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Our thoughts are with France today. We hope that all our readers in Paris are safe, and our hearts go out to the victims, their families, and to all of you. Nous sommes tous Parisiens. This week also saw the news that Michelin starred chef & co-owner of Casamia,¬†Jonray Sanchez-Iglesias […]

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Yes, it’s that time of the year again, where TV wannabes are turned into social media cannon fodder, whether it be X-Factor, I’m a Celebrity or Masterchef: The Professionals. 2Michelin star chef Marcus Wareing returns for a second season with Monica Galetti and the culinary equivalent of the Churchill dog, […]

Masterchef: The Professionals 2015


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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 […]

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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 […]

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This week has seen the pressure mount on the Government to address the growing obesity problem in the UK. At the front of this cavalry charge is celebrity chef Jamie Oliver, calling for a sugar tax. He’s been to Parliament, spoken to the health select committee at the House of […]

Let’s not sugar tax coat it


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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 […]

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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. […]

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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. […]

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