FOOD & DRINK

Review: Restaurant
Hywel Jones

The dishes on haute cuisine menus have a seductive, musical vibe – some of them, like ‘verjus butter’ or ‘melon gazpacho’ are driven by the foreign words, whic...

January diet refresh

If you’re planning to make positive lifestyle changes to your diet in 2019, don’t be too hard on yourself, says Melissa Blease. You see, slow and steady, tort...

Chris Cleghorn:
Cooking on a star

Chris Cleghorn, head chef at the Olive Tree Restaurant, has recently been awarded a Michelin star, the most revered accolade in the restaurant world. Melissa Bl...

Dinner Parties
dos and don’ts

One person’s chilled, home-cooked meal with friends is another’s exhausting chore as they tease the lumps from the béchamel sauce and wish they were watching St...

Prue Leith: Baking up a storm

If experience is the seasoning that’s crucial to food-world longevity, Prue Leith is the undisputed leader of the pedigree pack, Melissa Blease chats to The Gre...

Review: The Ivy
Bath Brasserie

The Ivy Bath Brasserie, 39 Milsom Street, Bath BA1 1DS. Tel: 01225 307100; theivybathbrasserie Have you noticed how a cascading swathe of garden roses, honey...

Student food:
burgers or bourguignon?

We all know that students live on burgers, kebabs, take-outs and baked beans when not in the student bar, right? Think again, as Melissa Blease questions some s...

Beer in Bath

The days of sipping warm beer on the village green are well gone – nowadays it’s a more sophisticated picture. Melissa Blease investigates how the craft beer re...