At a time when mild was still fivepence a pint, the Mass-Observer commented that ‘The pub as an elaborate social ritual, with its animated conversations and songs and week-end comedians, is gradually being superseded by the more passive, drug-like pleasures of cinema and radio.’
When writing a review, be specific and descriptive. Using general statements like “The food was great” or “The service was terrible” doesn’t help other diners, and it doesn’t give the restaurant a chance to make things right — for example, if your steak was overcooked and you were served a med-rare instead, tell how the server quickly took care of the issue and made it right.
Most critics visit restaurants multiple times, ordering items across the menu to get a well-rounded understanding of the food and service experience. This also gives them the opportunity to write balanced reviews.