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What's on the menu – Gymkhana 'thoroughly awesome' says Giles Coren

16 December 2013 by
What's on the menu – Gymkhana 'thoroughly awesome' says Giles Coren

Giles Coren became such an immediate fan of Karam Sethi's Gymkhana in London W1 that he chose to visit three times in five days, scoring the food a perfect 10.

Writing in the http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/travel/wheretostay/middleengland/article3944115.ece" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer">Times](http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/magazine/article3944066.ece), he says: "I've now eaten 25 of the 34 savoury dishes. Every one was out of this world."

[Metro's](http://metro.co.uk/2013/12/12/angela-hartnett-is-back-for-good-at-londons-truly-delicious-cafe-murano-4226565/) Andy Lynes says that Angela Hartnett is back for good at London's truly delicious Cafe Murano, London SW1. "I don't want to review my spinach and ricotta tortelli as much as compose a hymn to it," he enthuses.

The [Observer's](http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2013/dec/15/grillshack-restaurant-review-jay-rayner) Jay Rayner visits Grillshack, the Richard caring-backed London W1 restaurant run by Mark Askew and Hannah Bass, which he describes as ‘cafeteria chic, all hard wipe-down surfaces, cheery gashes of colour and US diner iconography'.

AA Gill discovers a "new, quiet confidence from the folk who find themselves looking down from a great height at the world on a plate" after dining at Hutong on level 33 of the Shard in London SE1 - for the [Sunday Times](http://www.thesundaytimes.co.uk/sto/Magazine/article1350842.ece).

[Independent](http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/food-and-drink/reviews/paul-ainsworth-at-no-6-restaurant-review--domestic-bliss-9003081.html).

The Magazine restaurant at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery in London W2 may look like a ‘giant, uncooked pizza base flung over a supersized Alvar Aalto wave vase', but Marina O'Loughlin says it's worth a visit in the [Guardian](http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2013/dec/14/the-magazine-serpentine-restaurant-review).

John Walsh visits Source Battersea in London SW11 and says in the [Independent](http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/food-and-drink/reviews/source-battersea-london-restaurant-review--this-is-the-kind-of-place-you-want-to-keep-jealously-to-yourself-8998364.html) that it's the sort of place you want to keep jealously to yourself.

Apart from the overbearing music, the [Evening Standard's](http://www.standard.co.uk/goingout/restaurants/fay-maschler-reviews-ritas-bar-and-dining-8997242.html) Fay Maschler has a fairytale time at the new permanent Rita's Bar and Dining near London Fields

Zoe Williams describes the menu at Devon pub the Millbrook Inn, South Pool, inventive and a little weird", in the [Telegraph](http://www.telegraph.co.uk/foodanddrink/restaurants/10488102/The-Millbrook-Inn-South-Pool-restaurant-review.html), but says the only beams "were on the ceiling and not, alas, the faces of the thunderous staff".

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Tom Chesshyre says the recently renovated Porch House, Stow-on-the-Wold, in the Cotswolds is all flagstones, antiques and exposed stone walls and serves great food, in the [Times.

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