Paul and Emma Ainsworth, together with their head chef John Walton, are to open a cookery school and chef’s table. Called Mahé, the island in the Seychelles where Paul’s parents met, the school will launch in May this year next to No.6 in Padstow, Cornwall. An announcement said the school and chef’s table will look […]

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Chef David Gingell and restaurateur Jeremie Cometto-Lingenheim are due to open their fourth restaurant in summer 2019. The pair, who are behind north London hits Primeur and Westerns Laundry, as well as Jolene, a bakery in Newington Green, shared their latest project on Instagram with an image saying simply, “Cornwall”. “Summer 2019 sees us opening […]

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Fera at Claridge’s chef Dan Cox is swapping the Big Smoke for something a little bit more down to earth – an organic farm in Cornwall. The former executive chef of Simon Rogan’s research kitchen Aulis announced his plans to open a restaurant at Crocadon Farm in St Mellion via Instagram this week. “The day […]

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⦿ The Observer’s Jay Rayner reviewed Tandoor Chop House, an Indian “concept” restaurant off the Strand, where he found the quality of the food was mixed and the prices high. “The best dish is the Dexter ‘dripping’ keema naan, a charred flatbread piled with highly spiced minced beef. Black pepper chicken tikka brings sizable cuts of bird […]

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⦿ Jay Rayner of The Observer reviewed Jaya in Llandudno, where he found “cracking Punjabi food by way of East Africa”. “From the specials there are lamb chops, marinated in their own lime pickle, which is all fire and acidity. The heat of the oven has mellowed the punch a little but turned it into something deeper […]

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Ah the British seaside. Who needs to hop on a plane to the Côte d’Azur when you can have a stay-cation on our own dear coast (weather permitting, of course). One of the best things about the counties of Dorset, Devon and Cornwall is the restaurants, with fresh fish being the highlight you’d hope in […]

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Margot’s Bistro in Padstow, Cornwall – which, according to our reporters, “deserves to be famous just as much as Rick Stein’s restaurants” – has announced that it is to close after 19 years. It may be “tiny” (19 covers), but the bistro “turns out consistently superb food” that’s “always a delight”. In an announcement on […]

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