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Jimi Famurewa on The Pelican: Polished boozer proves people make a pub

For all its meticulous good looks, this latest reboot of a much-rebooted pub is a big-hearted endeavour, says Jimi Famurewa

Jun 8, 2022
Restaurants

Jimi Famurewa reviews Parrillan: Insta-hit has a split personality

The second Parrillan walks a fine line between the slick and the brusquely transactional, says Jimi Famurewa

Jun 1, 2022
Restaurants

Jimi Famurewa on The Flygerians: Street food spot deserves to soar

This year-long cafe takeover from sisters Jess and Jo Edun is nimble, generous and jubilant, says Jimi Famurewa

May 25, 2022
Restaurants

Jimi Famurewa on Facing Heaven: Charm and chaos at vegan Sichuan spot

Rising from Mao Chow’s ashes, this new restaurant’s maximal approach is sometimes sloppy, sometimes brilliant, says Jimi Famurewa

May 18, 2022
Restaurants

Jimi Famurewa on Apricity: Righteous spot needs a little more vice

In trying to be trailblazing, Chantelle Nicholson’s new venture can lose sight of the fun - but there is hope, says Jimi Famurewa

May 11, 2022
The Reveller

Jimi Famurewa on Plaza Khao Gaeng: New stratospheres of pleasure

In every sense, this might just be the hottest new place in town, says Jimi Famurewa

May 4, 2022
Restaurants

Jimi Famurewa reviews Acme Fire Cult: Like a pyromaniacal Ottolenghi

Amid the wafting woodsmoke, Jimi Famurewa finds a veg-heavy venture that blazes with inventiveness

Apr 27, 2022
Restaurants

Jimi Famurewa on Richoux: Egalitarian café casts a normcore spell

Despite an awkward first impression, Jimi Famurewa finds a central spot with indefinable charm

Apr 20, 2022
Restaurants

Jimi Famurewa on Three Uncles: Cantonese artistry in a slick new frame

Amid the Brixton bustle, Jimi Famurewa finds cooking of immense focus, skill and endorphin-spiking intensity

Apr 13, 2022
Restaurants

Jimi Famurewa on Lisboeta: Nuno Mendes’ fearless love letter to Lisbon

This inordinately sexy restaurant has the palpable, crackling buzz of an instant hit, says Jimi Famurewa

Apr 6, 2022
Restaurants

Jimi Famurewa on Boiler and Co: Genius proven one dish at a time

Drop any dodgy preconceptions about the all-day bar — Kerth Gumbs is delivering enrapturing dishes, says Jimi Famurewa

Mar 10, 2022
Restaurants

Jimi Famurewa on Hawker’s Kitchen: New king of roti takes the throne

Hawker’s is distinguishing itself as more than an overflow car park for its famous antecedent Roti King, says Jimi Famurewa

Mar 2, 2022
Restaurants

Jimi Famurewa reviews Terra at Eataly: Grand aspirations fall flat

None of the food was disastrous, but there was something about the meal that didn’t leave an especially enjoyable afterglow, says Jimi Famurewa

Feb 2, 2022
Restaurants

Jimi Famurewa reviews Carousel Wine Bar: Rewriting the rules

This irreverent, intensely considered wine bar does away with any lingering notions of provincial, Eighties naffness

Jan 26, 2022
Restaurants

Jimi Famurewa reviews Carmel: Middle Eastern magic to draw the crowds

In an emergent dining hotspot that the locals probably want kept secret, Jimi Famurewa finds something special

Jan 19, 2022
Restaurants

Jimi reviews Warehouse: Eco-conscious kitchen with an identity crisis

While the planet-healing intentions are admirable, says Jimi Famurewa, this new opening is almost too eco for its own good

Jan 12, 2022
Restaurants

Jimi Famurewa’s 10 favourite restaurants of the year

The Standard’s award-winning critic looks back at his 2021 on a plate

Dec 29, 2021
Restaurants

Jimi Famurewa on Manteca: Such a joy I almost forgot to actually leave

After a nightmare before Christmas, Jimi Famurewa finds love, actually, on Curtain Road

Dec 8, 2021
Restaurants

Jimi Famurewa reviews Rita’s: Magical diner is all killer, no filler

The former Dalston pop-up moves to Soho — and serves Jimi Famurewa one of his meals of the year

Dec 1, 2021
Restaurants

Jimi Famurewa reviews The Plimsoll: Restless, ragtag — a total joy

After battling his way in, Jimi Famurewa discovers a scrubbed up boozer offering a recognisable, democratised sort of joy

Nov 24, 2021
Restaurants

Jimi Famurewa on Catalyst Cafe: Mythic Greek is a delicious surprise

Pure artistry and comfort as deep as the Aegean greets Jimi Famurewa at this hidden Holborn gem

Nov 17, 2021