant critics were writing about in the week up to 11 June 2023. ***** The Guardian “Food doesn’t get much more personal than this.” Grace Dent was in Caversham, enjoying “thoughtfully made and determinedly different” authentic Hyderbadi food at the “second incarnation” of Clay’s Kitchen, now in […]

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Here’s our regular round-up of what the nation’s restaurant critics were writing about in the week up to 16 April 2023. ***** The Observer When “the food started to arrive… I knew we were somewhere else entirely.” Jay Rayner received a one-word answer from his counterpart at The Guardian when he announced he was reviewing […]

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Here’s a quick, bank-holiday round-up of what the nation’s restaurant critics were writing about in the week up to 9 April 2023 and over the Easter weekend. ***** The Observer “It’s all delightful.” Jay Rayner was in Salford and paid a visit to Sakura; be warned, there’s another restaurant with the same name in the […]

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Our summary of what the national and local restaurant critics were writing about in the week ending 13 February 2023. The Evening Standard “Quite an old-fashioned, family-run restaurant formula in an enlivening new guise.” Jimi Famurewa truffled out a restaurant inside “a swish residential development” in Hoxton; Eline is “a gorgeous little restaurant and wine […]

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