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June Plum, Wellingborough: ‘Strong, clean flavours that delight’ – restaurant review

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June Plum, 31-32 Cambridge Street, Wellingborough NN8 1DW (juneplum.net). Starters £1.95-£8.25, mains £9.95-£18.50, desserts £6.50-£7.95, cocktails £6.95-£8 While the East Midlands will not dazzle you with Michelin st...

The Wigmore, London: ‘The best cheese toastie in town’ – restaurant review

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The Wigmore, 15 Langham Place, London W1B 3DE (020 7965 0198). Toastie £13, snacks £5.50-£7.75, mains £14-£16, dessert £5, beers from £5 a pint, wines from £28.50 Happiness is a well-made cheese toastie. The XXL Stove...

The Bradley Hare, Wiltshire: ‘The meat is impeccable’: restaurant review

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The Bradley Hare, Church Street, Maiden Bradley, Wiltshire BA12 7HW (01985 801018). Starters £6.50-£10, mains £13.50-£23, desserts £7.50, wines from £20 If you wanted a single plate of food to symbolise the current st...

One restaurant has been a part of our family. Now we mourn its passing

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My family has suffered a great loss. We will still have our memories, of course, each one suffused with a warm glow. But the source of those memories? After 35 years, that has gone. We have lost our family’s restauran...

Fenn, London SW6: ‘An elegant, date night kind of place’ – restaurant review

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En route to Fenn in Fulham, I comforted myself that this may, please God, be one of the last restaurants I’ll visit during the alfresco period. We were ever so grateful when outdoor dining restored a semblance of semi...

The GPO, Liverpool: ‘They’re trying to work all the angles’ – restaurant review

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The GPO, Metquarter, 35 Whitechapel, Liverpool L1 6DA. Book online at the-gpo.co.uk. All dishes across the menus £4-£16. Wines from £18 The app wants to be reassuring. Yes, of course I can have half a fried chicken wi...

Sarap Filipino Bistro: ‘Many of the dishes are real showstoppers’ – restaurant review

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Sarap Filipino Bistro, 10 Heddon Street, London W1B 4BX (020 3488 9769; saraplondon.com). Starters £8.50-£13; mains £18-£25; desserts £5.50-£7.50; wines from £27 Eating a whole piglet is like staging an orgy; you need...

Bar des Prés, London W1: ‘The £8 vanilla-flavoured mash reawakened my inner witch’ – restaurant review

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Although my restaurant columns have taken on an increasingly taut, Pollyanna-ish “I’m just glad to be out of the house” tone over the past three months, I think Bar des Prés in Mayfair has finally broken me. It was so...

Thai restaurant rides wave of success as customers flock to dine in floodwaters

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Riverside restaurant owner Titiporn Jutimanon feared that the floods afflicting many parts of Thailand could be the end of a business already struggling from the pandemic. But with the rising tide of the Chao Phraya r...

Rickshaw bomb kills 10 as Islamists target Mogadishu restaurant

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Ten people have been killed after a rickshaw loaded with explosives was detonated by al-Shabaab Islamists at a popular restaurant in Mogadishu. The three-wheeler rickshaw, fitted to carry a load on the back, had been ...

Nottingham restaurant Escobar accused of ‘glamourising drug lords’

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A South American-themed restaurant called Escobar has been accused by an MP of “glamourising drug lords and terrorism” by featuring a mural of the drug trafficker Pablo Escobar. Nadia Whittome, the Labour MP for Notti...

Brook’s, West Yorkshire: ‘A startlingly good modern brasserie’ – restaurant review

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Brook’s, 6 Bradford Road, Brighouse, West Yorkshire HD6 1RW (01484 715284). Small plates £7.50-£10, large plates £16.50-£25, desserts £6.50-£7, wine from £21 My name is Jay Rayner and I am powerless in the face of goo...

Mr Ji: ‘Bright lights and sparkly thrills in the heart of Soho’ – restaurant review

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Mr Ji, 72 Old Compton Street, London W1D 4UN. Bookings via mrji.co.uk. Small plates £3.95 – £7; all big plates £10. Cocktails £8 – £10 You can learn a lot about a place from a trip to the loo. I once knew a journalist...

Mangal 2, London: ‘It’s brave and compelling and properly delicious’ – restaurant review

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Mangal 2, 4 Stoke Newington Road, London N16 7XN (020 7254 7888). Small plates £5-£12, large plates £14-£19, desserts £7.50-£8.50, wines from £28 If Mangal 2 were located almost anywhere else in London, it would not s...

Bibo, London EC2: ‘The noise levels were louder than a nightclub at midnight’ – restaurant review

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Bibo in Shoreditch, a sophisticated Spanish restaurant by chef Dani García, was definitely a night of firsts. A pivotal moment in my restaurant-reviewing career came when, just after eating my porcini croquettes, I do...

Imad’s Syrian Kitchen, London: ‘Represents all the good things’ – restaurant review

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Imad’s Syrian, Kitchen, Top floor, Kingly Court, Carnaby Street, London W1B 5PW (020 7434 2448). Small plates £5.50-£8, large plates £9-£15, desserts £5-£6, wine from £26 a bottle With some restaurants, it’s all about...

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