All news articles for December 2019

Natasha Cooke Lupins restaurant London Bridge

How I Got Here: Natasha Cooke

By Joe Lutrario

A former professional event rider Natasha Cooke opened her first restaurant Lupins in London Bridge, along with her friend and business partner Lucy Pedder, in early 2017.

Melbourne Dinner by Heston goes into liquidation

Melbourne Dinner by Heston goes into liquidation

By Joe Lutrario

Dinner by Heston in Melbourne has entered ‘voluntary administration’ following an investigation by Australia’s Fair Work Ombudsman that found the restaurant had been underpaying its staff.

2019: review of the year in hospitality and restaurants

2019: Review of the year in hospitality

By Joe Lutrario

2019 saw Jamie’s Italian disappear from the high street, Patisserie Valerie’s fall from grace, and the loss of two hugely-influential British chefs.

Oklava Bakery + Wine restaurant announces opening date

Oklava Bakery + Wine announces opening date

By Joe Lutrario

Oklava Bakery + Wine, the new concept from Selin Kiazim and Laura Christie, will officially open its doors on January 21 following a run of soft launch dates.

The biggest restaurant openings of 2020

Restaurant radar: 2020

By Joe Lutrario

From a huge restaurant based on the DC Universe to the debut restaurant from former Noma Mexico chef Santiago Lastra, there are plenty of big openings to look forward to in 2020.

Flash-grilled with former Bob Bob Ricard head chef George Farrugia who now oversees Fenchurch Restaurant

Flash-grilled: George Farrugia

By James McAllister

George Farrugia swapped Soho for the Sky Garden earlier this year, leaving Bob Bob Ricard to become head chef of the Fenchurch Restaurant on the 37th floor at London’s 20 Fenchurch Street.

Government commits to business rates review

Government commits to business rates review

By Sophie Witts

Small restaurants, pubs and cafes will see a reduction in their business rates bills under plans outlined in the Queen's Speech today (19 December).


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