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Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill, Birmingham

  If your suffering from post Christmas and New Year blues, fed up of the dark nights, cold weather and can’t bear to hear anything else about the world economic crisis and what 2012 may bring, may I suggest a tonic in the form of a trip to Marco Pierre White’s latest venture? Set high above the Birmingham…

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Peepo Italian Restaurant, Bridgnorth, Shropshire

Peepo Pizza… Bridgnorth isn’t known for its high street brands or innovative cuisine – bar a few exceptions – its not quite Ludlow….However, in the past twelve months there have been a couple of creations which are good enough to become regional success stories, and possibly even nationals. Until now, we had…

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Three Choirs Vineyard, Worcestershire

We were sitting on the terrace enjoying a delicious pre-lunch glass of sparkling wine. The retired Californian couple to my left had been saying how much the view reminded them of Mendicino County.  On my right young husband and wife, their hands full with a toddler who was enjoying playing with a cat, were telling…

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Saracens Restaurant, Hadnell, Near Shrewsbury

Philippe Boucheron discovers one of Shropshire’s culinary secrets – The Saracen at Hadnell It’s no secret, I enjoy dining.  My ample Pickwickian figure is sufficient evidence.  But best of all I enjoy discovering restaurants with really talented chefs using local produce to create interestingly different menus…

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