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Dabbous gets perfect marks from Evening Standard and Time Out

06 February 2012 by
Dabbous gets perfect marks from Evening Standard and Time Out

Dabbous, the first restaurant from former Texture head chef Ollie Dabbous, has wowed the London food critics, with both the Evening Standard and Time Out scoring it a perfect five.

Located in Fitzrovia, Dabbous is a joint venture between the chef and mixologist Oskar Kinberg, who previously managed the Cuckoo Club, with a menu of small plates with seasonal produce and light, clean flavours at its heart.

The Evening Standard‘s Fay Maschler loved her experience at the restaurant, saying Dabbous really understands eating pleasure and claiming it is a restaurant that changes the game, while Time Out‘s Guy Dimond says that although it is not an immediately lovable restaurant, the food is as cutting-edge as you'll find anywhere.

Writing in the Sunday Times, AA Gill visits Chinatown in London's West End hoping to find a decent restaurant. But after eating at Manchurian Legends, he leaves spectacularly disappointed.

"I haven't actually been defeated by a restaurant for ages. It was spectacularly, triumphantly awful," he says.

The Independent on Sunday‘s Lisa Markwell says Soho institution Quo Vadis, where former Blueprint Café chef Jeremy Lee has just taken over the kitchen, is a foodie favourite for a reason.

Finally The Metro‘s Marina O'Loughlin says the food at 34, the latest addition to the Caprice Holdings stable, is almost excellent but adds that it is a restaurant designed for the privileged.

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.

By Kerstin Kühn

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