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New site: the Queen's Head in Felixstowe aims to appeal to locals and visitors of the town who want quality food and drink in a more casual setting than a formal restaurant

Marco Pierre White opens town pub

By Nikkie Thatcher

Celebrity chef and restaurateur Marco Pierre White’s new pub in Felixstowe, Suffolk has opened its doors.

Dish Deconstructed: How to make Venison Tartare from the Black Bull

DISH DECONSTRUCTED

How to make: Venison Tartare

By Rebecca Weller

This week’s Dish Deconstructed showcases a Venison Tartare starter from the Black Bull in Sedbergh, Cumbria.

Dish Deconstructed: How to make Chicken saltimbocca

DISH DECONSTRUCTED

How to make: Chicken saltimbocca

By Rebecca Weller

In this edition of The Morning Advertiser's Dish Deconstructed series, chef and owner of the Red Lion in Chelmondiston, Suffolk, Mauli Dwivedi, details how to make the pub's chicken saltimbocca with an Aspall Cyder sauce.

Love Hospitality: The Burnt Chef Project event was attended by people across all sections of the sector

Russell Kane hosts Burnt Chef Project gala dinner

By Gary Lloyd

More than 360 people from across the hospitality sector came together to celebrate and highlight the importance of mental health at The Burnt Chef Project’s second gala dinner, titled ‘Love Hospitality’.

Site specifics: Dylans at the Kings Arms head chef Josh Searle highlights what's on offer at the gastropub

All about Dylans at the Kings Arms, St Albans

By Charli Tomney

Dylans at the Kings Arms in St Albans, Hertfordshire was the winner of the Estrella Damm Top 50 Gastropubs Front of House Team award in 2022. Here, head chef Josh Searle gives the lowdown on what makes the pub special.

Springtime: The Queen of Cups head chef talks through her menu

Ayesha Kalaji is stepping into spring

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Ayesha Kalaji, head chef at the Queen of Cups, is creating a “lighter and brighter” menu to reflect the transition from winter to spring.

Ayehsa Kalaji the Queen of Cups: How to make roasted fennel

DISH DECONSTRUCTED

How to make: Roasted fennel

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Veg doesn't need to be shunned away to a side dish but can proudly take centre stage, and Ayesha Kalaji's roasted fennel recipe proves just that.

Great ingredients that shine: The premise of the dish reflects Wall's ethos and style

DISH DECONSTRUCTED

How to make: Braised cod loin, potato & mussel ragu

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Dave Wall, head chef at Britain's no.1 gastropub, the Unruly Pig, takes us through how to make braised cod loin with potato & mussel ragu, with caper, raisin and dill.

The Morning Advertiser's Lock In Podcast episode 72

The Lock In Podcast

What is a gastropub?

By Ed Bedington

In a special recording of the Lock In podcast, live at the Estrella Damm Top 50 Gastropubs event recently, the team took to the air in an attempt to define what actually makes a gastropub?

10 years of Estrella Damm Top 50 Gastropubs winners

A decade of Great Britain’s best gastropubs

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

The Unruly Pig in Suffolk was named the best gastropub in the country in The Estrella Damm Top 50 Gastropub Awards just last month in a prestigious ceremony.

Celebration: Pubs across the country have been recognised by The Michelin Guide

5 pubs awarded Bib Gourmands

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Five pubs have been awarded Bib Gourmands in the Michelin Guide Great Britain and Ireland 2024.

Cumbrian charm: the Black Bull and co-owners Nina Matsunaga and James Ratcliffe (all photos credit: Amanda Farnese-Heath Photography)

MY PUB

My Pub: the Black Bull, Sedbergh, Cumbria

By Gary Lloyd

The Black Bull has been a place of great repute for a few years now – vying for a host of prestigious awards with food being its speciality.

Collaborative approach: JDW's Tim Martin put the honour down to a team effort

JDW boss Tim Martin knighted in New Year Honours

By Nikkie Thatcher

JD Wetherspoon (JDW) founder and chairman Tim Martin is among a number of people from the hospitality sector who have been recognised in the King’s 2024 New Year Honours list.

New opportunities: Dominic Chapman said it had been a huge honour to run the Beehive successfully for so long

Dominic Chapman leaves the Beehive

By Joe Lutrario, Restaurant

Chef Dominic Chapman is moving on from his highly-rated The Beehive pub in Berkshire having sold on the lease to Tangy Treat Ltd for an undisclosed sum.

Dealing with no-shows: Stosie Madi of the Parkers Arms, Lancashire

OPINION

Customers must help it make the season of goodwill

By Stosie Madi, chef-patron of the Parkers Arms

December is our trade’s busiest time of the year. It’s when hospitality gets to play a starring role in people’s social calendar.

How to sign up for chef mentoring sessions at The Restaurant Show

Sign up: mentoring sessions with leading UK chefs

By The Morning Advertiser

Tommy Banks, Sally Abe, Cyrus Todiwala, Greg Marchand, Gareth Ward and Philli Armitage-Mattin will all run exclusive mentoring sessions at The Restaurant Show, which is held at London Olympia from 2 to 4 October 2023.

Plated up: What times of day do you offer food? (Credit: Getty/ Pekic)

POLL: What times of day do you serve food?

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Pubs are tapping into the brunch trend, with more and more venues serving up all-round food offers and upping the game with their breakfast offering.

What's on the Coach, Marlow, breakfast menu?

Sarah Hayward: Keep breakfast ‘simple but tasty’

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

A Michelin-starred gastropub in Marlow launched its new breakfast menu last month, and its head chef advises on why and how pubs should be selling that first meal of the day.

Shining star: the Candlelight Inn in the West Country

My Pub

My Pub: the Candlelight Inn, Bishopswood, Somerset

By Gary Lloyd

Double AA Rosette-awarded gastropub the Candlelight Inn has recently taken on former Great British Menu chef Charlotte Vincent in its quest to climb to even greater heights.

In-depth experience: Tom Kerridge has been in the hospitality trade for more than three decades

A look back on Tom Kerridge’s hospitality career

By Nikkie Thatcher

While celebrity chef and pub operator Tom Kerridge has been in the hospitality trade for more than 30 years, we’ve looked at his career over the past decade or so and what he’s achieved in that time as well as some words from the man himself on how he...

Food and alcohol: How to combine your two favourite things (Credit: Getty/ miodrag ignjatovic)

Alcohol in food can be a recipe for success

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Pints are pulled and wine poured at British gastropubs while dishes are plated and served. But in the kitchen, the worlds of food and alcohol become one.

One's a crowd: How should pubs handle solo dining? (Credit: Getty/ DjelicS)

'Solo diners should feel welcome'

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Pub operators have shared their two cents on guests eating alone after a two Michelin-starred restaurant announced solo diners would be charged double for the price of a tasting menu.

What's in the news 14 July

Review of the Week

‘It’s a bit of a war out there’

By Ed Bedington

The MA's Ed Bedington caught up with Heartwood Collection chairman Mark Derry to discuss the week's news, from duty rates to recruitment and the need to be more upbeat.