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    Daniel Darwood Reviews L'Ortolan, Shinfield. Dec 2016
    Michelin Starred Tom Clarke, Head Chef

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  • exterior lortolan Restaurant Review: L’Ortolan, Shinfield (December 2016)

    I’ve been coming to L’Ortolan since 1984 when it was called Milton Sandford, chef-proprietor Richard Milton Sandford having gained a Michelin star two years earlier. With little serious competition in the Reading area – the same is true today – it was a magnet for lovers of fine dining both locally and those from further […]

  • shaundickensattheboathouse Restaurant Review: Shaun Dickens at the Boathouse, Henley (Nov 2016)

    Henley-on-Thames, renowned for its annual Royal Regatta has also attracted visitors to a host of literary, musical and and food festivals. This idyllic Oxfordshire town has no shortage of restaurant and coffee house chains, pubs and tea shops. Surprisingly, however, the well to do residents and the ceaseless influx of tourists have, until recently, been […]

  • map_featured image Map: Britain’s Top Restaurants (2017) Editions Sept 2016

    This is a map that brings together the leading restaurants of Great Britain and Ireland according to three leading inspector-led guides 2017 editions (September 2016).  Each of the Guides outlined below provide data in publicly available press releases each year, or in the case of the AA Guide through cumulative twice yearly releases.  The points […]

  • 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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