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Sam Ashton-Booth steps down as head chef at Stem in Mayfair

Sam Ashton-Booth leaves Stem

Sam Ashton-Booth has stepped down as head chef at Stem in Mayfair, the third London restaurant from chef-restaurateur Mark Jarvis that opened at the beginning of last year.

Chuku's founders Ifeyinwa and Emeka Frederick to launch crowdfund

Chuku's founders to launch crowdfund

Ifeyinwa and Emeka Frederick, the sibling founders of Nigerian pop-up restaurant Chuku’s, are to launch a crowdfunding campaign next month to support the opening of their first permanent site.

Henry Freestone head chef Crispin Spitalfields

Flash-grilled: Henry Freestone

Henry Freestone is the head chef at Crispin, a Spitalfields restaurant that serves an eclectic small plates menu alongside speciality coffee and low-intervention wines.

Tony Naylor time for a chain reaction CVA

Time for a chain reaction?

CVAs offer a lifeline for struggling chains. But, long term, can the very notion of a ‘quality chain’ survive this current casual dining crisis?

National Steak Day offers diners 25% off steaks at restaurants across the UK on April 25

The Lowdown: National Steak Day

Next Thursday, 25 April, will be the inaugural National Steak Day, offering 25% off steaks at more than 150 restaurants across the UK.

DUM Biryani founder Dhruv Mittal opens Lucknow 49 restaurant in Mayfair

Latest opening: Lucknow 49

DUM Biryani founder Dhruv Mittal has arrived in Mayfair with Lucknow 49, a restaurant inspired by the northern Indian city that’s close to the Taj Mahal.

The secret stagiaire The Pony and Trap

The secret stagiaire: The Pony and Trap

Josh Eggleton’s progressive country pub hosts our roving trainee chef this month. Within the Michelin-starred Somerset venue he finds a DIY approach to produce and a positive, nurturing atmosphere.

Mariana Chaves, head pastry chef Fifteen Cornwall

Flash-grilled: Mariana Chaves

Born and raised in Rio, pastry chef Mariana Chave attended Le Cordon Bleu prior to a spell with Nuno Mendes. She is currently head pastry chef at Jamie Oliver's Fifteen Cornwall.

Restaurant Eats Out: Chelsea

Restaurant Eats Out: Chelsea

Restaurant magazine took a group of chefs and operators, some of whom featured on last year's Estrella Damm National Restaurant Awards top 100 list, to explore London's Chelsea for its latest food and drink tour.

Camden Market owner LabTech has launched Italian Alley

Italian Alley launched in Camden Market

Camden Market owner LabTech has launched a hub promoting contemporary Italian cuisine, housed inside five restored railway arches behind the recently restored Triangle district.

Italian restaurateur Andrea Reitano owner of Caffé Rei Mayfair and Osteria Romana Knightsbridge opens premium seafood restaurant Santo Mare in London

Latest opening: Santo Mare

Italian restaurateur Andrea Reitano, owner of Mayfair's Caffé Rei and Osteria Romana in Knightsbridge, returns to London with pricey premium seafood restaurant Santo Mare.

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