Folkestone Wine Company, Folkestone Grace Dent for The Guardian visited yet another home-from-home seaside location, this time in Kent; where she had to invent a new term for the “imperfectly perfect” (so much so that she wanted to “ditch the review to protect it from idiots”) type of restaurant she found there – the “Snuffly-Ligget”. […]

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Staff, including head chef Gary McDermott, are understood to have walked out of the Pentonbridge Inn just before service on Friday. The restaurant with rooms in Carlisle, Cumbria, was forced to close and hasn’t opened since, according to The Caterer. McDermott replaced Jake and Cassie White in September 2018. The couple had launched the pub […]

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  Chef and restaurateur Jason Atherton has revealed plans for a new 16 cover restaurant in Mayfair. H.O.M.E, which is a working title, will sit next to Atherton’s flagship restaurant Pollen Street Social. The site is currently being rented out by Atherton’s company to pop up ventures, but will soon be revamped and turned into […]

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Just seven weeks – give or take – after Anthea Stephenson was appointed head chef of Russell Norman’s Polpetto, she has left the restaurant. The departure comes after a big relaunch, with a bold redesign and a new menu. A spokeswoman for the Polpo group said there was no statement available as to what has […]

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The Little Chartroom, Edinburgh Marina O’Loughlin for The Sunday Times warily reviewed “small neighbourhood bistro” The Little Chartroom – it’s just the sort of place she’d hate to slate. Luckily, with all credit to chef Roberta Hall and her husband, Shaun McCarron, she didn’t have to. “Exciting soup” to start (“two words I didn’t think […]

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Not content with three new restaurants in the buzzing Coal Drops Yard, the Hart brothers’ Barrafina team will be launching another in 2019. Parrillan will be a casual terrace bar and grill – a partially covered space with room for 100 diners. The menu will be meat, fish, and seafood-led, with an emphasis on foods cooked […]

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Dandy, formerly a cafe in a shopping container in London Fields, and then a bricks and mortar restaurant in Stoke Newington, is looking to return, this time to Maltby Street. Those behind the cafe and restaurant have not long been crowdfunding for the new launch and have already amassed 65 per cent of the £75,000 […]

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