Sectors > Restaurants

Diners still want to eat off plates, not shoes or boards

23-Aug-2017 - It’s a common sight in many restaurants and gastropubs, you order a meal only for it to arrive on a slate with a side order of chips in a tin can.

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 you can always manage to find space for it.”

Stevie Parle to open pasta restaurant Pastaio

21-Aug-2017 - Stevie Parle is to launch a new pasta restaurant Pastaio on the former Cha Cha Moon site in London this autumn.

Usain Bolt's restaurant group is heading to the UK

11-Aug-2017 - A Jamaican restaurant group backed by Olympic champion Usain Bolt has signed a deal to expand across 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. 

Opening of the Week: Cubé

11-Aug-2017 - What: A new Japanese restaurant and bar in London’s Mayfair has opened on the former site of sushi restaurant Nagomi.Who: The restaurant is to be run by...

Staff jobs saved with Chicago Rib Shack sale

10-Aug-2017 - Ribs and burger chain Chicago Rib Shack has been bought out of administration, saving all 72 staff jobs.

Club Gascon to close for major revamp

10-Aug-2017 - Michelin-starred London restaurant Club Gascon is to close tonight (10 August) for a major revamp.

Whitbread's Bar + Block is heading to Bath

10-Aug-2017 - Whitbread is set to open Bar + Block, its Beefeater spin-off brand, in Bath next month.

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.

Salvation in Noodles team announce new restaurant Mam

08-Aug-2017 - The team behind London’s Salvation in Noodles restaurants are to launch a new barbecue concept in Notting Hill in September.

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 cool again.

Top chefs put vegetables centre-stage as diners eat less meat

07-Aug-2017 - Chefs including Josh Eggleton and Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall are backing a campaign to place vegetables centre stage on restaurant menus.

Jason Atherton puts Sosharu site up for sale

07-Aug-2017 - Jason Atherton has confirmed he has put Sosharu, his Japanese restaurant in London’s Clerkenwell, up for sale after just 18 months.

Caravan and JKS Restaurants among Bloomberg Arcade line-up

04-Aug-2017 - The majority of the restaurants lined up for the new Bloomberg Arcade development in the City of London have been confirmed

Ox and Finch team to launch Edinburgh restaurant

04-Aug-2017 - The team behind Ox and Finch – the Glasgow restaurant which holds a Michelin Bib Gourmand – are to launch their first site in Edinburgh later this year.

Opening of the week: Minnow

04-Aug-2017 - What: A new neighbourhood restaurant that’s moved in to Clapham Common down the road from The Dairy and Adam Byatt’s Trinity. Minnow is so named...

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.

US vegan chain By Chloe is coming to London

03-Aug-2017 - Hip US vegan restaurant chain By Chloe is coming to London with the launch of its first international outpost this autumn.

Roux at Parliament Square to close for refit

03-Aug-2017 - Roux at Parliament Square is to close for a month-long refurbishment after service today (3 August).

Wasabi could be opening in a M&S near you

02-Aug-2017 - It’s difficult to walk down a street in central London without finding (or at least smelling) a Wasabi, now the group is trialling a new partnership with Marks & Spencer.

Waka to offer Nikkei cuisine to grab-and-go

02-Aug-2017 - A restaurant claiming to be the first in London to offer Japanese-Peruvian dishes in a grab-and-go format is to launch in the City next month.

Melt Room founder to launch Japanese restaurant in Mayfair

02-Aug-2017 - The man behind London’s first gourmet grilled cheese cafe is to launch a new Japanese restaurant in the capital next month.

Andreas Antona closes Purecraft in Nottingham

02-Aug-2017 - Purecraft Bar & Kitchen, the craft beer and food group founded by restaurateur Andreas Antona, has closed its Nottingham site less than two years after opening.

Restaurant Radar: August 2017

01-Aug-2017 - From Clare Smyth's bid to make fine dining cool again to an ambitious relaunch in York, we round-up the August openings you need to know about.