Gilpin Spice, Windermere Jay Rayner for The Observer was in Windermere, visiting Gilpin Spice at Gilpin Lodge in the Lake District, described as “an act of bravery, fashioned from raw wood, vibrant dangling lampshades, tamarind, garlic, ginger, noodles and open guttering flames”. The food is best described as “Desi-Chinese food, a venerable amalgam of Chinese […]

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Llanelli restaurant Sosban has closed – and “will not be reopening in the near future”, according to a website announcement. The full message reads: “Executive chef Andrew Sheridan and Sosban’s directors are sorry to announce that after long consideration and despite best efforts we are closed from Sunday 3 February 2019. “We would like to […]

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“Fast ’n’ furious” Taiwanese bun favourite Bao is opening a third site in foodie Borough. The site, on the edge of Borough Market, will launch in spring next year, joining the two existing Bao shops in Soho and Fitzrovia. The new premises have the backing of JKS Restaurants, the ever-more omnipresent powers-behind-the-throne of numerous well-liked […]

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Penally Abbey hotel in picturesque Tenby, Wales, is relaunching its two-AA rosette restaurant as Rhosyn today (Friday 8). Rhosyn means rose in Welsh. The restaurant has undergone an extensive refurbishment and will exist as a more relaxed eating space. The food will draw on Pembrokeshire’s fine produce, with a new menu featuring the likes of […]

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Chef, restaurateur and industry investor Atul Kochhar is to launch a new high-end Indian concept in Mayfair. Kanishka will open on Maddox Street in March and is Kochhar’s first venture with Tina English, a prominent investor on the London dining scene. Kanishka will look to explore the lesser-known regions of Indian cookery, focusing on the […]

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Struggling burger chain Byron Burger has received a £10 million cash boost from existing investors as it looks to rejuvenate the brand. The investment follows a company voluntary agreement (CVA) last year which saw the group close 19 branches. Byron also saw a £34.5m injection from private equity firm Three Hills Capital Partners, which became […]

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