Ben McCormack

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Is fine dining unsustainable?

25 January 2023 by

René Redzepi has made public what many operators feel: the real cost of a fine dining menu is far higher than what is being charged, but price rises are met with derision. Ben McCormack reports

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The Star Inn at Harome is reborn after burning down

14 December 2022 by

When the Star at Harome suffered a devastating fire, locals gathered together to help rebuild. Chef-patron Andrew Pern speaks about finding the balance between replication and reinvention

Nigel Haworth is back at the Three Fishes in Lancashire Sector

Nigel Haworth is back at the Three Fishes in Lancashire

05 May 2022 by

Nigel Haworth has returned to the Three Fishes in Lancashire, which he first opened in 2004,[...]

Mangal 2 serves Instagram-famous Turkish cuisine in east London Business

Mangal 2 serves Instagram-famous Turkish cuisine in east London

13 April 2022 by

When brothers Ferhat and Sertaç Dirik took over their father’s restaurant Mangal 2, they didn’t expect[...]

Menuwatch: Kysty, Ambleside, Cumbria Sector

Menuwatch: Kysty, Ambleside, Cumbria

23 March 2022 by

Flavours of Cumbria are given a modern treatment while keeping traditions alive at Kysty

Pine stays humble after winning a Michelin star Business

Pine stays humble after winning a Michelin star

16 March 2022 by

The eight tables at Northumberland restaurant Pine have been even more sought after since it won[...]

How to successfully put a top chef in a hotel kitchen Hotel

How to successfully put a top chef in a hotel kitchen

17 February 2022

When putting a top chef in a world-class hotel, a delicate balance is needed to achieve magic – or else the partnership will be short-lived. Ben McCormack discovers the secret to successful hotel kitchens

Menuwatch: Bridge Arms, Canterbury, Kent Restaurant News

Menuwatch: Bridge Arms, Canterbury, Kent

16 February 2022

Imagine the nearby Fordwich Arms in gastropub guise, as co-owner Dan Smith serves up a less formal taste of Kent but with similar flair and flavour. Ben McCormack pays a visit

Menuwatch: Harwood Arms, London, SW6 Chef

Menuwatch: Harwood Arms, London, SW6

08 February 2022 by

Jake Leach, the 25-year-old head chef of this London gastropub, is determined to keep the pub[...]

London has seen a return to retro with recent openings Restaurant

London has seen a return to retro with recent openings

02 February 2022 by

There has been boom in openings with a nod to nostalgia, with the relaunch of Langan’s[...]

Kitchen nightmares: is new film Boiling Point out of touch with cheffing? Chef

Kitchen nightmares: is new film Boiling Point out of touch with cheffing?

15 December 2021 by

New film Boiling Point shows one brutal night in the kitchen, and it has riled up[...]

Small is beautiful: the intimate experience of the chef's table Chef

Small is beautiful: the intimate experience of the chef's table

26 November 2021 by

Chef’s tables can be a place where guests gather for a generous sharing experience, or where[...]

Jacobs Media Group is honoured to be the recipient of the 2020 Queen's Award for Enterprise.

The highest official awards for UK businesses since being established by royal warrant in 1965. Read more.

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