Archive for September, 2013

A chef’s tour of north-west England

September 3, 2013
A chef’s tour of north-west England

Manchester and the north-west was known for music, fashion and clubbing, but not for its food and great restaurants. Until now, says chef Mary-Ellen McTague If British food in general was the laughing stock of Europe 30 years ago, I dread to think how the north-west of England in particular was viewed. We had our […]

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Tom Kitchin, on a chef’s tour of Edinburgh … and Lothian

September 3, 2013
Tom Kitchin, on a chef’s tour of Edinburgh … and Lothian

The Michelin-starred chef dishes up a tour of restaurants and foodie highlights in his home city, Edinburgh and further afield For me, sourcing produce from a farmers’ market is a delight, and most of what you find is seasonal and local, which I’m fanatical about. It’s also a wonderful way to learn about ingredients straight […]

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Top 10 hotel restaurants in the UK

September 3, 2013
Top 10 hotel restaurants in the UK

Hotel restaurants are back in vogue, thanks to innovative menus from a new generation of talented chefs. Sally Shalam selects great places to stay, with food to match Pennyhill Park, Bagshot, Surrey There are fewer than 10 British hotels whose chefs have been awarded two Michelin stars, and outside London, that figure shrinks still further. […]

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Mitch Tonks’ food tour of the West Country

September 3, 2013
Mitch Tonks’ food tour of the West Country

Chef Mitch Tonks recommends gives his tips for a foodie trip around south-west England: from great restaurants in Bath and Bristol to the best seafood in Devon and Cornwall The south-west has always been known as a region of good food: I call it Britain’s seafood coast, as it is home to the best seafood in […]

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A chef’s restaurant tour of Soho, London

September 3, 2013
A chef’s restaurant tour of Soho, London

The head chef of London’s Polpetto restaurant reveals her favourite spots for coffee, cake, a bowl of noodles or a glamorous dinner Quo Vadis was one of the first Italian restaurants to open in Soho, in the 1920s, and it has recently been given a new lease of life with the arrival of Jeremy Lee. […]

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A food and restaurant tour of Belfast

September 3, 2013
A food and restaurant tour of Belfast

Belfast’s restaurant scene has been busy reinventing itself, and now offers fine dining and exciting mid-level restaurants alongside classic North Ireland frys Belfast is metamorphosing from a city stuck in the past into an exciting tourist destination. Hotel infrastructure has grown to meet demand in recent years, now the restaurant scene is also on the […]

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10 of the best destination restaurants in Britain

September 3, 2013
10 of the best destination restaurants in Britain

How far will you go for a great meal? Here are 10 restaurants worth planning a short break around, with places to stay on site or nearby The Ethicurean, Wrington, near Bristol Created from the old orangery of an Edwardian walled garden, the Ethicurean (mains from £12) creates much of its menu from what it […]

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Whyte & Brown: restaurant review

September 3, 2013
Whyte & Brown: restaurant review

A restaurant that serves only chicken and eggs. It must have sounded like a good idea to someone – but who? Kingly Court, off Carnaby Street, London W1 (020 3747 9820). Meal for two, including wine and service, £90 Let’s not pretend: the only people who order the chicken in restaurants are those who don’t […]

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Top 10 budget restaurants and cafes in Brighton

September 3, 2013
Top 10 budget restaurants and cafes in Brighton

For a seaside resort, Brighton has a surprising number of good places to eat. Ahead of next month’s Brighton & Hove Food Festival – and updating our previous guide – here are 10 restaurants where you can eat well for under £10 a head The New Club & Seven Bees Such is Brighton’s fascination with […]

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Top 10 restaurants in Marseille

September 3, 2013
Top 10 restaurants in Marseille

Marseille’s modern food scene is one of the most exciting in France, with restaurants and bistros serving a diverse range of cuisines from around the Mediterranean Marseille, where a good meal once meant pizza, bouillabaisse or fish, is suddenly coming on strong as one of the more interesting food cities in France. It is a […]

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