Cool down in the heat with a sweet treat: homemade ice cream

Posted by adam
30 July, 2013
Category In Season:


Our ice cream story started over 13 years ago, in our first restaurant, Piccolino in Knutsford, Cheshire, with two chefs, James Gingell and Andy Owen, making homemade ice cream from day one. Flavours were both traditional and innovative (strawberry balsamic and Peroni beer flavour), always with an eye to trends at the time. Fast forward… Read more

Antoine Quentin, our development pastry chef

Posted by adam
30 July, 2013
Category Our People, Watch it


 Watching on a blackberry? Click here Born in Paris, Antoine has perfected his craft over the last 17 years having worked at Northcote Manor and Pool Court, two of the UK’s leading Michelin starred restaurants. He claims it was pure luck how he landed the role at Individual Restaurants, sending his CV in after being inspired… Read more

Leeds in the limelight !

Posted by adam
30 July, 2013
Category Hot Property

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Excitement continues to build as Leeds prepared for last week’s opening by US rock superstar Bruce Springsteen of its £60m arena. The city centre venue, which promises to be a hugely-popular essential stop-off on the international touring circuit, will have 12, 250 seats with uninterrupted views of the performers and thanks to the arena’s advanced… Read more

Your ultimate summer playlist

Posted by adam
9 July, 2013
Category Listen to it, Our Favourites

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We’ve had great feedback on our new summer playlist created by DJ Jason Herd. Read our interview with Jason and learn why we have one of the top DJ’s in the music industry creating our bespoke playlists seasonally, just for you! Click here to listen to cool, super chilled daytime  music or as Jason likes… Read more

Fire up the grill!

Posted by adam
8 July, 2013
Category In Season:, Our Favourites

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Summer is here, fire up your barbecue!  Here’s six essential grilling tips from our chefs to help you perfect your craft. 1. Get to know your butcher and buy the best meat available to you.2. Take your meat out of the fridge and bring to room temperature. This helps ensure even cooking.3. Fire up your… Read more