Jay Rayner has been a restaurant critic for over a decade, written reviews of well over 700 establishments, and if there is one thing he’s learnt it is that people like reviews of bad restaurants. No, scratch that. They adore them, feast upon them like starving vultures who have spotted fly-blown carrion out in the bush. A regular judge on Masterchef, resident food expert on The One Show and chair of BBC Radio 4’s Kitchen Cabinet, Jay visits Lichfield to examine our love affair with lousy reviews, reads from accounts of some of the most excruciating nights out he’s ever had & looks at the worst reviews his own work has ever received. A hugely entertaining show in the company of the man recently voted the best food and drink journalist in Britain.
This event is presented by Lichfield Festival, with Lichfield Garrick acting as a ticket agent.