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Nuno Mendes' new Viajante restaurant gets mixed reviews

24 May 2010 by
Nuno Mendes' new Viajante restaurant gets mixed reviews

Portuguese chef Nuno Mendes' new restaurant Viajante was met with mixed reviews this weekend.

Writing for The Times, Tony Turnbull is unsure just how definitive of a new era of eating out the restaurant in Bethnal Green is.

"Viajante in East London may or may not be the next big thing in the restaurant world, the place that may or may not define the face of dining for a new generation," he says. "Mendes is clearly a huge talent, but is he the next big thing? I simply wouldn't know."

Meanwhile the Independent describes the restaurant as one that clearly aims to be world-class in an area which badly needs visitor attractions. "But his mission is compromised by disjointed service and over-intellectualised food."

Zoe Williams of the Daily Telegraph

The Observer's Jay Rayner discovers a restaurant perfectly catering for his love of pork in the Milestone in Sheffield, located in a city not otherwise known for its fine dining.

AA Gill, writing in the Sunday Times, is underwhelmed by the French Table in Surbiton, Surrey, which he says doesn't meet the palate of a "blase, overstimulated epicurean from the bijoux stews of bohemia" but perfectly caters for the suburban clientele.

In the Guardian, Matthew Norman reviews one of his local stalwarts, Kathmandu Inn, saying if your local curry house is even half as good as this, then you're laughing.

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 Kerstin KÁ¼hn

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