Our weekly round-up of what the national and local restaurant critics were writing about in the week ending 20 June 2021. ***** The Guardian “I’ve done a lot of smiling graciously, but being relentlessly supportive of restaurants couldn’t last forever… For the first time since the pandemic, I am openly narked about a not-very-good restaurant. […]

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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 13 June 2021. ***** The Observer “The Caribbean cookery here deserves to become the pride of Northamptonshire.” Standing in for Jay Rayner this was Rev. Richard Coles, who introduced us to June Plum, a Jamaican […]

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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 6 June 2021. ***** The Guardian Grace Dent was in Liverpool, surrounded by the familiar voices of her childhood. “There’s an increasingly vibrant restaurant scene” here, thanks to the billions “spent on rejigging and rebuilding […]

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Our weekly round-up of what the national and local restaurant critics are writing about, for the week ending 30 May 2021. ***** The Sunday Times “In years of doing this gig I don’t think a week has gone by without someone complaining — via whatever platform — about the bill.” After a quick detour about […]

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Our weekly round-up of what the national and local restaurant critics are writing about, for the week ending 2 May 2021. Some magazine articles that were written weeks ago are still trickling through, but there’s plenty of excited reports of actual restaurant visits to read through. ***** The UK’s hospitality industry is finally open to […]

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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 25 April 2021. ***** England now has a ‘roadmap’ of dates for the re-opening of restaurants and pubs, which are now allowed to serve single households seated outdoors. Inside dining can start from 17 May […]

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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 28 February 2021. England remains in national lockdown, although with a ‘roadmap’ of dates for restaurants and pubs to re-open from 12 April at the earliest, and then only open to serve single households seated […]

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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 14 December 2020. Post-lockdown, England is now operating under a strict tier system that controls whether or not pubs and restaurants can open; anywhere in Tier 3 is unable to open for diners (but can still operate […]

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Our weekly round-up of what the national and local restaurant critics are writing about, for the week ending 25 October 2020. Restaurants and bars in England now have a 10pm curfew on top of the ‘rule of six’ guidance, and the new tier system is affecting many areas; London is under Tier 2 lockdown, which […]

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