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Fab Tabs - The Favourite Tables Newsletter

Review of 2016

The year has only just come to an end but already favourite tables have started adding new restaurants for 2017 and growing the number of Live Cities

2016 saw us add an incredible number of new restaurants, many suggested by you, our amazing website visitors, our friends from Twitter and Facebook, and not forgetting those restaurants that sort us out and use the self registration to added themselves to be part of Favourite Tables.

Notable restaurants that joined in 2016 include:

The Frog @TheFrogE1 Chef Adam Handling's first as Chef Proprietor

The Oxford Blue @OxfordBluePub Chef Steven Ellis has turned this once 1800's Game Keeper cottages into a destination gastropub.

The Newport @The_Newport BBC Masterchef winner Jamie Scott's first restaurant. A must visit in Dundee.

Randall & Aubin @randallandaubin Celebrating 20 years as Soho's go to Seafood and Rotisserie restaurant R&A chose 2016 to self register on Favourite Tables and we were delighted to welcome such a famous eatery.  

Why not just check if your Favourite restaurant is already listed on our website www.favouritetables.com

Restaurant owners - Click here to add your Restaurant for 2017

Where do Top Chefs like to dine.....

The Chef's Table interviews have proved very popular over the past 12 months. In particular when we ask the chefs to tell us where they have eaten recently.

We have been busy over Christmas and in January with 3 Chef's Table interviews being finalised and you will be able to read them soon HERE 


Win a Romantic meal for Valentines Day

A Glass or Two of Bubbly, a Dozen Oysters and Roses to share with your love one....

Does that sound like the perfect romantic meal for Valentines. Have you got something better planned? Tell us your most romantic plans for this Valentines by Liking us on our Facebook and sharing your perfect Valentine's Day dinner plans - The Restaurant, The Meal, The Wine and the Colour of the flowers. 

Our Judges - Lady FT, a TV Chef and a renowned Florist will pick which one they feel is the MOST romantic and you could Win Valentines on us

Lady FT's Favourite Cookbooks of 2016

Marcus Wareing's - Marcus at Home

Back before Christmas, the ever charming Marcus Wareing was signing copies of his latest book ‘Marcus at Home’ – now, of course I cannot have him actually at home so I have to settle for his beautiful book instead.  He has been talking a lot about the importance of his family and getting a balance in life which had his audience at the recent Taste of London nodding in enthusiastic agreement!  He was much in demand there and, gracious as ever, took time to sign and smile!!


Lo and behold, I received another copy of his book for Christmas!! I may keep the signed copy on the ‘special shelf’ for posterity and use the unsigned one as my ‘working copy’

Jamie Oliver's - Christmas

At Christmas, the classics come out. Mary and Delia, whose Christmas books, dog eared, splashed with some Christmas spirit sit in pride of place.  Another Christmas book has joined them with the gift of Jamie! His new Christmas book will, I feel, be like the RSPCA advert, a dog is not just for Christmas – but some of the recipes will be used throughout the year.  All good fun!


The books being used now, with the words spiruliser, smoothie, healthy – you get the idea – are supposed to be the counterbalance – we shall see….


Although not new this year, this is one of my favourite books.  It takes me back to those little places which had recipes handed down over the years, traditional French cuisine, in a beautifully designed book.  It’s amusing, informative and makes me smile….and I agree when it recommends you always have champagne in the fridge!

The Newcastle Cook Book

Another book arrived from my personal ‘angel of the north’ – no, not Kenny Atkinson – but grandson Oliver – who, like the book, is small but beautifully formed.  The Newcastle Cook Book – a celebration of the amazing food and drink on our doorstep – with a foreword by David Coulson of Peace & Loaf.  It’s a perfect book, introducing artisan shops, family delis restaurants and great recipes.  Some are already on favourite tables, the others should be!!

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