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 French Duncan step up to the plate for Let’s Eat Glasgow!

Accountancy practice French Duncan have joined Let’s Eat Glasgow! as a community sponsor.  Let’s Eat Glasgow! is a festival that will see the city’s top chefs and food and drink producers come together to host Scotland’s first restaurant festival and pop-up market in Finnieston on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th September.


The sponsorship deal will see the Finnieston-based firm donate meal tickets to Moogety Food Co-operative, an initiative in Glasgow’s Govan area that provides below market price fruit & vegetables to the community. Moogety Food Co-operative will be hosting a stall at the Let’s Eat event.



Black Dove in Glasgow launch new menu

Relative newcomer to the Glasgow scene, Black Dove in Shawlands, have launched a new menu.  Still a wide range of dishes to be had.

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 Hendrick’s Emporium of Sensorial Submersion

Until 30th August, Hendrick’s Emporium of Sensorial Submersion will be at the Edinburgh Festival.

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Located at 91 George Street, Hendrick’s Emporium of Sensorial Submersion will immerse festival goers in the experimental, the esoteric and the entertaining.  Cocktails will enliven auricular and gustatory perception as you explore the Hendrick’s Gin soundscape. (This sounds a bit trippy!)

Listened to the sounds of cocktail shakers in the ‘Cacophony Bar’, cleanse your mind as you enter the ‘Quietest Bar on Earth’ and be part of a mysterious and magical synaesthetic experiment in a delightfully peculiar laboratory.

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Visitors looking for complete sensorial satisfaction can partake in all five experiences for £24, available through (ticket price includes a host of refreshing cocktails).

UK’s top six young fish friers announced


The UK’s top six young fish friers were announced  as part of the 2016 National Fish & Chip Awards, organised by Seafish.


The six up-and-coming young friers shortlisted in the Drywite Young Fish Frier of the Year Award are: Amy Horsley of Mister C’s, Selby; Ryan Hughes of The Crispy Cod, Tonyrefill; James Houlston of Our Plaice, Kidderminster; Andrew Hillier of Harbourside Fish & Chips, Plymouth; George Papadamou of Papa’s Fish & Chips, Hull and Dino Papadamou of Papa’s Fish & Chips, Warrington.

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To get to this stage and secure a place in the coveted shortlist, the friers have undergone a gruelling judging process involving telephone interviews and exam questionnaires. They were also subject to a rigorous judging day at the National Federation of Fish Friers (NFFF) Training School in Leeds, Yorkshire.

The six finalists will now receive a mystery judging visit at their respective workplace, combined with another test of their skills and knowledge whilst in their own working environment. This final round of judging will determine the first, second and third winning places which will be announced at the 2016 awards ceremony at The Lancaster London Hotel on 20 January 2016

For further information on The National Fish & Chip Awards please visit Follow @FishnChipAwards on Twitter for all the awards news and information.


One-O-One Restaurant at The Park Tower, London  Celebrates Six Decades of the Fish Finger

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Head Chef Pascal Proyart creates an extraordinary menu that pays homage to the fish finger to mark 60 years since Clarence Birdseye launched the first fish finger in Great Britain.

Available from Tuesday 15th September until Saturday 17th October, guests can indulge in the specially created menu at One-O-One.

Highlights of the menu include the Crisply-Battered Royal King Crab and Cod Chips; the Filo Fish Finger of Salmon with Wasabi Mushy Peas; Lobster Boudin and Scallops with Black Autumn Truffle, Creamed Leeks in a Cardinal Sauce; Yellowfin Tuna Tartare with Seaweed Potato Mash. Finally, guests will be presented with another ‘finger-inspired’ delicacy an assortment of coconut, pineapple and vanilla éclairs.

Chef Proyart’s fish finger menu will be available from Tuesday 15th September until Saturday 17th October 2015. For more information or to reserve a table at One-O-One,  website or call 0207 290 7101.


Bespoke Offers launches The 200 Club, the longest tasting menu in the World

200 course, 24 hour gastronomic masterpiece brought from in partnership with Bompas & Parr 

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Deals website bespoke offers has teamed up with the world famous culinary creative duo Bompas & Parr to launch the longest tasting menu ever attempted: The 200 Club.  Comprising 200 separate courses served on average every 7 minutes and 14 seconds over a 24-hour period, The 200 Club will start at 8am on Thursday 3rd September ending at 8am on Friday September 4th and will be attended by over 50 lucky gastronomes.

This once in a lifetime experience will be prepared by eight chefs coming from the kitchens of world class restaurants across the Capital.  During the 86,400 seconds of non-stop dining, 1,600 plates will be served, with 4,000 micro herbs delicately hand placed and seven types of digestive aids provided for diners.


Hosted at The Factory on Tanner Street,  the 200 course feast will be broken down into ten different meals, each lasting approximately two hours and containing 20 individual dishes.


The 200 Club starts with breakfast at 8am on 3rd September, which moves to Elevenses, then Lunch, before easing into Afternoon Tea.  The afternoon session will see diners enjoy some Snacking, before a Five PM diner’s delight.  The evening will kick off with a traditional Dinner, ramping up to a two hour Party Time meal, before recovering with some Drunchies, and laying low in a Blackout meal.  The last course is aptly called the Final Countdown, bringing the banquet to a close at 8am on Friday 4th September.


A special pair of tickets is up for grabs from Monday 17 August on, giving two lucky gastronomes the chance to dine for the full 24 hours, eating every single one of the 200 courses, priced at £2,000 for the pair.


 New floral flavours have been created especially for the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.


Sodexo Prestige has been working with experts at Mackie’s of Scotland to develop new ice cream flavours for the Royal Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh.

The delicate rose, jasmine and lavender ices will be on sale exclusively to Garden visitors over the rest of the summer.  Will have to nip in and get some as love these flavours and they would work really well with ice cream

All three flavours are now on sale at the RBGE ice cream kiosk on the decked area of the John Hope Gateway Visitor Centre, which also houses the Gateway Restaurant.

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