Gourmet Offers and Stays, and new Restaurants on board

Here’s our round up of this week’s offers and events for gourmet stays and events, with exclusive rates for Design Restaurant cardholders. Gourmet Offers: 1. Dukes Hotel, Tod Dexter Winemakers Dinner, London – Thursday 8th July Sumptuous 4 course dinner with the exclusive Australian winemaker. Cardholders are invited to enjoy a 10% reduction from the ticket price of…

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Chris Evans Broadcasts from Chewton Glen

Chewton Glen hosts a special Ferrari sports car event in aid of Children in Need, part of Chris Evan’s Magnificent Seven’ – a unique Ferrari drive organised by the Radio 2 Broadcaster and his team. Becoming a regular feature at Chewton Glen, Chris is broadcasting his show live there this morning. Chewton Glen is one…

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Gordon Ramsay closes The Devonshire pub

Gordon Ramsay Holdings has closed one of its pubs, The Devonshire in Chiswick, blaming the state of the pub industry for its demise. The Devonshire, one of Gordon’s three pubs, opened in 2007 to fairly bad reviews, and has never lived up to expectations. Gordon Ramsay Holdings said: “The Devonshire pub has not been meeting…

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St John team release details of new West End hotel

The team behind iconic London restaurant St John has unveiled more details of its forthcoming hotel in the West End. Chef Fergus Henderson (pictured) and proprietor Trevor Gulliver have taken over the former Manzi’s restaurant and hotel located off Leicester Square. The duo is completely refurbishing the site and will relaunch it as the St John…

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Veteran food critic Egon Ronay dies aged 94

Veteran food critic Egon Ronay has died aged 94 after a short illness. He passed away on Saturday at his Berkshire home with his wife and two daughters by his side. A Catey Lifetime Achievement award winner, Ronay was a legendary name in the hospitality industry, a man who consistently demanded quality and never compromised…

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Welcome to strawberry season

Now’s the time to savour this year’s arrival of the first crop of delicious British strawberries. Too often we’re presented with flavourless imported fruits, the very epitome of evil food miles, so now is the time to get stuck in. Traditionally, these beloved fruits were only around for a matter of weeks, but with new…

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Fancy an omelette? That will be £90 please sir.

Boisdale’s of Bishopsgate London EC2 serves up the world’s most expensive omelette made from gull’s eggs with lobster, crab and truffles. The central London restaurant favoured by Conservative MPs is offering the omelette at £90 for a limited few weeks only. The star ingredient is the rare gull’s eggs, a rich egg that has to…

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