Zoe Williams of The Sunday Telegraph visits Bacchus in London’s Hoxton Street and finds it “aglow with self-love”. The food makes her “wonder about the wealth of effort that had gone into it and whether it was worth it”. The artichoke and honey soup is “delicious”, although the ravioli is “way too sweet”. She calls this a “tasty, top-end gastropub meal” which is “pretty good value”, but feels they should “just lighten up a bit”. Allan Brown of The Sunday Times visits Alla Turca in Glasgow’s Pitt Street. He wonders how Pacific swordfish can be “locally sourced” as advertised and is irritated by the bouzouki player providing background ambience. However, he enjoys the “lustrous vegetables” in his Dolma and the “generous smorgasbord of roughly treated, viciously grilled meats”. Terry Durack of The Independent on Sunday visits the Bombay Brasserie in London’s SW7. He says it is “feeling its age”, reminding him of a “mausoleum” and “the overall experience is bland.” Although it is “the antithesis of the modern, high-pressure, fast-turnover restaurant” he does enjoy his perfect naan and “lush, creamy, beautifully balanced daal”. However, he dislikes the “harsh, discordant” sauce on his goan fish curry. He awards it 12 out of 20. Jay Rayner of The Observer reviews The Company Shed in West Mersea, Essex, a wet-fish shop with basic restaurant facilities. He describes it as “marvellously ramshackle and eccentric”, but “a gem”, with the cold seafood platter “the star of the show”. The Sunday Telegraph 23/9/07 page 86 (Stella magazine) The Sunday Times 23/9/07 page 15 (Food, Ecosse) The Independent On Sunday 23/9/07 page 69 (Magazine) The Observer 23/9/07 page 78 (Magazine)