Sartorial slackness Only one of Britain's top 100 restaurants still requires diners to wear ties - The Ritz in London, according to The Daily Mail. Customers at Restaurant Gordon Ramsay may not wear sportswear, and jeans and trainers are banned in Le Manoir Aux Quat'Saisons.
Expensive snacks Michelin-starred chef Martin Blunos has created a £110 sandwich. It uses a £5 sourdough loaf dressed with extra virgin olive oil, layered cheese, slices of quail's egg, heirloom black tomato, epicure apples and fresh figs. It is topped with a coating of edible gold dust.
Cheap pints Snooty residents in Lymington, Hampshire, have voted to reject proposals to open a Wetherspoon's pub in the town. The same town successfully opposed a new Argos because it would "lower the tone".
Gordon and Marco Gordon Ramsay has been attempting to wind up former boss Marco Pierre White, commenting that the bandana he is fond of wearing makes him "look like something from the Taliban".
Indigestion Champion US eater Joey Chestnut saw off 47 burritos in 10 minutes at the second annual Garcia's World Burrito Eating Championship. Chestnut has won the national hot dog eating contest four years in a row.