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What's on the menu? – A round-up of the latest restaurant reviews

13 March 2008
What's on the menu? – A round-up of the latest restaurant reviews

Time Out, 11 March 2008
Guy Dimond is impressed with Le Cassoulet in Croydon

This is the sort of restaurant that makes you want to move to Croydon (well, almost). Or if you already live in Croydon, it should make you feel very smug indeed - because it knocks most new high-profile, central London restaurants into a cocked hat. It's got real joie de vivre, the prices are fair, and - above all else - it's a proper French restaurant with proper cooking.
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Evening Standard, 12 March 2008
Fay Maschler at the Grill at Browns Hotel

On the swings and roundabouts in the restaurant fairground, Richard Caring's loss has been Rocco Forte's gain. After Caring bought Caprice Holdings, which includes Le Caprice, The Ivy, J Sheekey, Daphne's and Scott's, its chef-director, Mark Hix, decided to go his own way. The self-explanatory Hix Oyster and Chop House is scheduled to open late next month in Smithfield on the site that was Rudland & Stubbs. Meanwhile, Hix has been masterminding the menu at The Grill at Brown's Hotel, part of the Rocco Forte Collection.
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Metro, 12 March 2008
Marina O'Loughlin visits Mercer

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Are You Ready To Order, 13 March 2008
Jan Moir visits Launceston Place

Launceston Place has had its ups and downs over the last few years. The last time S and I came for lunch, his grouse looked as if it had been made from the body parts of some multi-species avian massacre. The kitchen was in chaos, the front of house uncaring, the prognosis terminal. In this genteel backwater of Kensington, the famous old restaurant was sinking fast, like a duchess in a lime pit.
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