Jasper Gerard visits Murano in London, where chef Angela Hartnett serves up food which is “such good value, for Mayfair”. He praises most of the dishes, particularly a saddle of lamb and declares that he would return for one more mouthful of basil sorbet. He awards it 8.5 out of 10. Murano is also The Independent’s John Walsh’s destination, but he only deems it worthy of three stars (out of five). Walsh finds it “good, well-flavoured food, but we felt faintly disappointed”, citing classy ingredients but an unadventurous menu. London’s Le Gavroche is the subject of Simon Hopkinson’s review which receives 9.75 out of 10 after sampling its prix-fixe menu. He declares £48 a relative snip and particularly enjoys a warm salad of lightly salted beef cheek. Giles Coren eats out all over Cornwall including the Lugger Hotel in Truro, Restaurant Nathan Outlaw in Fowey, The Seafood Restaurant in Padstow, Stein’s Patisserie in Padstow and Bangors Organic in Bude. The Times’ reviewer finds a “single filleted sardine on a bit of salad was a thing to sing about” at the Lugger, and “picture book prettified plates” in Restaurant Nathan Outlaw. Here he has a braised fillet of brill with a dun-coloured sauce of mushroom and black summer truffle on slivers of potato which was as well-conceived and sprightly…as any fish dish I have had in years”. A former Yorkshire coaching inn, The White Swan Inn in Pickering, is the subject of Nicholas Lander’s review for the Financial Times, where he enjoys a well-priced Bordeaux, a perfectly cooked lemon sole and sweet brown shrimps, although he picks on “undercooked new potatoes and a mundane selection of local cheeses”. The Daily Telegraph (Weekend) 06/09/08 page 18 The Independent (Magazine) 06/09/08 page 41 The Guardian (Weekend Magazine) 06/09/08 page 70-71 The Times (Magazine) 06/09/08 page 61-62 Financial Times (Life & Arts) 06/09/08 page 4

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