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It's all meat and drink to Hawksmoor

Published:  15 March, 2013

There has never been a better time to go out for a steak in London and you would struggle to find a place superior to Hawksmoor. Dominic Midgley discovers the chain is as proud of its drinks offer as it is its rib eyes and sirloins

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Paul Ainsworth is new chef on the block

Published:  15 March, 2013

Rick Stein is no longer the only culinary attraction in Cornwall's Padstow - Paul Ainsworth is drawing his own crowd, as Ed Robertson discovers

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The List: Chrysan

Published:  01 March, 2013

Nina Caplan on the drinks offer at Hakkasan's City of London Japenese venture

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Restaurant review: The Lamb Inn

Published:  01 March, 2013

My room is named after The Glenlivet, and part of a spent cask from the Speyside distillery protrudes. This is The Lamb Inn, 15th-century outpost of the Boisdale group. Ranald Macdonald founded his first whisky and cigar focused bar in Belgravia in 1988. The business expanded to Bishopsgate in 2002, with the opulent, purpose-built Canary Wharf site opening in 2011.

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Restaurant review: Guillaume Glipa Coya Restaurant & Bar

Published:  01 March, 2013

In the aftermath of International Pisco Sour Day, Douglas Blyde talks to Guillaume Glipa, general manager of Coya, London's latest Peruvian restaurant.

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Introducing the new breed at MASH

Published:  01 March, 2013

Douglas Blyde learns how the founders of the Modern American Steak House are training up a new wave of sommeliers

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Hi-Spirits appoints Scottish on-trade rep

Published:  01 March, 2013

Distributor Hi-Spirits has appointed cocktail expert and former bar manager Chris Deacon as field sales executive in Scotland.

Text Distributor Hi-Spirits has appointed cocktail expert and former bar manager Chris Deacon as field sales executive in Scotland.

 

Deacon's brief is to build sales of spirit brands including Buffalo Trace bourbon, Antica sambuca and Fireball cinnamon liqueur. He will work with bar operators to win new listings, develop cocktails and signature serves for High-Spirits' brands.

 

Deacon previous worked as bar manager at Tigerlily in Edinburgh where he oversaw the development of the bar areas during a £180,000 refurbishment and created its cocktail menu. He has also managed bars in Australia and New Zealand, as well as Edinburgh venues Tempus and Voodoo Rooms.

 

Deacon regularly competes in cocktail competitions and made the finals of global cocktail competition World Class in Moscow.

 

"My operational experience gives me a strong understanding of the support bartenders need from a spirits supplier," he said.

 

Jeremy Hill, chairman of Hi-Spirits, said: "We're delighted to welcome Chris to the business. His passion for high quality spirits drinks and service, combined with his knowledge of the Scottish bar scene, will be huge assets for Hi-Spirits as we continue to expand our distribution."

 

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Phileas Fogg celebrated at new Mayfair bar

Published:  27 February, 2013

A bar recreating the home of Jules Verne's famous adventurer Phileas Fogg will be opening its doors this summer.

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The List: Boundary Restaurant

Published:  15 February, 2013

Christopher Delalonde MS brings the classics to Boundary's wine list and pushes quality at an affordable price

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The List: The Red Lion

Published:  15 February, 2013

It's all about cheese and wine at this Market Harborough gastropub

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Openings: The Goat in Boots

Published:  01 February, 2013

The Goat in Boots is set to be reopened in April by the team behind the Eclipse, Cocoon, Bumpkin and Boujis.

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Restaurant review: The Lock Bar and Kitchen

Published:  01 February, 2013

The Lock Bar and Kitchen is the more upmarket restaurant of two at the Runnymede-on-Thames Hotel. Still blighted on the outside by 1970s architecture, a recent refurbishment saw the property given a good degree of character within.

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On-trade analysis: Spirits take the top spot in 2012 festive sales figures

Published:  01 February, 2013

CGA's Matt Crompton takes a look at how the on-trade performed over the festive season

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Winter restaurant openings in Bath, Manchester and Notting Hill

Published:  14 December, 2012

Find out more about winter openings, including the third Graze Bar in Bath, a £3.5-million refurb in Manchester and a ping-pong pop-up, in London's Notting Hill.

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Young people eat and drink out less often, says Deloitte report

Published:  03 December, 2012

Young people are eating and drinking out less frequently, according to the latest Taste of the Nation report from Deloitte.

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Nuno Mendes on Viajante and his wine and food philosophy

Published:  26 November, 2012

Since opening in 2010, Viajante in Bethnal Green, East London, received a Michelin star within just nine months and was voted number 80 in the San Pellegrino's World's Best Restaurants 2012. We take a quick look at chef Nuno Mendes' philosophy.

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New London Italian restaurant gets boost from Rolling Stones' Ronnie Wood

Published:  26 November, 2012

Rolling Stones fans that missed out on seeing their heroes at the O2 in London this week should book a table at new Italian restaurant, Primo, on London's Shaftesbury Avenue, next month, where they can see original paintings from guitarist Ronnie Wood.

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Alan Holmes appointed to head up the Vineyard, Berkshire

Published:  16 November, 2012

Five star Berkshire hotel the Vineyard has appointed Alan Holmes as its new wine and restaurant director, taking over from Yohann Jousselin MS.

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The List: JSW Restaurant

Published:  02 November, 2012

Michelin-starred chef Jake Saul Watkins is a long-time advocate of food and wine pairing. He tells Anne Krebiehl what hits the spot at his JSW Restaurant in Hampshire

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Berry Bros & Rudd Bar opens at Royal Albert Hall

Published:  31 October, 2012

The Royal Albert Hall has opened a new bar in partnership with Berry Bros & Rudd.

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