The UK’s top 100 restaurants are revealed in Harden’s Best UK Restaurants 2018 published today – the country’s most comprehensive restaurant guide available in bookshops, with approximately twice the number of entries as The Good Food Guide. The guide hails London’s The Araki as the country’s best restaurant. The experience is “world class” and, at £385-a-head, […]

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Distinguished chefs from as far away as China, Japan and Australia will line up alongside stars from Europe and closer to home at Obsession, the two-week gastro-festival hosted by Northcote restaurant and hotel in Lancashire early next year. Now in its 17th year, Obsession runs for 17 successive nights from Friday January 20. Tickets tend […]

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The Raby Hunt near Darlington was the biggest winner in yesterday’s (snooze-worthy) 2017 UK and Ireland Michelin Guide announcements, with chef James Close bagging his second star. Heston Blumenthal’s Fat Duck in Bray returned to three-star status, having been omitted from last year’s guide during its residency in Melbourne. There were no other multi-star promotions this […]

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Just days after Claude Bosi’s Mayfair foodie temple, Hibiscus, cut its opening hours in order to give staff more time off and improve consistency, another of London’s top dining destinations followed suit. Gauthier Soho, Alex Gauthier’s “beautiful, plush and quiet” Georgian townhouse which just “oozes romance and decadence”, has done away with Monday dinner service. This means […]

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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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It may be an iconic bastion of old world gastronomy, but Le Gavroche is still rolling with the times after all these years. Michel Roux Jr plans to offer a brand new dining experience on Mondays from January 2016, which sees the Mayfair restaurant close to the general public but available for private and corporate hire, […]

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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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Wine, dine and then recline. It’s a perfect combination. After all, how often have each of us wished we weren’t facing a car ride or train journey home after a great meal? But ‘restaurants-with-rooms’ are more than just convenient, they are destinations. A way to get out of the city or to celebrate an occasion […]

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