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Ben Orpwood to host Avenue residency ahead of Issho Leeds opening

31-Mar-2017 - Chef Ben Orpwood, formerly of Sexy Fish and Zuma, is to host a month-long pop-up at D&D London’s Avenue restaurant, just before joining Issho, the group’s soon-to-open Japanese-style site in...


Adam Byatt of Trinity London on life since Michelin

31-Mar-2017 - Adam Byatt at Trinity London on winning a star for Trinity after ten years, consistency, keeping staff, and how Nordic cuisine never worked for London

Hospitality could face 1m staff shortfall post-Brexit

31-Mar-2017 - The hospitality industry could face a shortfall of one million workers within 10 years if EU migration is restricted after Brexit, a new report has warned.

Cocktail demo: Chaophraya Newcastle’s gin with Thai-style kaffir lime

30-Mar-2017 - Ben Escobar, bar manager at Chaophraya Newcastle, demonstrates a Reverse Reviver cocktail, one of the restaurant-bar’s most popular and distinctive drinks.

Academy of Chocolate Awards 2017 receives record number of entries

30-Mar-2017 - The Academy of Chocolate Awards has received almost double the entries for 2017 as it did for the 2016 competition, as it confirms pastry chef Sarah Hartnett as new chair of judges.

Ben Tish to leave Salt Yard Group for solo venture

30-Mar-2017 - Chef Ben Tish is to leave the Salt Yard restaurant group to pursue a new solo venture.

“I’m going back to the beginning”: Claude Bosi on Bibendum

29-Mar-2017 - The former Hibiscus chef has officially opened the doors of his new restaurant Claude Bosi at Bibendum. He discusses the 'death' of tasting menus and the theatre of a 1920s...

Zuma London wins High Court name battle against pet food company

29-Mar-2017 - Zuma, the London restaurant opened in 2002 by chef Rainer Becker, has won its court case against a pet food company using the Zuma name.

Social media for restaurants is not just for young people, says poll

29-Mar-2017 - Social media should be a priority for all restaurants, not just those aiming at a younger demographic, new research has suggested.

José Pizarro to open fourth site, Little José, in Canary Wharf

29-Mar-2017 - Spanish chef José Pizarro is to open a new tapas bar, Little José, in London’s Canary Wharf on 6 April. 

BrewDog backs down over pub trademark row

28-Mar-2017 - Craft beer brand BrewDog has backed down after forcing an independent pub in Birmingham to change its name.

“Sussex isn’t the ‘new Champagne’…it’s better”

27-Mar-2017 - Alex Preston is sommelier at the Isaac At restaurant in Brighton, which offers not just an English, but an exclusively Sussex wine list. We caught up with him to talk...

Michelin-starred Josh Eggleton to open second Salt & Malt site, in Bristol

27-Mar-2017 - Josh Eggleton, head chef and co-owner of Michelin-starred pub The Pony & Trap, is to open a second site of his Salt & Malt fish and chip shop, on Bristol’s...


Trawling for seafood leaders: Restaurants should lead on fish sustainability

27-Mar-2017 - Consumer education could take a generation. It is high time that restaurants led with real vigour on seafood sustainability, writes Tony Naylor

Pret promises to pay interns after online backlash

27-Mar-2017 - Pret A Manger has promised to pay teenagers on work experience its starting hourly rate following online criticism.

Byron hamburgers to open first Welsh site in Cardiff

27-Mar-2017 - Byron, the burger group founded by Tom Byng, is to open its first Welsh site at Cardiff’s St David’s Grand Arcade this summer.

Henry Harris overseeing launch of Bower House

27-Mar-2017 - Former Racine chef Henry Harris is overseeing the launch of a new British restaurant with rooms opening in the Cotswolds next month.

Pentahotels appoints first executive chef

24-Mar-2017 - British chef John King has been appointed as the first executive chef of the German Pentahotels chain.

Monica Galetti on Mere, learning from Michel Roux Jr, and working with her husband

24-Mar-2017 - The MasterChef judge and former Le Gavroche senior sous chef has just opened her debut restaurant Mere, in London’s Fitzrovia , with husband David

Kanada-Ya team to launch Machiya Japanese restaurant

23-Mar-2017 - The team behind ramen group Kanada-Ya are to launch a new London restaurant focusing on traditional Japanese home cooking.

The TMRW Project to host Women in Hospitality event

23-Mar-2017 - Does the hospitality industry need more female-focused awards, such as Best Female Chef?

People On The Move in Hospitality: March 2017

23-Mar-2017 - From a husband-and-wife team-up at Marcus at The Berkeley, to a new general manager at Ten Trinity Square, we round up some of the biggest career moves in hospitality this...

Ollie Dabbous to close Barnyard

22-Mar-2017 - Ollie Dabbous has closed his London restaurant Barnyard after three years of trading.

Mark Poynton and Gareth Ward join latest Simpsons guest chef series

22-Mar-2017 - Simpsons, the Michelin-starred restaurant near Birmingham, has announced Mark Poynton and Gareth Ward as the latest chefs to appear in its guest series.

Chefs’ Secrets of Success: Adam Byatt

22-Mar-2017 - “Try to be better today than you were yesterday…faster, cleaner, sharper.”