Fat Duck open

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  • Thursday 12 March 2009

Heston Blumenthal’s restaurant The Fat Duck has reopened today.

Blumenthal said it been given a clean bill of health by authorities after a mystery sickness bug afflicted diners.

'I am delighted that the health protection agency and the local environmental health office have given us the all clear to open the restaurant,' Blumenthal said in a statement.

'Obviously we are overjoyed to be able to get back to business as normal.'

A spokeswoman told Reuters the 40-seat restaurant already had a full reservations book for the coming weeks with Blumenthal overseeing the kitchen.

The Fat Duck charges £130 ($185) for its 17-course tasting menu which includes snail porridge and, nitro scrambled egg and bacon ice-cream.

Health and environmental inspectors could find nothing that connected the illnesses to the restaurant. However they have requested that seafood is not served until all test results are back.

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