All news articles for December 2021

Bill’s restaurant group confirms closures as losses widen

Bill’s confirms closures as losses widen

By Georgi Gyton

Bill’s has confirmed it has closed 14 loss-making restaurants during the last financial year as cost pressures forced it to revaluate its performance.

Flash-grilled with American chef and 'pizza czar' Anthony Falco

Flash-grilled: Anthony Falco

By James McAllister

The American chef and 'pizza czar', who recently launched Detroit-style square pizza concept Four Corners at The Hoxton, Holborn's rotating residency restaurant Rondo La Cave, tells us about his career.

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 announcement of 'Plan B' Covid restrictions in England, Hakkasan quietly closing Sake no Hana, and Baton Berisha departing the Ivy Collection.

Book review: Tarkari by Kutir chef Rohit Ghai

Book review: Tarkari

By James McAllister

Kutir chef Rohit Ghai’s first cookbook is a celebration of vegetarian and vegan Indian recipes for the home cook.

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The Avocado Show eyes new year growth

By Helen Gilbert

Netherlands-founded mono product restaurant The Avocado Show is set to open at least two more sites in London in the new year, having signed up a new franchise operator.

The Maine New England restaurant Mayfair Joey Ghazal

Latest opening: The Maine

By Joe Lutrario

Hitherto Middle East-based restaurateur Joey Ghazal has brought his New England-inspired restaurant concept to London.

Leti Narraci head of wine Eataly London

Uncorked: Leti Narraci

By Joe Lutrario

The Puglia-born head of wine at Eataly London courts controversy by declaring her love for New World wine and opting for Domaine de la Romanée-Conti for her last meal.

How I Got Here Jay Patel co-founder of Legare in London Bridge

How I Got Here: Jay Patel

By James McAllister

The co-founder of Legare in London Bridge on why he got into restaurants, ditching social media, and the problems with normalising toxic behaviour in the sector.

Sri Lankan restaurant The Coconut Tree to open in Birmingham

The Coconut Tree to make Midlands debut

By Joe Lutrario

Rapidly expanding Sri Lankan restaurant group The Coconut Tree will make its Midlands debut early next year following the acquisition of a site on Birmingham’s Gas Street.

What are the most interestig alcoholic drinks launches this Christmas

Liquid assets: all the latest drinks launches

By BigHospitality

Super premium Italian brandy, mezcals via Marylebone, sparkling oolong tea, and a whisky that tastes of jam on toast are just some of the most eye-catching drinks launches to be on top of this December.

Latest opening: Home

Latest opening: Home

By BigHospitality

Home 2.0 marks the start of a new, more grown-up era for Liz Cottam's flagship Leeds fine dining restaurant.

Boparan Restaurant Group BRG takes all brands carbon neutral Carluccio’s Gourmet Burger Kitchen Slim Chickens UK The Cinnamon Collection

Boparan takes all brands carbon neutral

By James McAllister

Boparan Restaurant Group (BRG) has announced that all of its brands are now certified as carbon neutral, describing it as 'a significant milestone in the group’s long-term sustainability commitment'.



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