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Michelin-starred chef Heinz Beck's Apsley menus ‘bewilder' critic

05 November 2009
Michelin-starred chef Heinz Beck's Apsley menus ‘bewilder' critic

Apsleys, the Lanesborough's new restaurant featuring three-Michelin-starred chef Heinz Beck, has been slammed by restaurant critic Marina O'Loughlin in the Metro today.

She points out that Beck is not in the kitchen, adding: "It is left to his formerly single- Michelin-ed lieutenant Massimiliano Blasone to interpret his signature dishes."

Meanwhile, the latest eaterie from the Soho House stable - Pizza East - is criticized by Richard Vines of Bloomberg.com for serving lackluster pizzas. In particular, he takes issue with the base which he describes as "a chewy concoction with a big uneven crust." He does, however, like the starters and desserts, the smiley staff and the location in a sympathetically-refurbished warehouse.

It's a different story, though, for Princess of Shoreditch, a recently redesigned gatropub, which receives a top rating from Time Out critic Guy Dimond. As well as good pub food on the ground floor, he enjoys top notch cooking in the first floor dining room.

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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By Janet Harmer

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