All news articles for October 15, 2010

Claude Bosi, chef proprietor of Hibiscus

Claude Bosi: Awards and praise are boosting my business

By Becky Paskin

Claude Bosi, chef proprietor of Hibiscus in London has recently been described as delivering “original, complex and highly-imaginative cooking” by Restaurant magazine, who claim he could be the best chef in the UK.

Dinner will open at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel at the end of January

Blumenthal’s Dinner delayed until January

By Becky Paskin

The opening of Heston Blumenthal’s new restaurant Dinner at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in London, has been delayed until the end of January next year

Jun Tanaka, head chef at Pearl

Pearls of Wisdom: Jun Tanaka

By Becky Paskin

The Saturday Kitchen stalwart and head chef at Pearl Restaurant in London is near to finishing a month-long Street Kitchen tour with Mark Jankel, as part of the London Restaurant Festival

Jillian MacLean will open sites five and six next year

Business Profile: Drake & Morgan

By William Drew

Inspirational and driven, entrepreneur Jillian MacLean is rapidly expanding her young company, Drake & Morgan, to be the envy of the bar-restaurant sector

Smaller businesses are most likely to struggle

6,300 bars, pubs and restaurants to close by 2015

By Martyn Leek

Two new studies released today have claimed that 6,300 pubs, bars and restaurants will fail by 2015 and that some 6,685 companies in the leisure sector are currently struggling with “significant or critical” financial problems of £57.5bn


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