The Menu is delicious feast of sharp humour and dark surprises

The Menu is delicious feast of sharp humour and dark surprises

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If the courses get increasingly ridiculous, you'll get hungry watching Chef Julian Slowik create course after course of culinary art.

Slowik has curated a tasting menu for Hawthorn, an exclusive restaurant on a coastal island.

Margot, a date for foodie Tyler, is the odd one out at this sitting.

Her fellow diners are varying degrees of awful: a trio of tech bros, an older couple, a washed-up movie star and his assistant.

You could argue that The Menu doesn't really have anything new to say about the themes it explores.

but it's frequently funny and relishes in showing awful characters up for their actions.

Mylod's dinner from hell features an excellent cast, led by Anya Taylor-Joy and Nicholas Hoult.

Hong Chau's intimidating crew leader Elsa and Janet McTeer's scathing food critic are also memorable.

A vintage ensemble deliver a darkly funny, often shocking and unique black comedy that keeps you on edge.

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