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Friday Five: The week's top news

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

Mark Greenaway defends use of unpaid trial shifts

21-Jul-2017 - Chef Mark Greenaway has defended his practice of using unpaid trial shifts as part of the interview process at his restaurant.

Bruno Loubet to close Grain Store in King's Cross

21-Jul-2017 - Bruno Loubet will close his King’s Cross restaurant Grain Store next month in a move that will see the chef retire from full-time cooking.

Opening of the week: Pascere

21-Jul-2017 - What: A relaxed but classy restaurant in central Brighton close to The Lanes. Pascere - which takes its name from the Latin word to nourish...

Two Dishoom co-founders leave the business

21-Jul-2017 - Dishoom, the Bombay cafe concept, has announced that two of its founders Amar and Adarsh Radia are to leave the business.

Jean-Georges at The Connaught will offer takeaway pizza

20-Jul-2017 - There’s been plenty written about the rise of gourmet takeaway food in recent years, and now one of London’s luxury hotels is getting in on the act.

The Lowdown: Ready-made soft boiled eggs

20-Jul-2017 - Is it April Fools Day already?It’s no yolk. This one is legit. In a claimed world first, bulk ingredients supplier Brusco has worked out a...

Paul Evans joins Mallory Court as head chef

20-Jul-2017 - Paul Evans has joined the three-AA-rosette Mallory Court Country House Hotel and Spa in Warwickshire as head chef.

Wendy's returns to the UK

20-Jul-2017 - US burger giant Wendy’s is hosting a one-day UK pop-up today in an apparent sign that it is reigniting its interest in the UK. 

The A-Z of cutlery

20-Jul-2017 - Thinking of forking out for a new set of cutlery or updating your selection? Look no further than this handy guide to eating irons.

Diners with allergies now more confident eating out

20-Jul-2017 - People with food allergies are now more confident about eating out following the introduction of the 2014 allergen laws, according to new research from the University of Bath.

"We did a recce in New York" - Neil Rankin on the future of Temper

19-Jul-2017 - Chef Neil Rankin opens his second Temper restaurant in The City’s Angel Court development on 24 July. 

CHIK'N closes temporarily due to 'huge demand'

19-Jul-2017 - CHIK’N, London’s new fried chicken restaurant from the team behind Chick ‘n’ Sours, has temporarily closed after facing unprecedented demand. 

Windermere restaurant The Lighthouse bought for £1.65m

19-Jul-2017 - The future of The Lighthouse restaurant in Windermere has been secured after a local entrepreneur purchased the business for £1.65 million.

Brighton jeweller to open in-store organic restaurant

19-Jul-2017 - South Coast jeweller Pressleys is to open an organic small plates restaurant at its flagship Brighton store early next month. 

Tim Allen to leave The Wild Rabbit

19-Jul-2017 - Tim Allen is to step down as executive chef at the Michelin-starred Wild Rabbit pub later this year.

A restaurant in a former train ticket office is coming to Peckham

18-Jul-2017 - A restaurant located in a restored former Grade II listed train ticket office is pulling into Peckham next month.

Viva Brazil closes Birmingham restaurant

18-Jul-2017 - Brazilian steakhouse group Viva Brazil has closed its Birmingham site just five months after the company was bought out of administration.

Tom Adams: “As a chef, your job starts way before you get into the kitchen”

18-Jul-2017 - The Pitt Cue co-founder and owner of the newly opened Coombeshead Farm in Cornwall has an obsessive approach to meat sourcing. He spoke at Restaurant magazine’s recent Restaurant Congress about...

Conor Toomey joins The Isle of Eriska as head chef

18-Jul-2017 - South African chef Conor Toomey has been appointed head chef at The Isle of Eriska, a five star hotel located on a private island off Scotland’s west coast.

Fei Wang joins Hutong in The Shard as its new head chef

18-Jul-2017 - Fei Wang has joined Hutong, the northern Chinese restaurant on Level 33 of The Shard, as its new head chef.

The slice is right: Alan and Mark Wogan on Homeslice

17-Jul-2017 - It’s not hard to find authentic Neapolitan pizza in the capital these days thanks to the rise of wood-fired aficionados that have contributed to London’s burgeoning pizza scene.

The Mint Room team are launching a new Bristol restaurant

17-Jul-2017 - The team behind the south west’s well-regarded Mint Room restaurants are to launch a new casual concept in Bristol’s Cargo 2 development later this month.

Le Manoir's Henry Wadsworth wins AAE Young Chef of the Year

17-Jul-2017 - Henry Wadsworth from Raymond Blanc’s Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons has been named Young Chef of the Year by the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts Annual Awards of Excellence (AAE) 2017....

Core by Clare Smyth to open on 1 August in Notting Hill

17-Jul-2017 - Clare Smyth’s long-awaited Notting Hill restaurant, Core, will finally open its doors on 1 August.

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