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New Chefs team at The Marquis

One of the South East’s most famous restaurants is set for a revamp after installing a new Head Chef and General Manager.   The kitchen at the two AA rosette The Marquis in Alkham Valley, Kent will be headed up by Andrew King with David Harris taking over its management.   The ...

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Clifford to open Essex pub

Michelin starred Chef Daniel Clifford is set to open a new pub in an Essex village in the next few months.   Called the Flitch of Bacon, the pub is based in Little Dunmow and was recently bought by Clifford for £300,000. The Chef said that he plans to have the pub opened within the ...

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Hibiscus Chef wins Roux Scholarship

The Head Chef at the two Michelin starred Hibiscus restaurant has taken top prize and walked away with this year’s Roux Scholarship.   Ian Scaramuzza, who runs the kitchen at Claude Bosi’s London restaurant won the award after beating five other finalists in a cook-off at ...

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Half of Chefs jobs are “difficult to fill”

Restaurants around the country are experiencing difficulties when trying to recruit skilled new Chefs, it has been claimed   Almost half (47 per cent) of all Chefs jobs have been classed as being “difficult to fill”, with the main reason being a lack of skilled candidates, ...

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Hartnett set to open second Café Murano

Michelin starred Chef Angela Hartnett is set to open a second version of her Café Murano.   Based in Tavistock Street, Covent Garden, the restaurant is expected to also feature seasonal Italian dishes served in a relaxed environment, with a particular emphasis on cuisine from the ...

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UK’s restaurant scene set to grow in 2015

It could be a busy time for restaurants across the country after a new report suggested that Brits are set to spend more on meals out in the coming years.   According to Horizons, the UK’s food service sector is expected to see value growth of over £10 billion by the end of the ...

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Murchison prepares to re-open La Becasse

La Becasse is set to reopen this spring with Michelin-starred Chef Alan Murchison running the kitchen.   The Chef announced that he has bought the lease of the Ludlow restaurant which he plans to renovate and create a new menu for by the time of its intended launch in April.   The ...

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New oyster bar for Marco Pierre White

Renowned Chef Marco Pierre White is set to expand his empire of restaurants further next month by launching a new oyster bar.   Based next door to the Threadneedles Hotel in Bank, London, White’s new eatery will be titled The Rib Room & Oyster Bar and will be launched under the ...

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Belfast Titanic Hotel gets lottery funding

A new luxury Titanic hotel looks set to be created in Belfast after it was awarded lottery funding.   Based around the derelict Harland and Wolff Drawing Offices where the ship was designed, the new four-star hotel has taken a step closer to becoming a reality after it was handed a ...

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Two-thirds of Brits planning Valentine’s meal out

Diners planning a last minute meal out tomorrow night might find that their options are limited after a new report found that nearly two thirds of us are set to visit a restaurant this weekend for Valentine’s Day.   The most popular gift for February 14th is a meal out (66 per cent), ...

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Four Seasons appoints Duggan as Executive Chef

The Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire has appointed James Duggan to head up the kitchen as its new Executive Chef.   The move follows Cyrille Pannier’s decision to relocate to Beverly Hills to take his place at the Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles.   Duggan’s appointment marks a ...

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Simon Rogan appoints new Managing Director

Michelin-starred Chef Simon Rogan has appointed a new Managing Director to look after his Umbel Restaurant Group.   The role will see David Simms placed in charge of all of Rogan’s restaurants which include L'Enclume, Rogan & Co, Aulis, and the Pig & Whistle in Cartmel, ...

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Burlington Restaurant awarded four AA rosettes

The Burlington Restaurant in Bolton Abbey was the big winner in the AA’s latest round of inspections after it was awarded four rosettes.   The establishment at the Devonshire Arms Hotel was the only restaurant to walk away with four new rosettes, but a further 21 were handed three ...

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Hospitality jobs campaign heads to Bristol

A nationwide campaign aimed at inspiring young people to work in the hospitality and catering industry is set to hit the road and visit Bristol next week.   The Big Hospitality Conversation will head to the city’s Mercure hotel on 13th January where restaurants, businesses and other ...

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How much should you tip in 2014?

Think you’re a good tipper? Well, you might be even more generous than you thought, if a new survey is any indication.   Although many people regularly give tips in the double figures, nearly half (47 per cent) of all restaurateurs said that a gratuity of between five and ten per cent ...

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Northern restaurants to rise in 2015

The dining scene in the North of England is set to lead the trends in the restaurant world next year, according to a new report.   While Manchester will continue to expand its “food revolution”, the business advisory firm BDO claims that the likes of Liverpool, Leeds, Glasgow and ...

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London restaurant scene sees record growth

Diners in London now have more choice of where to eat than at any point since records began, according to new figures.   A total of 148 new restaurants were opened in the capital this year with 47 closures, meaning 2014 saw a net increase of 101 new restaurants, which is far ahead of the ...

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Yorkshire meatball specialists win New Restaurant prize

A new restaurant in Harrogate that specialises in serving meatballs has won a prize for Restaurant of the Year.   Recognising new business across the country, The Startups Awards 2014 named The Yorkshire Meatball Company as its top restaurant at an awards ceremony held at Kensington Roof ...

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Brits continue to prioritise dining out

Despite cutting back in many areas, Brits are continuing to enjoy dining out and have increased the amount they spend in restaurants, according to new stats.   Last month, the average British household spent £76.86 on eating out compared to £75.01 in October 2013, while they also ...

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Michelin star Chefs head to Obsession celebrations

A bounty of Michelin-starred Chefs will be on their way to the north-west early next year for the 15th anniversary of the Obsession event.   Held at the Northcote country house hotel in Langho, Blackburn, the annual bash will see 25 Head Chefs with a combined 27 Michelin stars cooking over ...

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