Salt Dining is coming soon….

After an initial setback with a property falling through, keep your fingers crossed that it is good news at last for chef Paul Foster regarding his new restaurant Salt Dining.

605 fans of the former Mallory Court head chef backed his Kickstarter campaign earlier in the year, pledging more than £100,000 to help Paul realise his dream of opening his own restaurant in Warwickshire.


Paul says; “Out of nowhere a stunning property fell onto my lap, I acted quick and had an offer accepted before it went on the market and into the hands of agents. Things are now moving forward well and Rhiain and I are very hopeful for an opening early in the New Year.

“Unfortunately at present I can’t give away more details like location etc as we haven’t signed yet and I suppose I feel like it is a case of once bitten twice shy. All I can say is that I fell in love with this place straight away, it is in good condition for us to have a relatively quick turn around and something where we can start small and humble and grow the business into something special.”

Here’s hoping that in 2017 everything will come together for Paul and he will finally be able to open  Salt Dining in Warwickshire.


Ferguson’s opens in Rugby

On Friday I went along to the preview day for Ferguson’s new restaurant opening in Rugby.

Ferguson's interior

Executive Chef David Ferguson and front of house manager Machile Chansa Machile were on hand to welcome visitors with a coffee and talk through the menu.

High Pavement restaurant opens






The former Prezzo in Warwick has been transformed into a stylish restaurant and cocktail bar. Taking its name from the historic reference to the street, High Pavement offers a modern British menu.

Head Chef Martin Connelly is using locally sourced ingredients and sustainanbly sourced fish, tempting diners with ginger beer braised pig cheek served with spiced new potato.

Director Paul Brown said: “We are looking forward to introducing ourselves into the vibrant Warwick scene, and providing a bar and dining experience where people can enjoy excellent quality food and drink in a relaxed setting.”

High Pavement, 1-3 High Street, Warwick CV34 4AP 

01926 494725

If you have been let me know what you think.