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What's on the menu: Wright Brothers win over the critics

02 February 2014 by
What's on the menu: Wright Brothers win over the critics

Seafood specialists the Wright Brothers win over the critics in this week's restaurant for their Old Spitalfields Market restaurant, the fourth in the group.

Fay Maschler pays a visit and says its Sydney-born and bred head chef David Cook is a name to clock, in her review in the http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/hotel/127452/Great-Northern-Hotel-Kings-Cross-London-review.html" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer">Evening Standard](http://www.standard.co.uk/goingout/restaurants/fay-maschler-reviews-wright-brothers-spitalfields-9092681.html). "His prowess is worthy of four stars," adds Maschler, referring to the 4/5 rating she awards the restaurant.

Jay Rayner declares the Wright Brothers a "serious seafood restaurant for people who really do like the stuff" in the [Observer](http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2014/feb/02/wright-brothers-spitalfields-restaurant-review-jay-rayner)

And finally, the [Independent's - ](http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/food-and-drink/reviews/wright-brothers-restaurant-review-the-odds-were-stacked-against-this-seafood-mecca-but-its-hard-to-fault-9094757.html)editor, Amol Rajan, says it's hard to fault the Wright Brothers' new seafood mecca but does add two warnings."Throughout your meal you will see huge animals clambering on top of each other, and sometimes engaged in open warfare," he says, referring to the seawater tanks of crustacean in the dining roome. "The other thing to watch out for is the skinny-jeans brigade who, thinking they're too smart for Hoxton a mile up the road, now monopolise Spitalfields."

Giles Coren continues his tour of non-London restaurants in the [Times](http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/magazine/article3987352.ece), with a visit to Andrew Pern's new York outpost, Starr Inn the City. He describes it a is a a good restaurant in the main, with plenty of heart and soul.

Blackfoot, a new Allegra McEvedy restaurant in London's Exmouth Market, where pork features heavily on the menu, is affordable fun, says Marina O'Loughlin in the [Guardian](http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2014/jan/31/blackfoot-london-ec1-restaurant-review).

Reworking the comfort food of the deep south, the Lockhart is an example of American south western cooking at its best, says the [Independent's - ](http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/food-and-drink/reviews/the-lockhart-restaurant-review-brad-mcdonald-has-picked-up-the-southwestern-ball-and-kicked-it-out-of-the-park-9093934.html)Tracey Macleod.

Zoe Williams visits the Leconfield in Petworth for the [Telegraph - ](http://www.telegraph.co.uk/foodanddrink/restaurants/10593077/The-Leconfield-Petworth-restaurant-review.html)ands says that the restaurant might serve dishes that seem overly fussy, but they pack a real punch.

Emma Sturgess enjoys her experience at Blanchette in London's Soho, in the [Metro](http://metro.co.uk/2014/01/30/bistro-blanchette-in-london-has-an-exciting-tombola-of-dishes-that-proves-hit-and-miss-4281972/), despite a rigorously enforced two-hour table policy.

It's visually attractive, but Peruvian restaurant Andina in London's Shoreditch somehow adds up to less than the sum of its parts, says Andrew Neather in the [Evening Standard](http://www.standard.co.uk/goingout/restaurants/andina--restaurant-review-9095507.html).

What sets Ember Yard apart from its siblings in Simon Mullins' Salt Yard Group is an even greater emphasis on the grill, says [Time Out's ](http://www.timeout.com/london/restaurants/ember-yard)Guy Dimond.

The [Metro's - ](http://metro.co.uk/2014/01/30/on-the-bab-in-london-is-a-diner-that-provides-a-fun-take-on-korean-food-4281994/)Joe Warwick tries the curiously named On the Bab in London's Old Street and finds a fun take on Korean food.

HOTELS

The boutique Hard Days Night hotel in Liverpool celebrates all things Fab Four, with stylish, Beatles-themed rooms and a good-value restaurant, according to Tom Chesshyre in the [Times](http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/travel/wheretostay/middleengland/article3990750.ece).

The [Sunday Telegraph'sFiona Duncan visits the Great Northern Hotel, in London, and finds a King's Cross hotel offering beautifully decorated rooms, a great restaurant and bar, and friendly staff.

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