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Friday Five: The week's top news

By Sophie Witts , 14-Jul-2017
Last updated on 14-Jul-2017 at 16:21 GMT2017-07-14T16:21:47Z

Friday Five: The week's top news

We round-up some of the top stories in hospitality you might have missed this week.

- Great British Menu finalist Pip Lacey is to step down as head chef of Michelin-starred Murano in London this summer to develop her own restaurant.

- Cumbria is getting an exciting sounding new restaurant with rooms, run by a husband and wife chef team who worked together at Marcus Wareing at The Berkeley.

- MasterChef finalist Alex Rushmer has closed his two-AA-rosette restaurant The Hole in the Wall in Cambridge after six years.

- Asian-style chain P.F Chang's is the latest American import to cross the pond, with a new 'Asian Table' restaurant launching in Covent Garden next month.

Average operating costs across licensed restaurants and pubs have risen above 50% turnover, the highest level since 2007, according to a new report.

For a full rundown of this week's news, click here.