Chef Jake Finn is to open a second branch of his wood-fire-based neighbourhood restaurant Cinder, in St John’s Wood High Street. The first branch, in Belsize Park, has survived against the odds, given that its launch coincided with the arrival of the Covid pandemic. The new restaurant will be larger than the original, with an […]

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Richard Shepherd, one of the generation of British chefs who broke the French domination of cuisine in this country, and a founding partner alongside Peter Langan and the actor Michael Caine of Langan’s brasserie in Mayfair, has died at the age of 77. Born in Weston-super-Mare, Richard first made his mark leading the kitchen in […]

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Our weekly summary of what the national and local restaurant critics were writing about in the week ending 20 November 2022. ***** The Guardian Grace Dent awarded her “2022 Pudding of the Year award” to the “very charming” The Dog & Gun in Skelton for their “dark chocolate millefeuille” that “featured a thick Valrhona ganache between […]

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An independent restaurant faces closure after losing £50,000 in a bank account scam. Natalia Ribbe and Jackson Berg of Barletta, at the Turner Contemporary Gallery in Margate, say they have been “totally crippled” by the fraud. A friend has launched a crowdfunding campaign to help keep them in business. Natalia noticed suspicious activity in their […]

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