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Book review: Stark, by Ben and Sophie Crittenden

15 October 2020 by

Stark is no ordinary Michelin-starred restaurant. In December 2016, chef-proprietor Ben Crittenden, formerly of the West House in Biddenden, converted a sandwich shop in Broadstairs into a restaurant.

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The best ways to get around the 10pm curfew, from takeaway pints to turning tables

15 October 2020 by

When presented with a problem like the 10pm curfew, it just takes a little innovation, such as changing opening times or offering takeaway of the final course of a tasting menu, to find a way around it.

What's the future for restaurant guides? Restaurant

What's the future for restaurant guides?

05 August 2020 by

Covid-19 hasn’t put a stop to restaurants, and it hasn’t halted the guides either. Despite the[...]

Book review: Sun and Rain, by Ana Roš Chef

Book review: Sun and Rain, by Ana Roš

18 June 2020 by

Self-taught Slovenian chef Ana Roš’s highly unusual path to the professional kitchen is set out in[...]

Menuwatch: Townsend Chef

Menuwatch: Townsend

20 May 2020 by

A glowing review usually portends an influx of customers, but when the lockdown left Joe Fox[...]

Menuwatch: Orasay Chef

Menuwatch: Orasay

06 May 2020 by

Jackson Boxer has thrown himself full force into meal delivery, working six days a week to[...]

Book review: Cooking in Marfa by Virginia Lebermann and Rocky Barnette Chef

Book review: Cooking in Marfa by Virginia Lebermann and Rocky Barnette

23 April 2020

Set in the Chihuahuan Desert, the Texan town of Marfa boasts a population of 2,000 and occupies just over one and half square miles.

Book review: Arzak + Arzak Chef

Book review: Arzak + Arzak

16 April 2020

Few chefs have had such an influence on modern cuisine as San Sebastián-based Juan Mari Arzak.

Menuwatch: The Salt Room, Brighton Chef

Menuwatch: The Salt Room, Brighton

01 April 2020 by

Lawrence McCarthy’s arrival at this seafood-led Brighton restaurant may signal change, but he’s planning on keeping[...]

Book review: The Vegetarian Silver Spoon Chef

Book review: The Vegetarian Silver Spoon

26 March 2020 by

Vegetarianism and veganism are on the rise in the UK. According to the shopping comparison website[...]

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Book review: The Irish Cookbook, by Jp McMahon

27 February 2020 by

The Irish Cookbook arrives with impeccable timing, following the country’s Michelin success last October.

Food on the edge: Taste, not waste Chef

Food on the edge: Taste, not waste

11 December 2019 by

What’s on your sustainable menu? Japanese knotweed canapés? Or maybe fish eye prawn crackers? Chefs at[...]

Treasure Ireland: meet the Irish newcomers to the Michelin Guide Chef

Treasure Ireland: meet the Irish newcomers to the Michelin Guide

08 November 2019

The restaurants of Ireland stole the show at this year’s Michelin ceremony, demonstrating inventive and original menus, all united by the use of some incredible local produce. Andy Lynes looks at the newcomers to the guide

Book review: Black Axe Mangal by Lee Tiernan Chef

Book review: Black Axe Mangal by Lee Tiernan

07 November 2019

It’s tempting to pigeonhole Lee Tiernan, chef and proprietor of cult north London restaurant Black Axe Mangal, as some sort of rock ’n’ roll chef.

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