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New La Fromagerie site to open next month

16-Aug-2017 - La Fromagerie has confirmed that its third site, in 52 Lambs Conduit Street, will open early next month (11 September).

Younger diners far more likely to leave negative reviews online

16-Aug-2017 - Hell hath no fury like a Millennial given poor quality food, with new research showing that younger diners are much more likely to leave a negative online review than older...

Elizabeth Cottam and Mark Owens to open Home in Leeds

16-Aug-2017 - Elizabeth Cottam, a semi-finalist of last year’s MasterChef, and Mark Owens, former head chef at the Michelin-starred The Box Tree in Ilkley, are to open a restaurant in Leeds later...

Street food brand CLAW to launch first standalone restaurant

16-Aug-2017 - CLAW, the street-food concept whose sustainable seafood dishes saw them named Virgin Foodpreneur 2015, is set to launch a site in Soho, BigHospitality’s sister website MCA understands.

Simon Rogan returns to London with Aulis

15-Aug-2017 - Simon Rogan is returning to London with the opening of Aulis London, a clandestine eight-cover chef’s table in central London.

Burger Theory chooses Bristol for first standalone restaurant

15-Aug-2017 - Rory Perriment, Oliver Thorogood and Nicolas Makin will open their first standalone Burger Theory later this week in central Bristol.

Barcelona's Mamarosa restaurant is heading to Shoreditch Village

15-Aug-2017 - Prestigious Barcelona restaurant Mamarosa will make its UK debut at East London’s mixed-use venue Shoreditch Village.

Shoryu's Tak Tokumine on souping up his ramen business

15-Aug-2017 - Tak Tokumine opened his first restaurant in 1980 within the Brewer Street building that now houses Mark Hix’s Soho flagship. Located below his Japanese grocer and bookshop, it was to...

Yau comes out restaurant 'retirement' for third time to launch Yamabahce

15-Aug-2017 - Alan Yau is making yet another return to the restaurant scene with a new Marylebone restaurant called Yamabahce opening in September.

Patty & Bun heads to Brighton

14-Aug-2017 - Well-regarded London burger group Patty & Bun has chosen Brighton for its first regional location, with a restaurant set to open in The Lanes area later this year.

Changing shape: MARC's The Square closes for refurbishment

14-Aug-2017 - Marlon Abela’s The Square has closed for a major refurbishment and will re-open in October with a new and as yet unnamed chef at the helm. 

Restaurants and pubs are missing out on £300m rates relief fund, says ALMR

14-Aug-2017 - Restaurants and pubs are missing out on millions of pounds worth of promised business rates relief, says the Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR).

Former Racine chef Henry Harris on his plans for The Truscott Arms

14-Aug-2017 - The former chef-patron of one of London’s most sorely missed French restaurants – Racine in West London - is to oversee the return of The Truscott Arms in Maida Vale....

Japan Centre flagship confirmed to open on 7 September

14-Aug-2017 - Tak Tokumine has confirmed that his flagship Japan Centre will open on 7 September just off London’s Leicester Square.

Byron board member eliminated as a suspect in Putney Bridge incident

14-Aug-2017 - The restaurant financier that was implicated in the Putney Bridge attack in May has been eliminated as a suspect in the incident.


When familiarity breeds intent

14-Aug-2017 - In a crowded marketplace, original concepts are all the rage. But improving a common product often trumps such innovation, writes Tony Naylor

Usain Bolt's restaurant group is heading to the UK

11-Aug-2017 - A Jamaican restaurant group backed by Olympic champion Usain Bolt has signed a deal to expand across the UK.

Byron board member says he is "wrongly implicated" in Putney Bridge incident

11-Aug-2017 - The jogger arrested for appearing to push a women in front of a bus on Putney Bridge earlier this year claims to have been “wrongly implicated”.

Young chef at Michelin-starred The Elephant fights to stay in the country

11-Aug-2017 - A young chef who fled Albania and is working as an apprentice at Michelin-starred restaurant The Elephant in Torquay is facing a fight to stay in the UK.

A Hello Kitty cafe is coming to London

11-Aug-2017 - London café group Tombo is taking its love of all things Japanese to another level by launching a Hello Kitty themed pop-up at its Fitzrovia venue.

Gunpowder team to launch Gul and Sepoy restaurant

11-Aug-2017 - The husband and wife team behind Gunpowder and Madam D’s are to open their third restaurant in London’s Spitalfields. 

Restaurants urged to check their eggs as Fipronil scandal worsens

11-Aug-2017 - Restaurants and other hospitality businesses are being urged check the source of their eggs following investigations into the Fipronil incident that found that significantly more eggs have been contaminated than...

Friday Five: The week's top news

11-Aug-2017 - We round-up some of the top hospitality stories you might have missed this week.

Andrew Pern on his new Whitby restaurant and regaining a Michelin star

11-Aug-2017 - The man behind The Star Inn at Harome has just opened seafood restaurant The Star Inn The Harbour in Whitby, and there’s more to come from Yorkshire’s top chef....

Opening of the Week: Cubé

11-Aug-2017 - What: A new Japanese restaurant and bar in London’s Mayfair has opened on the former site of sushi restaurant Nagomi.Who: The restaurant is to be run by......

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