Celebrity chef and campaigner Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall is closing his Bristol-based River Cottage Canteen after seven years. It was largely enjoyed. Fearnley-Whittingstall blamed the closure on “rising costs and challenging market conditions, as well as the size and location of the site”. The River Cottage founder said: “Following a full review of our business we have […]

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Yorkshire’s capital achieves more top-scorers than Leeds, Newcastle or Oxford Harden’s 100 crowns Bristol’s Casamia as UK’s No. 1 dining destination A ropey year for Manchester as Edinburgh, Brighton, Bristol and Birmingham all outclass England’s second city The UK’s best towns for foodies, and top 100 Restaurants are revealed today in Harden’s Best UK Restaurants […]

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Chef Peter Sanchez-Iglesias is to open his first London restaurant. He’ll arrive at The Standard hotel next year. Sanchez-Iglesias, chef owner of the “magical” and “excellent” – though “expensive” – Casamia in Bristol, as well as the “superb” Paco Tapas in the same city, will open on the hotel’s rooftop restaurant in King’s Cross some time […]

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The Coconut Tree, which focuses on affordable Sri Lankan street food, is opening a third site in Bristol. The concept is one to watch having established itself already in Cheltenham and Oxford. The new 80-cover restaurant will start serving today (Friday October 5) on Gloucester Road, The Caterer noted in a listing. Expect dishes such as […]

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Bristol’s Sanchez Brothers opened Andalusian-inspired Paco Tapas this week, completing their trio of adjacent dockside venues a few minutes’ walk from the city centre. Casamia, the family’s fine-dining establishment, was no 4 on the Sunday Times/Harden’s Top 100 Restaurants list last year, winning praise from the Harden’s Survey for its “fabulous tasting plates”. It moved from suburban […]

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 Josh Eggleton of award-winning north Somerset gastropub The Pony and Trap has taken over the Kensington Arms pub in Redland, Bristol. Re-opening “the Kenny” after a quick spruce-up this week, he said he would take the establishment back to its roots, “emphasising its traditional British pub cuisines sourced well, with daily changing specials”. Eggleton took over The Pony and Trap […]

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