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Simpsons names new Head Chef

Michelin-starred restaurant Simpsons has named Nathan Eades as its new Head Chef.   The former Chef Owner of Epi at The Courtyard in Bromsgrove, Eades will be in place for the Edgbaston restaurant’s reopening on 16th September following its refurbishment.   The news means Eades ...

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L’Enclume tops Good Food Guide - again

For the third year running, Simon Rogan’s two Michelin-starred L’Enclume has topped the Waitrose Good Food Guide.   The Cartmel restaurant also scored a perfect 10 out of 10 score for its cooking, making it one of only two restaurants, alongside Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, to get ...

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Brits dishing out £4,000 each year in restaurants

Our love of eating out is showing little sign of fading as new research shows that the average Brit racks up restaurant bills in excess of £4,000 throughout the year.   According to the stats from OpenTable, the typical Brit eats out 1.5 times per week and spends up to £53 each ...

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New Head Chef at Chester Grosvenor restaurant

Gareth Jones is set to return to the Chester Grosvenor to become Head Chef at its La Brasserie.   Formerly the Sous Chef at the restaurant between 2002 and 2007, Jones moved on to become Head Chef at Bodysgallen Hall Hotel and Spa and Head Chef at Neighbourhood, before overseeing the launch ...

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Oxfordshire inn scoops Good Food Guide prize

An Oxfordshire restaurant has been named the best place to eat in the UK by the readers of The Good Food Guide.   Owned by Mary and Nick Galer, The Miller of Mansfield is based in Goring and won the Readers’ Restaurant of the Year Award for its ‘excellent service’ and ...

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New event set to promote housekeeping jobs

A new event aimed at encouraging people to consider a career in housekeeping is set to launch later this year.   Held at The Dorchester on Monday 7th September, the day is being organised by Springboard and the British Hospitality Association and will be the first Big Hospitality ...

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Sat Bains to introduce four-day working week

Michelin-starred Chef Sat Bains is set to introduce a four-day working week at his restaurant in Nottingham in a bid to improve the working conditions of staff, it has been reported.   In a radical move, Restaurant Sat Bains with Rooms is due to reduce its opening hours from November when it ...

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How much does the average catering job pay?

The typical salary for people working in catering and hospitality jobs has been revealed, with the average worker taking home £6.75 per hour.   Although this has risen by 2.2 per cent in the past year, it would still need to increase significantly to match the new compulsory hourly ...

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Springboard Chairman wins special hospitality award

The cream of the hospitality and catering industry were honoured at The Cateys earlier this week, with Springboard’s Chairman picking up a top prize.   Taking home the Special Award in front of around 1,200 people at Grosvenor House in London, Stephen Moss was singled out for his ...

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Simpsons Head Chef to launch own restaurant

The Head Chef at the Michelin-starred Simpsons is set to leave in order to set up his own restaurant.   After spending 16 years at the Edgbaston site, which was one of the first in Birmingham to achieve a Michelin star, Matt Cheal is to take over a base in Henley-in-Arden, Warwickshire, ...

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Rogan protégé set to go it alone

One of the most senior members of Simon Rogan’s Michelin-star winning team is set to leave the celebrity Chef to create his own restaurant.   Mark Birchall has worked alongside Rogan for nearly ten years but will put in his final shift on 31st July in order to launch his own ...

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Sat Bains opens “restaurant within a restaurant”

Renowned Chef Sat Bains has launched a new “restaurant within a restaurant” at his eponymous base in Nottingham.   Called Nucleus, the eatery opens today (12th June) within the grounds of the Chef’s two-Michelin starred Restaurant Sat Bains with Rooms and is designed to be ...

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Restaurants urged to “try new menu ideas”

Restaurants across the country should take advantage of cheap prices and low levels of inflation to trial new dishes and menu ideas, it has been claimed.   According to the Lynx Purchasing Market Forecast, the availability of quality UK meat, seafood and vegetables is likely to be very good ...

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El Celler de Can Roca named best in world

Spanish restaurant El Celler de Can Roca is once again the best on the planet, according to the S.Pellegrino World’s 50 Best Restaurants list.   Previously number one in 2013, the restaurant was knocked off the top spot last year by Noma in Copenhagen which this time finds itself in ...

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Restaurants not takeaways, say Brits

Despite more than half of us ordering a takeaway in the past month, Brits continue to prioritise eating out in restaurants.   According to the stats from CGA Peach, 57 per cent of people opted for a takeaway in the four weeks up to 15th May, with 37 per cent also saying that they had stayed ...

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UK’s average tip is…smaller than you think

Despite the vast majority of us saying we always leave a tip when eating in restaurants, the size of that tip is probably smaller than many would expect.   According to new stats from OpenTable, the average Brit leaves a gratuity of £4.18 or nine per cent of their bill. Predictably, ...

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Mark Sargeant announces new Soho restaurant

Celebrity Chef Mark Sargeant is set to open a new brasserie restaurant next month in London’s Soho.   Called Morden & Lea and based on Wardour Street, the restaurant will be split in to two floors, with the lower level adopting a more informal approach with a no reservations ...

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Savoy Grill appoints former MasterChef contestant as Head Chef

The Savoy Grill is set to soon have a woman running the kitchen for the first time in its 126 year history.   The Head Chefs job at the restaurant, which is owned by the Gordon Ramsay Group, has gone to Kim Woodward, who starred in the BBC’s MasterChef: The Professionals in 2011, where ...

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New Spitalfields restaurant for Nuno Mendes

Portuguese Chef Nuno Mendes has announced plans to take on a new restaurant based in Old Spitalfields Market.   The Chef, who became famous in London for serving all manner of celebrities as the Executive Chef at the Chiltern Firehouse, won a Michelin star at Viajante, which served up ...

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Gordon Ramsay to open Bordeaux restaurant

Celebrity Chef Gordon Ramsay has announced plans to open a new restaurant at a five-star hotel in Bordeaux.   Based at the Grand Hôtel de Bordeaux & Spa, the fine dining Le Pressoir d’Argent restaurant will be taken over as part of the Gordon Ramsay Group’s French ...

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