All news articles for October 2021

South Korean fried chicken brand Pelicana lines up second London restaurant in Islington

Pelicana lands in Islington

By James McAllister

South Korean fried chicken brand Pelicana has confirmed it will launch its second London site in the Angel Central shopping centre in Islington.

Oklava co-owner Laura Christie on wine

Uncorked: Laura Christie

By Joe Lutrario

The co-owner of Shoreditch's Oklava and the soon-to-reopen Linden Stores in Cheshire on her love of the Levant region and why txakoli would be her wine of choice for her last meal.

Whatley Manor chef Niall Keating to launch Lunar restaurant near Stoke-on-Trent

Niall Keating to launch restaurant near Stoke-on-Trent

By Joe Lutrario

Whatley Manor chef Niall Keating is to launch a restaurant close to his hometown of Stoke-on-Trent late next month that will 'celebrate the rich history and heritage of the Potteries and the industrial revolution'.

How I Got Here: Helen Hall Peckham Cellar's co-founder

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How I Got Here: Helen Hall

By James McAllister

The Peckham Cellar's co-founder on opening a wine bar during a pandemic, getting her start in the sector, and why hospitality can be the best job in the world.

Latest opening: Fatt Pundit Covent Garden

Latest opening: Fatt Pundit Covent Garden

By James McAllister

Indo-Chinese fusion restaurant Fatt Pundit has doubled up with a site in London's Covent Garden that's billed as 'an evolution' of the group's Soho original.

door security staff shortages shortage 'becoming critical' nightclub pub and bar

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Security shortage 'becoming critical'

By James McAllister

The Night Time Industries Association (NTIA) has warned that door security staff shortages in the night time economy are 'becoming critical'.

Book review: Around the Table

Book review: Around the Table

By BigHospitality

A new cookbook born in lockdown celebrates friends once again being able to break bread with each other.

Flash-grilled with Michael Kwan head pastry chef at the Hotel Café Royal in London's Piccadilly Coup de Monde de la Patisserie

Flash-grilled: Michael Kwan

By James McAllister

The head pastry chef at the Hotel Café Royal in London's Piccadilly, who recently impressed at the Coup de Monde de la Patisserie in France, discusses his career to date.

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 Elizabeth Haigh being hit with plagiarism allegations, the closure of 1,000 licenced premises since July, and a delay to planned business rates reform.

Restaurant and bar group Loungers reports 'significant' sales growth

Loungers reports 'significant' sales growth

By BigHospitality

Loungers is on track to open a further 10 venues in the current financial year having achieved “significant outperformance of the market” since the reopening of indoor trading.

Six By Nico to launch restaurant in Dublin

Six By Nico to launch in Dublin

By Joe Lutrario

Six by Nico is to launch in Dublin next month in a move that will take the Glasgow-founded fine dining group up to nine sites and mark its first restaurant outside the UK.

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