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Matt Cheal steps up to the plate at Simpsons

Some lessons are best learned the hard way. It might hurt at the time but you don’t forget. Just ask Matt Cheal about lambs lettuce. Cheal, the newly-promoted head chef at Simpsons in Edgbaston, recalls a salutary mistake in his early days with the restaurant. Simpsons was then based in Kenilworth, Warwickshire, …

EXCLUSIVE: Chef Andy Waters to open new restaurant in Birmingham

Andy Waters, one of the region’s most respected chefs, is returning to his Birmingham roots. Waters, who runs The Queens pub in Belbroughton, Worcestershire, is setting up a new restaurant in Chad Square, Edgbaston. The 48-year-old chef is taking over the site of the former Pinocchio’s to launch Waters on …