What's on the menu – critics line up in praise for Bruno Loubet's Grain Store

What's on the menu – critics line up in praise for Bruno Loubet's Grain Store

Bruno Loubet's latest London opening Grain Store is well-received by the critics, with high praise from Giles Coren, Lisa Markwell and Guy Dimond.

Time Out's Dimond finds a pick ‘n' mix of ingredients and cuisines with a consistency of style and imaginative, successful flavour pairings that is recognisably Loubet.

Markwell calls the King's Cross restaurant as a triumph of a great chef thinking about what the London scene needs, and delivering it, in the http://www.guardian.co.uk/travel/2013/jun/28/bed-and-breakfast-dalston-cumbria-review" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer">Independent](http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/food-and-drink/reviews/grain-store-granary-square-13-stable-street-london-8675362.html), while for the [Times*](http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/life/food/restaurants/article3799020.ece)*, Coren describes Grain Store as "probably one of the places of the year".

South of the river at Tom Sellers' Restaurant Story, the [Sunday Times'](http://www.thesundaytimes.co.uk/sto/Magazine/food/article1278290.ece)

But David Sexton is less than impressed with Bermondsey neighbour Tanner & Co, suggesting that the school gym stylings might work well for reunion parties but scores the food just 1/5 in the [Evening Standard](http://www.standard.co.uk/goingout/restaurants/tanner--co--restaurant-review-8674235.html).

Moving north Jay Rayner says in the [Observer](http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2013/jun/30/yuzu-manchester-restaurant-review) that it is the minor faults in the food at Yuzu in Manchester that points up the brilliance of everything else; of a restaurant sticking to what it does best.

While the [Independent's](http://www.telegraph.co.uk/foodanddrink/10134289/Aumbry-Prestwich-restaurant-review.html) Zoe Wiliams is bowled over by the ornate and adventurous six-course menu at Aumbry in Prestwich, on which she says nothing felt contrived or try-hard.

Across to North Yorkshire and standout dishes on James Martin's menu at the Talbot Hotel in Malton, are marred by "intrusive" country music that boomed in the dining room, finds Christopher Hirst, also for the [Independent](http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/food-and-drink/reviews/the-talbot-hotel-yorkersgate-malton-north-yorkshire-8675355.html).

Heading to the South West and the [Guardian's](http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2013/jun/29/bells-diner-bristol-restaurant-review) Marina O'Loughlin is impressed by the efforts of the new custodians of Bell's Diner & Bar Rooms in Bristol, who have pulled off their ambition to create a "vibe of eating as little or as much as one wants, whatever time of day, with nice drinks and jolly service".

Back to London and Joe Warwick says in the [Metro](http://metro.co.uk/2013/06/27/posh-chippy-the-fish-chip-shop-has-decent-food-but-is-lacking-in-soul-3857669/) that the food is decent at The Fish & Chip Shop in London N1, but the restaurant is lacking in soul.

Looking at hotels and the [Times'](http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/travel/wheretostay/article3800391.ece) Tom Chesshyre says, that with its sense of fun and beautiful location, Monachyle Mhor in Balquhidder, Perthshire, is hard to fault.

The [Sunday Telegraph's](http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/hotel/64958/Browns-hotel-Mayfair-London-review.html) Fiona Duncan finds a luxurious and discreet place to stay at Brown's hotel in London W1, while the [Guardian's Tony Naylor can't tear himself away from the impressive view at Hawksdale Lodge in Dalston, Cumbria.


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