Heston Blumenthal

A panel of diners had their brainwaves tested


Which colours will arouse your customers?

By Nicholas Robinson

Brainwave technology has been used to determine how colour affects diners’ moods and eating experiences in the leisure sector, revealing eight colours pubs should consider when dressing their businesses.

New owner Chris Frederick said the site would be a


Searcys and Fat Duck chefs enlisted for new Surrey pub

By Daniel Woolfson

Matt Edmonds, head chef at restaurant and bar Searcys, at the top of the Gherkin, London, has taken the job of chef patron at Surrey pub the Grantley Arms, Wonersh, as it re-opens under new management this month.

Steven Smith:

Chef spotlight

Northern powerhouse: the Freemasons at Wiswell, Lancashire

By Helen Gilbert

For the second year in a row, The Freemasons at Wiswell, Lancashire has ranked number one in the Good Food Guide’s Top 50 Pubs. Helen Gilbert catches up with chef-patron Steven Smith to discover what the latest accolade means to him, his Michelin Star...

Publican-chef Kerridge chose Blumenthal's Fat Duck as 'the best restaurant in the world'

Four pubs in 40 best restaurants list

By Daniel Woolfson

Four pubs have ranked in a list of the 40 best restaurants in Britain according to some of the country’s top chefs, compiled by the Observer Food Monthly.

New flavours and larger formats will be launched next year

Um Bongo gets a bit of Heston Blumenthal’s magic

By Robyn Black

The company behind 1980s kid’s favourite, Um Bongo, is preparing to revive the juice drink following its starring role in Heston Blumenthal’s Channel 4 show, Heston’s Fantastical Food, on Tuesday night (11 December).

A lot on her plate: the Good Food Guide’s consultant editor Elizabeth Carter objects to “menu fatigue”

The Big Interview: Elizabeth Carter, the Good Food Guide

By Lesley Foottit

It seems that fate had a hand in where Elizabeth Carter is today. After three-and-a-half years in Majorca she returned to England and the next day leafed through a magazine where there was a job advertised for an inspector for Egon Ronay. It was only...