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.

- Leicester restaurant Sanctua has closed following the death ​of its chef patron Bindu Patel. Patel worked in the kitchens of Michelin-starred London restaurants including Gymkhana, before launching Sanctua last April. She sadly passed away on 24 January. 

- Baba G's, the street food trader which won an episode of the BBC's Million Pound Menu, has closed its first bricks and mortar restaurant​ after less than a year. The Indian-inspired burger concept shut its doors on 19 January.

- Indian restaurateur Asad Khan has teamed up with the former marketing director of Just Eat to launch an 'ethical alternative' to the major food delivery apps.​ Offie has no commissions, contracts or order limits, and restaurants pay a flat monthly fee.

- D&D London is to launch its first Birmingham restaurant​ at the top of the city's tallest office tower next year. The group will also run a cocktail bar and cafe on the ground floor.

- The Harwood Arms in London has been named the best gastropub in the country at the Estrella Damm Top 50 Gastropubs awards ​for the first time. It knocked The Sportsman in Kent off the number one position after four years. 

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