Articles by james macdonald
XO at the Artichoke

XO at the Artichoke

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The Last Pub Standing

New management and new menu so we’re given a fun selection of their upcoming offerings to try

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Fat Maggi's at The Ribs of Beef

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Return to the Forbidden Planet @ Maddermarket Theatre

It was excellent!

The Dining Rooms @ Cinema City

A really rather excellent meal.

St Andrews Brew House

The place looks good and has the substance to back it.

The Rose Inn

Keep rocking and keep those burgers coming

Woolf and Social

Fun and full of discovery

Gonzo's Tea Room

The food is genuinely excellent.

Star Quality @ the Maddermarket

Witty and charming

Just Lobsters

Try it for a special occasion

The Temple Bar

This place undeniably has character.

The Deep Blue Sea @ the Maddermarket

A deeply compelling tale with depth of character

The Ribs of Beef

I like this place.

The Street Cafe

The Street Café’s appeal is in its effortlessness and unpretentiousness.

What The Butler Saw

60's controversy at the Maddermarket

The Rose Tavern

Yummo tapas at The Rose

Big Eat Out - Platform Twelve

A simple and relaxed night spot

Antony and Cleopatra

A classic tale of power, love and death at the Maddermarket

The Ghost Train

The Ghost Train pulls in to the Maddermarket..

The Crucible @ The Maddermarket

I feel like I’m watching a period episode of Jeremy Kyle with a deadly edge.

The Full Monty

Come the climax, a lady in the front row nearly lost an eye.

One Man Two Guv'nors

Anarchy and madness spills from the stage and infects the audience from curtain up.

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat

My visual cup was overflowing with glistening pectorals and abdominals

Jeeves & Wooster

The show was charmingly stupid and stupidly charming

Puttin' on the Ritz - Theatre Royal

A note to the unwary – at one point Jazz happened.

To Kill a Mockingbird

My irrational hatred of child actors was forgotten for one enjoyable evening.