Friday Five: the week's top news

By Helen Salter 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

- Carluccio's, the 75-strong Italian casual dining chain, announced plans to pay for settled status for EU staff in the UK after Brexit.​ ​The chain, which says it is the first large restaurant brand to make such an offer, will pay application fees for its 1,550 non-British EU employees. 

- Chef Ernst Van Zyl and his partner Elizabeth Kellett have taken The Glazebury pub in Warrington​.​ The chef is to oversee a modern British fine dining restaurant, which will offer a tasting menu, while Kellett will run the front of house. 

- Polpo group has put its Italian-inspired restaurant Polpetto in Soho up for sale​. Polpo's eponymous Notting Hill restaurant, which launched in 2014, has also been put on the market. 

- In other restaurant news, recently launched Bristol restaurant Wallfish & Wellbourne Bistro announced its closure​ after less than two month's trading. The venue, the product of a merger between two well-regarded Bristol restaurants, stated the closure was due to "events beyond our control".  

- Sourdough pizza chain Three Joes Pizza launched a £400,000 crowdfunding campaign towards its expansion​. The group, the brainchild of former Byron operations director Peter Bruton, Pod founder Tim Hall and Emma Blackmore, has already raised just over £330,000 of its target from 77 investors. 

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