Table talk – this week’s food news

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Sad news from Two Cats Kitchen in Birmingham. The innovative restaurant, that introduced Baltic cuisine to the city as a pop-up before setting up in the Jewellery Quarter, is closing its doors at the end of September.

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Farmers Fayre in Stoneleigh is expanding to increase its restaurant from 80 to 120 seats and install a wood-fired oven to cook large joints of beef for their Sunday carvery.

Carl Sampson chef Worcester News

In just a week’s time, ‘burger king’ Carl Sampson will be opening his pop-up in the refurbished Conservatory.  The bar and kitchen in Worcester is due to unveil a brand new look featuring open brickwork, abstract tiles and wood cladding, accessorised with brightly coloured bric-a-brac on 14 July.  One of Carl’s signature burgers is a combination of rump and chuck steak with herbs and spices, cayenne pepper, shallots, garlic and an all-important helping of Worcestershire sauce.




April Food Events

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As Vermillion in Rugby says adios to their paella night, The Encore toasts the Bard in a special supper for Shakespeare’s birthday. April diary dates for foodies are now on the Events page.

HEFF Diamond Awards


The finalists for the Heart of England Fine Food Diamond Awards have been revealed. Congratulations to Warwickshire’s Berryfields Farmshop, Farmers Fayre and Chapel House restaurant for being shortlisted. Winners will be announced on 12 May at the NEC.