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Friday Five: The week's top news

26-May-2017 - We round-up some of the top stories in hospitality you might have missed this week.

Gingerman Restaurants branch out in to hotels

26-May-2017 - Ginger Pig, the Michelin Bib Gourmand-winning Hove restaurant, is to open as a hotel for the first time this weekend.

Kitchen and Pastry Graduate Awards semi-finalists announced

26-May-2017 - Young chefs from Petrus, Restaurant Gordon Ramsay and Hotel Cafe Royal are among those heading to the Craft Guild of Chefs Kitchen and Pastry Graduate Awards semi-finals next month.

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.

Chef James Dugan joins Sheraton Grand London Park Lane

25-May-2017 - Former Lindsay House chef James Dugan has joined the Sheraton Grand London Park Lane hotel as executive chef.

People on the move in hospitality: May 2017

25-May-2017 - It’s been another busy month in hospitality, we round-up some of the movers and shakers taking on new roles.

Wahaca 'working hard' to settle norovirus payouts

24-May-2017 - Wahaca has said it is ‘working hard’ to resolve a number of financial claims made by customers who fell ill after eating at the chain.

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.

Chef Steven Bennett leaves The Comfy Duck

24-May-2017 - Chef Steven Bennett has left the two-AA-rosette Comfy Duck restaurant at the Oaklands Hall Hotel to pursue his own catering business.

World's 50 Best Restaurants to celebrate 15th birthday

24-May-2017 - The World’s 50 Best Restaurants is to celebrate its 15th birthday by bringing together five chefs whose restaurants have topped the list for a special event.

Grand Union closes three London pubs

24-May-2017 - London pub group Grand Union has announced the closure of three of its sites.

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...

Over £10k raised to buy drinks for Manchester hospital staff

24-May-2017 - A crowdfunding page has raised over £10,000 to cover the bar tab for staff working at a Manchester hospital treating victims of Monday’s terrorist attack.

Deliveroo Editions begins national roll-out in Brighton and Hove

23-May-2017 - Deliveroo has launched its first delivery-only 'dark kitchens' outside of London, in the suburbs of Brighton and Hove. 

Election manifestos fail to mention cut in Tourism VAT

23-May-2017 - The Cut Tourism VAT campaign has criticised the UK’s major political parties for failing to pledge to reduce the tax following the general election.

The whole hog: 5 ways chefs are embracing nose-to-tail dining

23-May-2017 - With meat prices only going one way, why aren't more chefs embracing less obvious cuts?

Tom Kerridge joins top chefs backing Gary Usher's Wreckfish

23-May-2017 - Chef Tom Kerridge is to host a guest chef night at Gary Usher’s upcoming Wreckfish restaurant if the project hits its £200,000 crowdfunding goal.

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.


Nine don'ts of social media for restaurants

22-May-2017 - Facebook, Twitter and Instagram have transformed how restaurants market themselves. But too many are still getting social media all wrong, writes Tony Naylor.

Restaurants encouraged to offer more meat-free dishes

22-May-2017 - Restaurants are being encouraged to offer more creative vegetarian and vegan options to cater to a growing number of flexitarian diners.

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...

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