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Restaurant Reviews

Havana, let's go...Havana, let's go...What do you do when there's no room at the inn and the chef has gone home for Horlicks? You land on your proverbial ass at a 200-year-old church and pray they'll take mercy on you, like Angie and her late-night chum. That's what..
Restaurant review: Puschka pushes all the right buttonsRestaurant review: Puschka pushes all the right buttonsAA Grill celebrates 10 years of non-wedded bliss with an all-expenses paid trip to Puschka and finds a stage-door Johnny who becomes a man of letters by the end of the night
Restaurant review: Going large at PiccolinoRestaurant review: Going large at PiccolinoThey can't get enough of their garlic bread in Piccolino. But this bustling joint has a lot more going for it, especially if you happen to be one of the after-work crowd, as Angie discovered
Restaurant review: Hot in the cityRestaurant review: Hot in the cityAA Grill has been searching the land for a curry to remember since he was a chip-loving lad who knew no better. Will he finally find that something special at the Sultan's Palace, or will he be yearning for the sultan vinegar?
Restaurant review: Just like Mamma used to make?Restaurant review: Just like Mamma used to make?AA Grill discovers that you won't find any knees trembling at Il Forno, so he makes do with olives and pizza at the place that calls itself Liverpool's first authentic Italian restaurant
Restaurant review: Brave New WorldRestaurant review: Brave New WorldValparaiso has built a small but loyal fan base down the years. But does traditional cooking from the old country stand up against the newer kids on the city's dining scene? Angie Sammons goes along
Restaurant review: Beef encounterRestaurant review: Beef encounterBlack House Grill, the newest Living Venture in Chester's ancient walls, is something to seriously hunger for, says Angie
Restaurant review: Simply HeathcotesRestaurant review: Simply HeathcotesWhile the great tizz over that elusive Mersey Michelin star goes on, Simply Heathcotes racks up the rosettes, bibs and awards to cheer up its Bolton-born boss. We get reacquainted
Hot favouriteHot favouriteAngie Sammons revisits the ever popular Shapla and finds it reassuringly familiar. In fact the only thing that has changed is the name
Restaurant review: Back doing the businessRestaurant review: Back doing the businessDelifonseca might be a young new outfit, but they know how lucky they are to have a stalwart like Martin Cooper in the kitchen
Restaurant review: New kid on the dockRestaurant review: New kid on the dockIt may have only just been built, but AA Grill finds out if the Liverpool Malmaison really is demolishing the opposition on the food front
A bit on the sideA bit on the sideAngie Sammons steals off to The Side Door and finds it quietly standing proud among its formidable Hope Street neighbours
Restaurant review: The Italian jobRestaurant review: The Italian jobAngie Sammons visits Casa Bella in search for some real Italian food
Restaurant review: If you knew sushi...Restaurant review: If you knew sushi...Sapporo Teppanyaki is a roaring success and packing the punters in. But where's it at? Angie Sammons finds out
Restaurant review: Relight my fireRestaurant review: Relight my fireCoriander is the new Nirvana for curry lovers - but Indian food is just half the story, says AA Grill
Restaurant review: Juniper - the brilliant mysteryRestaurant review: Juniper - the brilliant mysteryGordo gets carried away and writes a novel in two chapters.
Restaurant review: Back in the blackRestaurant review: Back in the blackAA Grill reviews his credit score after revisiting his former bank, now the Restaurant Bar and Grill
Restaurant review: Are you local?Restaurant review: Are you local?What's the real deal, these days, at Liverpool's original gastropub? AA Grill visits The Monro
Restaurant review: The village peopleRestaurant review: The village peopleAA Grill finally gets around to eating at the Botanic Bistro in Churchtown. What's the verdict?
Restaurant review: The Good lifeRestaurant review: The Good lifeOr is it Life on Mars? Hester Blumenthel gets rooted back in time on a visit to Lino's in Hoylake
Restaurant review: MaharajaRestaurant review: MaharajaGordon Ramsay ate at the Maharaja a while back and he now he swears by it. He would though, wouldn't he?
Restaurant review: Hope and gloryRestaurant review: Hope and gloryLocally sourced is the big thing at The London Carriage Works. But does their big menu revamp go the distance? Angie Sammons finds out
Restaurant review: Red, hot and RussianRestaurant review: Red, hot and RussianAA Grill encounters a rare cuisine at St Petersburg. But is it any good?
Restaurant review: You've got a pitta pocket or twoRestaurant review: You've got a pitta pocket or twoIt's love at first bite for AA Grill who coos over cous cous and coffee at Kimos
Restaurant review: Sober thoughtsRestaurant review: Sober thoughtsLew Baxter and chums take a wander around Asia, via Skye, and discover there's more than chopsticks to Geisha
Top nosh or what?Top nosh or what?What are the best and worst eating experiences you've had this year? Here are AA Grill's picks, and we've got a £100 tab for the top rant about yours
Restaurant review: Gut as big as LiverpoolRestaurant review: Gut as big as LiverpoolLiverpool Confidential ranter Fat Git joins the restaurant review team - on probation - and parks up outside Savina
Restaurant review: Room for improvementRestaurant review: Room for improvementAA Grill takes a trip to Victoria Street's party central and heads for the food
Restaurant review: Fat Git's big dateRestaurant review: Fat Git's big dateOur generously proportioned gastronome pulls, just in time for Valentine's Day, and treats his lady to dinner at Bistro Pierre
Doing birdDoing birdWe get taken into nick by the people at Jalons Bridewell
Restaurant review: Super Thai Banana?Restaurant review: Super Thai Banana?AA Grill gives the food at Lark Lane's Chilli Banana the once over. So is it any good?
Restaurant review: The Mal: Part 2Restaurant review: The Mal: Part 2We have a winner! Our ages-ago competition to find the best restau-rant of 2007 led to Mike Homfray winning a £100 tab at the Malmaison. We hope he liked it...
Restaurant review: Bacchus of beyondRestaurant review: Bacchus of beyondFat Git, our restaurant critic cabbie, takes the boss's daughter out for a Greek at the Bacchus Taverna. Now read on
Restaurant review: Out of the BlueRestaurant review: Out of the BlueThe party was over early for AA Grill and diners at the Bluecoat's swishy new upstairs restaurant. But was it worth going to?
Restaurant review: Cheesed offRestaurant review: Cheesed offDavid Prior finds all the style of Italian New York but little substance in the way of food at Heswall's Gusto
Restaturant review: The Thais have itRestaturant review: The Thais have itAngie Sammons goes to Sabai twice, and discovers an astonishingly good green chicken curry
Restaurant review: Hard Day's BiteRestaurant review: Hard Day's BiteBlakes may be a Beatles-themed restaurant but, says AA Grill, it's all in the best possible taste
St John Restaurant and Fergus HendersonSt John Restaurant and Fergus HendersonGordo goes nose to tail as part of Confidential's occasional excursions to classic restaurants elsewhere. This time in London
Restaurant review: The Spice LoungeRestaurant review: The Spice LoungeAA Grill goes to Albert Dock's Spice Lounge, hungry for curry
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