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Manchester ups its fine-dining focus

Published:  20 August, 2013

Manchester is to add to its developing fine-dining ethos with a new venture from celebrity chef James Martin and an announcement from Allied London that the Spinningfields area is to become a bespoke high-end dining, leisure and cultural destination.

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Restaurant review: Pruno, Liverpool

Published:  16 August, 2013

Sheila Benson and Sean Millar could be considered stalwarts of the Liverpool restaurant scene having been in the business for over 20 years and built up a steady quality reputation.

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The Earl of Derby to open in Kilburn

Published:  16 August, 2013

The Earl of Derby - "a proper pub serving honest food" - is due to open in Kilburn, north London, next month.

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AFWS seeks out UK Sake Sommelier of the Year

Published:  08 August, 2013

The Academy of Food & Wine Service (AFWS) together with the London-based Sake Sommelier Association is on the search for the UK Sake Sommelier of the Year.

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Entries open for UK Sake Sommelier of the Year 2013

Published:  07 August, 2013

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New gadget allows you to taste wine without opening bottle

Published:  06 August, 2013

Wine can now be tasted without opening the bottle, thanks to a new gadget.

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Pizza Pilgrims lays down roots in Soho

Published:  05 August, 2013

Pizza Pilgrims founders Thom and James Elliot travelled to Italy in September 2011 to discover the art...

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Rosa's Thai Café to open fourth London site

Published:  05 August, 2013

Family-owned London Thai café group Rosa's is planning to open a fourth site in September with a revitalised menu.

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Sommelier Association unveils improved CSC

Published:  05 August, 2013

The UK Sommelier Association has announced an improved Certified Sommelier Course beginning this September, which includes a selection of new wines in the curriculum.

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Tate Britain wine cellar to reopen after £45m refurb

Published:  05 August, 2013

Tate Britain's Whistler Restaurant, renowned for its extensive wine cellar, is due to reopen this autumn after a £45 million refurbishment.

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Joel Kissin to open Boulestin in London

Published:  31 July, 2013

Restaurateur Joel Kissin is set to open luxury French bistro Boulestin in London's St James's next month.

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Bottle Green looks to the on-trade with Nuba Cocktails

Published:  31 July, 2013

Wine distributor, Bottle Green, has signed up its first non alcoholic agency business by taking on ready-to-drink, pre-mixed bottled cocktail brand Nuba Cocktails as it looks to widen its profile in the on-trade.

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AFWS launches entry-level training course online

Published:  30 July, 2013

The Academy of Food & Wine Service has announced the launch of its popular entry-level training course in an online format.

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Ceviche to open pop-up restaurant at Heathrow

Published:  26 July, 2013

Martin Morales of Peruvian restaurant Ceviche and Virgin Atlantic are joining forces to open the airline's first ever...

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Bobby Chinn to bring Vietnamese cuisine to Soho

Published:  26 July, 2013

Bobby Chinn will bring his acclaimed Vietnamese cuisine to London's Soho this autumn as he opens House of...

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Douglas Blyde tries a Twenty Two at the Four Seasons, Hampshire

Published:  25 July, 2013

"I think of myself as a junior mixologist, steering drinks," says James Edwards.

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Brixton's Courtesan Dim Sum re-launches its menu and cocktails

Published:  24 July, 2013

If you are in the mood for some exotic food and libations in a more exclusive...

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Fabre Montmayou releases UK on-trade exclusive

Published:  19 July, 2013

Fabre Montmayou is releasing Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2011, produced in Mendoza, Argentina, exclusively to the UK on-trade.

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Raymond Blanc: Blanc on Blanc

Published:  19 July, 2013

Michelin-starred chef Raymond Blanc is world famous for his skills in the kitchen. But here, in his own words, he talks about the equal passion he has for the wine ? particularly from his adopted shores of the UK ? that he chooses to go with his award-winning food

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Restaurant review: Chapters all day dinning

Published:  18 July, 2013

With every restaurant in spitting distance of the next, there is certainly no shortage of places to eat in Blackheath.

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