Food and Drink October 30, 2015
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Yorkshire - Frances Atkins
Hosting the Olympics has brought with it a great sense of patriotism and created a desire to achieve excellence in every corner of Great Britain – and Yorkshire is no exception. You’ll find the eatingout scene thriving in this county, which is rich... Read more
Tyne and Wear - David Kennedy
Eating out in Tyne and Wear is a diverse affair, as this relatively new metropolitan county has brought together the northern edge of County Durham and the south-east part of Northumberland. While the North East looks inwards to its regional capital Newcastle, food aficionados... Read more
Sussex - Matt Gillan
As a chef you focus your attention every day on how to excite your guests; and this, coupled with how proud I am of what we have achieved at The Pass since we opened in November 2008, means it is a real... Read more
Oxfordshire - Raymond Blanc
This is the second time that I have been asked to introduce the Food & Drink guide to eating out in Oxfordshire. It gives me great pleasure to say that there are many award-winners and plenty of talent in our kitchens, united by... Read more
London - Heston Blumenthal
I’ve always concentrated my attentions on translating the past so that it speaks to the modern palate; surprising diners with unexpected flavour combinations; and contradicting accepted food conventions. When I felt an idea brewing that further developed these passions, I turned my attention outside... Read more
Leicestershire and Rutland - Sean Hope
I’m always blown away by just how many top-quality growers, brewers, millers, bakers, butchers, farm shops, vineyards, restaurants, delis and pubs there are in Leicestershire and Rutland. People associate the counties with pork pies and Stilton, and they’re right to do so, but there’s much... Read more
Glasgow - Andrew Mitchell
Glasgow is Scotland’s biggest and most diverse city. It is home to several academic institutions and has a large student population, as well as a great music scene. With the arrival of the Hydro Arena this year, Glasgow takes centre stage... Read more
Chilterns - Jean-Christophe Novelli
Having lived in this area for some 12 years now, with the doors of my Novelli Academy open since 2005, I feel that this particular region of Great Britain has much to offer; so it’s a great pleasure to introduce this Food &... Read more
Cambridge - Alex Rushmer
Welcome to the 2013 edition of the Cambridgeshire Food & Drink Guide. I should begin by saying what a privilege it is to be writing this foreword, especially knowing some of the esteemed chefs who have done so before. Three years ago I... Read more
Kent - Michael Caines MBE
It’s a great honour to be asked to write the introduction to this year’s Kent Food & Drink Guide. It’s been six years since we launched our restaurant and hotel, ABode Canterbury, and in that time we have seen some exciting developments in and... Read more
East Midlands - Simon Haigh
Having lived in Leamington Spa and worked at Mallory Court and it makes me very proud to introduce this year’s Warwickshire & Birmingham Food & Drink Guide. It really is an area rich in diversity and quality. In the past the... Read more
Paul Kitchings Epicurian Edinburgh
Edinburgh is a magical city. I always say to guests at my Michelin-starred restaurant with rooms, 21212, located on Royal Terrace, that in Edinburgh every footstep is a joy; the light, the colours, the air – all so sharp... Read more
Tom Kerridge - Bountiful Berkshire
Why Marlow? Well, my wife Beth and I had been in London for nearly ten years and knew the Berkshire, Buckinghamshire area well. It’s close enough to the capital to maintain our friendships, but the main draw was its quintessentially... Read more
Simon Rimmer - Derby Dining
Derbyshire is a region of quality food and drink establishments, many of which are located within the beautiful Peak District landscape. Whatever your budget and taste, you’ll find something in the following pages to suit – the choice includes Michelin-starred restaurants,... Read more
The Vibrant Cotswolds - Martin Burge
It’s a pleasure for me to introduce this year’s Food & Drink Guide, because the Cotswold food scene is so vibrant. It’s set to be an exciting year. 2012 started well for us at Whatley Manor, with the... Read more
Paul Boormans Exceptional Essex
Essex is an exciting place for food lovers. The rise of the independent restaurant is being fuelled by some amazingly talented chefs up and down the length of the county, and it promises to get even better. It can only... Read more
Sommerin - World class quality in Cardiff
I feel privileged to work at The Crown at Whitebrook with such a supremely talented team of professionals. Our restaurant – found in the heart of the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty – is a fine... Read more
Blessed in the South West - Hywel Jones
It seems like only yesterday that I left London to join the team here at Lucknam Park, but this year marks my ninth in charge of the hotel’s kitchens. I am aware that I’m privileged, not only to be a... Read more
The inspiring produce of Hampshire - Matthew Thompkinson
I may be a relative newcomer to the Hampshire food scene, but in the three and a half years I have been living here and working at The Montagu Arms Hotel in Beaulieu, I have been inspired by the quality... Read more
Michael Wignall - The eclectic delights of Surrey
I felt tremendously honoured last year when I was asked to write this foreword, so to be approached a second time really is a privilege. As with 12 months ago, I hope my pen skills manage to match those of... Read more

Archived News

Cornwall is a mecca for foodies - Nathan Outlaw
Gillmore on Liverpools food revolution
Sat Bains - The East Midlands is a chefs paradise
Excellence in Kent - Graham Garrett
Mark Poynton on Cambridges culinary culture
Ian Penn comes home to the Midlands
Gastronomical Glasgow - Martin Wishart
Aaron Patterson relishes Rutland
Michael Caines on the multicultural capital
Clereuhugh adores Oxfordshire
Phil Thompsons love of the Chilterns
Michel Roux Jr - London for everyone
The food and drink renaissance - Si King
Returning to Dorset with Mark Hix
Appreciating Somerset - Luke Nicholson
Yorkshire - the home of superb cooking - Steve Smith
Sussex is my home - Giles
Nathan cooking in Cornwall
Devons Tanner brothers
Askew on Liverpools food revolution
Hestons Berkshire
Tony Borthwick Scotch love
Private Dining by Rody Warot
Martin Burge - Its all about Cotswolds
Alan Hill - Derbyshires many delights
Essex born and bred Jonathan Brown
Wales' finest - Shaun Hill
Clifford - a love of Cambridgeshire
Michael Wignall Surrey 2011
Sat Bains - East Midlands is a chefs paradise
Raymond Blanc 2011
James Martin Hampshire 2011
Paul Leary on what makes Leicestershire special
Worrall Thompson on Windsor Grill
Great British Cheese Festival
Simon Gueller on his restaurant Box Tree
Not just for the rich and shellfish
Next stop a Michelin star for Bricklayers
Hello Manchester, I am Michael Caines...
J Burton-Race in defence of Devon
J C Novelli praises the Chilterns
Heston discusses Berkshire

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