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Cooking in particular has got ever more competitive

Lest we forget

When a restaurant has survived for over 150 years, it's easy to take it for granted. Time to pull on your navy blazer and return to Scott's, says Terry Durack

River rescue

One particularly rough night out in Manchester, Marco Pierre White saved Terry Durack's life.

QUOTES

Run a mile from the woman who has a reputation for being scatty, kooky or crazy. Run two miles from the man described as a bit of a character.

A quiet exit for the bad boy of British cuisine

THERE WAS no fanfare, no emotional goodbye or even thank you. Marco Pierre White, Britain's most flamboyant and notoriously bad-tempered chef, simply worked his last shift, cooked his last restaurant meal and left by the back door.

Minerva raises pounds 71m to fund Piccadilly scheme

MINERVA, THE property company, is to raise pounds 71m through a rights issue, partly to fund a deal to buy the Criterion development in central London.

Dome Watch: Celebrity chefs snub chance to bring posh nosh to the Dome

PLANS TO take the Millennium Dome up-market with the launch of Acclaim!, a prestigious restaurant showcasing Britain's top chefs, has already met with a cool response.

Namesakes: Putting on the Ritz

How would you like to eat at the Bluebird, Savoy, River Cafe, Criterion and other leading London names for around a fiver? It is possible - but you may have to get on a bus to Acton. Caroline Stacey samples namesakes of the famous

Atlantic owner fumes at Marco 'spin-doctoring'

THE BATTLE between restaurateurs Oliver Peyton and Marco Pierre White took another twist yesterday when Mr Peyton told The Independent that he was stunned by reports he had read of the High Court case this week.

Atlantic owner fumes at White's spin tactics

THE BATTLE between restaurateurs Oliver Peyton and Marco Pierre White took another twist yesterday when Mr Peyton told The Independent that he was stunned by reports he had read of the High Court case this week.

Titanic emerges unscathed after confrontation with the Atlantic

IT HAD been billed as a gourmet High Court encounter, something to savour - two of London's top restaurateurs locked in a struggle that would last through many courses before anyone was satisfied.

How a three-name chef ended up in court

AN EXTRAORDINARY case is going on in the High Court at present, in which one of Britain's top chefs is being sued by a customer at his restaurant. Mr Ernest Thesaurus of Woking claims that when he went to eat at the fashionable Septentrion restaurant in Knightsbridge he was subjected to an experience that caused him lasting mental distress. What happened was that...

Restaurateur who says that he was imitated wants to sink the Titanic

IMITATION MAY be the sincerest form of flattery, but notwhen it is alleged to have occurred among the designer cocktails and rocket salads of London's restaurants. A High Court judge has been asked to close the Titanic eatery on the grounds that it is in effect a replica of its arch-rival, the Atlantic Bar and Grill.

Rival wants to sink the Titanic restaurant

IMITATION MAY be the sincerest form of flattery, but notwhen it is alleged to have occurred among the designer cocktails and rocket salads of London's restaurants. A High Court judge has been asked to close the Titanic eatery on the grounds that it is effectively a replica of its arch-rival, the Atlantic Bar and Grill.
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