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Élise Mérigaud head sommelier La Dame de Pic restaurant London

Uncorked: Élise Mérigaud

By Joe Lutrario

The head sommelier at Anne-Sophie Pic’s London outpost on inspirational women in wine and Sicily’s Cerasuolo di Vittoria DOCG.

KOL enters The World's 50 Best Restaurants longlist alongside Lyle's and Brat

KOL enters The World's 50 Best Restaurants longlist

By James McAllister

Santiago Lasta's Michelin-starred Mexican restaurant KOL has entered The World's 50 Best Restaurants longlist, which was revealed this morning (5 July) ahead of its annual awards ceremony later this month.

Only Food and Courses founder Robbie Lorraine to lead the kitchen at Boys Hall

Robbie Lorraine to lead the kitchen at Boys Hall

By James McAllister

Robbie Lorraine, the chef behind nostalgic restaurant Only Food and Courses, is to lead the kitchen at the soon-to-launch Boys Hall restaurant with rooms in Kent.

Restaurant Radar: July 2022 Isibani The Baring Tatale Eyal Shani Miznon Kino Leeds

Restaurant Radar: July 2022

By BigHospitality

This month's key restaurant launches include two new African-focused concepts in the capital, Eyal Shani's UK debut. and an exciting new gastropub launching in London's Islington.

Pub numbers plunge to record low with 7,000 closed in 10 years

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Pub numbers plunge to record low

By James McAllister

The number of English and Welsh pubs fell below 40,000 for the first time during the first half of 2022, research by the real estate adviser Altus Group reveals.

Friday Five: the week's top news

Friday Five: the week's top news

By James McAllister

This week's top news stories include Ukrainian chef Yurii Kovryzhenko's plans to open a London restaurant, warnings of a 'critical situation' in hospitality, and a battle for control of Comptoir.

Flash-grilled with Ben Hobson head chef at Bob Bob Ricard City in London

Flash-grilled: Ben Hobson

By James McAllister

The head chef at Bob Bob Ricard City in London on a troubling Michelin memory, what he'd be doing if he wasn't in kitchens, and his dream dinner party guests.

Disabled being denied full access to hospitality

Disabled people being denied full access to hospitality

By Georgi Gyton

Disabled people are being denied some of the pleasures of eating and drinking out because of inaccessible or difficult to navigate venues and websites and poor customer service, a new report by the Business Disability Forum has found.

Pret to expand into India under its latest global franchise agreement

Pret to expand into India

By James McAllister

Pret A Manger is to expand into India with up to 100 sites expected to open in the country over the next five years, under its latest global franchise agreement.

Fernando Cubas head sommelier Theo Randall at the InterContinental restaurant

Uncorked: Fernando Cubas

By Joe Lutrario

The head sommelier at Theo Randall at the InterContinental on his Italy-focused list, Trentino-based producer Elisabetta Foradori and his love of Sicilian wines.

Clare Smyth's new cookbook Core

Book review: Core

By Stefan Chomka

Clare Smyth's book is fascinating insight into what it takes to be a chef at the very top of their game.

L'Enclume Simon Rogan named chef of the year National Restaurant Awards three Michelin stars

Cartmel king: Chef of the Year Simon Rogan

By BigHospitality

L'Enclume's promotion to three-star status this year was just one of a number of reasons why Simon Rogan was named Chef of the Year at the Estrella Damm National Restaurant Awards 2022.

BrewDog eyes blockchain

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BrewDog eyes blockchain

By BigHospitality

BrewDog is working with digital finance platform Globecap on options for investors to 'tokenise' their equity in the craft beer business.

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