January 4, 2009

AA Gill

Okay, I'm no restaurant critic - I tend to eat at the same few places over and over, because they know my name and always give me a booth. I'm easy to please, and the gastronomic bar is not especially high.

But, I love reading restaurant reviews - even if I have no intention of ever darkening their doorways. And my favourite reviewer is AA Gill.

It takes him ages to get around to actually mentioning the food. Which is fine by me. It's his writing - he's Jeremy Clarkson with a napkin on his lap and a brandy snifter in his hand. Though come to think of it, Clarkson usually has the snifter in his hand, too.

Gill is a love-him-or-hate-him kind of deal. I love him. His opening review for the year is linked here in the Timesonline. It's a scream.

Though of course, if you hate Clarkson, give it a miss.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for the link - that was classic AA Gill. Brill!

January 04, 2009 1:24 PM  
Blogger OmemeeOzzie said...

How, pray tell, does he know, or is he making an assumption, that "everyone" was expensing their meals? Did he overhear every conversation between wait staff and patrons at the end of each meal?

Perhaps Gill is more than a journo...?

January 05, 2009 9:26 AM  

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