Friday Five: the week's top news

By Sophie Witts contact

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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.

- The ASK Italian restaurant chain has been fined for 'misleading' customers​ about the contents of a lobster dish. The group admitted it had made an 'error' in the labelling of the menu item, which was actually made from a cheaper white fish mix only containing 35% lobster.

- Soho House is to open its eleventh UK site​,​ on the Strand in London, this spring. 180 Strand will feature a rooftop restaurant and bar and house the flagship Soho Works space, the company's new workspace arm.

- Michael Caines has taken over Cornish beachfront restaurant​ The Cove at Maenport and will relaunch the site in March. The Lympstone Manor chef says the restaurant will serve brasserie-style a la carte dishes, as well as a tasting menu.

- An initiative which pairs temporarily vacant restaurant spaces with budding chefs and restaurateurs is launching in London this month.​ Residency is a partnership between restaurant experts Montana Fogg and property consultancy Distrkt, who trialled the concept with the 10 Heddon Street site in London's Mayfair. 

- Finally, Restaurant​ magazine took a lot at some of the ingredients, technologies and dining trends you could be seeing more of in 2020.

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