L’Ortolan near Reading, a beacon of UK gastronomy for four decades, is to close down at the end of next month. Peter Newman, the IT entrepreneur who has owned the restaurant since 2000, blamed the closure on a familiar combination of Brexit, pandemic lockdowns and the cost-of-living crisis, which left customers less inclined to spend […]

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Chef Tom Brown is to close his highly rated restaurant Cornerstone in Hackney Wick, citing rising costs and diners’ changing preferences. Instead, he will focus on Pearly Queen, the more relaxed fish restaurant he opened in Shoreditch last November. Launched in 2018, Cornerstone is one of the most lauded restaurants of the past decade and […]

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Top Scottish chef Martin Wishart’s Loch Lomond outpost is to close permanently, just four months after its relaunch. Cameron House resort hotel announced that its flagship fine-dining restaurant, Tamburrini & Wishart, will close on 31st October. The restaurant was the latest incarnation of Martin’s long association with Cameron House, where he first opened the restaurant […]

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