Friday Five: the week's top news

By Sophie Witts contact

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Friday Five: the week's top news
We round-up some of the top hospitality stories you might have missed this week.

- Michelin dominated the headlines this week, with the guide announcing its new stars for Britain and Ireland​ on Monday. There were 21 new one-star restaurants. In London Core by Clare Smyth and Kitchen Table at Bubbledogs won two stars, alongside Mark Birchall's Moor Hall in Aughton.

- The new edition of the red book also brought bad news for some, with 18 restaurants losing stars.​ Marcus Wareing's restaurant at the Berkeley Hotel was downgraded to one star, alongside Le Champignon Sauvage in Gloucestershire.

- Dandelyan at London's Mondrian hotel has topped the list of the World's 50 Best Bars,​ days after it announced its plans to close. Creator Ryan Chetiyawardena is planning to shut the bar and start a new concept from scratch in its place.

- Restaurants will be legally barred from deducting money from staff tips​ under plans announced by the government. Details of the legislation are yet to be confirmed, but trade body UKHospitality warns the move will place an "unnecessary burden" on businesses.

- Jamie's Italian expects to complete the terms of its Company Voluntary Agreement (CVA) and finish paying its creditors this month.​ In its most recent accounts the group, which has shut 11 sites since January, says it has used a "significant amount" of consumer research and feedback to shape a new menu, service and "experience" for customers.

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