All news articles for April 03, 2012

The five contemporary, mould-breaking London chefs are destined for even greater things

Restaurant magazine speaks to five chefs rocking the UK food scene

By Luke Nicholls

They’re tenacious and turning heads with their blend of innovative cooking, uncompromising attitudes and often unconventional approaches. Restaurant magazine brings you five of the hottest chef talents in the UK right now in its April issue, out tomorrow.

Mark Hix's Tramshed restaurant will comprise a 150-cover restaurant and eight-metre bar

Mark Hix to open Tramshed restaurant in Shoreditch

By Luke Nicholls

Mark Hix’s long-awaited plans for a restaurant in the Tramshed building in London’s Shoreditch have been revived, with a new 150-cover restaurant and bar set to open next month.

Adam Smith of The Ritz is winner of the Roux Scholarship 2012

Ritz chef Adam Smith wins 2012 Roux Scholarship

By Emma Eversham

Adam Smith, sous chef at London hotel The Ritz has been named this year's Roux Scholar, earning himself a three month stage in a three Michelin-starred restaurant and lifetime support from the Roux family. 

(Top) The Royal Crescent hotel, Bath; (left) Seaham Hall, County Durham; (right) Congham Hall, North Norfolk

Three Von Essen hotels sold in one week, deals close for final two

By Luke Nicholls

Three of the last remaining hotels from the Von Essen portfolio have been sold to different buyers in the space of a week, leaving just two of the company’s original 28 properties on the market – both of which are rumoured to be on the verge of deals.

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