Daily news update: our selection of food and chef news from the worlds press

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Editor 19th March 2014

Chef Marcus Wareing names café after butler in Agatha Christie novel

Celebrity chef Marcus Wareing is spending £1.5?million opening a “British café and bar” named after a character in an Agatha Christie crime novel.  Tredwell’s will launch in the Seven Dials area of Covent Garden in the summer, marking a new direction for a chef associated with some of London’s most expensive restaurants.  Wareing, 43, who has two Michelin stars, said the new venue — his third — would be “very cheap and very accessible” and would serve British-influenced food. If it is successful he plans to open in other central locations, such as Mayfair, under the Tredwell’s name. Read more from London Evening Standard  

New brewery plans approved for St Fillians hotel site

Proposals for a brewery, hotel and visitor centre in Perthshire have received planning approval from the National Park Authority.  Arran Brewery's Loch Earn development is planned for the site of the former Drummond Hotel in St Fillans.  The firms intends to have the hotel part of the development open for the start of the Commonwealth Games.

Read more from BBC News  

Northern food scene 'blossoming'

Northern cities are challenging London's position as the centre of the UK food scene, according to an annual food "cool list".  Olive magazine said the openings of restaurants such as The French by well-known restaurateur and chef Simon Rogan and Manchester House by Michelin-starred Aiden Byrne suggested cities such as Manchester were being viewed seriously as food destinations. Read more from MSN News  

Unbelievable moment a huge aquarium BURSTS open as diners flee from Disney World restaurant

Diners at a Florida restaurant got a fishy surprise Monday when a huge aquarium burst open, sending the tanks water gushing across the room and even onto some customers.  T-Rex Café in the Downtown Disney entertainment complex in Walt Disney World turned from family-themed fun to outright chaos as the stream of gushing water from the circular tank forced workers to grab nets and empty trash cans in a desperate bid to save the aquarium fish.  As employees saved what they could, parents were forced to flee with their no-doubt distressed children from the inundated dinosaur-themed eatery. Read more from Mail Online

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The  Staff Canteen

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Editor 19th March 2014

Daily news update: our selection of food and chef news from the worlds press