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How greasy spoon cafe got into the Good Food Guide

A greasy spoon cafe on a caravan site in Wales has changed its menu and made it one of the best places to eat in Britain.

It all started with a £3 pound, all day breakfast. But now The Marram Grass Cafe, housed in an old potting shed with a tin roof is a new entry in the 2016 Good Food Guide.

Carole Green went to take a look at what's on the menu:


Chinese takeaway fined for the egg in the fried rice

A Chinese takeaway has been ordered to pay over £1,000 after inspectors found egg in the fried rice on three occasions.

A menu for fried rice.

Carmarthenshire County inspectors visited the takeaway in Llandybie on a routine food sampling call.

A portion of special fried rice without egg was ordered but was found to have a high level of egg "contamination".

The company was given guidance and told there would be a follow up call. When visited again three portions of house special fried rice with no egg were ordered.

The dish again had egg in it - at three times the level of the previous visit.

It is vital that customers with allergies can be confident that the food they are served is safe for them.

We will prosecute when food outlets do not take sufficient care to avoid cross contamination.

– Cllr Jim Jones

The takeaway owners - Ahmed Cuisine entered a guilty plea and was fined £500 and ordered to pay costs of £603 and a victim surcharge of £50.


Rise in use of self-catering rooms across Wales for 2015

The latest Wales Occupancy Survey has shown that use of self-catering rooms in Wales has had the biggest increase within the first five months of 2015, rising from 58% in 2014 to 63%.

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Self catering rooms in Mid-Wales have seen the largest regional rise from 42% in 2014 to 46% in 2015 - an increase of 4%

Hotels across Wales have only seen a marginal increase of just 1% compared to the same period in 2014.

The occupancy survey monitors of the performance of tourism accommodation. The results are used by operators, Visit Wales and local authorities to plan, market and develop tourism resources.

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