All news articles for December 2020

What constitutes a substantial meal in a pub to be able to buy a pint scotch egg

The Lowdown: substantial meals

By James McAllister

Government restrictions demanding pubs operating in Tier 2 areas only open if they’re able to serve food has left minsters scrambling to explain what constitutes a ‘substantial meal’.

How I Got Here chief executive Crockers Luke Garnsworthy former chef de partie at Dinner by Heston Blumenthal

How I Got Here: Luke Garnsworthy

By James McAllister

Luke Garnsworthy, previously chef de partie at Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, is the founder of fine dining group Crockers, which operates restaurants in Tring and Henley.

Restaurant radar: December 2020 Café Bao Gordon Ramsay Arôme Native Mark Hix Rudie's Jerk Imad Alarnab

Restaurant radar: December 2020

By James McAllister and Stefan Chomka

With the lockdown lifted, many restaurateurs - particularly in the capital - are pushing ahead with belated new launches including Gordon Ramsay, Ellen Chew and the Bao team.

Leon launches CVA proposal two-year restructuring plan switch to a turnover-based rent model

Leon launches CVA proposal

By James McAllister

Healthy fast food chain Leon has served creditors with a two-year restructuring plan that will see the majority of its estate switch to a turnover-based rent model.

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