Heston Blumenthal

Heston Blumenthal to open Melbourne version of Fat Duck on February 3

17 Sep 2014 | By Richard Siddle

The Australian version of Heston Blumenthal’s Fat Duck restaurant is to open in Melbourne in February 3 2015 with reservations being taken from October 8.

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The Almeida reopens with new twist on a wine list - it does not have one

04 Sep 2014 | By Helen Arnold

One of London’s first restaurants without a wine list has just reopened after a mini refurbishment. The Almeida in Islington, north London, will instead rely on its waiting staff to make their own personal recommendations tailored to guests’ individual budgets, style preferences and food order.

Bristish Queen is latest pub opening from Brasserie Bar Company

Brasserie Bar Company to follow British Queen launch with up to 20 more pubs

03 Sep 2014 | By Helen Arnold

Brasserie Bar Company has just opened its fourth pub,  The British Queen, in Locksbottom, Orpintgon, Kent.

Specialist importers trade tasting 2014

What to expect at SITT Autumn: Richard Dudley Craig, Dudley Craig Wines

19 Sep 2014

Here Richard Dudley Craig explains what Dudley Craig Wines will have on show at the SITT Autumn tasting on September 24 at the Royal Horticultural Halls in London.

Jackson Estate's Matt Patterson-Green

Jackson Estate's Matt Patterson-Green showcases his Kiwi wines at Chiltern Firehouse

17 Sep 2014 | By Douglas Blyde

“I believe Marlborough will be known for producing the best Pinot Noir over time,” declares Matt Patterson Green, winemaker of Jackson Estate. In his glass is one expression, Vintage Widow 2012, named, he says, “after women who lose their men to the vineyards…”

Living the high life

Myles Donneky on the high life at Hutong - 30 floors up in London's Shard

11 Sep 2014 | By Douglas Blyde

The 22 year-old bar manager of “Hutong” above Aqua on floor 31 of The Shard talks to Douglas Blyde about tea punches, pride in service, and competitive ping-pong…

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