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10 things to consider when designing your menu

20-Feb-2017 - Morgan Musselle, senior creative designer at food branding agency Eat With Your Eyes, reveals how to design a killer menu

Spending in restaurants at a five-year high

16-Feb-2017 - Spending on eating out in restaurants and cafes, and staying in hotels, is at a five-year high.

Small plates, cocktails and hardly any curry: meet the next wave of Indian restaurants

16-Feb-2017 - On first inspection Kricket doesn’t look like an Indian restaurant. Only a design geek would straightaway clock the subtle subcontinental touches, namely the hand-glazed Indian...

15 Michelin stars in the line-up for Who’s Cooking Dinner? 2017 charity dinner

15-Feb-2017 - A brigade of 20 chefs including Tom Kerridge, Isaac McHale, Hélène Darroze, Ashley Palmer-Watts, Angela Hartnett, Adam Byatt and Nuno Mendes, is to cook at this year’s Who’s Cooking Dinner?...

Adam Reid at The French opens

15-Feb-2017 - Adam Reid at The French, located in Manchester’s The Midland Hotel, has opened following the premature departure of Simon Rogan from the restaurant last year.

Watch: Richard Kirkwood at Wright Brothers preps Thai-inspired seabass

15-Feb-2017 - The head chef at oyster, seafood and fish restaurant Wright Brothers Spitalfields Market, demonstrates a super-fresh seabass sashimi with hot dipping sauce.

Valentine’s Day 2017: The romantic restaurant roundup

14-Feb-2017 - Can you say love potion? From cheeky cocktails to surprise meals for hospitality staff themselves, we take a look at some of the industry's take on the "most romantic" day...

Darjeeling Express Indian supper club opens permanent site

13-Feb-2017 - Indian-style supper club concept Darjeeling Express, from self-taught cook Asma Khan, is to open a permanent site in Carnaby Street’s Kingly Court this spring.

Why Dubai? The chefs opening in the Las Vegas of the Middle East

13-Feb-2017 - What - aside from the cash - makes UK chefs want to open in Dubai?

MasterChef finalist launches crowdfund to open restaurant

13-Feb-2017 - MasterChef finalist Andrew Kojima has launched a crowdfunding campaign to open his first permanent restaurant.

Special brew: 10 ways to apply indie principles to coffee

10-Feb-2017 - Restaurant groups up and down the country are turning to indie inspiration for ways to boost their coffee offer. We consider their top ten tips

Opening of the week: Hai Cenato

10-Feb-2017 - What: It might sound like a new Japanese restaurant, but Hai Cenato is actually a New York/Italian restaurant in the newly-opened Nova development in London’s...

Norse hits £20k crowdfunding goal to relocate

10-Feb-2017 - Critically acclaimed Nordic restaurant Norse has raised £20,000 through a crowdfunding campaign to move to its first independent site.

Atul Kochhar’s 2017 chef series to include Cyrus Todiwala and Dominic Chapman

09-Feb-2017 - Two-Michelin-starred chef Atul Kochhar is to collaborate with chefs including Cyrus Todiwala, Dominic Chapman and Aktar Islam as part of his 2017 Chef Season event.

In Operation with...White Brasserie Co

09-Feb-2017 - What happens when you take the menu of an established French restaurant group and place it in to a traditional English pub?

Lawrence Keogh appointed exec chef at D&D London’s Old Bengal Warehouse

08-Feb-2017 - Lawrence Keogh is now executive head chef at D&D London restaurant the Old Bengal Warehouse near Liverpool Street, overseeing food at the New Street Grill, Fish Market, New Street Wine,...

UberEATS launches restaurant delivery app in Manchester

08-Feb-2017 - Uber is ramping up its challenge to Deliveroo with the launch of its on-demand meal delivery service in Manchester this week (9 February).

Giggling Squid lines up first London restaurant

08-Feb-2017 - Thai restaurant chain Giggling Squid is to open its first site in London later this summer.

Leon to launch all-singing, live show restaurant in London’s Theatreland

08-Feb-2017 - Healthy fast food group Leon is to open a live performance restaurant in London’s Shaftesbury Avenue theatre district, with staff not only serving customers, but also singing for them.

First Dirty Liquor partnership pub to open in Walthamstow

08-Feb-2017 - Dirty Liquor – the Ei Managed Investments partnership between Enterprise Inns and publican partners Hugh O’Boyle and Caroline Jones ‒ is to launch its first venue, The Dog and Duck,...

Chefs' Secrets of Success: Benoit Blin

08-Feb-2017 - Benoit Blin is chef patissier at the two Michelin-starred Belmond Le Manoir Aux Quat’Saisons, Raymond Blanc’s renowned restaurant and rooms in the heart of Oxfordshire.

Mandatory Scores on the Doors will affect 43,000 businesses

07-Feb-2017 - More than 43,000 restaurants and catering businesses across England could be affected when a law to make it compulsory for places that serve or sell food to display their food...

Restaurant Eats Out: Shuang Shuang

07-Feb-2017 - As part of its inaugural Restaurant Eats Out food tour, Restaurant takes a group of restaurant operators to some of London's hottest Asian dining spots. 

Chef Josh Eggleton launches Yurt Bistro to champion lesser-used produce

06-Feb-2017 - Michelin-starred chef Josh Eggleton is to launch Yurt Bistro, a new evening menu focusing on reducing food waste and using lesser-used produce, at his co-founded Bristol café-bar Yurt Lush.

Organic award scheme launches for restaurants

06-Feb-2017 - The Soil Association has launched its Organic Served Here certification scheme across the UK to allow restaurants to promote their use of organic produce.