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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Here’s our regular summary of what the national and local restaurant critics have been writing about in the week ending 13 February 2022. ***** The Observer Jay Rayner paid a visit to Sugarcane London, a “small, tidy Caribbean café on the Wandsworth Road serving, among other things, very good jerk chicken”. He was drawn there […]

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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 February 2022. ***** The Times Giles Coren was in Mayfair, at newcomer BiBi, the Indian fine-dining restaurant from “genius head chef” Chet Sharma. He enjoyed his lunch so much that he had to call […]

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Here’s our regular summary of the places national and local restaurant critics have been visiting in the week ending 23 January 2022. ***** The Sunday Times Marina O’Loughlin thinks found her restaurant of the year on a visit to Pine, in an old cow barn deep in Northumberland near Hadrians Wall. It’s part of Vallum […]

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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 16 January 2022. ***** The Sunday Times When Marina O’Loughlin paid a visit to Toklas, she initially felt like it was “the café attached to an out-of-town retail park” but when she left, she was […]

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