Critic & Blogger Review Roundup 14th November 2016

Kathryn Flett

Veeraswamy

Veeraswamy


Kathryn Flett visits Veeraswamy, which turned 90 in 2016. She finds ‘tried-and-tested, confidently delivered Indian cooking that will please most of the punters most of the time.’

Marina O’Loughlin

Farmacy

Farmacy restaurant. Photograph: Karen Robinson for the Guardian


Marina O’Loughlin is not a fan of the clean eating trend, and consequently not a fan of Farmacy. Despite finding a ‘beautiful restaurant’ and ‘lovely staff,’ ‘flavours are muddy, textures claggy, thrills few and far between.’

Fay Maschler

StreetXO


StreetXO
Daniel Hambury/Stella Pictures for Evening Standard


Fay Maschler concludes that she’s not the target customer for Street XO, a new venture from renowned Spanish chef David Muñoz. Creative dishes are creatively compared to ‘Jackson Pollock roadkill disposed on a sheet of white paper inspired perhaps by the style of Grant Achatz at Chicago’s Alinea, or meaty stuff likened to cooked catfood.’

Jay Rayner

Margot

Margot
Photograph: Sophia Evans for the Observer


Jay Rayner likes the Italian charm of Margot in Covent Garden, although not the price. ‘Exceptionally good bread’ joins a selection of cured meats to start, followed by impressive pasta dishes and a ‘glorious’ lemon delice to finish.

Grace Dent

Yosma

Yosma
Image source: Evening Standard


Grace Dent describes Yosma as ‘a half-decent nightclub currently being spoiled by ovens.’ Although dishes are ‘executed beautifully,’ she senses ‘a capable kitchen crew being held back from serving bold, lascivious, love-hewn food by budgets and holding out for the sort of diner who’ll be too smashed to notice.’

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