Jay Rayner, the Observer’s restaurant critic for over 15 years will be appearing at the Assembly Rooms on Saturday 12 May,

Jay  has 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.

In My Dining Hell, Jay examines our love affair with lousy reviews, rants about his most hated restaurant fads, lists some of some of the most excruciating nights out he’s ever had and – for balance – reads from some of the worst reviews his own work has ever received.

Enjoy a hugely entertaining and hilarious show in the company of one of today’s best loved food and drink journalists.

Jay Rayner is an award-winning journalist, writer and broadcaster. He is the Observer newspaper’s long-standing restaurant critic, is the resident food expert on The One Show, a regular judge on Masterchef and chair of BBC Radio 4’s Kitchen Cabinet. He has a lot of hair and a fine collection of flowery shirts…

Includes Q&A and book signing.

Door time: Doors open 6.30pm show starts 7.30pm

Provisional running time: approx 2 hours

Tickets £21.50

Box Office 01312281155