Friday Five: the week's top news

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Friday Five: the week's top news

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We round-up some of the top hospitality stories you might have missed this week

- A 250-cover food hall with up to ten restaurant traders will open in the historic Shelter Hall on Brighton seafront​ next summer. It will be run by Sessions Market, a new company led by former Deliveroo managing director Dan Warne and restaurant industry veteran Graham Turner.

- The Noble Rot team have taken on the former Gay Hussar restaurant site in London's Soho for their second location.​ It will reopen as Noble Rot Soho in spring 2020.

- Marcel Khan is to leave his role as CEO​ of fledgling fried chicken chain Thunderbird after one year. He will hand the reins over to Paul Gilchrist, former retail director at Brakspear pubs, by the end of the year.

- Deliveroo has launched a click and collect feature​ it says will allow customers to avoid paying delivery fees or waiting in a virtual 'queue' at times of high demand. The service, name Pickup, is available in 13 cities and is expected to roll out across the UK within the next year.

- Elizabeth Haigh opens her long-awaited debut restaurant, Mei Mei, in Borough Market next week. We caught up with the chef to talk about her plans for the project.

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