Friday Five: the week's top news

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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

- Jamie Oliver has spoken of his sadness at the closure of Fifteen London and vowed to resurrect the project​ in another form. The non-profit restaurant, which ran apprenticeships for young people from disadvantaged backgrounds, closed when the chef's wider group fell in to administration in May.

- The Eleven Madison Park team's London restaurant will still open at Claridge's this autumn despite the pair announcing their high-profile partnership will end this summer.​ Chef Daniel Humm will continue to oversee the project, while front of house maestro Will Guidara is no longer involved. 

- Gujarati food and craft beer restaurant group Bundobust is to open a second site in Manchester​ complete with an in-house brewery. Bundobust has secured a 4,000 sq ft site that will have space for 120-140 covers and nine brewing vessels capable of producing 28,500 pints of beer a month.

- Corbin & King is to close its French restaurant Bellanger,​ in Islington, four years after it was launched. The company says the site's critical success "wasn't matched financially". It also confirmed it has secured a new restaurant site in Notting Hill Gate.

- The Mayfair restaurant empire owned by tycoon Marlon Abela has come under fresh scrutin​y after auditors raised a red flag over its accounts. Filings for the year to 31 December 2017 show Marc Ltd, which includes The Square and Umu, made a £5.8m loss. Accountancy firm Haysmacintyre says it was not provided with "sufficient" evidence to give an opinion on the results. 

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