Conran's Boundary a ‘labour of love', says critic

26 May 2009 by
Conran's Boundary a ‘labour of love', says critic

The Boundary in east London is a real labour of love for Sir Terence Conran; it's just a shame the punters don't seem to buy it, says Matthew Norman.

The Guardian's food critic observes that while the food at the Shoreditch venture is consistently good, the number of diners isn't.

"The bad news is that, where this theatrical underground space was heaving in March, in May there were twice as many staff as diners," Norman says.

Jasper Gerard of the Daily Telegraph enjoys good food in pleasing surroundings at Lucknam Park in Wiltshire.

"This is precisely the country house set-up we would all buy into if only we had a very rich maiden aunt with the generosity of spirit to die young," he says.

Meanwhile The Independent's John Walsh leaves The Carpenter's Arms in Oxfordshire "feeling sated with food and wine and carpet-bombed with conviviality"; and The Observer's Jay Rayner is reminded of a Richard Curtis film set as he enjoys lunch at Moonrakers in East Sussex.

For this review in full and more, see What's on the menu? To book a table, see Caterer Eats Out. Visit Guide Girl for the latest gossip from the fine dining world.

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