All news articles for October 2021

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.

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.

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