Ben McCormack

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Alex Dilling returns with an eponymous restaurant at Hotel Café Royal

24 August 2022 by

Alex Dilling is back and bigger than before with an eponymous restaurant at Hotel Café Royal. With it he hopes to reach an elusive third Michelin star

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The secret formula behind Andrew Sheridan's About 8 in Birmingham

06 July 2022 by

A refusal to follow the crowd may be the secret of Andy Sheridan’s success. Ben McCormack asks the chef about his first restaurant venture, the resolutely unique About 8, and his other projects

Pine stays humble after winning a Michelin star Business

Pine stays humble after winning a Michelin star

16 March 2022 by

The eight tables at Northumberland restaurant Pine have been even more sought after since it won[...]

Menuwatch: The Glass House, Stockton-on-Tees Sector

Menuwatch: The Glass House, Stockton-on-Tees

15 March 2022 by

Vegetables go straight from garden to plate at Wynyard Hall’s dining room. Ben McCormack visits the[...]

How to successfully put a top chef in a hotel kitchen Hotel

How to successfully put a top chef in a hotel kitchen

17 February 2022 by

When putting a top chef in a world-class hotel, a delicate balance is needed to achieve[...]

Menuwatch: Bridge Arms, Canterbury, Kent Restaurant News

Menuwatch: Bridge Arms, Canterbury, Kent

16 February 2022 by

Imagine the nearby Fordwich Arms in gastropub guise, as co-owner Dan Smith serves up a less[...]

London has seen a return to retro with recent openings Restaurant

London has seen a return to retro with recent openings

02 February 2022

There has been boom in openings with a nod to nostalgia, with the relaunch of Langan’s in Mayfair and the revival of Manzi’s in Soho Square. Ben McCormack explores the appetite for reinventing the retro

Kitchen nightmares: is new film Boiling Point out of touch with cheffing? Chef

Kitchen nightmares: is new film Boiling Point out of touch with cheffing?

15 December 2021

New film Boiling Point shows one brutal night in the kitchen, and it has riled up chefs, who fear it can only damage the industry’s reputation. Ben McCormack speaks to those who are trying to make a change from within.

Small is beautiful: the intimate experience of the chef's table Chef

Small is beautiful: the intimate experience of the chef's table

26 November 2021 by

Chef’s tables can be a place where guests gather for a generous sharing experience, or where[...]

Menuwatch: The Bailiwick, Egham, Surrey Chef

Menuwatch: The Bailiwick, Egham, Surrey

29 September 2021 by

Steven and Ami Ellis are applying high-end cooking techniques to classic pub-style dishes, with a focus[...]

Kevin and Nicola Tickle open Heft, a restaurant with the fields and farms of Cumbria at its heart Chef

Kevin and Nicola Tickle open Heft, a restaurant with the fields and farms of Cumbria at its heart

14 July 2021 by

Kevin Tickle will bring his foraging skills to new restaurant with rooms Heft, where he will[...]

Gastropubs: a compliment to the Michelin-starred restaurant Pub & Bar

Gastropubs: a compliment to the Michelin-starred restaurant

09 August 2007 by

As a current holder of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise, Jacobs Media Group extends its condolences on the passing of Queen Elizabeth ll.

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