Jay Rayner suffers so we don’t have to ... bless him

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Jay Rayner suffers so we don’t have to ... bless him

Postby suffolk » February 9th, 2020, 2:32 pm

https://www.theguardian.com/food/2020/f ... xton-hotel

The readers’ comments are interesting too ... :shock:
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Postby Seatallan » February 9th, 2020, 2:41 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol:
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Postby cyprusmoira » February 9th, 2020, 2:45 pm

I always read Jay Rayner

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Postby earthmaiden » February 9th, 2020, 3:11 pm

I saw this earlier - hilarious!
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Postby Herbidacious » February 9th, 2020, 5:17 pm

They really pissed him off. I sense they might have got away with pepper tartare if it not been for their too much up their own hipsters' arses to bother serving properly service. (I have encountered this in London.) You can say that the food is certinly very instagramable... ;)

It's a pity he tarnished the rest of south London proper by calling this a South London rstaruant, which it is, technically, but only just.

Great review. I especially like: "On the side is a shot of Izarra liqueur, the kind of caustic spirit you drink too much of on a cheap summer holiday, before an ill-advised assignation leading only to regret and a prescription for a broad-spectrum antibiotic."
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Postby suffolk » February 9th, 2020, 6:07 pm

Yes ... I loved that Herbi :lol:
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Postby miss mouse » February 9th, 2020, 6:26 pm

I thought it good, he writes well IMO. I liked the acknowledgement that he found it overpriced so what hope for the rest of his readership.
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Postby Pepper Pig » February 9th, 2020, 6:29 pm

I love his writing too. Strangely though I find him a bit smug on The Kitchen Cabinet.
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Postby karadekoolaid » February 10th, 2020, 1:19 am

I love this guy. He´s a proper restaurant critic, just like the wonderfully irreverent (and deceased) AA Gill.
Tell it for what it is; no holds barred.
But be just - and I feel Jay Rayner IS just.
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Postby liketocook » February 10th, 2020, 10:02 am

His column is always the first thing I head for on a Sunday, I do like his writing.
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Postby StokeySue » February 10th, 2020, 12:28 pm

He was more than a little disappointed by Robin Gill at The Yard last week, which is a shame because I love the Dairy. It was funny though.
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Postby MagicMarmite » February 10th, 2020, 2:18 pm

Ha, fabulous.
His writing is wonderful, that restaurant is clearly not!
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