All news articles for October 2021

Chancellor Rishi Sunak set to delay plans for business rates reform

Sunak set to delay plans for business rates reform

By James McAllister

Plans for a major overhaul of the business rates system have been shelved, with Chancellor Rishi Sunak now only expected to unveil smaller scale tweaks in this month's Budget.

The Little Door & Co group heads to Soho

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The Little Door & Co heads to Soho

By Joe Lutrario

House party-inspired bar and restaurant concept The Little Yellow Door has chosen Soho for its fourth London site.

Latest opening: Kudu Grill Amy Corbin and Patrick Williams Peckham

Latest opening: Kudu Grill

By James McAllister

Amy Corbin and Patrick Williams have added a fourth site to their growing, Peckham-based Kudu Collective.

How I Got Here with Little Dish founder Hillary Graves

How I Got Here: Hillary Graves

By James McAllister

The food entrepreneur and Little Dish founder on building her business, and the need for higher nutritional standards in children’s food manufacturing.

Nearly 1,000 licenced hospitality premises lost since July

Nearly 1,000 licenced premises lost since July

By James McAllister

An average of 16 licensed hospitality premises have closed everyday since the market fully reopened in July, the new Market Recovery Monitor from CGA and AlixPartners reveals.

Ekstedt at the Yard restaurant Niklas Ekstedt

Latest opening: Ekstedt at the Yard

By Joe Lutrario

The ‘godfather of wood-fired cooking’ has launched his first international outpost at London’s Great Scotland Yard Hotel.

Fallow sustainable restaurant scores permanent site in St James's Market Heddon Street residency

Fallow scores permanent site in St James's Market

By James McAllister

Sustainability-focused concept Fallow is relocating to a permanent home in London's St James's Market following a prolonged residency at rotating pop-restaurant 10 Heddon Street in Mayfair.

Dominique Crenn Atelier Crenn Icon Award trophy The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2021

Flash-grilled: Dominique Crenn

By James McAllister

The renowned French chef, who received the Icon Award trophy at The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2021 this week, on her earliest food memory, first industry job, and signature dish.

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 Noma reclaiming its title as The World’s Best Restaurant, Simon Bonwick's plans to close The Crown, and Brad Carter's new doner kebab brand.

Latest opening Kindle 'sustainability-focused' outdoor restaurant Cardiff Welsh-based restaurateurs Phill and Deb Lewis

Latest opening: Kindle

By James McAllister

Welsh-based restaurateurs Phill and Deb Lewis' latest venture is a 'sustainability-focused' outdoor restaurant in Cardiff's city centre.

Top fast food brands set to see strong turnover growth according to latest data from the Lumina Intelligence Operator Data Index

Top fast food brands set to see strong turnover growth

By James McAllister

Five Guys, Tortilla, German Doner Kebab and Coco di Mama are all set to fully recover and exceed their 2019 turnover values this year, the latest data from the Lumina Intelligence Operator Data Index shows.

Sarah Helliwell head of wine Wilding restaurant Eight Stony Street

Uncorked: Sarah Helliwell

By Joe Lutrario

The head of wine at Oxford’s Wilding and Frome’s Eight Stony Street on her top three restaurant wine list and her favourite wine producers.

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