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Keep up to date with the latest openings, closures and property deals in the restaurant, pub and hotel sectors.

Massimo Bottura confirms London location for UK homeless kitchen

28-Apr-2017 - Massimo Bottura’s non-profit kitchen, Food for Soul, will open at St Cuthbert’s Centre in London’s Earl’s Court, the group has finally revealed.

Jamie's Italian launches pizza range with Deliveroo

28-Apr-2017 - Jamie’s Italian, the restaurant chain led by chef Jamie Oliver, has begun offering a range of pizzas exclusively through Deliveroo.

Humble Grape to open third site as it smashes £1m crowdfund goal

28-Apr-2017 - Wine bar group Humble Grape has confirmed it will open its third site in Islington this summer, after smashing its most recent £1m crowdfunding goal.

Ex-Zucca chef to head up restaurant by Borough Market

28-Apr-2017 - Former Zucca chef Lale Oztek is to head up the kitchen of a new European restaurant opening opposite London’s Borough Market. 

María Fernanda Di Giacobbe on the power of chocolate

28-Apr-2017 - Winner of the Basque Culinary World Prize 2016, María Fernanda Di Giacobbe, works to empower disadvantaged women in Venezuela through chocolate production. As the 2017 prize approaches its deadline for nominations,...

Opening of the week: Del 74

28-Apr-2017 - What: This buzzy no-frills taqueria is the latest addition to London’s burgeoning taco scene.Who: Jorge Felizardo, who co-launched Taberna Mercado with Nuno Mendes, has teamed...

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...

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.

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...

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.

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...

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.

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....

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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.

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.

Opening of the week: Ginza Onodera

21-Apr-2017 - The Onodera Group has put teppanyaki stalwart Matsuri out to pasture and replaced it with a restaurant aimed squarely at London's luxury market   

Adam Simmonds set for year-long Soho pop-up

20-Apr-2017 - Chef Adam Simmonds is to launch a 12-month pop-up in Soho prior to opening his first solo London restaurant next year.

MasterChef winner to launch Manchester restaurant

20-Apr-2017 - MasterChef winner Simon Wood has revealed details of his first restaurant, opening in Manchester later this year.