Category: News

17 Feb

littefrench receives glowing review in FT Weekend Magazine

Freddy Bird’s littlefrench received its latest glowing review in last Saturday’s FT Weekend Magazine. For restaurant critic and food writer Tim Hayward, littlefrench is absolutely worth the journey from London to Bristol, where understated yet elegant French cooking awaits with dishes such as Milk-Fed Pyrenean Lamb Chops,  Chanterelle and Beaufort macaronade and Vieille Prune . He […]

11 Feb

You Magazine celebrates plant-to-plate eating with a series on Great Dixter’s new book

For two weekend’s running, You Magazine has sung the praises of Grow Fruit and Vegetables in Pots by Great Dixter’s head gardener, Aaron Bertelsen. In both eight page features, You Magazine shares some of Aaron’s best tips and tricks for creating vegetable gardens in a variety of urban spaces. This mini-series also features an author […]

10 Feb

Freddy Bird’s latest appearance on BBC1’s Saturday Kitchen

A visit to Saturday Kitchen is possibly one of the only way of getting me out of bed before 7am on a Saturday… but it really is the most enjoyable TV set to visit. On Saturday Freddy appeared on the show alongside the brilliant host Matt Tebbutt,  supported by his drinks co-host Olly Smith, with […]

25 Jan

Don McCullin Show at Hauser & Wirth Somerset

Smith & Baxter were lucky to visit Hauser & Wirth in Bruton Somerset on Friday for a special press preview of Sir Don McCullin’s new exhibition The Stillness of Life and the solo show by artist Not Vital entitled Scarch. Both artists were on site to show a team of journalists and writers around both […]

23 Jan

The Turkish Cookbook wins special André Simon Award

Author Musa Dagdeviren received a Special Commendation for his groundbreaking book in London earlier this week. The prestigious Andre Simon awards showcase the best of contemporary food and drink writing and are now in their 41styear. Musa attended the awards at London’s Goring Hotel with his family, photographer Toby Glanville and his publisher Phaidon Press on […]

18 Nov

Black Axe Mangal book makes front cover of The Sunday Times Ireland

We are delighted that the first extract feature interview with Lee Tiernan made front cover of The Sunday Times Magazine Irish edition.  The interview with Chef Lee Tiernan was published to coincide with the launch of his first book Black Axe Mangal published by Phaidon where he talks about his books, London restaurant and his […]

03 Nov

Hepple Spirits Douglas Fir Vodka featured on C4’s Sunday Brunch

Hepple Spirits Douglas fir Vodka was featured on Channell 4’s Sunday Brunch in the weekly Drinkypoos slot. Vodka expert Matt Pomeroy selected his choice of Autumnal English vodkas may the country’s most exciting producers. It was thoroughly enjoyed by Jeff Goldblum, Simon Rimmer, Liz Bonnin and Tim Lovejoy.  

05 Aug

Marina O’Loughlin reviews littlefrench in The Sunday Times Magazine

Over the moon with the restaurant review published in The Sunday Times Magazine for client littlefrench and chef Freddy Bird… I will simply quote Marina ‘There are four of us for lunch, four very different people, different ages, different tastes. At the end, each of us pushes away our empty plates with a sigh, saying […]

07 Jul

littlefrench opens this weekend

On Friday 5th July littlefrench opened its doors to plenty of buzz and excitement in Bristol. The restaurant is chef Freddy Birds’s first solo venture, offering unpretentious French food, engaging wines at sensible prices, and most of all a relaxed friendly vibe. On the first night of service guests ate classic regional French dishes froma […]

25 Jun

Magnus Nilsson features on BBC Radio Four’s The Food Programme

In this week’s episode of the food programme, Dan Saladino meets internationally renowned chef and food writer Magnus Nilsson. The author of The Nordic Baking Book takes Saladino on a culinary tour of the Nordic regions, beginning with a visit to his world-famous restaurant Fäviken and ending with a baking session at Magnus’ family home. […]

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