When our reporters praise Bray’s Hind’s Head it is because the picturesque pub is “thankfully not over-Hestoned” but The Sunday Times’s Lisa Markwell has the opposite problem – she can’t find any evidence of Blumenthal’s pseudo-scientific cooking at all, nor the influence of his trusty lieutenant Ashley Palmer-Watts – and it leaves her disappointed… “I […]

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A trio of cooks who met in competition at this year’s MasterChef final have teamed up to create the Three Girls Cook supper club, making their debut next month at Goode and Wright in Portobello Road. Lorna Robertson, Alison O’Reilly and Giovanna Ryan (pictured in that order) reached the last five in a field of 64 amateur cooks. The final […]

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MasterChef 2015 winner Simon Wood is to open an ambitious high-end restaurant in his native Manchester this summer. The 40-year-old former data manager (left in photo) will serve an unfussy modern interpretation of traditional flavours from an open-theatre kitchen. Menus will range from set lunch and pre-theatre to a la carte and a tasting selection with new dishes. […]

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