Our summary of what the national and local restaurant critics were writing about in the week ending 29 January 2023. The Times “Life-changing, aeonic. Oh my God. All I wanted was more.” Giles Coren’s first visit to “big-deal US import” tinned-seafood specialist Saltie Girl was definitely not one that fitted his £50-a-head or under budget. […]

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Our summary of what the national and local restaurant critics were writing about in the week ending 22 January 2023. The Guardian “One of London’s most notable new openings, a place to take the food obsessive in your life.” Grace Dent  reviewed Restaurant St Barts, a “spacious, Scandi-esque spot overlooking the church of St Bartholomew […]

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Our summary of what the national and local restaurant critics were writing about this week. The Observer “The joyful rebirth of chef Henry Harris’s restaurant Racine.” Jay Rayner is one of the first of the critics to review Bouchon Racine; even before going, as a “huge, dribbling admirer of all the people involved and all […]

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Our summary of what the national and local restaurant critics were writing about in the second week of 2023. ***** The Guardian “British hospitality’s approach to vegetarians and vegans has pivoted 180 degrees since the bad old days of the pub-grub microwaved veggie lasagne.” Inspired her late father’s reactions to her teenage vegetarianism, Grace Dent‘s […]

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Happy New Year and welcome to the first ROTR of 2023! Here’s our summary of what the national and local restaurant critics were writing about in the final two weeks of 2022. ***** The Observer “It was a challenging year, but the best places led by shining example.” Jay Rayner “was privileged to eat stupidly […]

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Our weekly summary of what the national and local restaurant critics were writing about in the week ending 27 November 2022. ***** The Evening Standard Jimi Famurewa visited Straker’s in Notting Hill to see if lockdown Tik Tok sensation Thomas Straker could bring the magic IRL. “What is absolutely not in doubt is that the […]

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Our weekly summary of what the national and local restaurant critics were writing about in the week ending 13 November 2022. ***** The Evening Standard “A hugely appealing endeavour.” Jimi Famurewa reviewed St John Marylebone, the “loveably irreverent” recent addition to the St John family (and their “first proper opening in seven years”). “Original founders […]

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Our weekly summary of what the national and local restaurant critics were writing about in the week ending 6 November 2022. ***** The Guardian “A very decent, experimental Japanese with a side of jazz.” Grace Dent was in Dalston, at mu, a live music venue where “the food is taken seriously” – to a surprising […]

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