Monthly Archives: October 2015


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In the week that saw the clocks go back (well in the UK at least), the sugar tax has been raging & I’ve been read all about this, on social media: Tales from the Inbox OFM Best restaurant runner up, Restaurant Mark Greenaway sent me their latest market menu. And […]

The Weekend Edition



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For the past 10 years now, Tripadvisor has been the bane of the Hospitality industry. So much so, over the weekend a hashtag started to appear in my timeline, #NoReceiptNoReview. In essence the idea is that to post a review, you must be able to prove that you’ve stayed or […]

How I beat Tripadvisor



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This week I’ve been mainly reading this, for The Weekend Edition: Stories from the Inbox Sophie from Neil Reading PR emailed to let me know about Des McDonald’s place, Forest Restaurant & Cabin Bar, which opens on 21st October on the roof of Selfridges. Inspired by an autumnal woodland, Forest […]

The Weekend Edition


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Oh yes, it’s that time of year again when the Michelin naysayers come out to play. I’ve written on this subject in the past, it actually feels like an annual event. But after a conversation with Irish restaurant critic Tom Doorley on Twitter, it seems we must re-visit it again. […]

Restaurant critics & Restaurant guides, the differences.


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So one of the big news stories this week in Hospitality is that Micheal Caines is leaving Gidleigh Park after 21 years, something this site reported back in May. This week also saw the AA get happy with the rosettes, along with anointing Daniel Clifford Chef’s Chef of the Year. […]

The Weekend Edition



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I’ve been lying awake since 4am, mulling over how to write this post. It’s not often things irritate me enough that my sleep is interrupted, but this has. Whether the industry likes it or not, ‘The Caterer‘ is the go to source of reference about the Hospitality sector etc. It […]

RANT: The Caterer