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Harrods restaurant staff strike averted after pay victory

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Restaurant workers at Harrods say they have won a 25% increase in pay, with some chefs now earning more than £12.50 an hour – averting a threatened strike during Christmas week. The United Voices of the World union (U...

San Francisco restaurant apologizes for denying service to armed police

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The owners of a San Francisco restaurant have apologized for denying service to three police officers over the weekend because their weapons made their staff “uncomfortable”. The owners of Hilda and Jesse Restaurant a...

Unalome by Graeme Cheevers, Glasgow: ‘Self-consciously ambitious’ – restaurant review

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Unalome by Graeme Cheevers, 36 Kelvingrove Street, Finnieston, Glasgow G3 7RZ (0141 501 0553). Three courses à la carte £80, tasting menu £90, wines from £34 At the start of our dinner at Unalome by Graeme Cheevers, w...

Schnitzel Forever, London: ‘A total crowd-pleaser, without crowds’ – restaurant review

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Schnitzel Forever, 119 Stoke Newington Church Street, London N16 0UD (020 7419 0022). Starters £7-£10, mains £9.50-£25, desserts £4.50-£6.50, wines from £24 Schnitzel Forever, a small restaurant in London’s Stoke Newi...

The Star Inn at Harome: police treating restaurant fire as arson

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A fire that reduced a Michelin-starred restaurant in North Yorkshire to “ashes” is being treated as arson. Investigators believe the blaze at the thatched, 14th-century the Star Inn at Harome on the edge of the North ...

Brook’s, West Yorkshire: ‘A startlingly good modern brasserie’ – restaurant review

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Brook’s, 6 Bradford Road, Brighouse, West Yorkshire HD6 1RW (01484 715284). Small plates £7.50-£10, large plates £16.50-£25, desserts £6.50-£7, wine from £21 My name is Jay Rayner and I am powerless in the face of goo...

One restaurant has been a part of our family. Now we mourn its passing

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My family has suffered a great loss. We will still have our memories, of course, each one suffused with a warm glow. But the source of those memories? After 35 years, that has gone. We have lost our family’s restauran...

Park Row, London W1: ‘It reminds me of a failed Christmas grotto’ – restaurant review

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In a hangar-sized yet semi-deserted Batman-themed restaurant, a letter is placed on my table while I await a £15 serving of citrus-cured salmon with a fingernail-sized portion of caviar. “Dear Guest of Park Row,” it r...

Restaurant offers budget version of Salt Bae’s gold-covered steak

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If you have more money than sense, spending £850 on a gold-covered steak at a Knightsbridge restaurant is a perfectly reasonable thing to do. If you have more sense than money, then head to Durham or Sunderland. The b...

Nama, Liverpool: ‘Are food halls ever a satisfying experience?’ – restaurant review

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At the GPO in Liverpool, a man on stilts clomps and sways approximately a metre from my table, banging a huge drum in time to a chaotic, brass ensemble version of Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) by Eurythmics. Are the...

Chakana, Birmingham: ‘It’s all kinds of fabulous’ – restaurant review

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Chakana, 140 Alcester Road, Moseley, Birmingham B13 8HT (0121 448 9880). Starters £8-£10, mains £14-£22, desserts £8, wines from £24 Something odd is going on. It’s a very good kind of odd, but odd all the same. It is...

Ekstedt at the Yard, London SW1: ‘A bit like eating an actual plate of bonfire’ – restaurant review

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I live in fear of an invite “to see the kitchen”. It happens often when I’m reviewing, and the honest answer is, “No, no, I do not want to meet a chef with a rictus grin and a cleaver, and whose last restaurant I help...

Haugen, London E20: ‘A whole lot of yodelling and melted gruyere’ – restaurant review

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It is impossible to miss Haugen, a multi-floored, pagoda-shaped, alpine-themed fondue restaurant that’s appeared in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, east London. As erections go, it is remarkable. Look out for the mu...

Fadiga, London: ‘The pasta is bloody lovely’ – restaurant review

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Fadiga, 71 Berwick Street, London W1F 8TB (020 3609 5536). Starters £8-£12, mains £9-£18, desserts £8-£9, wines from £25 I knew there was a point to my ludicrous hair. It’s this review. Because without my midlife cris...

Thai restaurant makes waves as customers flock for flood dining – video

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Riverside restaurant owner Titiporn Jutimanon was convinced a bout of flooding in Thailand could be the end of a business already struggling from the pandemic. But with the rising tide of the Chao Phraya River this we...

Bibi, London W1: ‘Genius and subversive’ – restaurant review

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Bibi is a new high-end opening in the capital, of which there is currently no shortage. “High-end” is a coy way that hospitality people communicate the notion of imported chandeliers, four-ply loo roll, complex cockta...

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