All news articles for May 2013

CAU uses beef bred on the Argentinian Pampas which is wet-aged for six weeks

CAU takes third site, more on the horizon

By Luke Nicholls

Charlie McLean’s Argentinian steakhouse concept CAU has secured its third restaurant in London’s Blackheath, with another site expected to open later this year and four to five more planned in 2014.

John Williams, executive chef of The Ritz London

John Williams: Pearls of Wisdom

By Peter Ruddick

The son of a Tyneside fisherman, John Williams' distinguished hotel chef career has led him to head up the brigade at arguably one of the most famous hotels in the world - The Ritz London. Now he divides his time between 'evolving' the...

Former furniture retailer Aamir Ahmad is turning his hand to restaurants and plans to create an authentic North Indian restaurant

Dwell founders to launch 'authentic' Indian restaurant

By Emma Eversham

Aamir Ahmad and Sean Galligan, founders of furniture retailer Dwell, are turning their hands to the restaurant sector with the opening of authentic Indian restaurant Zumbura later this year.

Honky Tonk Clapham will be much larger than the original site pictured here in Chelsea

Honky Tonk heads to Clapham, London expansion begins

By Luke Nicholls

The owner of Honky Tonk, the American diner concept which launched in Chelsea last year, has secured a second site in Clapham Common as part of ambitious plans to roll out up five venues a year across London.

Caribbean restaurant group Turtle Bay has secured a new tranche of bank funding which will allow it to open 10 new restaurants

Turtle Bay secures expansion funds for 10 more sites

By Mark Wingett

Turtle Bay, the Caribbean restaurant concept developed by Ajith Jayawickrema, one of the founders of Las Iguanas, has secured new funding, which will allow it to open 10 new restaurants over the next couple of years.

Karam Sethi wants Gymkhana to capture the sense of opulence and celebration offered by the Indian social and sports clubs of the same name

Trishna founder doubles up in London

By Luke Nicholls

Karam Sethi, who last year earned a Michelin star as chef patron of Trishna London, is launching a second modern Indian restaurant in Mayfair this summer. 

Jamie Oliver's Diner was one of a number of new restaurants, hotels and pubs & bars to launch within the last month

Hospitality Openings: April/May 2013

By Peter Ruddick

New London restaurants, including a diner concept from celebrity chef Jamie Oliver and the first venue to open in The Shard, dominate our hospitality openings gallery for April/May 2013 although innovative bars and hotels also feature.