Sommelier-turned-restaurateur Xavier Rousset is launching his third solo venture, Comptoir Café & Wine, in Mayfair next month. It follows the success of Blandford Comptoir in Marylebone – praised in the latest Harden’s Survey for its “superb wine list” – and Burgundy specialist Cabotte in the City, both of which opened last year. Tucked away behind Bond Street station […]

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Former MasterChef: The Professionals winner Steven Edwards is to open his first restaurant, Etch, in Hove next month, with a focus on local Sussex produce. Edwards, 30, trained under Raymond Blanc at Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons near Oxford and spent six years at The Pass restaurant in South Lodge Hotel near Horsham, winning MasterChef in […]

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This March the Sustainable Restaurant Association (SRA) will launch its fifth annual awards – now named the Food Made Good Awards, sponsored by Nestlé Professional. The accolades are a chance for restaurants and the food service sector to showcase their sustainability achievements. Managing director of the SRA, Mark Linehan, says that recent years have witnessed […]

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Two very different restaurants, 700 miles apart, were named joint winners of the Sustainable Restaurant of the Year award yesterday (23 February) in London. Daylesford Organic, which operates three organic cafés in the Cotswolds and London, and The Captain’s Galley (Britain’s most northerly mainland restaurant) received their awards from Raymond Blanc, president of the Sustainable Restaurant […]

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