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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Husband and wife chef duo Jake and Cassie White will swap London’s dining scene for the wilds of Cumbria with the launch of Pentonbridge Inn, a pub with rooms, located 17 miles north of Carlisle. The pair are hot-footing it from Marcus Wareing’s Marcus at The Berkeley in London – incidentally now run by another husband and […]

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Vegetarians can be underserved by restaurants in this country, more often than not left with a choice between mushroom risotto and a goat’s cheese tart. Seeing as Monday marks the beginning of not only British Tomato Week but National Vegetarian Week too, we thought we’d roundup the UK’s top 20 veggie and veggie-friendly restaurants where […]

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First the bad news – Cartmel’s estimable foodie mecca L’Enclume will close for one week on 7 December for a few quick improvements and staff hols (well, they deserve it don’t they?). But here’s the good news: During that week the focus will shift to Rogan & Co (also situated in the Cumbrian town of […]

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Simon Rogan, the golden boy of British fine dining, will not renew his agreement with Robinson Brewery to run the The Pig & Whistle pub in Cartmel, Cumbria. The chef – who launched Fera at Claridge’s last year (to universal praise in our survey), on top of his already stellar northern outposts The French in […]

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Simon Rogan – the chef whose first London venture (Fera at Claridges) rocketed straight into our top 100 restaurants in the UK for 2014 – is to open two new restaurants this year. Speaking at the Hospitality Show in Birmingham the restaurateur behind the acclaimed L’Enclume in Cartmel and The French at Manchester’s Midland Hotel said he was […]

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