Giles Coren finds terrible food and dreadful service at Oblix, Rainer Becker’s latest venture on the 32nd floor of London’s Shard. The Times’ food critic hates everything about the restaurant, scoring it a measly 1.3 out of 10, adding a “miserably underdone veal chop tasted mildly of headache” and “a bright yellow macaroni cheese was the worst of its kind” he’s ever had.
French chef Bruno Loubet’s new veg-centric restaurant Grain Store in King’s Cross is a must-visit if you want to be part of London’s dining scene, says David Sexton of the London Evening Standard. However, he adds that not all surprises were welcome as during the six-course tasting menu his meal began to make less and less sense as a whole.
Writing for the Independent on Sunday, Amol Rajan finds brotherly love at the family-run Shed, which he says is a great addition to the Notting Hill scene, whose atmosphere compensates for occasionally overpriced food.
At the George & Dragon in Wiltshire an enticing menu dominated by fish and shellfish sent daily from Cornwall, as well as unfussy, accurate and highly impressive cooking tick all the right boxes for the Daily Telegraph’s Matthew Norman.
The Guardian‘s Marina O’Loughlin finds a well-travelled menu of previously unseen dishes in the UK at Baiwei in London’s Chinatown, while writing for Metro Emma Sturgess is disappointed with the tasting menu at the Five Fields in Chelsea, which she is says “stuck on repeat”.