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Conran's Lutyens restaurant "another French classic", says critic

24 August 2009
Conran's Lutyens restaurant "another French classic", says critic

Sir Terence Conran's new restaurant Lutyens, in the former Reuters building on Fleet Street is "another French classic", according to The Times restaurant critic Joe Joseph.

In his review of the restaurant, Joseph praises Conran for having "always been a visionary" and cites the food of Irish chef David Burke as being "unashamedly French".

The simple, French bistro-style food leaves Joseph wondering "What more can you ask for?" but he admits that, at £140 for a meal for two, the prices are rather "exclusive".

Elsewhere, more praise is garnered for Paul Kitching's new restaurant 21212 and The Kitchin in Edinburgh, which the Guardian's Matthew Fort describes as "some of the most highly characterised, beautifully realised, best-value cooking in the UK".

Fort is impressed by Kitching's ability "to balance flavours and textures", comparing his dishes to "exquisite mobiles, different aspects of which reveal themselves as you munch your way through".

For these reviews in full and more, see What's on the menu? Visit Guide Girl for the latest gossip from the fine dining world.

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By Rosie Birkett

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