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The latest news and interviews from the movers and shakers in the industry, including appointments, promotions, insights and achievements.

Chef Masterclass: Belen Aloisi's treacle tart

22-Aug-2017 - The extraordinary thing,” writes Fergus Henderson in his classic Nose to Tail Eating: A Kind of British Cooking, “is that however full you’re feeling, when it comes to treacle tart...

This chef really doesn’t rate today’s young talent

18-Aug-2017 - James Cochran, who has cooked at The Ledbury and who has just opened his second eponymous restaurant, N1, has hit out at “overpaid” chefs who “can’t even dice an onion”....

Robert Owen Brown on The Hinchcliffe: "I'm a Northern boy. This is where I belong"

16-Aug-2017 - When Salford pub The Mark Addy closed in 2014 chef Robert Owen Brown swore he would never open another restaurant or pub again. But the high-profile chef and author of...

Former Racine chef Henry Harris on his plans for The Truscott Arms

14-Aug-2017 - The former chef-patron of one of London’s most sorely missed French restaurants – Racine in West London - is to oversee the return of The Truscott Arms in Maida Vale....

Byron board member eliminated as a suspect in Putney Bridge incident

14-Aug-2017 - The restaurant financier that was implicated in the Putney Bridge attack in May has been eliminated as a suspect in the incident.


When familiarity breeds intent

14-Aug-2017 - In a crowded marketplace, original concepts are all the rage. But improving a common product often trumps such innovation, writes Tony Naylor

Byron board member says he is "wrongly implicated" in Putney Bridge incident

11-Aug-2017 - The jogger arrested for appearing to push a women in front of a bus on Putney Bridge earlier this year claims to have been “wrongly implicated”.

Young chef at Michelin-starred The Elephant fights to stay in the country

11-Aug-2017 - A young chef who fled Albania and is working as an apprentice at Michelin-starred restaurant The Elephant in Torquay is facing a fight to stay in the UK.

Gunpowder team to launch Gul and Sepoy restaurant

11-Aug-2017 - The husband and wife team behind Gunpowder and Madam D’s are to open their third restaurant in London’s Spitalfields. 

Andrew Pern on his new Whitby restaurant and regaining a Michelin star

11-Aug-2017 - The man behind The Star Inn at Harome has just opened seafood restaurant The Star Inn The Harbour in Whitby, and there’s more to come from Yorkshire’s top chef....

Trial shifts: to pay or not to pay?

09-Aug-2017 - The use of unpaid trail shifts in the industry was thrown into the spotlight last month amid claims that restaurateurs were exploiting workers' rights. Esther Smith from law firm TLT...

The bird men of London

08-Aug-2017 - The duo behind Michelin-starred Hackney restaurant Pidgin are spreading their wings and heading to the West End to open Magpie. And they’ve got something special up their sleeves.

Clare Smyth: How the UK's top chef is out to make fine dining cool again

07-Aug-2017 - Clare Smyth became the first British woman to hold three Michelin stars at Restaurant Gordon Ramsay. Now she’s striking out alone with her Notting Hill restaurant Core, and she’s on a mission to make fine dining...

Craig Atchinson on why he wants to win York a Michelin star

04-Aug-2017 - The chef is relaunching his ambitious restaurant, Hudson’s by Craig Atchinson, alongside Craig Rogan (son of L'Enclume restaurateur Simon Rogan) this month.

The Lanesborough appoints new head chef

03-Aug-2017 - Argentine chef Maximiliano Castaldo is now heading up the main kitchen at The Lanesborough hotel in Knighsbridge.

The Wellbourne trio on opening in Bristol and bringing back the vol-au-vent

02-Aug-2017 - Three alumni of Michelin-starred London restaurant Dabbous are to open a relaxed but ambitious restaurant in Clifton later this month. Chefs Ross Gibbens and Michael Kennedy and front of house...

Douglas McMaster: “I'd love to open Silo in London"

01-Aug-2017 - The zero waste chef on trying to move his Brighton restaurant to London, setting up a small plates restaurant with cocktail maestro Ryan Chetiyawardana and his ambition to run one...

Tom Shepherd joins Adam's as head chef

01-Aug-2017 - Tom Shepherd has been appointed as head chef at the Michelin-starred Adam’s restaurant in Birmingham.

Chef Mark Anderson planning Nottingham pub group

01-Aug-2017 - The chef behind the Ruddington Arms, a Nottingham gastropub recommended in the Michelin Guide, has revealed plans to create a group of six pubs in the area.

Michel and Alain Roux to launch new restaurant

31-Jul-2017 - Michel Roux Sr and his son Alain Roux are to launch their first restaurant in a residential development next year.

William Hemming: "We want Simpson's to become a mecca for British food"

31-Jul-2017 - The last time Simpson’s in the Strand was refurbed, King Edward VII was on the throne. Now one of London’s oldest and most iconic restaurants has been relaunched with a...

Asma Khan: "Indian restaurants need to open their doors to more female chefs"

28-Jul-2017 - Self-taught chef Asma Khan has been winning plaudits for her London supper clubs for years and opened her first permanent restaurant, Darjeeling Express, in Soho’s Kingly Court earlier this month. ...

Nuno Mendes to launch London Fields restaurant

28-Jul-2017 - Chef Nuno Mendes is teaming up with London hospitality group Barworks to launch a new restaurant in the capital later this year.

BHA calls for post-Brexit visas for EU hospitality staff

27-Jul-2017 - Hospitality trade bodies have welcomed the government’s decision to launch its first major report in to the impact of EU immigration on the UK.

Chef Paul Tamburrini is launching his first Edinburgh restaurant

27-Jul-2017 - Chef Paul Tamburrini is to launch his first restaurant at the Macdonald Holyrood Hotel in Edinburgh this autumn.