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Cafe Cecilia, London E8: ‘Hot but with a homespun edge’ – restaurant review

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Cafe Cecilia in Hackney, east London, put to the test the question that strangers often ask me, which is: “So, can you get a table anywhere at any time?” The answer is complex, but, for shorthand, I always reply: “Yes...

£295,000 bottle of wine stolen from Spanish restaurant’s cellar

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Two thieves stole 45 bottles of wine, including an extremely rare 215-year-old bottle valued at €350,000 (£295,000), from a collection at an upmarket hotel and restaurant complex in south-west Spain, the owner has sai...

Nama, Liverpool: ‘Are food halls ever a satisfying experience?’ – restaurant review

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At the GPO in Liverpool, a man on stilts clomps and sways approximately a metre from my table, banging a huge drum in time to a chaotic, brass ensemble version of Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) by Eurythmics. Are the...

Ekstedt at the Yard, London SW1: ‘A bit like eating an actual plate of bonfire’ – restaurant review

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I live in fear of an invite “to see the kitchen”. It happens often when I’m reviewing, and the honest answer is, “No, no, I do not want to meet a chef with a rictus grin and a cleaver, and whose last restaurant I help...

UK Deliveroo orders soar by 59% despite restaurants reopening

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Deliveroo enjoyed a 59% increase in orders in the UK and Ireland between July and September despite the return of dine-in restaurant eating, as a partnership with Amazon more than doubled members of its premium subscr...

Haugen, London E20: ‘A whole lot of yodelling and melted gruyere’ – restaurant review

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It is impossible to miss Haugen, a multi-floored, pagoda-shaped, alpine-themed fondue restaurant that’s appeared in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, east London. As erections go, it is remarkable. Look out for the mu...

Looking for the finest French restaurants? Go to London, not Paris

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It was while I was scarfing down the blistered flat bread, laid with lardons, snails and shiny jewels of bone marrow at Maison François, that the thought came to me. It was while I was forking away their mustardy cele...

Bibi, London W1: ‘Genius and subversive’ – restaurant review

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Bibi is a new high-end opening in the capital, of which there is currently no shortage. “High-end” is a coy way that hospitality people communicate the notion of imported chandeliers, four-ply loo roll, complex cockta...

UK restaurants to be banned from keeping staff tips

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Restaurant owners will be banned from taking customer tips and service charge payments from workers under legislation being introduced by the government five years after a ban was first proposed. The law, which is des...

The Compasses Inn, Crundale, Kent: ‘Wherever they go, I will follow’ – restaurant review

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My bid to wax lyrical about The Compasses Inn in Crundale, Kent, comes with unfortunate timing. I’ve wanted to shout about this award-winning gastropub ever since I stopped by a month or so ago, curious as to why food...

10 of the best restaurants, delis and takeaways in York

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A rare purveyor of relaxed good vibes and seriously on-point cooking, chef Neil Bentinck has created a buzzy restaurant that’s unusually broad in its appeal. Food nerds can sit at the open-kitchen counter to get close...

Marugame Udon, London E1: ‘It’s is bit Wagamama meets Ikea cafe’ – restaurant review

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A decent lunch for less than a fiver, as offered at global mega-chain Marugame Udon, is not something that often crosses my radar. In London, especially, there has been a recent post-lockdown glut of new openings with...

Pick Up Pinxtos, Folkestone, Kent: ‘We were spared the life story of the Galician cow’ – restaurant review

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The British seaside is presently heavily oversubscribed and it may well be more jocund simply to stay on your sofa looking at scenes on Google Images of Broadstairs, Margate or Hastings than to brave the actual throng...

Kysty, Ambleside, Cumbria: ‘A classy jewel’ – restaurant review

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Kysty is a restaurant in Ambleside, where the entire country and their dogs seem to be holidaying right now. This is reasonable: during an enthusiastically invasive PCR test in the back room of a Madeiran chemist earl...

Greece to ban unvaccinated people from indoor bars and restaurants

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The Greek government has announced that, as of next month, all indoor eateries, bars, clubs and entertainment venues will be off limits for citizens who have not been vaccinated against Covid-19. The blanket ban was a...

Royale, London E3: ‘Sometimes, I have to admit that the French just do it better’ – restaurant review

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For Royale in Bow Wharf, I broke a rule: I made us leave the house on a Sunday to go out to eat. My favourite days to eat in restaurants are Wednesdays and Thursdays, which are closer to Mondays, when staff will last ...

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