All news articles for October 2021

Flash-grilled: Stefan Cosser co-founder of  Restaurant Brands Collective former The Fat Duck Experimental Kitchen chef

Flash-grilled: Stefan Cosser

By James McAllister

The chef and food development consultant who helped launch Restaurant Brands Collective last year on working at The Fat Duck Experimental Kitchen, and why foams in cooking are overrated.

Friday Five: the week's top news

Friday Five: the week's top news

By James McAllister

This week's main hospitality news stories include fears of fresh Coronavirus restrictions, changes to business rates in the Autumn Budget, and La Tasca leaving the UK highstreet after 28 years.

Images: Steven Joyce

Latest Opening: Pivot

By BigHospitality

Scottish chef Mark Greenaway's debut London restaurant brings hearty fine dining fare to Covent Garden.

Uncorked: Melanie Brown

Uncorked: Melanie Brown

By Joe Lutrario

The founder of modern neighbourhood bistro and wine shop The Laundry in Brixton on why people are still missing a trick with New Zealand wine and why viticulturists are the industry's unsung heroes.

Vaccine passports 'decimating' Scottish nightlife

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Vaccine passports 'decimating' Scottish nightlife

By James McAllister

New data from the Night Time Industries Association (NTIA) reveal that trading levels for Scotland's night-time economy have been decimated in the first week of the country's ‘vaccine passport’ scheme.

How I Got Here with Arya Razi founder of Mexican-inspired restaurant and bar Caldera in London's Hackney

How I Got Here: Arya Razi

By James McAllister

The founder of Mexican-inspired restaurant and bar Caldera in London's Hackney on sustainability, growing up working in his father's restaurants, and what motivates him.

AA reveals new Rosette Award winners 2021 Forest Side Mana Kol Myrtle Ruth Hansom

AA reveals new Rosette Award winners

By James McAllister

Simon Martin's Manchester restaurant Mana, The Forest Side in Cumbria, and Tuddenham Mill in Suffolk all received four AA Rosettes at a virtual ceremony this morning.

The Alchemist achieves carbon neutral status

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The Alchemist achieves carbon neutral status

By James McAllister

Creative cocktail bar and restaurant group The Alchemist has announced it is now a carbon neutral business, following its work in partnership with Carbon Neutral Britain.

Autumn Budget: five things to look out for that will impact hospitality sector business rates National Living Wage VAT

Autumn Budget: five things to look out for

By James McAllister

Ahead of today’s (27 October) Autumn Budget, here are five things to look out for that will have a significant impact on hospitality as it recovers from the pandemic.

Pret A Manger to pilot move into Canada

Pret to pilot move into Canada

By James McAllister

Pret A Manger and fast food brand A&W Food Services of Canada have reached an initial agreement to introduce the Pret brand and products to A&W restaurants in Canada.

Latest opening: Rondo La Cave Hoxton Holborn natural wine bar and rotating residency restaurant

Latest opening: Rondo La Cave

By James McAllister

The Hoxton in London's Holborn has launched an underground wine bar and and restaurant incubator in the basement space previously occupied by Chicken Shop.

Supper secures £2.4m from Growthdeck

Supper secures £2.4m from Growthdeck

By BigHospitality

Supper London, the delivery service for high-end restaurants, has secured a £2.4m equity and debt fundraise from Growthdeck.

Chef Rohit Ghai opens Mayfair restaurant Manthan

Latest opening: Manthan

By Joe Lutrario

Kutir chef Rohit Ghai has returned to his old stomping ground of Mayfair to open a relaxed yet decidedly upmarket small plates Indian restaurant.

Friday Five: the week's top news

Friday Five: the week's top news

By James McAllister

This week's main hospitality news stories include D&D London plotting significant expansion, fears over inflation, and Alexis Noble​​ closing her Stoke Newington restaurant Wander due to visa issues.

Meg Greenacre group head chef at vegan restaurant group Erpingham House

Flash-grilled: Meg Greenacre

By James McAllister

The group head chef at vegan restaurant group Erpingham House on her respect for Michel Roux Jr, a disastrous dessert incident, and why she'd ban animal products.

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