Our weekly round-up of what the national and local restaurant critics are writing about, for the week ending 11 October 2020. Restaurants and bars in England now have a 10pm curfew on top of the ‘rule of six’ guidance, and there are multiple local lockdowns across the north of England; central Scotland’s restaurants are under […]

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Our weekly round-up of what the national and local restaurant critics are writing about, for the week ending 4 October 2020. The 10pm curfew for restaurants and bars, on top of the ‘rule of six’ guidance, could be a “hammer blow” to the industry, as The Evening Standard claims in its interview with top chefs […]

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Our weekly round-up of what the national and local restaurant critics are writing about, for the week ending 13 September 2020. Check with your local and favourite restaurants before heading there; many are still operating strict timings due to reduced cover numbers and social distancing requirement, with reduced menus and booking systems (even if they […]

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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 5 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. Some establishments remain closed – the owner of the three Market Halls, […]

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Our Easter Sunday round-up of what the national and local restaurant critics writing about, for the week ending 12 April 2020; the country is in lockdown, with restaurants, cafes and bars officially closed since 20 March due the coronavirus outbreak. You can still support your local and favourite restaurants, though – many are offering takeaways […]

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Our weekly round-up of the national and local restaurant critics’ columns, for the week ending 29 March 2020; the country is in lockdown, with restaurants, cafes and bars closed due the coronavirus outbreak. You can still support your local and favourite restaurants – many are offering takeaways or deliveries of cooked food or groceries, or […]

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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 Famuwera 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 regular round-up of the restaurant critics’ musings, from the week ending 8 March 2020. Happy International Women’s Day! Your Mum’s Kitchen, London NW6 Jay Rayner from The Observer was still musing on the different styles of restaurant reviewing this week, with homage to Jonathan Gold “who reviewed for the LA Times prior to his infuriatingly premature […]

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