UK Restaurants

Waitress Leaves Touching Note For Customer With Cancer

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 02.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Rick Lewallen has been battling cancer for five months, but his spirits were lifted last week when he and his wife Annette visited their local pizzeri...

Every McDonald's Is Getting Table Service, And Here's How It Will Work

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 03.09.2015 | UK

Fast-food chain McDonalds is to roll out table service to all its 1,250 UK stores in a bid to stave off competition from gourmet burger restaurants, t...

Ten of Dublin's Best Breakfasts

Patrick Hanlon | Posted 24.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Patrick Hanlon

As Oscar Wilde wrote perfectly: 'only dull people are brilliant at breakfast'. Give us a big warming bowl of something to hug from within; satisfy us with something from the frying pan; heck, give us toast slathered in butter - all served with the strongest coffee one can find.

London Foodie Update: It's All About Balls

Chloe Gunning | Posted 21.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Chloe Gunning

So what's the latest in the London foodie scene of single-item restaurants? BALLS. Yes, you heard me right. But not just any balls... we're talking super-cheffy gourmet balls made from fine ingredients, and served with delicious accompaniments. Welcome to buzzing Soho restaurant: Balls & Company.

The Gainsborough Hotel - UK Debut for Acclaimed Austrian Chef Johann Lafer

Rich Wigley | Posted 18.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rich Wigley

I recently visited the new Gainsborough Hotel in Bath, a £16m project that has seen two former hospital buildings on Beau Street in Bath restored into a five star hotel, taking the best part of six years to complete.

Battle of the Bottle: Why Beer is The Best Libation With Food

Jane Peyton | Posted 10.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Peyton

No other libation has the versatility of beer. There is a beer in every taste - sweet, bitter, sour, umami and there are even salty beers (a German style called Gose). And where do I begin with the flavours and aromas in beer?

Nira Caledonia, Edinburgh - Review

Beth Brookfield | Posted 07.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Beth Brookfield

We were greeted warmly at reception and our luggage was carried up to our room by one of the staff. Situated next to reception was the bar and restaurant, which were decorated in warm, dark colours and an ornate staircase, with decorative lighting hanging all the way up, led from the reception up to the bedrooms.

Potbelly Brings Chicago-Style Made-to-Order Sandwiches to Westfield Stratford City

Chris Osburn | Posted 03.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Osburn

"Legendary" Chicago sandwich shop, Potbelly, has opened at Westfield Stratford City brings a toasted load of massive flavour to a very lucky London.

London's Best Ice Cream

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 31.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

No British summer is complete without one (or five) ice cream cones and while answering the call of your local Mr Whippy van's music will satisfy many...

Cowards Complain on the Internet

Mark McCabe | Posted 21.07.2015 | UK Tech
Mark McCabe

It all started because a table were unhappy with their meal at my friend's restaurant. Instead of attracting the attention of the staff, or even walking the 10ft to the open kitchen, they decided to air their grievances online. Asides from being lazy, this is far more harmful to a small business than you think.

A Crustacean Craze Is Hitting the Capital!

Rebecca Heslop | Posted 21.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rebecca Heslop

There is currently a lobster-mania gripping the capital at the moment. London is becoming inundated with lobster restaurants. What was once a luxury, reserved for the fanciest of places (with a price tag to match), is now becoming widely available, as lobster restaurants pop up all over the city.

Enoteca, Barcelona - Review

Beth Brookfield | Posted 09.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Beth Brookfield

Whilst staying at Hotel Arts, we were lucky enough to be able to dine in their two Michelin Star restaurant, Enoteca, overseen by renowned Catalan chef Paco Pérez, who holds five Michelin Stars to his name.

THE PIG NEAR BATH: Fine Dining With a Rustic Feel

Rich Wigley | Posted 30.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rich Wigley

We are living in an age where organic eating is becoming increasingly more popular in Britain. Local farmers markets and organic food cafes are the 'in thing' meaning consumers can enjoy a more personable and educational experience, knowing where their food has come from and that local farmers are supported in the process.

A Blobfish Café Is Set To Open In London

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 22.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

With the recent onslaught of quirky eateries, including an owl bar and a fox café, we thought we'd seen all London had to offer in terms of animal-th...

Dos Cielos, Barcelona - Review

Beth Brookfield | Posted 10.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Beth Brookfield

As we were shown to our table, we walked through the open plan kitchen and saw the chefs at work before being seated at a table at the end of the room with great views of the city and the mountains. Dos Cielos is surprisingly small and intimate and with every table occupied, we definitely felt very lucky to be dining there.

Welcome to the Piazza: A Little Slice of Italy on Brick Lane

Maddy Grey | Posted 05.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Maddy Grey

To all my fellow Londoners who are draining their phone battery at work today by opening and refreshing their weather app, I can safely (well, as safely as you can cross the road at Oxford Circus) say that the sun has got his hat on and he is (hopefully) coming out to stay this weekend.

Why This Man Left A $2,000 Tip For Restaurant Staff

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 28.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Staff at a small restaurant in Washington, D.C have been blown away by a man's generosity after he left them a $2,000 (£1,300) tip. Employees at B...

Chef Posts Brilliantly Honest Job Advert On Gumtree

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 21.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

When most companies advertise for a new member of staff, they post an advert boasting a "competitive salary" and "outstanding benefits" in order to at...

Fast Food Worker's Act Of Kindness Will Restore Your Faith In Humanity

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 13.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Over his five and a half years of working at a fast food restaurant, Ridge Quarles has got to know one of his customers pretty well. So when the wo...

London Food Trend: Japanese Restaurants

Lucy Self | Posted 12.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lucy Self

Oh we do love a food trend us Londoners and one that is currently grabbing the capital by the goolies is Japanese. And not just your standard sticky yakitori skewers, hand-made sushi rolls and slices of delicate sashimi - but flavour combos that take Japanese tradition and send it down an unfamiliar road of culinary tangents and cultural roundabouts.

Social Impact Insights: Iqbal Wahhab, Founder and CEO, Roast Restaurant

Carlos Miranda | Posted 26.06.2015 | UK
Carlos Miranda

As much as "social enterprise" is a buzzword these days, there are people who reject this label entirely. 'Reluctant social entrepreneur,' Iqbal Wahhab is one such person. Sitting in Roast Restaurant in Borough Market, London, enjoying a delicious macchiato and the exceptional service of their highly-rated staff, I questioned Iqbal's hesitation to embrace this categorisation of his long-standing work supporting the community.

Restaurant Apologises For Banning 'Screaming Children'

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 20.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A restaurant has apologised after banning “small screaming children” from its premises. The Lobster Pound and Moore, in Canada, reportedly put ...

The Wild Rabbit, Chipping Norton - Review

Beth Brookfield | Posted 17.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Beth Brookfield

I'd heard great things about The Wild Rabbit and was looking forward to experiencing what they call a 're-invention of the traditional English Inn'. Serving locally sourced and seasonal food in comfortable and cosy surroundings, I knew I was going to be in for a treat over lunch.

The Best Street Food In London

Chloe Gunning | Posted 16.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Chloe Gunning

Over the past week I've discovered three amazing places to eat in Central London, without spending a fortune. The key to all of them - they all serve street food and are great options as the sun starts to make a regular appearance.

Fishy Fishy Restaurant, Kinsale

Rebecca Williams | Posted 09.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rebecca Williams

This award-winning restaurant (it can boast a Michelin Bib for 2015 along with other Irish food awards) serves some of the best fish from the south coast of Ireland, freshly landed in this fishing town which is also known as the 'gourmet capital of Ireland'.