Posts Categorized: Critic Reviews

Critic & Blogger Review Roundup 27 November 2015

All in the name of research, this week saw double-whammy reviews served up by some of the nation’s critics, and our favourite bloggers headed to talked-about London haunts. Check out their ups and downs this week.
German Gymnasium
Sam Muston felt ‘the sort of upward bounce you get when you have been somewhere good’ upon his visit to German Gymnasium. Read more…

Critic & Blogger Review Roundup 20 November 2015

The Peat Inn

The critics and bloggers have been eating their way around the country again this week, with unctuous veal in Fife, sumptuous sole in Holborn, and picture-perfect pigeon in Glasgow.
The Peat InnImage source: The Guardian
Laying claim to Scotland’s first ever Michelin star, The Peat Inn in Fife emerges from its recent refurb ‘bespoke and trim and glossy’, according to Jay Rayner. Read more…

Critic & Bloggers’ Review Round Up 6 November 2015


There were both culinary fireworks and some undoubted duds for the nation’s critics this week. Read about cannon-ball-consistency fritters, and London’s newest (and most original) all-day breakfast spot.
ShotgunImage source: The Guardian
New barbecue joint Shotgun is the ‘real deal’ says Jay Rayner, so it can be excused of its ‘tiresome posturing’. Read more…

Critic & Bloggers’ Review Round Up 8 October 2015

Mac & Wild

From fine dining in a Scottish village to a lobster roll in Soho, the critics and bloggers have got all the foodie bases covered. An endless source of recommendations, here’s a handful of their latest gastronomic musings.
Black Axe MangalImage source: Evening Standard
Fay Maschler of the Evening Standard finds that ‘there is nothing else in London quite like Black Axe Mangal. Read more…

Bookatable’s Critics’ Review Round-Up: One-Item Dining for Jay Rayner & Kitty Fisher’s Does it Again

It was majority thumbs up for the nation’s critics this week, with plenty of juice-mopping, dessert-duelling and ingredient sorcery.
Grace Dent
ShackfuyuImage source: Evening Standard
Grace Dent has a new-found favourite in Shackfuyu on Soho’s Old Compton Street, offering a ‘beautifully glutinous snacky’ menu of Japanese dishes. Read more…

Bookatable’s Critics’ Review Round-Up: Tom Parker Bowles Scandi Lust & Meat Mania in Soho

There was much to shout about from the nation’s critics this week. Check out gin-palace-inspired imbibing at Old Tom & English, a Scandivavian sensation at Snaps & Rye, and much love for E1 restaurant, Blixen.
John Walsh
BlixenImage source: The Independent
John Walsh heads to ‘handsome’ newcomer restaurant Blixen, which to him has a ‘solid feel’ of longevity about it. Read more…

Bookatable’s Critics’ Review Round-Up: Giles Coren, Jay Rayner & more!

There was much for the nation’s critics to like this week, including Camberwell’s coolest Chinese restaurant and a pithivier to render all pastry before it obsolete.
Smoking GoatImage source: Time Out
Repeated use of the word ‘thrilling’ shows just how much Giles Coren loved London’s latest can-do-no-wrong restaurant, Smoking Goat. Read more…