- 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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