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  • Andrew McKenzie Interview: Andrew McKenzie, MD The Vineyard Group (Feb 2017)

    Andrew McKenzie fell in love with the hotel industry when, as a young boy, he successfully worked as a hall porter at a hotel in his home town.  After entering the hotel trade full-time Andrew embarked upon a journey which led him to The Vineyard Group.  Here, Andrew shares his knowledge and experience of near […]

  • Chef Interview: Robby Jenks, The Vineyard (Feb 2017)

    After a progressive spell in kitchens of increasing merit, Robby Jenks found himself working a trial for a spot in Michael Caines kitchen.  The story is a fascinating one, a journey during which Robby worked 16-18 hour days for three and half years as he progressed through the sections at Gidleigh Park.  After later trials […]

  • IndianEssence_alooChat Restaurant Review: Indian Essence, Orpington (Jan 2017)

    Orpington, a London suburb just 30 minutes by train from Victoria, used to be synonymous with a rather patronising notion of the aspirant middle class. The stereotype was so engrained in class-obsessed post-war Britain that ‘Orpington man’ became an early pejorative figure. However, today’s Orpington would be characterised quite differently, particularly the leafy and the […]

  • thecrownburchettsmichelinstar Newsletter: fine dining guide October 2016

    Much to report after a busy remainder to 2015 which has continued through 2016.  The site maintained a focus on restaurant reviews supplemented with feature articles, interviews and broad guide coverage. The iTunes podcast series remains – as always the links are to the written transcripts, you may find the podcast series on iTunes by […]

  • Top Restaurants Newsletter: fine dining guide February 2015

    A news round up of 2014 and looking ahead to 2015 in the top end restaurant world

  • Michael Ellis Newsletter: fine dining guide March 2014

    Guide season update, interviews, reviews, social networking and opinion…

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