Jay Rayner has been a restaurant critic for two decades, written reviews of over 1000 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.

In My Dining Hell, Jay examines our love affair with lousy reviews, describes a few of the most excruciating nights out he's ever had and reads from some of the worst reviews his own work has received. A hugely entertaining show in the company of the man recently voted the best food and drink journalist in Britain.

Jay is an award winning journalist, writer and broadcaster. He has been the Observer newspaper's restaurant critic for over 20 years, is a regular judge on Masterchef and chair of BBC Radio 4's Kitchen Cabinet. His latest collection of negative reviews is called Wasted Calories and Ruined Nights. He has a lot of hair and a fine collection of flowery shirts.

Should you wish to enjoy dinner or a light bite to eat before or after your show, Brasserie Zédel is located just across the foyer from Crazy Coqs. To book a table, please call 020 7734 4888 or visit us online at www.brasseriezedel.com/reservations.


Before and during the shows, cocktails, wines, champagnes and snacks are available. We would also encourage you to enjoy a meal in the Brasserie before or after a performance.


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