All news articles for December 2021

NTIA: ‘Let us dance on New Year’s Eve’

NTIA: ‘Let us dance on New Year’s Eve’

By Joe Lutrario

The Night Time Industries Association (NTIA) has penned a last-minute letter to the Prime Minister requesting that he ends uncertainty about post-Christmas Covid restrictions.

Latest opening: The Pig's Head farm to fork gastropub in Clapham’s Old Town

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Latest opening: The Pig's Head

By James McAllister

The London-based publicans behind of The Princess of Shoreditch and Islington institution The Pig & Butcher have launched a new farm to fork gastropub in Clapham’s Old Town.

Flash-grilled: Marco Pierre White

Flash-grilled: Marco Pierre White

By James McAllister

The acclaimed chef, who is currently offering a vegetarian cooking course through BBC Maestro, discusses his career and gives us his recipe for baked celeriac with cheese and truffle

Hospitality menus remain smaller than pre-pandemic

Menus remain smaller than pre-pandemic

By Helen Gilbert

Menu options have shrunk by 18% as operators look to minimise disruption to kitchens and consumers amid supply challenges, the latest insights from Lumina Intelligence show.

Danny Murray Sommelier A Wong Chinese restaurant London

Uncorked: Danny Murray

By Joe Lutrario

Brought up in Edinburgh, Murray has overseen the wine programme for the likes of Berners Tavern and Bentley’s and now curates the list at Victoria’s A Wong.

UK restaurant industry trends 2022

10 hospitality trends for 2022

By BigHospiality

Canned wines at the dining table. Dessert-only restaurants. Nepalese fine dining. Here’s our predictions for what will shape the hospitality sector over the next 12 months.

TiPJAR relaunches 'Hospitality Worker’s Emergency Fund' to support hospitality sector staff that are vulnerable and in need

TiPJAR relaunches 'Hospitality Worker’s Emergency Fund'

By James McAllister

Cashless tipping platform TiPJAR has relaunched it’s ‘Hospitality Worker’s Emergency Fund’, enabling the UK public to donate ‘tips’ to support hospitality sector staff that are vulnerable and in need.

“Too little, too late” sector reacts to Omicron grants

“Too little, too late” - sector reacts to Omicron grants

By Joe Lutrario

The Chancellor’s Omicron support package, which includes grants of up to £6,000 per site and the return of Statutory Sick Pay for Covid-related absences, has been met with a lukewarm reception by the hospitality industry.

Review of the year in hospitality: the biggest restaurant stories of 2021

2021: Review of the year in hospitality

By BigHospitality

A look back at another tough year for hospitality, which begun with businesses facing deep uncertainty in the face of Coronavirus restrictions, and ends the same way.

Grants of up to £6,000 per site to ease Omicron blues

Grants of up to £6,000 per site to ease Omicron blues

By Joe Lutrario

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has committed to fresh support for hospitality including a grant of up to £6,000 per premises to help the industry weather the drop in business caused by the Omicron variant.

Pret told to review ads for its YourPret Barista subscription service

Pret told to review subscription ads

By Joe Lutrario

Pret a Manager has been told to review the adverts for its subscription service following criticism from customers who claim that some of the promised beverages are rarely available.

Gianluca D'Angelo Zia Luca

How I Got Here: Gianluca D'Angelo

By BigHospitality

The co-founder of Zia Lucia and Berto Zia on his passion for Italian food and why those looking to climbs the rungs need edge and an original idea.

Italian-based B Corp pasta chain Miscusi has made its UK debut in London’s Covent Garden

Latest opening: Miscusi

By James McAllister

Italian-based, B Corp pasta chain Miscusi has made its UK debut in London’s Covent Garden.

Chef Mauro Colagreco to make UK debut next year with restaurants at Whitehall hotel Raffles London At The OWO.

Mauro Colagreco to make UK debut next year

By Joe Lutrario

Acclaimed Argentine-born chef Mauro Colagreco is to make his UK debut late next year with a brace of restaurants and ‘avante garde chef’s table’ at upcoming Whitehall hotel Raffles London At The OWO.

Chef Niall Keating to leave Whatley Manor to focus on his Lunar restaurant

Niall Keating to leave Whatley Manor

By Joe Lutrario

Chef Niall Keating is to leave Whatley Manor at the end of the year to focus on his other business ventures, including his recently launched Lunar restaurant in Staffordshire.

Flash-grilled with Sanjeev Kapoor renowned Indian chef who runs Yellow Chilli in London's Wembley,

Flash-grilled: Sanjeev Kapoor

By James McAllister

The renowned Indian chef, who runs Yellow Chilli in London's Wembley, on his first industry job, memories of making roti with his parents, and the importance of understanding your strengths.

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 the devastating impact of Omicron and Plan B on hospitality businesses across the country, Cedric Grolet coming to London, and Oakman's expansion plans.

Gino Nardella Master Sommelier The Stafford London hotel

Uncorked: Gino Nardella

By Joe Lutrario

The Master Sommelier has overseen the cellar at The Stafford London for 35 years. He retires next year but will stay on at the St James's hotel in a mentoring and ambassadorial role.

Abandon Ship to open in Covent Garden next year

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Abandon Ship to open in Covent Garden next year

By BigHospitality

Scottish bar and restaurant operator MacMerry300 is bringing its Abandon Ship brand to Covent Garden next year as part of its plans to expand the concept across the UK.

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