capricious critic


Senior Member
Mandarin / the Shanghai Dialect

“To take the measure of his proficiency, it’s worth noting that the typically capricious critic Giles Coren calls Barson’s chips with bordelaise sauce “the dish of the effing century.” “

From London Restaurant Cora Pearl Is a Welcoming Hideaway in Covent Garden

How can I understand ‘capricious critic” ? Does it mean one day he thinks you are good and another day he thinks you are bad? Or does it mean he doesn’t have a consistent standard?
  • lingobingo

    Senior Member
    English - England
    I think it’s just meant in the sense that Coren’s style is idiosyncratic — markedly different from that of other critics.
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