Here’s our regular summary of what the national and local restaurant critics have been writing about in the week ending 15 May 2022. ***** The Sunday Times Marina O’Loughlin travelled miles for hours by overcrowded train to reach her review destination this week, and was racked with doubt the whole way. The restaurant’s location (a […]

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Here’s our regular summary of what the national and local restaurant critics have been writing about in the week ending 8 May 2022. ***** The Guardian “Spring Saturday lunches don’t get much better than this.” Grace Dent finally ventured to Tallow in Kent, just outside Tunbridge Wells; owners Donna and Rob Taylor “left the excellent, […]

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Here’s our weekly summary of what the national and local restaurant critics wrote about in the week ending 1 May 2022. ***** The Evening Standard Jimi Famurewa reviewed Acme Fire Cult, the 2021 BBQ concept that’s found a permanent home at at 40ft Brewery in Dalston. The epitome of clichéd “east London dining”, this “new, […]

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Here’s our regular summary of what the national and local restaurant critics have been writing about in the week ending 24 April 2022. ***** The Sunday Times “Cynical harridan that I am, it has been a long, long time since I’ve considered a restaurant as an arena for romance. I’m afraid today’s restaurant makes this […]

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Here’s our regular summary of what the national and local restaurant critics have been writing about in the week ending 17 April 2022. ***** The Sunday Times “It’s unusual to find a newcomer that seems as untouched by the past few decades as Les 2 Garçons.” Marina O’Loughlin reviewed the Crouch Hill newcomer, a “classic […]

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Here’s our regular summary of what the national and local restaurant critics have been writing about in the week ending 3 April 2022. ***** The Mail on Sunday “The place shimmers with heartfelt hospitality.” Tom Parker Bowles in YOU Magazine ventured out to visit Tallow on “the outer edges of Tunbridge Wells” in Kent; it’s […]

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Here’s our regular summary of what the national and local restaurant critics have been writing about in the week ending 20 March 2022. ***** The Sunday Times Marina O’Loughlin was in Cumbria, at Heft, which “has been reaping quite a bit of excited anticipation from restaurant spods — yes, me too — because of chef-patron […]

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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 March 2022. ***** The Evening Standard Jimi Famurewa didn’t hold out much hope for his review of Boiler & Co, “a new all-day bar and kitchen from Anguilla-born chef Kerth Gumbs, set in the […]

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Here’s our regular summary of what the national and local restaurant critics have been writing about in the week ending 6 March 2022. ***** The Observer “The strength of a country’s food culture is not defined by a handful of gilded gastro-palaces… but by the presence of those places you’d keep going to repeatedly, because […]

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Here’s our regular summary of what the national and local restaurant critics have been writing about in the week ending 27 February 2022. ***** The Sunday Times To Margate for Marina O’Loughlin, and a meal at Sargasso, a “little beacon of loveliness” that’s one of the “improbable number” of “genuinely good” restaurants that have followed […]

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