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Friday Five: The week's top news

23-Jun-2017 - We round-up the top stories in hospitality you might haves missed this week:

Maitre Choux is bringing its eclairs to Soho

23-Jun-2017 - Joakim Prat - former head pastry chef at Barcelona’s three-Michelin-starred Can Fabes – is to launch a second London outpost of his Maitre Choux patisserie in Soho this year.

Adam Handling to launch coffee shop and deli Bean & Wheat

23-Jun-2017 - Adam Handling will next week (26 June) open a coffee shop and deli on London’s Liverpool Street.

Opening of the week: Issho

23-Jun-2017 - What: D&D London’s huge new restaurant and bar in Leeds on the roof of the city’s newish £165m Victoria Gate development. The opening of Issho...

Immigration plans address uncertain future of EU workers

23-Jun-2017 - Theresa May’s plan to allow three million EU citizens living in the UK to stay after Brexit has been praised as a ‘positive signal’ for UK restaurants, pubs and hotels....

David Biffani on bringing Copenhagen's Mother pizza to Battersea Power Station

23-Jun-2017 - Cult Copenhagen pizza restaurant Mother is launching its first international outpost at the Battersea Power Station development next month. We spoke to co-owner David Biffani about his plans.

Silo chef and Mr Lyan to launch London restaurant Cub

23-Jun-2017 - Doug McMaster, chef-owner at Brighton’s zero-waste restaurant Silo, is teaming up with world champion bartender Mr Lyan to launch his first London project.

Chef Will Holland to leave Coast

22-Jun-2017 - Will Holland is to step down as head chef of Coast in Pembrokeshire later this year.

Hospitality criticises ‘disappointing’ Queen’s Speech

22-Jun-2017 - Hospitality trade bodies have given a lukewarm reception to the ‘disappointing’ announcements made in the Queen’s Speech yesterday (21 June).

Two new restaurants announced for Flemingate development

22-Jun-2017 - Northern restaurant brands FirePit Smokehouse & Sports Bar and Buca di Pizza are to open in Flemingate, Beverley later this summer.

Restaurant Eats Out: Nova Victoria

22-Jun-2017 - Restaurant magazine’s latest Eats Out events took place in Victoria’s recently opened Nova development, home to a mix of established brands and one-offs, including Hai Cenato, Aster, and Stoke House....

Frederick Forster is now executive chef at The Don restaurant

21-Jun-2017 - Frederick Forster, former Roux Scholar 2000 and National Chef of the Year 2011, is now executive head chef at The Don restaurant in the City of London.

Diners growing tired of hipster food trends

21-Jun-2017 - Diners are tiring of food fads and nearly three quarters would avoid ordering the ‘unusual’ option on menus, according to Bookatable’s quarterly dining trends report.

Applications open for TMRW Project's The Switch

21-Jun-2017 - Applications are now open for The Switch, the nationwide project that sees front-of-house staff swap places of work for up to a week.

Ten finalists revealed for National Chef of the Year 2018

21-Jun-2017 - The ten finalists in the National Chef of the Year 2018 contest have been revealed, and include Ben Champkin, Young National Chef of the Year 2013 and sous chef at...

Seven of eight finalists for Young National Chef of the Year 2018 named

21-Jun-2017 - Seven finalists of the Young National Chef of the Year 2018 competition have been named, after this year’s London and Sheffield heats, with just one more left to be revealed.

New York chef Anthony Falco to team up with Yard Sale Pizza

20-Jun-2017 - The former chef at New York’s legendary Roberta’s pizza restaurant is flying to London for a three week collaboration with Yard Sale Pizza next month.

Gardener's Cottage opens second Edinburgh restaurant

20-Jun-2017 - The team behind Edinburgh's Gardener’s Cottage restaurant have launched a second site in the city.

Steve Drake reveals opening date and top team for Sorrel

20-Jun-2017 - Steve Drake has revealed that the opening of his upcoming restaurant Sorrel has been delayed until September.

Frances Atkins to embark on “new challenge” after sale of The Yorke Arms

20-Jun-2017 - The first female chef in the UK to win a Michelin star says she’s set to embark on a “new challenge” following the news that The Yorke Arms is up...

Mixed emotions: The new flavours mixing things up

20-Jun-2017 - The mixer category is fizzing at the moment, with a raft of more unusual flavours alongside more traditional options – and even ones that contain a touch of the hard...

Michelin-starred The Yorke Arms up for sale

20-Jun-2017 - The Yorke Arms, the Michelin-starred restaurant with rooms, has been put up for sale.

"It's bulls**t that all food in China is delicious": Andrew Wong's top six Chinese food myths

19-Jun-2017 - The well-regarded chef busts the most common myths and misconceptions about Chinese cooking and champions the importance of proper technique

Sub Cult to open shipping container site in The City

19-Jun-2017 - Street food outfit Sub Cult is to open an 18-month pop-up shipping container site on White Cross Place, just off Finsbury Avenue Square in the City of London.

Academy of Chocolate hails 2017 Bar winners and industry as "stronger than ever"

19-Jun-2017 - The Academy of Chocolate has announced its final round of winners - the 2017 Bar winners - with judges hailing the UK chocolate industry as "stronger than ever". 

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