Friday Five: the week's top news

This week's main hospitality news stories include the unveiling of this year's Top 50 Gastropubs list; and the escalating fallout between Corbin & King and its major shareholder, Minor Hotels.

Latest opening: V Honest

National restaurant chain Honest Burgers has launched its first dedicated vegan restaurant in London’s Covent Garden.

Dining out figures on the rise

The number of sit-down meals eating eaten out last week increased by five percentage points reaching 97% of the level in the equivalent week of 2020, according to OpenTable data.

Uncorked: Milena De Waele

The head of wine at Park Row and Monarch Theatre, the fully immersive DC-inspired multi-faceted restaurant and bar venue in London's Soho, discusses her career.

Marsha to double up with new Soho site

Sustainability-focused chicken brand Marsha is to launch a second London restaurant next month having secured a site at Carnaby Street’s Kingly Court in Soho.

How I Got Here: Rachel Hugh

The co-founder of vegan burger group The Vurger Co on why she gave up a career in fashion to run restaurants, and her vision of changing the fast-food world.

Latest opening: Negroni's

The team behind London-based Spanish restaurant group Lobos Tapas have launched a new Italian concept in Soho.

Döner Shack to make Scottish debut

German street food concept Döner Shack is set to make its debut in Scotland in the coming months having secured a site at Glasgow’s Silverburn shopping centre.

Flash-grilled: Sam Carter

The chef-patron of Restaurant Twenty-Two in Cambridge on memories of his first fine-dining experience, why he chose a career behind the stoves, and why he despises avocado.





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