Marina O’Laughlin’s idea of hell is Victoria’s new Nova development, and although Stoke House may not be its most hellish corner you’d still need a pitchfork to the Guardian’s restaurant critic anywhere near it again… “The music is deafening, the place full to the rafters: my hell doesn’t seem to be other people’s. The menu […]

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Cargo 2, the second phase of the multi-restaurant (with a bit of retail) development using smartly reconstituted shipping containers at Bristol’s Wapping Wharf, is to open on May 26. Headliners are led by Spuntino, the first offshoot of the Italian-American small-plates specialist in London’s Soho, which will feature a US diner-style interior. Local acts are well represented, […]

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Josh and Holly Eggleton, the owners of the “lovely” and “scenic” Pony & Trap in Chew Magna, have launched a tearoom and fish café. Salt & Malt opened on 2 March, just a stone’s throw from the family’s lauded country pub. On the site of a former tea shop, the restaurant now boasts a fish and chip takeaway […]

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