Restaurants Archive

Relish Midlands Second Helping fine dining guide and recipes

Relish Publications, the UK’s leading fine dining guide and recipe book publisher will be launching their latest offering ‘Relish Midlands Second Helping’ at The Belfry Hotel & Resort on the 2nd November 2015. This collection of 20 fine dining establishments will feature the crème de la crème of The Midlands regional restaurants. The afternoon launch

Must have MunchMap food sharing app for foodies

Taking photographs of your dishes in restaurants, before devouring the food, has become increasingly popular. So, the new food sharing app from MunchMap Ltd. (launched on 27th August 2015) is a perfect solution to save and share your food journeys and experiences with the people you choose. MunchMap, which is free to download and currently

Foodication and Kerrie Dorman’s new courses to help in running successful restaurants

Restaurant consultancy Foodication has just launched two new courses in partnership with Kerrie Dorman, designed to help entrepreneurs with the skills needed to run a successful restaurant or coffee shop. The first course on how to start and run a business will take place on 12th June, the second course in front of house skills

Relish Scotland Third Helping Launched at The Old Course Hotel

Relish Publications, the UK’s leading fine dining guide and recipe book publisher enjoyed a luxurious celebration launching their latest offering ‘Relish Scotland Third Helping’ at The Old Course Hotel on 27th April 2015, featuring 29 of the best restaurants from Scotland. This book represents the greatest ever collection of fine dining establishments, and features no

Grasmere based café, ‘Greens’ seeks dynamic duo for expansion

Proactive, Grasmere based café, ‘Greens’, is seeking a ‘dynamic duo’ to form part of their rapidly expanding team.  Following their busiest season since opening in 2007, owners Karen Healy and Robin Stuart are hoping that a new chef and staff member to assist the front of house manager, will support the expansion of their business,

New Maynard menu ready to warm up this winter

The Maynard in Grindleford continues to raise the eyebrows and stimulate the taste buds of foodies everywhere with the release of its winter à la carte menu. It features a selection of classic British flavours presented in The Maynard’s usually quirky haute couture fashion, with Mark Vernon, the head chef of the two AA rosette

Essex based La Sala fully booked ahead of launch

With just days to go until the official opening of La Sala in Essex, all tables for Friday and Saturday nights at the highly anticipated social dining restaurant are booked for the coming three months. With 2000 covers booked within the first two weeks of their booking system going live , the team are gearing

The perfect recipe for gastronomic holidaymakers

If your idea of the perfect holiday is walking in Italy then you will find all the ingredients at Hedonistic Hiking. Their holidays have been designed to give their guests a taste of the real la dolce vita, and can you think of anywhere better to go on a gastronomic delight of a trip than

Famous West End Belgian restaurant celebrates 120th birthday

On September 25th Leon de Bruxelles in the West End celebrated its 120th birthday in style by hosting a grand event. Over the course of the day guests of the Belgian kitchen were treated to many different signature mussels, free Belgian waffles, and rounds of Belgian beer. Food was not the only thing on the

Great Places to Eat in Bournemouth

This wonderful resort town on the south coast of England is not only a fun place to visit for beautiful coastal views of the rugged Dorset coastline and award winning sandy beaches, but is now becoming a location where visitors can enjoy some astonishingly good cuisine. Cook Food, 120 Poole Road, Westbourne, Bournemouth, Dorset by

Tree hotel gets a new chef and it’s causing quite a buzz

  The Tree Hotel, situated at Cadmore End, announced the arrival of a new Chef in the form of Anurag Sharma. He is believed to be introducing changes in the existing menu that will happen at the same time as some renovations are being undertaken. Patrons will also benefit from the introduction of a new

Laksha Bay – Award Winning Indian Dining Room in Wapping Unveils New Menu

The fresh tastes of a new season in far-off Goa and Bangladesh come to Wapping as the award-winning Indian dining room, Laksha Bay unveils its mouth watering new menu. The delectable new menu has been a labour of love for the Laksha Bay team and head chef Anayet Hussain who spent two weeks on a

Imperial Arms, Chelsea, to step up its food offerings

The Imperial Arms in Chelsea has long been a popular venue, with locals and visitors alike flocking to enjoy its charms. Now this King’s Road landmark, with its stunning Victorian façade, is to undergo an exciting metamorphosis this October, offering customers a superb new venue in which to eat, drink and socialise. The Imperial will

A Yorkshire inspired reshuffle takes place at Silversmiths

Master chefs can be described as classical conductors as they lead a veritable symphony of ingredients, preparation and service. A prime example of this takes place in the kitchen at Silversmiths, one of the most award laden restaurants in Yorkshire. But – in a move designed to further validate Silversmiths dedication to their customer experience

The Boulestin Restaurant to open today

The eagerly awaited Boulestin Restaurant, brainchild of owner Joel Kissin, will open its doors to the public today (2nd September). Kissin, alongside Sir Terence Conran, was given credit for changing the restaurant scene in London and this new restaurant in inspired by X. Marcel Boulestin. Marcel Boulestin is a hugely popular restauranteur as well as

How to start your own restaurant

A lot of research is required when you want to start your own restaurant. This will help take the strain out of the task in the long run. The first thing that you need to know is your target market. It would be pointless to open an expensive restaurant is a small town where people

Essential items needed to open a restaurant

Opening your own restaurant can be one of the most exciting times of your life, but it can also be tiring, stressful and a huge pain in the neck if you do not take the time to plan it out properly and get everything in place that you need. Every business has its own requisites,

The Queens Head, Troutbeck, has an edge over competitors thanks to chemistry, Champagne and cocktails

The food and drink on offer at The Lake District’s Queen’s Head is set to be even better since the bar menu has seen the additions of a selection of classic cocktails as well as Champagne by the glass. As if that wasn’t enough, sparks are set to fly in the kitchen as well since

Combi steamer brings out the flavour of Indian street food

In the last few years street food has really grown in popularity due to the many new flavors combined with freshness and authentic tastes. Therefore, it should come as little surprise that Croydon’s Chia Corner Indian street food restaurant is a flaming success. Interestingly enough, the clever restaurant utilizes a combi steamer in place of

The Crown Estate’s Grand Restaurant project proving to be hugely successful

The restaurant scene in St James’ will burst into life this spring thanks to esteemed restauranteur Philippe Le Roux opening Villandry, his flagship restaurant, and spearheading what restaurants in the area have to offer the diner. 6 Waterloo Place is near to Piccadilly Circus, and one of a group of venues with a rich and

A Guide to the best less-popular restaurants where top chefs eat

It would be safe to say that the latest restaurant guides will feature kiosks in Stockholm, burger stands in Istanbul and a diner in Hong Kong situated under the bridge. These places are also restaurants but they are the less famous ones endorsed by neither critics nor reviewers. Instead, communities of food-lovers are praising them

Tasty ‘tibits’ vegetarian recipe book set to cook up a storm

tibits is one of the leading vegetarian restaurants in the UK, and it has now announced the publication of a book of their most delicious recipes. Entitled tibits at home; stylish vegetarian cuisine, the book goes on general sale on the 11th October and will cost £25. tibits are Swiss based chain of popular vegetarian

New wines to complement spicy food from halfwine.com

The quality wine merchants who specialise in half bottles; halfwine.com, are expanding their portfolio so it now includes the Alsace Collection. This is a range of several wines that go especially well with curries and chilli based dishes. Britain has a long standing love affair with hot and spicy foods, so it makes sense that

Food Business Start-up Boot Camp comes to London in September

  A great new workshop that is aimed at those who are either dreaming , or in the early stages, of running their own business in the food sector will be in London on the 15th-16th September 2012. The Food Business Start up Boot Camp is headed by Monique Borst, an expert in the food

Subway franchise in Greater Manchester school

The American fast food company, Subway, have enjoyed a great deal of success in the UK, and they’ve recently began an expansion programme that is going to see a franchise opening in a school. The franchise is going to open at a school in Greater Manchester called Parrs Wood High School and plans for the

New Baltipedia website aims to educate lovers of Indian food

If you are interested in curries, but are unsure about the different types, how spicy they are, or what they taste like, then you’re going to be very pleased with the creation from Curry Culture – a new wiki that has just been launched in order to help define the different curries and provide information

Contemporary designs in modern restaurants

Not so long ago, practically all restaurants looked as if they had been decorated by the same team. Uniform tables, chairs, décor and even lay out were very much the norm, and whatever cuisine they were serving, they all seemed set on trying to make their interiors replicate the stereotypical Mediterranean bistros which, in reality,

Shortage of Indian chefs due to change in immigration laws

Owners of Indian restaurants in the UK have said that they are facing a crisis as immigration rules have tightened up making it difficult for them to hire chefs from India. It is estimated that the Indian restaurant market in the UK is worth over £3 billion and the owners of these restaurants have said

Most Americans happy with their life; but not their health

Studies have shown that most people who live in the United States are happy with their home life, as well as with their friends and family. Unfortunately however, the happiness figures are not so good when it comes to people’s health. Around 20 percent of Americans have said that they are unhappy with the state

TeaJay Online Tea Shop – define your style with the tea you drink

A firm based in Yorkshireare aiming to really stir up the tea market  with the launch of their new and innovative range of green, black, fruit and herbal blends that will surely appeal to those tea drinkers who are seeking fresh and fun taste sensations. Mrs Selen Mostyn is the tea lover and award winning

The biggest restaurant in the UK is in Bristol

Za Za Bazaar is a new bar and restaurant idea that is going to be opening in the centre ofBristol. It is a very large restaurant with over 30,000 ft.² available and is capable of doing 1000 covers. The location is set to open at the end of November. The idea of the restaurant is

Michelin Guide: Great Britain & Ireland 2012

The Michelin Guide Great Britain & Ireland 2012 is available in today bookshops, priced at £14.99 (€17.99 in Ireland). This is the first year that the Michelin guide has awarded a British pub two Michelin stars. This pub is located in Buckinghamshire and is called The Hand and Flowers. The pub was opened by husband and wife

London Oyster Guide is released

By Colin Presdee with a foreword by Charles Campion. Publication date: October 31 2011 from Amazon.co.uk and all good book shops Graffeg ISBN 978 1 905582 56 0 £12.00 To chew or not to chew? Is it a rock or a native? How do I open them? Where can I get decent oysters for under

Best Budget Places To Eat In UK

As the “squeezed middle” faces the fallout of frozen wages and government cuts, there are a number of life’s little luxuries that many households are finding themselves having to forego. However, for the savvy consumer, eating out shouldn’t have to be one of them, since there is a wide range of affordable eateries on offer

2011 Time Out Eating and Drinking Awards Winners

Time Out has published the results of its 2011 Eating and Drinking Awards, detailing the best places to eat and drink in London.  The winners and nominess are as follows.   Best New Bar Winner: Worship Street Whistling Shop  (Victorian-themed basement bar, City) Nominees: Booking Office (Hotel bar, St Pancras Station);  Experimental Cocktail Club (speakeasy-style

Importance of researching business electricity costs for London restaurants

Many people, when bemoaning the prices that they are paying in different establishments, fail to comprehend the hidden costs behind the scenes. The largest bill by far, after staff wages and any rent on the property, is for energy. It isn’t only domestic electricity prices which are soaring, it is also business power costs, and

How to save money while eating out

Eating out can be a real treat, however sometimes it’s hard to find the money to eat out as often as we’d like. People now have less disposable income to use on such luxuries, so eating out at a nice restaurant may be down on your list of priorities. This article aims to give you

How to save money time and time again when eating out

Restaurant vouchers are now becoming as popular a search term as cashback sites and coupon cutting. All of them helping you spend less when buying every day food / items / goods etc… We are living in a fast paced environment where the world is online 24/7/365. Everyone has a voice and businesses have a

How to save money on eating out using voucher sites

Everyone loves the chance to take it easy for the night and eat out to eliminate hours of prepping, cooking and of course piles of dishes and clean up after the meal.  Other people enjoy eating out as a social activity that allows them to relax after a long day.  Still others simply love to

Pizza Express flirting with customers

If you think the workers at Pizza Express may be flirting with you, you are probably right.  The pizza chain, which is due to open a shop in Richmond, Surrey admits to giving training in making small talk. An actor has been hired to guide the staff into learning how to engage the customers in

Rhodes W1 Truffle fortnight

Following the success of the British Asparagus fortnight back in May, Gary Rhodes’ Michelin starred fine dining restaurant, Rhodes W1, is hosting an exclusive Truffle fortnight to celebrate the start of the new season. Launched on the 12th October 2010, Head Chef and Gary Rhodes’ protégé, Paul Welburn, is treating guests to a fabulous four

Second sittings killing the experience for many diners

For many diners, second sittings can be something that can ruin a meal. More and more restaurants are booking second sittings, and it appears that more and more customers are becoming very annoyed with this practice. Second sittings can allow restaurants to make extra money by kicking out diners who are finished with their meal

Why the Credit Crunch WON’T Stop us Eating Out

Research has found that people who enjoy eating out will continue to do so, regardless of the recession. In the survey, more than 1,000 UK diners were questioned about their eating out habits and the results showed that nearly two thirds of them (62%) still planned on eating out the same amount as they do

Edible soil makes Copenhagen restaurant the best in the world

Heston Blumenthal’s iconic British restaurant The Fat Duck has been swept aside in the highly prestigious S.Pellegrino World’s 50 Best Restaurants awards, it is now moved down to the number three spot, and if that were not insult enough the new number one is a Danish eatery which specialises in such exotic delicacies as edible

Restaurant discount vouchers

Eating out is great, gives a fun relaxing time with good food, the chance to meet up with friends and family, and no mess to clean up afterwards. We all think of eating out as something we do as a treat, it costs more generally than cooking at home does, so when we’re in a

2010 Superbowl XLIV Party at The Chicago Rib Shack – Tickets Available

The famous Chicago Rib Shack in Knightsbridge is the ideal venue in London to watch the climax of the American Football season, Superbowl XLIV on Sunday 7th February 2010. The American themed venue will be showing the action on multiple screens, including a large projector, or you can even book one of their semi-private booths

Golden Anniversary Menu offer at the Zia Teresa Restaurant in Knightsbridge

Zia Teresa Restaurant celebrates its ‘Golden Anniversary’ Owned by Stefano Fraquelli of Metropolitan Restaurants and previously owned by his late father, Zia Teresa restaurant in Hans Road, Knightsbridge is this year celebrating its Golden Anniversary. To mark this momentous anniversary and the continuity of management and ownership, Fraquelli is offering every customer a complimentary glass