Celebrity chef Daniel Clifford is suing an interior designer for £190,000 over work done to his Essex pub the Flitch of Bacon. Clifford, 45, famed for his work at the acclaimed Harden’s Top 100 Cambridge restaurant Midsummer House (at no 38) – and also judging appearances on the Beeb’s Great British Menu – is claiming […]

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Harden’s has five copies of Daniel Clifford’s new book ‘Out of my Tree – Midsummer House‘ to give away to readers. Published on Midsummer’s Day this year,  Out of my Tree is part autobiography, part cookbook; a warts-and-all account of the pressures and triumphs of Daniel’s 20 years in the hospitality industry. From a broken home to working […]

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Gary Usher, the king of Kickstarter chefs, is chasing his third round of crowdfunding to launch the fourth restaurant of his northwestern empire – with fellow chefs led by Tom Kerridge (pictured) rallying to help. Usher needs pledges totalling £200,000 – significantly more than in his first two campaigns – by June 8 in order to proceed with his planned restaurant Wreckfish in Liverpool. […]

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High-flying young chef Danny Gill has returned to his home town of Lincoln to buy the pie shop where he first worked as a 15-year-old kitchen porter. Brown’s Pie Shop, around the corner from the city’s cathedral, is a Steep Hill institution that celebrates its 50th anniversary next year. Described in the latest Harden’s Survey as “a taste of […]

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The Sunday Times has once again unveiled its ‘Food List’ – the definitive top 100 UK restaurants for food. This supplement, now in its sixth year, is published in association with Harden’s, and based on our annual survey of restaurant-goers. For 2016 there’s been a serious shakeup, with last year’s top two – Marc Wilkinson’s Fraiche in […]

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