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John Campbell to open chef school and restaurant on Five Bells site

John Campbell has announced plans to open a restaurant, bar and cookery school on the site of the former Five Bells pub in Belmont, Woodspeen, in Berkshire.  Plans for the 19th-century property, acquired from Greene King in May by JCR (John Campbell Restaurants) and WSH (the parent company of BaxterStorey), are currently with the local planning department, and show an intent to create a 70-seat restaurant, 28-seat bar, a cookery school with dining for 12, and a half-acre kitchen garden. Read more from Caterer & Hotelkeeper  

Marks & Spencer recall thousands of luxury mussels and clam ready meals from shops because of possible food poisoning risk

Marks & Spencer is recalling thousands of packs of Scottish mussels following concerns over a possible link with cases of food poisoning.  A range of mussel-based goods are being taken off the retailer’s shelves as a precautionary measure, said the Food Standards Agency.  Customers who have the products at home are being advised not to eat them and contact their local store for advice on a refund. Read more from Mail Online  

Underwater hotel rooms: Is down becoming the new up?

When it comes to luxury hotel rooms, down is becoming the new up.  Instead of penthouse suites, the most exclusive accommodation in the house may soon be at the very bottom, 20ft (6m) or more beneath the surface of the sea.  The idea of sleeping with the fish some distance beneath the waves may sound dangerous but the technology needed to build underwater rooms is well-established and proven.

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Editor 3rd December 2013

Daily news update: our selection of food and chef news from the world's press