On the Menu

A taste of Michelin at new Bournemouth restaurant

A NEW restaurant at the Orchid Hotel in Gervis Road, Bournemouth, is bringing Michelin-star cooking to Dorset, with a menu created by head chef Jean Gysemans. The Orchid was famously Bournemouth’s first boutique hotel, and the new restaurant, No34 reflects Gysemans’ distinctive use of seasonal and local ingredients. The official opening evening began with a summery…

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Longleat food and drink festival has the right ingredients

LONGLEAT’s inaugural Food and Drink Festival proved a hit with visitors and foodies who visited the stately home over the weekend to sample interesting regional food and drink and enjoy the celebrity chef demonstrations. On the Saturday there were three cooking masterclasses with the 2015 Great British Bake Off winner Nadiya Hussain and on Sunday…

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Something for everyone

EATING out is the answer to eating in as one gets older. As my confidence in my own cooking wanes, and as it takes me longer to organise, invite, shop and cook for an entertainment which lasts only a very few hours, I look with gratitude at all the eating-out possibilities we have around us….

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Cars, Coffee and Cake at The Queens Arms

FANS of classic cars and delicious cake should head for Corton Denham on bank holiday Monday, 1st May, to admire a convoy of vintage cars, sports cars and supercars organised by the village’s award-winning pub, The Queens Arms, The special day of automobile appreciation is open to everyone from classic car aficionados to young enthusiasts,…

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Top chef returns to Christchurch

POPULAR star chef Dean Edwards returns to the Christchurch Food Festival this year, on Saturday 6th May, to headline a gala dinner at the marquee on the Quay. Christchurch Food Festival has teamed up with Bournemouth and Poole College students ‘Pop up Restaurant’  hosted by the Dorset Chamber of Commerce and Industry and sponsored by…

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Two tearooms, please!

TISBURY-based tearooms and bookshop group, Beatons, has signed up its first female franchisee, Angela Thorn of Bournemouth, whose interest was prompted by a visit to Beatons Blandford. A few days later, a second woman visited the group’s stand at The Franchise Show at London’s Excel and signed up, becoming the second female franchisee, and bringing…

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