Friday Five: The week's top news

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Friday Five: The week's top news

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From another raft of high-profile restaurant closures to the latest dining brands heading to the airport, we round-up some of the top stories you might have missed this week.

- Chris and Jeff Galvin have announced that their original London restaurant Galvin Bistrot de Luxe is to close its doors on 10 February after 12 years. ​ The brothers said in a statement that tastes had changed and they were 'restless' and wanted to move on.

- The Jamie's Italian chain could be set to shut further sites as part of a planned restructure of the business. The group, which has 30+ restaurants, is the latest victim of the casual dining downturn​ ​that has already seen Strada close more than a third of its estate over the past month.

- Richard Turner has closed his Birmingham restaurant Turners at 69,​ just months after it lost its Michelin star. The chef previously described the award as a 'double-edged knife' and ditched the restaurant's 10-course tasting menu in 2016 over fears it was alienating customers.

- The manner in which restaurants deal with diners with allergies​ has been placed under scrutiny after a jury ruled a 'lack of communication' between a server and a chef contributed to the death of a teenager who suffered a reaction to eating a chicken burger. 

- Airport catering has changed beyond recognition over the last decade, now BrewDog​ and Barburrito ​have announced plans to head airside. BrewDog will open its first site this year, while Barburrito has partnered with The Restaurant Group to explore its options.

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