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 SayAll Lisa Markwell wants for Christmas is another dinner at John Salt, where former Roganic head chef Ben Spalding currently dons the whites.

Writing for the Independent on Sunday, Markwell says that most of the dishes on his 12-course tasting menu are "hoots of pleasure and 'wows".

Meanwhile Marina O'Loughlin, writing in the Guardian, finds the food at the Green Man & French Horn - the latest venture from the team behind Terroirs, Brawn and Soif, isn't astonishing or groundbreaking - it's just good.

The menu at the Electric Diner, the latest outpost from Soho House Group in Notting Hill, offers too much of a good thing, according to Fay Maschler of the London Evening Standard, while Time Out's Guy Dimond has no doubt it will become a neighbourhood hit.

The Independent's John Walsh says the Royal Oak near Chichester, West Sussex, has some ambitious ideas that don't come off but he'd go again tomorrow for the warmth and the welcome, while the Observer's Jay Rayner says the Three Mariners near Faversham in Kent is far better than the average gastro pub.

Finally, the Daily Telegraph's Matthew Norman finds a tropical paradise serving imaginative Scottish fare - with few fries in sight at the Ubiquitous Chip in the heart of Glasgow.

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