Mark Palmer of The Daily Telegraph visits Khushi’s, an Indian restaurant in Edinburgh. The lamb biryani is “wonderful”, the lamb sag and the Goan fish curry are also popular, but the jalfezi has too few chillies and the chicken korma and chicken karahi are “duller than a GNER sandwich”. The service is sullen and unhelpful. Palmer awards the meal 5 out of 10. Melanie Reid of The Times eats at Mar Hall, a five-star spa hotel in Bishopton, near Glasgow, where she has “proper ladies-who-lunch stuff”. She also samples Italian restaurant Centotre in Edinburgh,”; it is “happy, efficient and has fabulous food”. Finally, she tries Browns of Drymen near Glasgow, where she enjoys “simple, fresh food presented well, served with authentic warmth”. Tracy MacLeod of The Independent visits Acorn House in London’s King’s Cross. An eco-friendly training restaurant, its “bloody good food” is as worthy as its credentials. The roast pork belly is “fantastic”, as is the duck breast, although the tagliatelle with girolles “misfired”. The service is a little chaotic, but a free tasting plate of desserts makes up for a muddled order. Matthew Norman of The Guardian visits Chinese restaurant New Maxin in Kirkcaldy, Fife, on the recommendation of Gordon Brown. The Szechuan soup was “a bowl of tepid washing-up water with chilli oil dribbled on top”, the duck lacked flavour and the spare ribs came in a “globulous” Peking sauce. The main courses were better, tasting “vaguely authentic” but the reviewer was alarmed to hear other diners ordering “curry and chips”. He concludes that the Prime minister should be removed from office and awards the restaurant just 4.5 out of 10. The Daily Telegraph 22/9/07 page W16 (Weekend) The Times 22/9/07 page137 (Magazine) The Independent 22/9/07 page 75 (Magazine) The Guardian 22/9/07 page 95 (Weekend)