All news articles for April 2019

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Chuku's founders to launch crowdfund

By James McAllister

Ifeyinwa and Emeka Frederick, the sibling founders of Nigerian pop-up restaurant Chuku’s, are to launch a crowdfunding campaign next month to support the opening of their first permanent site.

Sam Ashton-Booth steps down as head chef at Stem in Mayfair

Sam Ashton-Booth leaves Stem

By James McAllister

Sam Ashton-Booth has stepped down as head chef at Stem in Mayfair, the third London restaurant from chef-restaurateur Mark Jarvis that opened at the beginning of last year.

Philip Inzani restaurateur London’s Polo Bar

How I Got Here: Philip Inzani

By Joe Lutrario

The London-born restaurateur founded London’s Polo Bar, which stays open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Henry Freestone head chef Crispin Spitalfields

Flash-grilled: Henry Freestone

By Joe Lutrario

Henry Freestone is the head chef at Crispin, a Spitalfields restaurant that serves an eclectic small plates menu alongside speciality coffee and low-intervention wines.

National Steak Day offers diners 25% off steaks at restaurants across the UK on April 25

The Lowdown: National Steak Day

By James McAllister

Next Thursday, 25 April, will be the inaugural National Steak Day, offering 25% off steaks at more than 150 restaurants across the UK.

Market Hall West End venue  to open in the summer and will be the largest food hall in the country

UK's largest food hall to open this summer

By James McAllister

Market Hall’s flagship West End venue is to open in the summer, and according to the group it will be the largest food hall in the country.

Tony Naylor time for a chain reaction CVA

Time for a chain reaction?

By Tony Naylor

CVAs offer a lifeline for struggling chains. But, long term, can the very notion of a ‘quality chain’ survive this current casual dining crisis?

DUM Biryani founder Dhruv Mittal opens Lucknow 49 restaurant in Mayfair

Latest opening: Lucknow 49

By James McAllister

DUM Biryani founder Dhruv Mittal has arrived in Mayfair with Lucknow 49, a restaurant inspired by the northern Indian city that’s close to the Taj Mahal.

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