What the Critics Say - round up of the latest restaurant reviews

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Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for What the Critics SayTracey MacLeod says the room and ambience doesn't quite match the vibrancy of the menu at the Pompadour by Galvin in Edinburgh.

Writing for the Independent on Sunday, MacLeod praises the food at the Galvins' first restaurant venture outside of London, saying: "My meal at the Pompadour was as good as any I've eaten within the Galvin group - which is to say, very good indeed."

However, she adds that overall she had a "slightly underwhelming experience". "The staff seemed in awe of their grand surroundings, and there was no real sense of anyone owning the room, which had the tip-toe-y feel associated with Michelin-starred dining," she says.

The Rose Garden in West Didsbury, Manchester, is a lovely neighbourhood restaurant that has become a shade too pleased with itself, according to Marina O'Loughlin writing in the Guardian.

Metro's Andy Lynes says Chris Corbin and Jeremy King's latest restaurant Colbert on Sloane Square is great news for the capital's restaurant scene, while the Times' Giles Coren adds it's a beautiful restaurant that serves the best food at any of the duo's restaurants.

The Sunday Times' AA Gill is underwhelmed with Honest Burgers in Soho, which is about as "minimal and parsimoniously blunt as a place can be and still call itself a restaurant".

And after a bad start at the Angler, D&D London's new seafood restaurant at South Place Hotel in the City, the Sunday Telegraph's Zoe Williams is won over by the gorgeous main courses and dessert.

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