Brits addicted to restaurant discount vouchers

Two-thirds of people wouldn’t eat out without searching for a discount voucher first, according to new research. According to this week’s Restaurant Magazine, such is the UK consumer’s appetite for discounted dining, they are more likely to search for a deal before eating out than for any other purchase. The research of 1,976 adults, which…

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New DR Club restaurants offering member benefits

Chewton Glen, Gidleigh Park, the Bath Priory, Hotel Tresanton, Fredericks, we’ve been working hard here at Design Restaurants to ensure we bring our club members the very latest and greatest dining offers and promotions. Just in the past week, we are proud to announce the following world-renowned establishments on board: Gidleigh Park,Devon – complimentary member…

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Dhruv Baker wins the BBC’s MasterChef

Dhruv Baker has been named the winner of the BBC’s amateur cooking competition Masterchef. The 34-year-old Londoner beat follow finalists Alex Rushmer and Tim Kinnaird to the title following an intense cook off. During the Masterchef series Baker, who described his win as “mind blowing”, faced challenges like cooking in the heat of the Indian desert…

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Michael Winner talks to Piers Morgan

Don’t miss Michael Winner talking to Piers Morgan in this week’s Piers Morgan Life Stories. The always entertaining Mr Winner maybe a movie director and producer but is probably best known as a restaurant critic. One of our first experiences of Mr Winner was at the Michelin rated Aix en Provence at the Halcyon Hotel,…

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Champagne sales in the UK fall in 2009

Champagne sales in the UK dropped by around 5 million bottles in 2009. The fall represented a 15% decline in sales, with 30.52 million bottles imported, according to the Champagne Bureau. The UK remains the largest export market for the drink but sales now sit at levels last seen in 2002. And UK customers have…

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Design Restaurants supports Meat Free Monday

Design Restaurants is proud to support Meat Free Monday, the new campaign from Paul, Stella and Mary McCartney. Our MD Tessa Shreeve has been veggie for over 15 years, and fine dining restaurants are making the vegetarian option increasingly respectable these days. Meat Free Monday is an environmental campaign to raise awareness of the climate-changing…

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Haiti Emergency Programmes Launched, Ensuring Access to Drinking Water for 35,000 People

Port-au-Prince –Over the weekend, water and sanitation experts from Action Against Hunger | ACF International started distributing drinking water to 35,000 quake survivors. The organisation’s technical experts identified priority zones for water distributions: the Canape Vert district, where some 9,000 people have gathered, and the Champ de Mars district where between 20,000 and 25,000 displaced…

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Action against Hunger reacts to Haiti Earthquake

PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI—Less than 48 hours after a massive quake devastated parts of western Haiti, Action Against Hunger’s teams already on the ground have fully mobilized to meet humanitarian needs. External emergency personnel from Action Against Hunger | ACF International have also arrived to reinforce relief efforts already taking place, assess needs, and set up programs…

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