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Majority of London chefs struggle with long working hours

27-Apr-2017 - Over two thirds of London chefs believe the long-hours culture of professional kitchens is damaging their physical and mental health, according to a study by Unite.

Brighton's Chilli Pickle hits crowdfunding target

27-Apr-2017 - Acclaimed Brighton Indian restaurant The Chilli Pickle has hit its £700,000 crowdfunding target to help expand its business across the south of England. 

People On The Move: April 2017

27-Apr-2017 - From Simon Rogan leaving Claridge's, Neil Moffitt stepping down from Hakkasan, and new senior roles at The Principal Hotels Group and Hotel du Vin, it's been an eventful month. We round up the key movers

Simon Rogan to leave Fera at Claridge's and re-open Roganic

26-Apr-2017 - Chef-restaurateur Simon Rogan is to leave his Michelin-starred Fera at Claridge’s restaurant in a 'mutual agreement', and is in talks to re-launch his Roganic concept elsewhere.

Calcutta Street to open second site, in Brixton

26-Apr-2017 - Bengali-style Fitzrovia restaurant Calcutta Street is to open a second site in Brixton this June. 

Pidgin team to launch British dim sum restaurant

26-Apr-2017 - The team behind Hackney’s Michelin-starred Pidgin are spreading their wings to launch a new Mayfair restaurant in June.

Ex-Grenache chef to head up MasterChef winner's restaurant

26-Apr-2017 - Former Grenache chef-owner Mike Jennings is to head up the kitchen at MasterChef winner Simon Wood’s upcoming Manchester restaurant.

Trawler Trash wants to bring sustainable seafood to Islington

26-Apr-2017 - Hospitality group Fork & Blade is to open a new sustainable fish restaurant in London.

Former Midsummer House chef buys family pie restaurant

26-Apr-2017 - Danny Gill, former head chef at the two Michelin-starred Midsummer House, has bought his parents’ pie shop and restaurant in Lincoln.

Seven restaurants set for new £15m Chinatown food hub

25-Apr-2017 - Property developer Shaftesbury is to launch a new £15m food and retail hub in London’s Chinatown later this year.

Rosa’s Thai Market Kitchen: A “break away from shopping centre food”

25-Apr-2017 - The Rosa’s Thai Café group has explained its new concept, Rosa’s Thai Market Kitchen, as a “faster way of delivering the Rosa’s offering” and a “break away from shopping centre food”.

YO! Sushi to launch new concept at Boxpark Croydon

25-Apr-2017 - YO! Sushi is ditching the conveyor belt for the launch of its new street food pop-up at Boxpark Croydon.

Cottons Caribbean restaurant to open two new sites

25-Apr-2017 - Caribbean restaurant group Cottons is to open two new sites, one in Shoreditch and one in Vauxhall.

Restaurants urged to apply for business rates relief

25-Apr-2017 - A £300m relief fund set up to help operators hit by rising business rates is now available for local councils to share out, the government has said.

Restaurant Eats Out: Behind The Scenes – Neil Rankin, Temper

25-Apr-2017 - In the fourth and final Behind The Scenes video in our Restaurant Eats Out Taco Tour series – which also saw us visit taco sites Wahaca, Breddos and El Pastor ‒ we caught up with Neil Rankin at Temper in Soho.

Chef Tomer Niv to launch first London restaurant

24-Apr-2017 - A former Fat Duck chef is to open a new Levantine grill restaurant in Camden Market later this month.

Martin Burge joins Farncombe Estate as culinary director

24-Apr-2017 - Martin Burge has been appointed culinary director at Farncombe Estate in the Cotswolds.

Monica Galetti: “More female chefs” should apply to MasterChef: The Professionals

24-Apr-2017 - Chef Monica Galetti has said she would like to see more female chefs enter the BBC’s MasterChef: The Professionals show this year, as the last week of applications draws to a close.

Trash Tiki to serve food waste cocktails at Red Rooster

24-Apr-2017 - The team behind Trash Tiki, the pop-up which creates cocktails out of food waste, are to oversee the drinks offering at US chef Marcus Samuelsson’s debut London restaurant in Shoreditch.


Pub design? It’s no small beer

24-Apr-2017 - As pubs scramble to reposition themselves for the 21st century, too many are embracing ruinous interior design

Westgate Oxford confirms three further restaurants

24-Apr-2017 - Westgate Oxford, the upcoming food and retail development, has confirmed three new operators for its £440m site.

Friday Five: The week's top news

21-Apr-2017 - We round-up some of the top stories in hospitality you might have missed this week:

Barista visas 'won't solve hospitality staffing crisis'

21-Apr-2017 - Introducing short-term ‘barista visas’ for EU migrants would only worsen the long-term staffing crisis in the UK’s restaurants, pubs and cafes, hospitality recruiter The Change Group has warned.

Red Dog Saloon heads North to Liverpool

21-Apr-2017 - American barbecue group Red Dog Saloon has confirmed it will launch its first Liverpool restaurant next month.

Restaurant Eats Out: Behind The Scenes ‒ Breddos Tacos

21-Apr-2017 - The latest installment of our Behind The Scenes look into our London Restaurant Eats Out taco tour visits Breddos Tacos, in Clerkenwell.