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  • Purlane Edinburgh Sign Restaurant Review: Purslane, Edinburgh (April 2017)

    Fashionable Stockbridge, the Hampstead village of Edinburgh, presents an embarrassment of choice to discerning foodies. Purslane in St Stephen’s Street – no relation to its namesake in Cheltenham – is foremost amongst restaurants offering fine dining menus. The cramped basement dining room has a maximum of 28 covers. The low ceiling, wooden floor, rustic décor […]

  • HeleneDarroze Restaurant Review: Hélène Darroze at The Connaught (April 2017)

    The Grande Dame of Mayfair hotels, The Connaught has seen changes of ownership and reinvention since opening in 1815 as the Prince Saxe Coburg Hotel. The adoption of the less Germanic “Connaught” in 1917 was one of these. Acquired in 1956 by the Savoy Group – now known as the Maybourne Hotel Group – it […]

  • SimonRoganCartmelMap Feature: Simon Rogan in Cartmel; L’Enclume and Beyond (March 2017)

    The evening of Wednesday 22nd February 2017 was fraught. My own car was in for insurance claim repairs after a minor accident and I had just taken receipt of a substitute hire car: A Mercedes C Class 2.2 Diesel ‘66’ Registration. Even though I’m no Jeremy Clarkson, I do like a nice car and I […]

  • 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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