What's on the menu: Andrew Pern's Star Inn the City is ‘lust-inducing cracker', says Marina O'Loughlin

25 November 2013 by
What's on the menu: Andrew Pern's Star Inn the City is ‘lust-inducing cracker', says Marina O'Loughlin

Andrew Pern's new York restaurant the Star Inn the City comes in for high praise from the critics this week.

"Tweeness aside," says Marina O'Loughlin in the Guardian, "this is a lust-inducing cracker of a place, a posh gastropub with wit".

Elaine Lemm at the Yorkshire Post agrees, when she writes: "Lauded by many as the opening of the year in Yorkshire, The Star Inn the City in York has hit the ground running."

Fay Maschler heads south of the river for the Evening Standard this week, with a visit to London's latest hip foodie hub, Peckham Bazaar, which serves up another winner with the best Greek food in town.

The Magazine restaurant at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery receives the Independent'sTracey Macleod who says that it is an instant London landmark. "What it isn't, quite yet, is a restaurant," she adds.

The Royal Institution's latest restaurant offering is predictably mediocre, says Matthew Norman in the Telegraph, but a fitting place to visit for the 50th anniverary of Doctor Who.

Guy Dimond reviews Polish restaurant Ognisko for Time Out and is pleased to find that it hasn't airbrushed history out of its Polish cooking.

Simplicity is part of the charm Pieds Nus, the pop-up from the owner of the Michelin-starred Pied à Terre and L'Autre Pied, says Andrew Neather in the Evening Standard.

Gloucestershire restaurant 5 North St is charming, but would benefit from less fussy food, says Matthew Norman in his second Telegraph review this week.

Jay Rayner enjoys the life of pie at the Magdalen Arms in Oxford for the Observer, while Giles Coren describes Gordon Ramsay's Union Street Cafe as "not bad at all" in the Times.

The Metro'sJoe Warwick says the Hawksmoor team has hit another high with ‘neighbourhood restaurant' Foxlow in London EC1.

Hoping for haute cuisine at Graze in Hove, the Telegraph'sZoe Williams is disappointed by a restaurant that tries just a bit too hard.

Camilla Long dines at the "anonymous" Mirror Room at the Rosewood hotel, London WC1V, for the Sunday Times, where he enjoys warm and attentive service and great food.


Vintage furniture from the Fifties and Sixties creates a hip feel at Trevose Harbour House in St Ives, says Tom Chesshyre in the Times.

The Telegraph'sFiona Duncan describes the Felin Fach Griffin, in Wales, as a cosy Brecon Beacons inn offering a warm welcome, traditional charm and excellent dining.

The Greyhound on the Taste in Hampshire is a smart pub-restaurant with rooms that is a safe bet for Michelin, says Gideon Spanier in the Evening Standard.

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