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SUPPER CLUB CHEF SERIES AT TITCHWELL MANOR
The 18th November sees the second of Titchwell Manor’s three guest chef Supper Clubs, this time welcoming newly crowned National Chef of the Year, Russell Bateman – Head Chef of Hertfordshire’s three AA Rosette-winning Colette’s at The Grove. Following Michelin-starred Mark Poynton’s October appearance at the boutique Norfolk hotel, it’s now Russell’s turn to cook up a six-course feast with Titchwell’s award-winning Head Chef, Eric Snaith.
Dine under the stars in the Manor’s candlelit Conservatory restaurant, with three courses each from Russell and Eric.
DEER ME – DISNEY GOES DARK AT MEYS OF MAYFAIR
Game season is in full swing and Mews of Mayfair – the British brasserie, bar and cocktail lounge in Lancashire Court – has launched a venison burger inspired by Disney’s doe-eyed deer: The Bambi Burger.
Available from Monday, 20th October until Christmas, the burger – £16 – offers a twisted take on a childhood classic for the city’s carnivores: served in a gorgeously glossy brioche bun, inside is gin and redcurrant chutney, crisp gem lettuce and a gherkin. Served with a bowl of crisp, triple-cooked chips, it’s truly something to fawn over.
GIRAFFE ARRIVES IN INVERNESS!
Restaurant group giraffe are putting another pin on their Scottish map by opening in Inverness at Tesco Extra Eastfield Way. Whether you’re perking up pre shop with a tasty breakfast, grabbing a gourmet coffee to go, meeting colleagues over an expertly blended cocktail or gathering the family for a lazy Sunday brunch – giraffe is the ideal destination.
Located in the Inverness Retail Park, giraffe is the perfect pit stop for a post shopping pick-me-up or a delicious bite after the cinema. Open from breakfast right through to dinner, the great value menu features only the freshest, seasonal ingredients.
A NEW COAT FOR THE CLIFTON
Standing out on the smartly dressed streets of Clifton is tough, but someone’s got to do it. Step up, The Clifton – a new and improved pub in the heart of the village. Boasting a stunning interior, slick drinks list and satisfying menu of pub classics, The Clifton is the perfect spot to savour one of Bristol’s most charming boroughs.
Whether you’re in for a bite to eat or a quiet pint – The Clifton welcomes all. Banquettes facing the main bar area are a great meeting point for post work drinks; high stools at the back are a perfect place to perch and gossip over a bottle or two; or why not grab a table near the open kitchen to add a bit of theatre to dinner? Either way, printed wallpaper, hanging pendent lighting and soft planting make the Clifton a stylish choice.
WINTER CABIN POP-UP AT THE YORK & ALBANY
Ski chic is out and haute hunting is in: which is why The Winter Cabin at The York & Albany — a townhouse, restaurant and bar by Gordon Ramsay — will be this season’s stop-and-stay-a-while sanctuary.
Secreted away in the cosy courtyard of the 18th-century coaching inn, The Winter Cabin is inspired by the age-old hunting grounds of surrounding Regents Park and will welcome weary travellers in from the cutting cold for a rural-cum-urban retreat.
All tweeds, tartans and taxidermy, Londoners are invited to wrap themselves up in faux furs and enjoy toasty tipples and fabulous game fare.
NICHOLSON’S AUTUMN BEER FESTIVAL
From October 31st – November 16th, Nicholson’s pubs across London and the UK will be launching an Autumn Beer Festival, showcasing a range of dark beers, perfect for supping as the temperature drops and the nights begin to draw in.
The festival will feature a rotating range of 13 exciting ales from some of the UK’s best brewers, including Red Squirrel’s London Porter, Itchen Valley’s Dark Solstice and Wild Beer Co.’s Scarlet Fever, as well as a trio of specialist beers created through an experimental “Whose Beer Is It Anyway?” brewing process.