The recent Square Meal survey demonstrated that the rest of the country has much to offer when it comes to restaurants offering fantastic, innovative cooking. Here are some of the Telegraph critics' favourites over the past year to add to your restaurant bucket list; we've included only the four and five star reviews. From top left: grilled fish at Butley Oysterage; mackerel at Etch; Cornish hake at the Jolly Sportsman; grilled scallops at The Shore
I admit it: middle age is killing me. I entered my 40s as a glass-half-full, cheerfully optimistic, always-looking-on-the-bright-side kind of guy. Now, just two years on, I find I’ve turned into Victor Meldrew. And it’s not the big things making me angry – our chaotic politics; the terror threat; Tottenham’s inability to win at Wembley. No it’s Love Island; Radio 1; Spotify. Modern life is not quite rubbish. But it is doing my head in.
'Spanish food? It’s just paella and stuff, isn’t it?’ So says my cab driver when I mention my spectacular lunch at Paco Tapas. I mean, sure, paella is an ancient and wonderful dish whose correct preparation is fiercely argued over, gloriously celebrated and so jealously guarded that when Jamie Oliver suggested putting chicken in it, he provoked a diplomatic incident. But my taxi guy doesn’t mean that. He means the sort of paella you get peas in.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".