AA announces three and four rosette awards – The AA have awarded three rosettes to 21 outstanding UK restaurants, including City Social, Fera at Claridge’s, Typing Room, Timberyard in Edinburgh and The Wild Rabbit in Kingham. Just one restaurant was awarded the prestigious four rosettes – The Burlington Restaurant in Bolton Abbey.
Joe’s Southern Kitchen takes on the McRib – Inspired by the return of the McDonald’s McRib, Joe’s have launched their own MacRib – a soft white sub stuffed with pulled pork ribs, a pork rib patty, sweet BBQ sauce, pickles and chopped onion. A great way to fall of the detox wagon!
New ventures from top UK chefs – A decade after opening The Hand & Flowers, Tom Kerridge has opened a second pub in Marlow called The Coach. It’s a relaxed no-bookings affair so turn up early to try their rotisserie meats, chicken kiev and potted crab. Just down the road, Atul Kochhar has opened new Indian restaurant Sindhu at the Macdonald Compleat Angler Hotel.
There are lots of chefs on the move too, with Restaurant Nathan Outlaw set to relocate to Port Isaac and The Fat Duck moving to Melbourne for a six-month stay. Michael Caines has plans to open his own hotel in Lympstone, Devon, and Cyrus Todiwala has opened a restaurant in Goa.
22 new openings planned for Manchester – An exciting crop of bars and restaurants are set to open in Manchester this year, according to the Manchester Evening News. They include Indian restaurant, Asha’s; Filthy Cow burger bar; a third restaurant from Solita; and new sites from London favourites Burger & Lobster, Hawksmoor and Iberica.Continue Reading