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Michel Roux Jr shares his feelings about Le Gavroche

25-Apr-2007 - Forty years after his father and uncle opened Le Gavroche, Chef/Patron Michel Roux Jr shares his feelings about the London stalwart You could set your clock by Le Gavroche celebrations....

Ducasse reopens Rech seafood restaurant in Paris

25-Apr-2007 - Acclaimed French Chef and Restaurateur Alain Ducasse has opened Rech seafood restaurant in Paris. The restaurant, named after Albert Rech who opened a café/restaurant there in 1925, became an institution...

Just group owner puts Just Gladwins on market to expand Party Ingredients

25-Apr-2007 - Peter Gladwin, Chef/owner of the Just group of restaurants has put his Just Gladwins restaurant in EC4 on the market to concentrate on expanding his catering company Party Ingredients. The...

Les Amis de Brula open third South West London restaurant

25-Apr-2007 - WHO? | Les Amis de Brula celebrate 10 years of business success, with the opening of a third South West London restaurant, La Saveur in East Sheen. Managing Director Lawrence...

The Forge - New luvvie in theatreland

25-Apr-2007 - WHO? | In the heart of Covent Garden comes the third venture after Le Café du Jardin and Le Deuxième from Robert Siegler. Head Chef Andy Barber has previous form...

Pistachio Restaurant - Lark Lane eatery

25-Apr-2007 - WHO? | A new all-day Lark Lane eatery, located above sister bar Vinyl, from Dave Coltman and Neil Blackhurst who met at the Gateacre Hall Hotel in 2002. Chef David...

Magdalen a new wholesome restaurant in Southwark

25-Apr-2007 - Keeping it in the family with good ingredients and wholesome cooking at Magdalen When I meet Roger Faulks at Magdalen in Southwark, it's clear I'm talking to a happy man....

Palm Beach Casino and Restaurant - Gambling and grub

25-Apr-2007 - WHO? | To mark the recent changes in UK gaming legislation, the swish Palm Beach Casino and Restaurant in Mayfair has refurbed its venue headed up by Executive Chef David...

Bosi hopes to move his Hibiscus restaurant's to London's West End

25-Apr-2007 - Claude Bosi bids for London site, Murchison to move on vacated Hibiscus: Claude Bosi has put in an offer on a site on London's Maddox Street W1 and hopes to...

Muñoz, opens Diverxo in Madrid

25-Apr-2007 - Spanish chef to take his London experience to bear in Spanish capital Madrid-born David Muñoz, who has cheffed at Nobu Berkeley and Hakkasan, as well as doing a stage at...

Hewitt to open restaurant in Marbella, Spain

25-Apr-2007 - James Hewitt has announced plans to open a restaurant in his new home of Marbella in Spain. Hewitt moved to the celebrity's favourite Costa del Sol resort last summer, after...

New sites in central London for Leon healthy fast-food chain

25-Apr-2007 - The expansion of Leon healthy fast-food chain continues apace with three new sites to open in central London in the next two months. The Regent Street W1 branch will open...

Kitous’ to open North African and Lebanese restaurant

25-Apr-2007 - Algerian-born restaurateur Tony Kitous is opening a North African and Lebanese restaurant in the City of London in late June. Kenza, meaning ‘treasure' in Arabic, will house 120 covers across...

McClements to open two more Ma Cuisine restaurants in London

25-Apr-2007 - Liverpudlian restaurateur John McClements is to open two more restaurants, within his Ma Cuisine group, in south-west London.

Prezzo sees increase of 45 per cent to £54.2m

25-Apr-2007 - Prezzo Italian restaurant chain saw a turnover increase of 45 per cent to £54.2m in the year to December 31 2006, in its fourth full year as an AIM-listed company....

MBD reports reasonable growth for restaurants

25-Apr-2007 - Steady upturn in past five years set to continue, with a trend towards smaller sites By 2011, the UK's restaurant sector will be worth £5.52bn, according to Market & Business...

Food & Drink group to rebrand seven Puzzle Pub Company sites

25-Apr-2007 - The Food & Drink Group, which owns the Henry J Beans chain and Jamies bars, has bought seven leasehold sites from the Puzzle Pub Company, which it plans to rebrand...

Racine head chef Chris Hanley to setup chain of French brasseries

25-Apr-2007 - Head Chef of French bistro Racine in London's South Kensington, Chris Hanley, has left to help set up a model for a chain of French brasseries. Hanley is entering into...

FishWorks trebles losses

25-Apr-2007 - FishWorks has revealed pre-tax losses of £740,807 in the six months to January 31 2007, nearly treble that of the same period last year. CEO Mitch Tonks blamed the losses...

Tasty announces 33 per cent increase to £2.68m

25-Apr-2007 - Pan-Asian restaurant company Tasty, which owns the Dim T brand, has announced a 33 per cent turnover increase to £2.68m, but a pre-tax loss of £174,000 in the 52 weeks...

Acorn House, the eco-friendly restaurant launches new training scheme

25-Apr-2007 - Acorn House in Kings Cross, which bills itself as ;London's premier eco-friendly restaurant; is asking would-be employees to sign up to its new training scheme. The restaurant was opened by...

New fryer which keeps the oil clean and the kitchen safe

25-Apr-2007 - Moving house is stressful – especially if you're a goldfish heading out of the bowl and into the fryer Since reports of this Japanese-built contraption appeared so close to April...

The Gastrovac - cook food at much lower temperatures and enhance flavour

25-Apr-2007 - For fans of sous-vide, the Gastrovac could represent the logical next step. Self-confessed technophile Simon Rogan of LEnclume tried it for himself I first heard about the Gastrovac from visits...

Shaun Hill of The Glasshouse tells us what works and what doesn’t in his restaurant

25-Apr-2007 - Lobster with Chickpea and Coriander Sauce This began as a version of a soup I once ate in Tuscany: Chickpea Soup with a garnish of Langoustine Tails. It was lovely...

High-tech solution for announcing the daily specials

25-Apr-2007 - At one Barcelona restaurant they have come up with a high-tech solution to the age old problem of announcing the daily specials Nestled under the same roof as one of...

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