FOOD PORN AWARDS SEES RECORD NUMBER OF ENTRIES

By Friday, March 23, 2018 0 No tags Permalink

The Food Porn Awards have now released this year's winners, announced at the awards presentation during the Northern Restaurant and Bar exhibition in Manchester. Now in its third year, the coveted awards are a celebration of the best-looking dishes from restaurants, bars, pubs and eateries across the North. The awards give chefs in the region an ...

ASIAN CATERING FEDERATION CALLS FOR CURRY CHEF AMNESTY

House of Lords launch for Asian Curry Awards Public nominations open Asian & Oriental Chef Awards winners The Asian Catering Federation (ACF) is calling on the Government for a 'curry chef amnesty' for restaurant employees, who have been working illegally in the UK. Speaking at the launch of the 8th Asian Curry Awards, at House of Lords, on Monday 13th March, ...

ASIAN RESTAURANT AWARDS WINNERS REVEALED AT GLITTERING AWARD CEREMONY

The winners of the first Asian Restaurant Awards were announced at a glittering awards ceremony, held at the Manchester Hilton, on Monday 5th March. The evening, attended by over 500 leading restaurateurs, chefs, food journalists and VIP guests, was hosted by TV news presenter and BBC World Service news anchor, Barbita Sharma. The shortlist, was determined ...

RESTAURANT REVIEW: SLUG & LETTUCE, DERBY 

*Review by invite* With a mini Beast of the East expected this weekend, you’ll want to know about hearty fare including a really, really good pie in Derby. It just happened to be at the recently relaunched Slug & Lettuce Derby, which has undergone a £320K refurbishment courtesy of parent company Stonegate Pubs. From a change in ...

NORTHERN RESTAURANT & BAR SCENE TRUMPS LONDON

By Thursday, March 15, 2018 0 No tags Permalink

Booming restaurant and bar scenes in Liverpool, Manchester AND Leeds are growing at rates more than double those of London. Latest industry data shows that Northern cities dominate new league table of hospitality growth, occupying six of top eight places, with independent operators leading the surge as some casual dining chains struggle. New analysis by Northern Restaurant ...

‘BREW’ KID IN TOWN AS HEAD OF STEAM LAUNCHES IN NOTTINGHAM

Consider this is a klaxon call for keen beer drinkers and my public duty in letting you know of a new bar in the East Midlands. It will be showcasing Nottingham's thriving brewing scene when it opens in the Lace Market next week (Thursday 22 March). The Head of Steam, already a firm favourite among pub-goers in ...

EATERY REVIEW: THE YARD, DERBY 

*Review by invite* Are you a person who likes surprises? I'm not a fan. I'm a Leo and it takes me a while to adapt, but if it's a nice, albeit unexpected occurence, I guess that would be OK. According to a study*, the brain's pleasure centres are more "turned on" when we experience unpredictable pleasant things, ...

NEW HEAD CHEF SET TO TAKE GRAFENE MANCHESTER BY STORM

This month sees the announcement of a new head chef on the north-west restaurant scene, as Ben Mounsey takes the culinary helm at one of Manchester's leading restaurants and cocktail bars; Grafene. I have been following Ben's culinary journey these past few years and look forward to his menu at Grafene. Fast on the heels of ...

EATERY REVIEW: LITTLEOVER LODGE BAR & DINING, DERBY

*Review by invite* As The Beast from the East curls its icy fingers around the country, you may be craving special food as a treat that you made it into work without ignominiously slipping on the frosty ground, or calling in sick. With temperatures dipping to -8°C, now is the time to give yourself a pat on ...

NEW MENU REVIEW: THE FARMHOUSE AT MACKWORTH, DERBY

As a traditional Leo, I am somewhat resistant to change, unless it involves trying out new menus heralding a new season. Plus, I was in the mood for a pizza, and I couldn't think of a better way to celebrate National Pizza Day than to partake in cheesy goodness, so off I went to The Farmhouse at ...