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Core by Clare Smyth to open in Notting Hill this July

31-May-2017 - Chef Clare Smyth has confirmed she is to open her first restaurant, Core by Clare Smyth, in Notting Hill this July.

William Hemming to be head chef at re-opened Simpson’s in the Strand

30-May-2017 - Historic Savoy-owned restaurant Simpson’s in the Strand, which is currently undergoing restoration, has revealed that William Hemming will lead the kitchen when it re-opens this summer.

L'Oscar hotel receives £24m funding

30-May-2017 - L’Oscar, the upcoming luxury London hotel and restaurant, has received £24m funding towards its development.

Arbutus founder Will Smith launches Scottish bistro

30-May-2017 - Will Smith – co-founder of London restaurants Arbutus and Wild Honey – has launched a new neighbourhood bistro in Helensburgh, Scotland.

YNCOTY Ruth Hansom to join graduate chef series at Royal Garden Hotel

30-May-2017 - Ruth Hansom, current Young National Chef of the Year, is one of four young chefs set to lead the kitchen at the Royal Garden Hotel in a graduate series run...

Simon Ulph joins The Twenty Six as head chef

30-May-2017 - Simon Ulph has taken over as head chef at the I’ll Be Mother Group’s The Twenty Six restaurant in Tunbridge Wells.

Gingerman Restaurants branch out in to hotels

26-May-2017 - Ginger Pig, the Hove restaurant which holds a Michelin Bib Gourmand, has opened as a hotel for the first time over the Bank Holiday.

Opening of the week: Go-Viet

26-May-2017 - What: While it might sound like a fast-casual offshoot, Jeff Tan’s Go-Viet is a more refined version of his Soho restaurant Vietfood. In leafy South...

Victor Garvey teams up with his father for new London restaurant

26-May-2017 - Chef Victor Garvey is to launch his second London restaurant in Covent Garden next month.

Wagamama launches first restaurant in Italy

25-May-2017 - Wagamama has launched its first restaurant in Italy today (25 May) as the group continues to expand throughout Europe.

Gino D'Acampo to open Camden restaurant

24-May-2017 - Italian chef and TV personality Gino D’Acampo is to launch a new restaurant in London's Camden Town this July.

Sunday service: How London restaurants are rethinking weekends

24-May-2017 - They do things differently at Ceviche Old Street on a Sunday. While the rest of the week the Peruvian restaurant is the place to go for its eponymous raw fish...

Mei Ume to launch at Four Seasons Ten Trinity Square

23-May-2017 - The Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square is to open a new Asian restaurant in June.

Nobu's Shoreditch restaurant to open in July

22-May-2017 - Londoners will be able to order breakfast at Nobu for the first time when the Japanese group launches its debut European hotel in Shoreditch this summer.

Raymond Blanc to launch gardening school at Le Manoir

22-May-2017 - Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons is to open what is believed to be the first hotel gardening school of its kind in the UK.

Opening of the week: Madame D

19-May-2017 - What: A Himalayan-inspired restaurant from the same stable as highly rated Indian small plates restaurant Gunpowder. Owners Harneet and Devina Baweja have signed up for...

Casual Dining Group to enter pub market with two new Heathrow operations

19-May-2017 - Casual Dining Group (CDG) is to rebrand and operate two pubs in Heathrow Airport, in its first pub contract.

National Chef of the Year 2018 semi-finalists announced

19-May-2017 - The 41 semi-finalists for the Craft Guild of Chefs’ National Chef of the Year 2018 competition have been announced.

Leon minority stake acquired for £25m to boost expansion plan

19-May-2017 - Healthy fast food chain Leon has had a significant minority stake acquired for £25m by Swiss investment firm Spice Private Equity.

Spanish deli group Lunya plans to open third restaurant

18-May-2017 - Lunya, the Spanish restaurant and delicatessen group, has confirmed plans to expand.

Mr Lyan launching bar with Brighton's Silo

18-May-2017 - Ryan Chetiyawardana, the former world champion bartender behind White Lyan and Dandelyan, has teamed up with zero-waste chef Douglas McMaster to launch a cocktail bar at the latter’s Brighton restaurant...

Balls Brothers eyes London expansion

17-May-2017 - Restaurant and wine bar group Balls Brothers is planning further expansion within London.

Smoke & Salt to replace Kricket at Pop Brixton

17-May-2017 - London pop-up Smoke & Salt is to take on Kricket’s former shipping container site at Pop Brixton when the Indian restaurant closes this month.

Francesco Mazzei to open restaurant at Battersea Power Station

17-May-2017 - Italian chef Francesco Mazzei is to open his third restaurant with D&D London, at Battersea Power Station.

Chef Tristan Welch to head up new Cambridge restaurant

16-May-2017 - Former Launceston Place head chef Tristan Welch is returning to the UK to open a new Cambridge restaurant.