Jonathan Trew 9 posts
Strangely, a teenage job as a kitchen porter didn't put Jonathan off restaurants. Thirty years later, his career has included stints as a restaurant copywriter, food journalist and reviewer, editor, food tour guide and rodeo clown. One of the above isn't true.

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UK bars and restaurants coming soon

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Albert’s Schloss We’ve heard of bars themed around hospitals, hobbits and, er, sex toys but the idea of theming one around Albert, the Prince Consort of Queen Victoria is a new one to us. However, it appears that Birmingham’s Albert’s Schloss, which is due to open at One Chamberlain Square on Monday 6th December, is […]

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Brussels sprouts: a new front in the generation game

Brussel Sprouts

That Christmas comes earlier each year – or rather the marketing for it does – has long been an excuse for a Great British Grumble. And yes, it does seem as though the supermarkets and department stores are launching their Christmas campaigns sooner and sooner. They are not the only ones. This correspondent was bemused […]

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New UK Restaurant Round up this October

new UK food roundup

Upstairs by Tom Shepherd Customers are taking the stairs two at a time in their haste to get to this new restaurant from acclaimed local lad Tom Shepherd. The 28-cover restaurant sits above his dad’s jewellery shop in Lichfield, Staffordshire. Before setting up under his own name, Chef Shepherd had been mixing it with the […]

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Thoughts on London’s new Nusr-Et Steakhouse

Nusr-Et

To be honest, it would be best to just ignore London’s new Nusr-Et Steakhouse. With giant tomahawk steaks at £630 and £100 burgers wrapped in gold foil, it is simply not something that 99% of the population need to give much thought. And yet, like Liberace’s Vegas residency, there is a gaudy attraction to Chef […]

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September round up of UK restaurant news

The-Lawn

Jackdaw Having previously worked at Heston Blumenthal’s Fat Duck restaurant in Bray, Nick Rudge will fly solo when he opens his Jackdaw restaurant in Conwy, Wales, in October. According to local custom, people born within the town walls of Conwy are known as jackdaws and Chef Rudge’s menu makes the most of ingredients which can […]

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Review of Heron- Edinburgh’s new Restaurant on the shore

HERON

Perched on a corner of The Shore, overlooking Edinburgh’s Water of Leith, Heron restaurant launched from lockdown in July. Although the restaurant is a fledgling, the staff are a well-seasoned bunch. From the kitchen crew to the front of house, the CVs read like a hit list of Scotland’s more notable restaurants with honourable mentions […]

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Food news and reviews round-up

The Rolling Mill

Beavertown Corner Pin Beavertown, the London brewery who introduced us to their delish Neck Oil and Gamma Ray beers, are to open The Corner Pin, a three storey pub with a beer garden. Located opposite Tottenham stadium, there has been a Corner Pin pub on the site for the best part of half a century. […]

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Restaurant review of Shrewsbury’s CSONS

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Shrewsbury’s culinary scene is perhaps overshadowed by the better known reputation of nearby Ludlow. It’s true that Shrewsbury’s farmers’ market happens only once a month compared to several times a week in Ludlow. However, its permanent market hall has enough butchers, fishmongers and delis to merit repeat visits. Plus it has book and record shops to browse […]

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Restaurant and food news from across the UK

Sunday in Brooklyn

Heft Having previously rattled the pans to great effect at the Michelin-starred L’Enclume and Forest Side, chef Kevin Tickle has launched Heft with his partner Nicola. Located in High Newton, Cumbria, the property, a 17th century coaching inn, has been completely revamped over the last year and turned into a welcoming restaurant and bar with […]

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