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The Coach – is this Clerkenwell’s Racine?

I’d come to know and love Henry Harris’ cooking at his previous restaurant Racine on the Brompton road: the best place to eat French bistro food out of France, which sadly closed a few years ago. The gap that Racine has left in Knightsbridge will never be filled but I was delighted to hear he’d […]

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Pasta bars – the new trend

  These three London pasta bars are feeding our ongoing obsession with the Italian staple. They’re inexpensive, informal and perfect for a quick meal, with no compromise on taste. Padella, 6 Southwark st, SE1 1TQ. Monday-Saturday 12-5pm, Sunday 12-9pm, no reservations This award-winning Borough Market pasta bar could be credited as the first of its […]

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Heckfield Place: A weekend discovering the value of nature

Last month I was invited to take part in a discussion about The Value of Food at Heckfield Place, one of the most forward thinking new hotels to open this year. Heckfield Place is an elegantly restored Georgian house in a 400 acre oasis of rural Hampshire where both inside and out, you experience a […]

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