Happy Bank Holiday Monday! Here’s our regular round-up of what the nation’s restaurant critics were writing about in the week up to 28 May 2023. ***** The Observer “In an area not renowned for its ambitious restaurant choices, this is one which deserves to thrive.” Jay Rayner was in Northern Ireland, struck lyrical by the […]

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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 21 May 2023. ***** The Evening Standard “Decadence done right is a welcome addition to King’s Cross revival.” Jimi Famurewa reviewed the “unabashed grandness” of the Midland Grand Dining Room, the “an all-new flagship restaurant within the […]

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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 30 April 2023. ***** The Guardian Despite being unsure about the term “smoke play” (referring only to the Josper grill in the kitchen, thankfully), Grace Dent has been wanting to visit Khai Khai, on Newcastle’s Quayside, for […]

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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 23 April 2023. ***** The Times Giles Coren sat at the “performative eating counter” at Rambutan, the “spanking new Borough Market locus” for “diaspora Sri Lankan cooking over open fire”, from chef and cookbook author Cynthia Shanmugalingam. […]

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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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Here’s our regular round-up of what the nation’s restaurant critics were writing about in the week up to 26 March 2023. ***** The Observer “Settle back into this gunmetal-grey velvet booth, put your elbows on the polished copper table and enjoy the ride.” Jay Rayner was in Glasgow, trying out the Total Trust menu at […]

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Our summary of what the national and local restaurant critics were writing about in the week ending 19 March 2023. ***** The Independent “Sexy, slick, mischievous and delicious.” Hannah Twiggs reviewed the expertly reinvented  Humble Chicken, now offering a “shiny new Japanese eight-course tasting menu “with a European accent”” at the site of the Frith […]

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Our summary of what the national and local restaurant critics were writing about in the week ending 12 March 2023. ***** The Observer “Experience teaches us that more expensive does not always mean better.” Jay Rayner compared the suya (“the famed Nigerian way with smoked or barbecued beef, lamb and chicken”) from Knightsbridge restaurant Isibani […]

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Our summary of what the national and local restaurant critics were writing about in the week ending 5 March 2023. ***** The Observer Jay Rayner dropped in on 10 Tib Lane during his recent visit to Manchester (see below for a link to his interview with Manchester Live). The “trio of Manchester hospitality veterans behind […]

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