Mark Poynton, chef-patron of Cambridge’s Alimentum, is set to launch a second venture – the White Horse in the Cambridgeshire village of Eaton Socon is expected to open on 6 July. The 100-cover, Grade II listed pub has undergone a complete refurbishment. His first restaurant Alimentum provoked a bit of a Marmite response in last […]

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Ramsgill-in-Nidderdale’s Yorke Arms hotel – one of the UK’s best dining destinations and a top scorer in our annual survey for many years – has been put up for sale for a reported £1.75 million. The 16 bedroom “old coach house/shooting lodge which enjoys a fabulous, picturesque setting” near Pateley Bridge, North Yorkshire, was bought by chef […]

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The Guardian’s Marina O’Laughlin is back in her native Glasgow, but the locals may not want to hear what she has to say about Dennistoun’s Bilson Eleven. “How dare I? How dare I be critical about a small, new indie restaurant, its name an elision of the chef/owner’s two sons (and the number of tables they, […]

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As we head into high summer all thoughts turn to Wimbledon. It’s not a suburb, fair to say, which would ever have found fame with its cuisine, but over the years things have improved with the addition of The White Onion (from the folks behind The French Table), The Ivy Café, Dip & Flip and Franco Manca. Although notably […]

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A collaborative dinner between Texture chef-patron Aggi Sverrisson and The Cinnamon Collection’s (Cinnamon Club et al) Vivek Singh will fuse modern Indian and Icelandic cuisines. Sounds interesting? Tickets are now available for this one-off collaboration at the Cinnamon Club on 21 June. It is one of a series of guest chef dinners to be held at the grand Westminster […]

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More exciting cocktail news this week as Flemings Mayfair announces a new drinks list inspired by the forthcoming film release of Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express. These literary libations are now available at the hotel’s art deco Manetta’s Bar, which can be accessed via a new entrance on Clarges Street. L’Oriental: A scarlet-red aperitif, L’Oriental […]

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Richard Corrigan’s “opulent” fine dining HQ, Corrigan’s Mayfair, will add to its appeal with a new standalone bar launching in late June. Dickie’s Bar is a collaboration between the Irish chef, Gregory Buda from The Dead Rabbit, New York – voted the World’’s Best Bar (World’’s 50 Best, 2016) and Richard Ryan, founder of Drinksology. The […]

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British snack brand Jacob’s has come up with a cracking idea. It will launch the world’s first Cracker Restaurant serving a one-off lunch and dinner service, with a tasting menu served entirely on Jacob’s Lunchtime crackers – Ciabatta, Crispbreads, Flatbreads and Cream Crackers. Hosted by musician, foodie and cheesemaker Alex James, the pop-up’s menu of […]

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London offers plenty of opportunity for al-fresco dining but when the good weather hits those tables fill up fast. To stand an outside chance of snagging a table in the sun this summer, take a look at some of the new terraces that have opened in the capital of late… If you want to see […]

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MEATliquor’s original site in Marylebone will be demolished later this year to make way for a new luxury hotel. The “dingy” and deafening dive off Oxford Street first started serving “dirty, luscious burgers” back in 2011 and the brand has now grown into 12 sites across the UK. The closing date is as yet unconfirmed and the restaurant […]

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