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Foraged bitter tastes sweet for hat trick hero

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Goatober

What the bleat is it all about?
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Braised beef and dumplings

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Eat, read or #CookForSyria

31 Oct 2016 by Tom Tanner

If you’ve been champing at the bit to do something to help relieve the appalling suffering in Syria but just haven’t been able to figure out what, then your moment has come and it involves food as a force for good. Just like all the best campaigns. Dozens of chefs and restaurants have answered the […]

TAGS: campaign, Dining Out, Recipes, restaurants

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Gourmet Goat’s #CookForSyria slow cooked peas and veal

31 Oct 2016 by Tom Tanner

TAGS: campaign, Dining Out, Local Food, Pulse, Recipes

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Relae – so much more than dinner

28 Sep 2016 by Tom Tanner

In the summer we celebrated Relæ’s success in winning the Sustainable Restaurant Award at The World’s 50 Best Restaurants by running a competition with delicious magazine. One lucky reader and a friend got to travel to Copenhagen, stay in the Babette Guldsmeden Hotel and most importantly dine at Relæ. Here’s Michael O’Sullivan’s report of his […]

TAGS: Awards, Dining Out, Local Food, restaurants, seasonal, Sourcing, Sustainability, World's 50 Best Restaurants

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What are you waiting for? It’s time to reassess restaurants

28 Sep 2016 by Tom Tanner

Whenever we ask the public about the things that matter most to them when eating out, treating people fairly always poll high. Sensing that the tip you leave may not reach its intended recipient or that your waiter may not be getting their just desserts, can leave a bad taste in the mouth and serves […]

TAGS: Dining Out, restaurants, Society, Training, Treating People Fairly

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Let’s hear it for noise aware restaurants

26 Jul 2016 by Tom Tanner

By Johanna Taylor, Senior Campaigner, Action on Hearing Loss   As the UK’s largest hearing loss charity (formerly called RNID), we campaign on behalf of the UK’s 11 million people with hearing loss. We’re launching our Speak Easy campaign, encouraging restaurants to create a more welcoming environment for all of their customers. Speak Easy was […]

TAGS: campaign, Dining Out, noisy restaurants, Society

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The Gate opens the door to autism friendly dining

30 Jun 2016 by Tom Tanner

By Michael Daniel, Founder/Owner of The Gate Charity, as the old adage goes, begins at home and doing good is something I’ve grown up believing in. You’d have to have some reason to set up a vegetarian restaurant business in London nearly 30 years ago with absolutely zero experienc and less money! Anyway, fast forward to a couple of […]

TAGS: Dining Out, restaurants, Society

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Le Manoir: A sustainable restaurant for all seasons

27 Jun 2016 by Tom Tanner

Since opening its doors more than 30 years ago, Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons has been a hugely fertile training ground. Twenty eight Michelin starred chefs have emerged from Raymond Blanc’s kitchen. And all of them have been instilled with his Himalayan standards of sustainability. Among the best known and like-minded of the alumni, Bruno Loubet. […]

TAGS: Awards, Dining Out, Environment, food waste, Local Food, Sourcing, sustainable fish

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Choose the right plaice to tuck into National Fish and Chips Day

01 Jun 2016 by Tom Tanner

Incredibly, given the multitude of dedicated food days (including a whole 24 hours dedicated to Marmalade), until last year, there was no official date in the diary devoted to our great nation’s most popular dish. Happily, the world came to its senses in 2015 and now we are on the cusp of enjoying the second National […]

TAGS: Awards, Dining Out, Fish and Chips, Food Made Good, restaurants, Sustainability, sustainable fish

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Tip for tat? How best to reward restaurant staff

29 Apr 2016 by Tom Tanner

It’s four weeks now since employers had to start paying the National Living Wage. Staff in restaurants up and down the country should have noticed a slightly fatter pay packet over the last month. Good news, no? Well, in theory, yes, for the employees at least, so long as they are over 25.  In cash […]

TAGS: Dining Out, Living Wage, restaurants, Society, Treating People Fairly

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A taste of homegrown – five country restaurants

29 Apr 2016 by Tom Tanner

As the green shoots of this year’s fruit and vegetables pop their heads up above the soil, we’re treating you to a guide to five Food Made Good restaurants all of which are lucky enough to boast enough land to grow plenty of their own and, crucially, give it the special treatment it deserves. The first […]

TAGS: Awards, Dining Out, Environment, Food Made Good Awards, foraging, seasonal, Sourcing, sustainable fish

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