Category Archives: Snapshot

the simple truth

There has been a conspicuous lack of blogging activity since our post-Christmas break, but at last we can reveal why. After eight amazing years in the Cotswold town of Fairford, restaurant allium is set to move to a new location later … Continue reading

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A Right Boar

There are few products with a more misleading label than wild boar. Here in the UK, at least, the name refers to the breed, not the lifestyle. In truth, we’re talking about a life of free-ranging rather than free-roaming. And even then … Continue reading

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Seasons Change

For a chef, it’s essential to be acutely aware of seasonality. Our menus ebb and flow as the year progresses, as hot gives way to cold, fresh gives way to comforting. and every animal, vegetable, fruit and nut has its … Continue reading

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The New Rock’n’Roll

We’ve talked about the food, we’ve posted a few recipes, and given some glimpses behind the scenes at restaurant allium. But one area we’ve never really discussed on the blog is the sideline head chef James has as a respected … Continue reading

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A Sense of Taste

Tasting menus are a talking point for a whole range of reasons. For some customers they represent the ideal – turning a regular meal out into a special event. After all, a tasting menu provides an opportunity to enjoy a wide … Continue reading

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Website Launch

At long last our brand spanking, sleek and minimal, Flash-powered new website is live. Visit us at We’ll be migrating the old address to the new design shortly. And, of course, getting back to blogging about our latest fun and games … Continue reading

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Webbed Wonder

Once again it’s time to ‘fess up about the lack of blog updates. Truth be told our out-of-kitchen efforts have been focused elsewhere  – specifically on the development of a brand new website for the restaurant. Most restaurants are happy … Continue reading

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