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Planet Hollywood and Twotwentytwo horrify critics

23 July 2009 by
Planet Hollywood and Twotwentytwo horrify critics

Eating at the newly-opened flagship Planet Hollywood restaurant in London is equivalent to a "TV dinner from hell", according to the Evening Standard.

Food critic David Sexton gives the restaurant on Leicester Square zero out of five stars saying the "cooking itself has nothing to be said for it".

"It is, inevitably on this scale, semi-industrial," he laments.

"Sugar has been put into places where you don't want to find it. Even a serving of deep-fried crispy calamari in breadcrumbs came with a sickeningly sweet sauce of "thousand island dressing"."

Marina O'Loughlin meanwhile finds bad taste décor and food that is a catalogue of hideousness at Twotwentytwo at The Landmark hotel.

"And say hello to the world's least exciting menu: so safe, it's the kind of stuff you find in the gastropub aisle of your local supermarket," the Metro's food critic says.

Bloomberg's Richard Vines believes Sir Terence Conran's latest venture, Lutyens, may become a first-class restaurant once it irons out some teething problems; while Time Out's Guy Dimond enjoys the delights of an impressive new gastropub at the Cadogan Arms.

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

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By Kerstin Kühn

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