It is oft remarked that we Brits love to queue, and when it comes to dining out in London sometimes that’s a necessity. According to recent research queues are governed by the rule of six – customers will only join a queue with less than six people and are only willing to wait six minutes. Restaurant-goers, […]

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PRESS RELEASE 15th December 2016 – For immediate release The UK’s best towns and counties for foodies are revealed in Harden’s Best UK Restaurants 2017: the UK’s most comprehensive restaurant guide available in bookshops, published today. Harden’s 26th annual poll of diners, surveyed 7,500 participants who contributed 50,000 reviews, which, as curated by the editors, […]

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Claude Bosi’s Mayfair foodie temple, Hibiscus, is the latest high-end restaurant to cut its opening hours in order to give staff more time off and improve consistency. The chef/patron has cut Tuesday and Wednesday lunch services. Hibiscus is now open for lunch on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and for dinner from Tuesday to Saturday. Last […]

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Scottish chef Tom Kitchin has followed in the footsteps of a number of fellow high-end restaurateurs by cutting staff hours to improve employees’ quality of life. His Edinburgh restaurants the The Kitchin (pictured) and The Castle Terrace are to close for a week every three months to give staff time off, thereby retaining talent for […]

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Tyddyn Llan, Llandrillo 24-27 December Packages from: £395 pp Christmas Eve: Afternoon tea will be served on arrival from 3 pm for you to recover from your journey followed by a five course, French-themed dinner. Christmas Day: Start the special day with a light continental breakfast in the dining room. A four-course lunch of traditional British fare will […]

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This week saw a double helping of reviews for Richard Caring’s latest Mayfair venture, the lavishly appointed and ludicrously (yet somehow brilliantly) named Sexy Fish. Both the Evening Standard’s Grace Dent and the Telegraph’s Joseph Connolly paid the Berkeley Square newcomer a visit, and opinion was very much divided. Grace, being the meeja dahling that […]

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Today (26 August) saw the unveiling of the Waitrose Good Food Guide’s top 50 UK restaurants with Simon Rogan’s L’Enclume in Cartmel taking pole position for the second year. So far, so good. We wouldn’t begrudge Mr Rogan the top spot, he was within a hair’s breadth of topping our survey last year and – without […]

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French haute cuisine, the wellspring from which culinary magic seems to flow across the world, has been sidelined of late in favour of rusticity, simplicity and (let’s face it) dirty great burgers. But can the classics ever truly go out of style? Surely we all just need a gentle reminder of France’s culinary prowess? Well, […]

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Vegetarians can be underserved by restaurants in this country, more often than not left with a choice between mushroom risotto and a goat’s cheese tart. Seeing as Monday marks the beginning of not only British Tomato Week but National Vegetarian Week too, we thought we’d roundup the UK’s top 20 veggie and veggie-friendly restaurants where […]

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These days sustainability doesn’t mean sacrificing quality as great produce can be found locally or through fair trade importers. Partake of some fantastic food as you do your bit for the environment by choosing your dining destination with a little help from our friends at the Sustainable Restaurant Association, who’ve assessed all of these restaurants across the […]

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