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

Claude Bosi at Bibendum to serve up affordable fine dining

24-Feb-2017 - French chef Claude Bosi is aiming to offer an affordable take on fine dining when he relaunches South Kensington restaurant Bibendum at the end of March.

Bombay café group Dishoom to open fifth London site

24-Feb-2017 - Bombay café concept Dishoom is set to open its fifth London site later this year, in London’s Kensington.

Opening of the week: The Oxford Blue

24-Feb-2017 - What: An unapologetically posh pub in Old Windsor that sells a chicken pie for £25.  Who: The chef-patron is Lancashire-born Steven Ellis. His CV includes...

Dabbous to close as owners plan major new project

23-Feb-2017 - Michelin-starred Fitzrovia restaurant Dabbous is to close as owners Ollie Dabbous and Oskar Kinberg begin work on a major new project for late 2017/early 2018.

Hospitality leaders optimistic despite rising cost concerns

23-Feb-2017 - The hospitality industry has rising concerns about cost rises and property price hikes, a new survey suggests, although optimism about business prospects overall is growing.

Craft London to host chef Shaun Hill as first of monthly collaborations

22-Feb-2017 - Craft London, the Greenwich restaurant from chef Stevie Parle, is to launch a monthly chef collaboration event, Thursday Feasts, beginning with Michelin-starred Shaun Hill on 9 March.

Duck & Waffle to launch sister restaurant

22-Feb-2017 - The team behind Duck & Waffle have finally confirmed details of their long-awaited second London restaurant.

MasterChef winner reveals details of first Hove restaurant

22-Feb-2017 - MasterChef: The Professionals winner Steven Edwards has revealed more details about his upcoming Hove fine dining restaurant Etch.

People on the Move: February 2017

21-Feb-2017 - From a new head chef at luxury Hampshire hotel Chewton Glen, new director and chef positions at D&D London, new restaurant manager at Simpsons in Birmingham, and more, it's been...

Josh Eggleton announces stellar chef guest series

21-Feb-2017 - Michelin-starred chef Josh Eggleton is to collaborate with top chefs including Simon Hulstone, Emily Watkins, and Dominic Chapman in a new guest series.

Hot Pot chain brews up UK debut

21-Feb-2017 - Thai restaurant group Hot Pot is to open its debut UK site in London’s Soho this spring.

Yosma team to open Hovarda Turkish restaurant

21-Feb-2017 - The team behind Marylebone’s Yosma are to open a second Turkish-inspired restaurant in London later this year.

A jacket potato and burrito concept is on its way

21-Feb-2017 - Jacket potatoes and burritos are popular lunchtime food options, but never has one place specifically focused on doing both. 

Number Group to open second London restaurant

20-Feb-2017 - The team behind The Number Group are to open a second bar and restaurant in London later this year.

Flank chef Tom Griffiths to launch permanent Brighton restaurant

20-Feb-2017 - Tom Griffiths, the chef behind well-received Brighton pop-up Flank, is to open a permanent restaurant in the city.

Heston Blumenthal’s The Hinds Head to undergo major refurb

17-Feb-2017 - Heston Blumenthal’s The Hinds Head in Bray is to close its doors in late March to undergo “a major transformation”.

Opening of the week: Aster

17-Feb-2017 - What: D&D London makes its mark on Victoria’s growing dining scene with this huge Nordic-inspired deli, café and restaurant in the newly-opened Nova development.Who: Executive...

Simpson's-in-the-Strand to close for major revamp

17-Feb-2017 - One of London’s oldest restaurants is to close for a complete overhaul of its interior and menu this spring.

Jason Atherton on why Hai Cenato is a return to his pizza-making days

17-Feb-2017 - Jason Atherton, along with chef Paul Hood, have just opened Italian/New York restaurant Hai Cenato in the new Nova development in London’s Victoria

Shikumen and VQ set for Aldgate hotel

16-Feb-2017 - Chinese restaurant Shikumen and late-night diner VQ are to open their first east London sites at the upcoming Dorsett City hotel in Aldgate.

Andi Oliver to open Andi's in Stoke Newington

16-Feb-2017 - Chef and Great British Menu judge Andi Oliver will open her debut restaurant in Stoke Newington next month.

Auberge du Lac relaunches with new kitchen team

16-Feb-2017 - Hertfordshire’s Auberge du Lac has relaunched with a new team led by the chef who headed up the restaurant’s kitchen in the 1990s.

Tamarind Collection to relaunch Imli Street as new restaurant

15-Feb-2017 - The Tamarind Collection has closed its Imli Street restaurant in Soho and will reopen it as a more relaxed version of its Mayfair restaurant later this spring.

15 Michelin stars in the line-up for Who’s Cooking Dinner? 2017 charity dinner

15-Feb-2017 - A brigade of 20 chefs including Tom Kerridge, Isaac McHale, Hélène Darroze, Ashley Palmer-Watts, Angela Hartnett, Adam Byatt and Nuno Mendes, is to cook at this year’s Who’s Cooking Dinner?...

Sethi family expand delivery-only restaurant

15-Feb-2017 - The siblings behind Michelin-starred Indian restaurant Gymkhana are to open a third outpost of their delivery-only restaurant in London.