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.

- Tom's Kitchen, the casual dining group founded by chef Tom Aikens, is no more following the closure of its sole remaining site​ in London's Chelsea earlier this month. Aikens said the restaurant had faced "challenging" market conditions, coupled with staff and skills shortages. 

- MasterChef: The Professionals contestant Callum Grahan has been named head chef at Bohemia Restaurant​ in St Helier, Jersey. He joins the venue, which recently won a Michelin star, next month. 

- Peter Sanchiez-Iglesias is to open a third restaurant in Bristol​ called - appropriately - The 3rd. Launching in March, it will occupy the space once home to the chef's pizza concept Pi Shop, next door to his Michelin-starred restaurant Casamia. 

- Monsieur Le Duck has had to close its restaurant in London's Clerkenwell​ after less than a year. The concept, which offered a variety of duck-focused dishes, blamed "unforeseen circumstances" but is on the hunt for a new home.

- Controversial US chain Chick-fil-A has closed its only Scottish restaurant​ after three months of trading. The company, which has faced criticism over its past donations to groups with anti-LGBT+ policies, said it was still hoping to open a permanent UK site.

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