After a weeks hiatus due to a break in Bruges (more on that later), I’m back. In a week that saw hacktivist group take to the streets in 670 cities globally for Million Mask March (#MMM2015), & friend of the site Mark Poynton got married (big congrats to you both chef <3 ). I’ve been reading all this on social media.
The Sunday Times/Hardens Restaurant 100 List, The Top 20
|1||6||Restaurant Sat Bains||Nottingham|
|5||11||Restaurant Martin Wishart||Edinburgh|
|7||2||Le Manoir aux Quat’ Saisons||Great Milton|
|8||4||The Ledbury||Notting Hill|
|9||New Entry||The Araki||Mayfair W1|
|10||8||Harry’s Place||Great Gonerby|
|11||15||Restaurant Nathan Outlaw||Port Isaac|
|12||43||Andrew Fairlie, Gleneagles Hotel||Auchterarder|
|13||17||One-O-One, Sheraton Park Tower||Knightsbridge|
|16||20||Kitchen Table, Bubbledogs||Fitzrovia|
The main trend seems to be the introduction of new blood into these types of lists. It’s great to see upward moves or new entries for: Marianne; Casamia; The Araki; Midsummer House & Restaurant Sat Bains. Latterly down the full list, a new entries for Amberly Castle, Llangoed Hall, Winteringham fields and Typing Room, just to name a few.
As with everything related to the Harden’s guide it is labelled as definitive, it isn’t. No guide can be definitive as food is subjective & will always divide opinion.
For the full list, see this pdf:
Best job advert this week
I think we’d all admit that recruiting chefs id difficult enough, so one employer has added a raft of staff perks; Mobile phone insurance, Taste card, 5% annual pay rise & overtime after 56 hours.
— Reliefchef.org (@Reliefchef_org) November 6, 2015
America discovers sausage rolls. Quick Greggs, branch out immediately.
— The New York Times (@nytimes) November 6, 2015
Offer of the week?
— STICKY (@StickyWalnut) November 2, 2015
Thoughts on PR inspired flavoured foods
Seriously ppl, WTF is wrong with you. In my timeline I've seen: G&T crisps, Cauliflower brulee & other food atrocities. Sort it out ffs
— ChefHermes.com (@ChefHermes) November 6, 2015
— Amanda Afiya (@MillyMollyManda) November 5, 2015
— Scotland Eats Out (@ScotlandEatsOut) November 6, 2015
— Lydia Pluckrose (@EatOutLots) November 5, 2015
— Robby Jenks (@robby_jenks) October 29, 2015