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Tibits Restaurant Celebrates Vegetarian Week 18th-24th May

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We love meat eaters and they love us back! tibits, London’s leading vegetarian and vegan restaurant has kick started Vegetarian Week by highlighting that you don’t have to be vegetarian to enjoy their food, in fact 80% of their guests are meat-eaters.

All are welcome at tibits whether you are vegetarian, vegan, a meat-eater or a flexitarian – people who follow a mainly vegetarian diet but sometimes eat meat.

Reto Frei, one of three brothers who founded tibits, stated; “Vegetarian Week, Meat Free Monday or tibits own Vegan Tuesday are all initiatives that have been adopted by people who see the benefits of cutting down their meat consumption for a healthier lifestyle with the added bonus of benefiting the environment.”

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Taco Bell Continues UK Expansion with Essex Restaurant Opening

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IRVINE, Calif., May 14, 2015 – Taco Bell Corp., a subsidiary of Yum! Brands, Inc., (NYSE: YUM), today announces the May 14, 2015 grand opening of its newest location in Chelmsford, U.K. – the sixth U.K. restaurant for the world’s largest Mexican-inspired restaurant chain.

Taco Bell expanded into the U.K. in 2010, bringing with it something different for customers’ taste buds and creating an experience and relationship that goes beyond food. The Chelmsford high street restaurant joins two new high street restaurants in Sheffield and three food court restaurants in Lakeside (Thurrock), Eastgate (Basildon) and Arndale Centre (Manchester).The brand’s expansion in the U.K. will continue across most major cities and within the M25, with a particular focus on areas with a large student population.

Customers can look forward to trying something new, with delicious made-to-order classics like Crunchy Tacos, Crunchwrap Supremes and Quesadillas, along with exclusive U.K. menu items that combine the well-known flavours from its U.S. menu with more locally relevant tastes. The menu stays true to the innovative, craveable and affordable Mexican-inspired food that Taco Bell has been delivering for more than 50 years.

“We have high ambitions for Taco Bell in the UK,” said Nick Dawson, General Manger for Taco Bell U.K. and Europe. “The brand is generating significant awareness in the U.K. and offering innovative, great tasting food at a great value. We now want to take this enthusiasm for our brand and, working with current and future local franchisees, accelerate our U.K. expansion. With two new units already under construction we expect to double our U.K. presence by the end of 2015 and then plan to open five to ten new restaurants every year as we continue to scale up.”

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Birmingham Hippodrome is First Theatre in the UK to be Awarded an AA Rosette

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Birmingham Hippodrome has become the first theatre in the UK to be awarded an AA Rosette.

The coveted One AA Rosette, which is only awarded to around 10% of UK restaurants, was given to the theatre’s Circle Restaurant for the skill, care and excellent quality ingredients which go into the menus thus achieving standards that stand out in the local area.

Birmingham Hippodrome’s culinary team is headed by Head Chef Chris Bratt-Rose who takes advantage of seasonal produce, sources locally wherever possible and adapts his menus on a regular basis.

Gary Aymes, Director of Hospitality and Service said “A huge congratulations to Chris and his hard working team. Bearing in mind the Hippodrome is one of the most visited theatre’s in the UK, the service time restraints brought about by ‘curtain up times’ and the 95 seat capacity of the restaurant the team do a fantastic job producing a consistently high standard of food and service.”

The award follows on from a review from local food critic, Paul Fulford, a blog from respected food writer Richard McComb and a Certificate of Excellence grading from Trip Advisor.

The AA’s Rosettes were introduced over 50 years ago as an award system reflecting and recognising the first nationwide scheme for assessing the quality of food served by restaurants and hotels. The awards are made solely on the basis of a meal visit or visits by one or more of the AA’s hotel and restaurant inspectors, who have unrivalled breadth and depth of experience in assessing quality.

Simon Numphud, AA Hotel Services Business manager commented: “The achievement of a one AA Rosette Award recognises high standards, consistency and precision, serving food prepared with care and with evident selection of fresh, seasonal quality ingredients. Good understanding and use of technical skills are demonstrated in the cooking, with clarity of flavours shining through.”

Birmingham Hippodrome’s stylish Circle Restaurant, situated just a short walk away from the auditorium, offers a relaxing dining experience with tempting modern menus and an extensive wine list. It is open two hours before curtain up on performance days.

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Paris House Appoints New Restaurant Manager

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Guillaume Gorichon has been appointed as Restaurant Manager at the Michelin-starred Paris House Restaurant in Bedfordshire. Having previously held positions at The Bath Priory, Cliveden House Hotel and The Gleneagles Hotel, Guillaume has an outstanding record of achievement. He will be working closely with Chef Owner, Phil Fanning to ensure the finest service is delivered to customers.

The appointment comes at an exciting time for the restaurant; within the last year the restaurant has gained increased exposure in the national media and featured in the Waitrose Good Food Guide Top 50 list for the first time. “After a fantastic year of growth since taking over ownership of the restaurant last January, we recruited Guillaume to raise the standards of our front of house team even further. With a strong background in wine, we are sure he will bring his distinctive style to our beverage lists also.” says Chef Owner, Phil Fanning.

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Ant Man Is The Most Anticipated Movie According to Research By Outbrain

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Leading content discovery platform Outbrain has been busily measuring our online movie-related antics by recording the page views of articles about Hollywood’s up and coming releases. Based on the data recorded worldwide, lovable everyman Paul Rudd’s Ant Man comes out on top, while Channing Tatum ripping his clothes off again in Magic Mike XXL is a close runner-up. [More on Top 10 Films]

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Twice Baked Cheese Soufflé from The Coach House Restaurant

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Created by James Cooper, Head Chef at the AA Rosette Coach House Restaurant, this recipe for Twice Baked Cheese Soufflé is easy to make and tastes delicious.

James Cooper is well-known in the Lake District for the way he uses the wonderful local produce and for his creativity skill. His roots are founded in British cooking but his experience takes you well beyond that so expect to find some favourite British dishes but with the odd unexpected twist!

The menu changes regularly at The Coach House Restaurant to reflect the season and its produce; it currently features this Twice Baked Cheese Soufflé dish which has proved to be a hit with diners.


Twice baked cheese soufflé

By James Cooper, Head Chef at The Coach House Restaurant


You will need 4-5 moulds (e.g. porcelain tea cups or dariole moulds) and a deep baking tray

Oven temperature:

Conv 155º C – 45-50 mins

Gas 175º C 50-55 mins



¾ pint/400ml of milk

2oz/50gms butter

2oz/50gms flour

2 medium eggs separated

3 oz/75gms grated cheese, gruyere or strong cheddar

Tsp English mustard

Salt and pepper

Chopped parsley

Grated parmesan


To serve

Double cream

Grated cheese



  1. Grease the moulds with butter and line with finely grated parmesan cheese
  2. Melt the butter in a mixing bowl adding the flour to create a roux. Set aside
  3. Heat the milk in a heavy duty pan to a simmer and then whisk in the roux. Lower the heat and allow the roux to cook for 3-4 minutes stirring with a wooden spoon. Remove from the heat.
  4. Add the mustard, cheese, salt and pepper and parsley to taste. ( At this stage smoked haddock or cooked mushrooms could be added for a different twist)
  5. Whisk the egg whites to a ¾ whip consistency.
  6. Fold the egg yolks into the cheese mixture, followed by 1/3 of the whisked egg whites and then add the remaining whites being careful not to over mix.
  7. Divide between the moulds, filling to just below the top.
  8. Place the moulds into the baking tray and place in the heated oven. Fill the tray with boiling water to half way up the moulds. Close the oven door.
  9. When cooked they should have risen slightly with a brown crust on top.
  10. Remove from the oven and allow the moulds to cool. Then chill in the refrigerator.


To serve

  1. Remove soufflé from the moulds by placing them in a bath of hot water for 10-15 seconds.
  2. Place in a suitable oven proof dish, pour over some cream and top with grated cheese.
  3. Place in a fairly hot oven for about 10 mins until golden brown and bubbling.


The Coach House Restaurant
Bassenthwaite, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 4QG | 017687 76629

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George Clooney Attends Tomorrowland World Premiere As Disney Unveils Its Latest Movie

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Disney’s Tomorrowland gets its premiere at Disneyland in California with George Clooney and family riding the famous monorail to the after party.

Disney’s Tomorrowland: A World Beyond enjoyed its world premiere at Disneyland with star George Clooney and family in attendance yesterday. The film, which opens in the UK on May 22nd, is inspired by the Disney theme park’s “Tomorrowland” world which was first seen at Disneyland in 1955 and created to take thrill-seekers on an adventurous journey into the future.

For more on the film and a selection of images from the Disneyland premiere, check out Top 10 Films.

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Netflix: The Future of Film Distribution

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In what promises to be Cannes 2015’s keynote speech, Netflix honcho Ted Sarandos is set to discuss the impact of video-of-demand distribution and its impact on future film production in front of an A-List audience.

“We are delighted to welcome Ted Sarandos to Cannes. Netflix is a key player among the new wave of companies using innovative approaches and enhancing technology to create new models driving the industry forward. Ted is a huge addition to our line up and extraordinarily well positioned to address some of the key themes that we will be exploring at NEXT,” said **Jerome Paillard** the Executive Director of the Marché du Film. [Find out more at Top 10 Films]

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View Quest Retro

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View Quest, a British-based company that develops innovative audio products, Offering award winning sound quality and packed full of innovative functionality including DAB+ and Apple device docking, the ColourGen range now consists of teal, brown, emerald green, blue and mustard, all of which will be added to the existing line up of black, cream and red.

Our panel of testers where extremely impressed with the look and sound quality of the View Quest Retro radio. they felt that tested alongside some of the more well – known market leaders available on the high street that this radio offered value for money (within this price range) and stood out against some of it’s more expensive peers.

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Warner Bros Team Up With IMAX For Major Movie Distribution Deal

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Warner Bros. Pictures has announced a multi-picture agreement with IMAX cinemas to release nearly 3 dozen films from the studio’s slate through 2020…

“With this multi-picture deal, IMAX and Warner Bros. continue a lengthy and substantial partnership, which is invested in bringing the highest-quality entertainment to the most awe-inspiring cinematic experience,” said Greg Foster, Senior Executive Vice President, IMAX Corp. and CEO of IMAX Entertainment. “But at its core, this deal enriches and broadens IMAX’s relationship with key filmmakers, who have always been a top priority for Warner Bros. in bringing the most compelling cinema to audiences around the world.” [Read more at Top 10 Films]

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