Review – Carluccio’s summer sharing plates [nationwide]

The sharing plates menu will also draw in lovers of tapas, groups looking for a low-key dining experience, or anyone like me who just has eyes bigger than their stomach and wants to try a bit of everything!  Rating In a word Sociable Cuisine Fresh Italian food Appeals to
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Mediterranean Swordfish by Sharp

To celebrate the launch of their new Streamline microwave range, Sharp has created an exclusive Mediterranean recipe, prepared using on of the new microwaves. Using ingredients native to the Mediterranean region, the swordfish dish includes olives, aubergines, onions and capers.
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Kostas Kontopoulos, founder of Carpo Hellas

Profile – ​Kostas Kontopoulos [Carpo]

Full name: ​Kostas Kontopoulos Role: ​​Owner and founder, Carpo DOB:​ 1971 Birthplace:​ Athens Twitter: @carpolondon Website: ​ What made you decide to bring Carpo to the UK? You’ve been doing very well in Greece with Carpo Hellas over the last few decades,
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Executive Chef Pino Lavarra

Profile – Pino Lavarra [Tosca, Ritz Carlton Hong Kong]

We speak to head chef Pino Lavarra, who amongst a fair few other things, was at some point actually crowned as ‘One of the Best Chefs in the World’ (a legitimate achievement) by the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences. Since early
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Iberica Exec Chef Nacho Manzano in Kitchen

Profile – Nacho Manzano [Ibérica]

We run a short interview with Nacho Manzano, a man with not one, but two Michelin Stars, and the executive chef at the Iberica chain of restaurants (Ibérica Canary Wharf, Ibérica Marylebone and Ibérica La Terraza) – which are doing something of a PR job for
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Christmas – Pizza Express Christmas Menu 2013

Hannah: Jack asked me to be a plus one to try to the new Pizza Express Christmas Menu; it’s one of my favourite places to eat at so how could I refuse? I had seen their Christmas menu advertised, but had previously had little inclination to try it, preferring to stick to my
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Pescatori Restaurants Head Chef Chris O'Nielll In Kitchen

Profile – Chris O’Niell [Pescatori]

Jack sits down with Chris O’Niell, a man with a wealth of experience in the food business, a passion for locally sourced produce and for ‘old style’ Italian seafood. Here’s a man who really wants you to appreciate your dinner – an advocate for the
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Review – The Happenstance, St Pauls

I like this place so much I went twice in two weeks. Seriously. Not just because it’s a convenient location, near to my work, it’s also awesome. Part of the group of Drake and Morgan restaurants, a small handful of lovely one-off restaurants scattered across EC1 and SE1 (sidebar:
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Review: Picture Restaurant, Gt Portland St, London

Simple, clean restaurant, with a Mediterranean feel, serving up small plates of tantalising food and beautifully constructed drinks.  As a PR by day, I often get the great privilege of eating out with contacts in the industry, many of which are journalists (hence how Jack
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Review- Lucia Wine bar and Grill [York]

On my jollies in good old York, I not only wanted to discover the museums, cathedrals and architecture, oh no! I wanted to discover good food! So imagine my delight when I stumbled upon (well actually got lost and found it) Lucia wine bar and grill hidden behind the cobbled
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