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"Social" is a curious word for a restaurant. It has grim connotations with social welfare and the church social, to set against the edgy appeal of social networking. In the case of Pollen Street Social, it may be just a random add-on word to distinguish Jason Atherton's new restaurant from 5 Pollen Street across the road.
He turns cooking into both an art and a science, his touch in the kitchen is miraculous, and his new restaurant has sent diners into ecstasy. Can he really have risen so high without making any enemies?
Sewage treatment plant suspected as Hampshire river fished by the famous loses its crystal-clear waters
'If I were a politician I’d reverse the hunting ban'
The biggest thrill on a cruise used to be a seat at the captain’s table. Not these days. Kate Simon reports on what’s new in 2010
Michelin-starred chef to become 'ambassador' for Bernard Matthews Farms
TV chef Marco Pierre White today won his appeal against a High Court ruling which halted his action against the leading divorce lawyers representing his estranged wife.
His hunting credentials include pheasant-seeking missions to Wiltshire with Jeremy Clarkson, and trigger-happy deliberations with the chef Marco Pierre White moments before they despatched a deer.
Michelin stars, celebrity chefs, chic bedrooms – enjoy a night at the pub. By Sophie Lam
One of Britain's biggest restaurant chains has joined The Independent 's campaign for fair distribution of tips.
After working at the top of the restaurant industry for almost two decades, I know that this business as a whole is not without its scams and tricks. But I must say that even I'm surprised – and disappointed – by some of the practices that The Independent's Fair Tips, Fair Pay campaign has exposed. Some of the tipping policies out there are shocking, especially where the management takes more of the service charges than the staff – that's exactly what restaurants should not be doing.
Primrose Hill's L'Absinthe is teaching flexible locals the French bistro method of beating stress