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London diners returning traditional styles of eating out

30-Aug-2006 - London diners are returning to their roots and are showing renewed interest in traditional styles of eating out – especially French – as opposed to the Oriental/novelty styles which have...

Ramsay looking to open pubs serving decent food

30-Aug-2006 - Gordon Ramsay is looking for properties in which to open pubs serving decent food. That's the word from his father-in-law and Chief Executive of Gordon Ramsay Holdings, Chris Hutcheson. Hutcheson...

Entropy closes due to lack of cutting edge

30-Aug-2006 - Entropy for sale as owners rue the city's lack of enthusiasm for cutting-edge cooking. The former site of Entropy restaurant at 3 Dover Street in Leicester is on the market,...

McCourt appointed General Manager of the White Swan

30-Aug-2006 - Andrew McCourt has been appointed General Manager of the White Swan in Middleham, North Yorkshire. At 22, McCourt is one of the youngest managers in the catering industry. He has...

Time Out nominations for Eating and Drinking Awards

30-Aug-2006 - London's contender's announced for 16th annual awards. Time Out has announced its nominations for its 17th annual Eating and Drinking Awards, with the winners to be announced at a ceremony...

New Pastry Chef's for Babylon restaurant at Kensington Roof Gardens

30-Aug-2006 - Babylon restaurant at Kensington Roof Gardens has taken on expert Pastry Chefs Richard Jones and Boyne Pead. Jones' career includes stints at The Wolseley and the Marriott Grosvenor Square. Pead...

Restaurant Magazine UK Best Dishes Awards 2006

30-Aug-2006 - The Finalists. After hours of poring over the sackloads of entries that landed on our doormat, the judging panel, comprised of The Craft Guild of Chefs and Restaurant magazine, have...

Brick Lane's sixth Banglatown International Curry Festival

30-Aug-2006 - Brick Lane's sixth Banglatown International Curry Festival is taking place from September 10-24 to coincide with the Brick Lane Festival. There will be music and street entertainment. The launch will...

Power buys three of five London Camel Bars

30-Aug-2006 - Mean Fiddler founder Vince Power has bought three gastro bars as sites for his bar and club group, according to property agents Christie & Co, who handled the sale. Power...

Carter is new Head Chef of the Restaurant at Charlton House & Monty's Spa

30-Aug-2006 - Elisha Carter has been appointed Head Chef of the Restaurant at Charlton House & Monty's Spa near Bath, Somerset. Carter, whose CV includes Lola's, Lindsay House and Silk at the...

Wilsons hotel, restaurant and club in Torquay sold

30-Aug-2006 - Wilsons hotel, restaurant and club on Babbacombe seafront in Torquay, Devon, has been sold to family brewer Hall & Woodhouse from a freehold asking price of £1.1million. Christie & Co...

West Yorkshire Brewery buys first pub

30-Aug-2006 - Micro-brewery West Yorkshire Brewery, based in Yattendon near Newbury, has bought its first pub, the Rising Sun in Stockcross. The new lease has been subleased to the Holloways, who used...

Punch Bowl Inn, North Yorkshire sold

30-Aug-2006 - The freehold of the Punch Bowl Inn in Low Row, North Yorkshire, has been bought by Charles Cody, owner of Charles Bathurst Inn in nearby Arkengarthdale. It was offered on...

Byrne to be new Head chef at the Dorchester's Grill Room

30-Aug-2006 - Aiden Byrne, Executive Chef of Danesfield House Hotel and Spa in Marlow, Buckinghamshire, is to be the Head Chef at the Dorchester's newly revamped Grill Room restaurant from November. Henry...

Guide to fresh white wines

30-Aug-2006 - Fresh whites to prolong those hazy days of summer. As I write, the heat is upon us and I am not too surprised to find my body – rather than...

Third Blackhouse Grill opens

30-Aug-2006 - Manchester gets a-grilling. WHO? | The third of the Blackhouse Grills from Living Ventures Ltd, the folk behind 13-strong The Living Room group. This grill restaurant follows its siblings, The...

Las Iguanas at Royal Festival Hall

30-Aug-2006 - Latin Fever on the South Bank. WHO? | 15-year-old independent Latin American restaurant group Las Iguanas gets a foothold in the capital with this plum new South Bank site at...

Glas Swedish tapas restaurant moves to Islington

30-Aug-2006 - Southwark's loss is Islington's gain as lease expires and highly-acclaimed Scandinavian tapas concept prepares to move into former Lola's site. Glas, the Swedish tapas restaurant which opened in Borough Market...

Mews of Mayfair, redefining modern British cuisine

30-Aug-2006 - WHO? | Founders Jason Robson and Robert Nearn have teamed up with restaurateur and founder of Ping Pong, Kurt Zdesar, and chef David Selex, latterly of The Grocer on Warwick...

Soho House's latest opening is multifaceted

30-Aug-2006 - Latest opening for Soho House puts comfort and easy luxury in among the Chiswick chains. They've already taken Somerset, Soho, Mayfair, Notting Hill and Manhattan's Meatpacking District and now they're...

The Rainbow Café offering healthy, nutritious vegetarian meals

30-Aug-2006 - The Rainbow Café has been servicing vegetarians' special needs since 1988 and willingly keeping up with dietary fads. Regular readers of the magazine will recall a recent story we ran...

The Bay Bar, Newquay's new bar restaurant

30-Aug-2006 - East Coast Style in Newquay. WHO? | Managing Director Diane Coppock oversees the refurbishment of the Bay Hotel, including this new bar restaurant. Executive Chef Brian Moore brings his experience...

Bank Restaurant Group announces 21 per cent increase

30-Aug-2006 - Bank Restaurant Group has announced a 21 per cent increase in profits for the six months ended April 30. Bank, which bought the Zinc Bar and Grill chain for £1.5m...

After hard work, why are English wines still missing from the wine lists?

30-Aug-2006 - UK winemakers have worked hard to attain a standard worthy of inclusion on restaurant wine lists. So, in a business that's gone potty for locally sourced produce, why is English...

Regent Inns buys 31 Old Orleans restaurants from Punch Taverns

30-Aug-2006 - Regent Inns has bought 31 Old Orleans restaurants from Punch Taverns for £26million. Of the estate, 27 are short leasehold. The cash proceeds from the sale will be used to...

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