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Restaurant workers are getting stiffed. It’s time for employers to pay up

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This may come as a shock to some but there’s a different minimum wage for restaurant employees than for workers in most other industries. In Pennsylvania, for example, that minimum wage is just $2.83 per hour. Every ...

Jeremy Clarkson fails to win approval for Cotswolds restaurant

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In his old life, Jeremy Clarkson conceded he might have been prepared to pave over the British countryside – but the former petrolhead-in-chief has insisted he is a changed man. As a farmer, he was trying to do his bi...

Tallow, Tunbridge Wells, Kent: ‘This is my kind of fine dining’ – restaurant review

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Having vowed to check out Donna and Rob Taylor’s new place the moment it opened, I got there eventually. The pair left the excellent, if somewhat outback gastropub The Compasses Inn in Crundale, Kent, at the end of la...

Tom Kitchin restaurant staff suspended in wake of bullying allegations

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Tom Kitchin, one of the UK’s most celebrated TV chefs, has suspended two members of staff and launched an independent investigation after a string of anonymous allegations from former staff that include historic claim...

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...

Lake District restaurant L’Enclume wins third Michelin star

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L’Enclume in Cumbria has become the first restaurant in the north of England to win three Michelin stars, nine years after being awarded its second and 20 years after it opened. In the latest Michelin Guide Great Brit...

‘They’re stealing our customers and we’ve had enough’: is Deliveroo killing restaurant culture?

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Shukran Best Kebab – the finest Turkish restaurant in the Seven Sisters area of north London, according to some people (although it is surrounded by fierce rivals to the throne) – joined Deliveroo two years ago, and b...

The Polo Lounge at the Dorchester Hotel: ‘Dismal food at inexplicable prices’ – restaurant review

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53 Park Lane, London W1K 1QA (020 7629 8888). Starters £16-£42, mains £32-£135, desserts £16-£20, wines from £84 Editors don’t send their journalists to cover wars because they like misery and carnage. They do so beca...

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...

The LaLee, London: ‘A menu designed for well-heeled tourists’ – restaurant review

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The LaLee, The Cadogan, 75 Sloane Street, London SW1X 9SG (020 8089 7070). Starters £14-£20, mains £18-£49, desserts £6-£9.50, wines from £29 Restaurants aren’t merely dining rooms with kitchens attached. They are com...

The Light Bar, London E1: ‘This is the Shoreditch that winds up the rest of the country’ – restaurant review

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While sipping a “Sonic Mook Experiment” in the freshly renovated Light Bar, I pondered how, over the years, many have wished a biblical plague to finish off Shoreditch. Well, no such luck. It’s alive and well, and I’v...

The Compasses Inn, Crundale, Kent: ‘Wherever they go, I will follow’ – restaurant review

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My bid to wax lyrical about The Compasses Inn in Crundale, Kent, comes with unfortunate timing. I’ve wanted to shout about this award-winning gastropub ever since I stopped by a month or so ago, curious as to why food...

‘It’s shortsighted’: farmers lament veto of Jeremy Clarkson restaurant

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He left the meeting in a right old huff, chuntering that it was a bad day for farming and dismissing one of the planning officials as a comedian, after his scheme to build a hilltop restaurant on his Oxfordshire farm ...

Venison kebab, curry potatoes, spicy pumpkin: recipes from Gunpowder restaurant

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You will need four skewers for this. If using wooden ones, be sure to soak them in cold water for at least 30 minutes first, so they don’t burn on the grill. Prep 10 minMarinate 3 hr+Cook 20 minServes 4 1 tsp fennel s...

Humble Chicken, London: ‘It’s a huge amount of fun’ – restaurant review

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Humble Chicken, 54 Frith Street, London W1D 4SJ (humblechickenuk.com). Yakitori £3-£4.80, other dishes £5-£16, desserts £6-£8.50, wines from £30 Faced by the menu at Humble Chicken, it’s difficult to remain fully adul...

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...