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Hampshire and Dorset competition

Win an overnight stay, breakfast and dinner for two at the historic Grade II-listed village inn, The Assheton Arms, set in the beautiful Lancashire village of Downham across the valley from the enchanting Pendle Hill.

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Book a Local Hotel Room

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Order a Takeaway

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Matthew Mason

Matthew Mason is Head Chef of The Jack in the Green at Rockbeare, near Exeter -- one of Devon’s most exciting pub/restaurants. No stranger to awards, Matthew is a former South West Chef of the Year and ex-Gidleigh Park apprentice. During the past 17 years, he has helped transform the Jack from a rundown roadside pub into a beacon of superb cooking synonymous with exemplary levels of service. Matthew has teamed up with Sugarvine to answer your cookery questions.

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I have noticed a lot of chefs cooking their meat on greaseproof paper in the pan. Why? - Andrew

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Yes, they might be London-centric and some of them don’t even have all that much to say about the food -- but there’s no denying that the restaurant critics do make for interesting reading. So for your vicarious dining pleasure we’ve brought together restaurant reviewers from the quality national papers.
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Hotel Du Vin and Bistro

Set in the heart of Winchester, the historic capital of ancient Wessex, the original Hotel du Vin is a unique luxury boutique hotel. It’s housed in the fine architecture of one of central Winchester's most important Georgian buildings, which dates ba ...more

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Enjoyed your last meal out? If so, write a restaurant review on Sugarvine and we’ll give you a £20 discount on your first case of wine purchased from Virgin Wines.

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Latest Restaurant Review:Three Wishes, Sherborne

"I went here a few days ago and it was very nice, lovely staff."
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On the cusp of their seventh restaurant opening and Liverpool debut, we managed to squeeze in a quick-fire Q&A with Paul Newman and David Mooney (aka @GobbyChef) from the award-winning New Moon Co. The Old Blind School is a Grade 2-listed buildin ...see the full blog and reader comments

Dormy House, Broadway

Some meals are worth a special journey. In The Gastrotourist we profile select destination restaurants from across the UK and beyond.

Dormy House, Broadway

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Latest news for diners in the Hampshire and Dorset area.

    • National Restaurant Awards 2015

    Restaurant Magazines National Restaurant Awards 2015 Barrafina in Adelaide Street - a tiny tapas bar in London opened last year was awarded the best restaurant of the year in the National Restaurant Awards. The venue is the second Barrafina venue in the capital, with a third expected to open later ...more

    • Cricketing legend launches restaurant chain

    Sir Ian Botham is set to roll out his new steakhouse and seafood concept after the debut venue at the Hilton Ageous Bowl in Southhampton last week. BEEFY’S restaurant has been developed in partnership with David Mann. Chief executive of Hampshire cricket ground and Paul & Steven Grant whom have m...more

    • Twin Sails Wharf now open

    Twin Sails Wharf, Poole has opened

    • Eight more sites in the pipeline for Giggling Squid

    Within four weeks of opening in Bristol, Giggling Squid, the high growth family of Thai restaurants, has completed on a new site in Bath. The latest acquisition takes the group’s portfolio to 13 sites. The company which introduced the “Thai Tapas” dining concept to the UK in 2009, Giggling Squid,...more

    • Confessions of a restaurateur

    The UKs dining scene has undergone a transformation over the last decade. Diners have become a sophisticated lot, expectations are high, dry ice and seasonal foraged wildflowers have somehow become mainstream and many expect to be wowed and entertained all for under a tenner! As the popularity of ...more

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