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The most memorable thing about Massimo Restaurant and Oyster Bar is the prices, says AA Gill

18 July 2011 by
The most memorable thing about Massimo Restaurant and Oyster Bar is the prices, says AA Gill

The most memorable thing about Massimo Restaurant and Oyster Bar is not the food but the prices, according to AA Gill.

The Sunday Times food critic experiences a forgettable meal at the restaurant at the Corinthia Hotel, which he describes as one of the most staggeringly expensive restaurants in London.

"The bill for two was £189, which is utterly undeserved," he complains.

Meanwhile, Lisa Markwell is impressed by the perfectly judged menu at Roganic, Simon Rogan's two-year pop up restaurant in London's Marylebone, where a tasting menu is served only.

"One stand-out dish is Kentish seawater-cured mackerel with Regent's Park elderflower honey, broccoli - dehydrated and puréed - and shallots, which is a triumph of textures and flavours that plays on the tongue," she enthuses.

Scarborough may be down on its luck, but at least you can enjoy a life-affirming meal at Italian restaurant Lanterna, says the Observer's Jay Rayner, while the Sunday Telegraph's Zoe Williams finds the views more impressive than the food at Mark Sargeant's Rocksalt in Folkestone, Kent.

In London, the Metro's Marina O'Loughlin says Nuno Mendes's Corner Room at the Town Hall hotel in Bethnal Green offers the chance to experience what would otherwise be known as haute cuisine in pleasingly offbeat, informal surroundings.

The London Evening Standard's Fay Maschler says Galoupet, the first London restaurant by the owners of the Chateau du Galoupet vineyard in the South of France, brings a touch of Provence to Knightsbridge.

For these reviews in full and more, see What's on the menu?](http://www.caterersearch.com/Articles/2011/07/18/339394/What39s-on-the-Menu.htm) Visit [Guide Girl](http://www.caterersearch.com/blogs/guide-girl/) for the latest gossip from the fine-dining world.

By Kerstin Kühn

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