All news articles for December 2021

Vietnamese restaurant group Pho to step up its expansion rate over the coming years after TriSpan deal

Vietnamese whirl: the rise of Pho

By Stefan Chomka

TriSpan’s recent investment in Pho will see the Vietnamese restaurant group step up its expansion rate over the coming years

Friday Five: the week’s top news

Friday Five: the week’s top news

By Joe Lutrario

This week’s main hospitality news stories include Christmas party bookings taking a hit over new variant fears and the sale of Shoreditch hotel The Boundary.

Shaulan Steenson executive chef Temaki

Flash-grilled: Shaulan Steenson

By Joe Lutrario

The executive chef of Brixton's Temaki on the importance of a sustainable approach and why there's nowhere to hide when it comes to sushi.

Harcourt Inns acquires The Boundary hotel in Shoreditch

Harcourt Inns acquires The Boundary

By Joe Lutrario

Harcourt Inns founder James McCulloch has acquired Shoreditch-based boutique hotel The Boundary from The Conran estate.

Casual dining brands are ditching parts of their names in a bid to breathe new life into their concepts.

The Lowdown: name dropping

By Stefan Chomka

Casual dining brands are ditching parts of their names in a bid to breathe new life into their concepts.

James Banks The Black Swan wine

Uncorked: James Banks

By Joe Lutrario

The co-owner of The Black Swan at Oldstead and Roots York on his unusually flexible wine offer and his policy of training his entire front of house team to recommend and serve wine.

Pret A Manger sign two new UK franchise partners

Pret signs two new UK franchise partners

By James McAllister

Pret A Manger has signed up two new UK franchise partners as it pushes ahead with plan to double the size of its estate within five years.

Christmas bookings Omicron variant

Cancel culture: Omicron jitters hit Xmas bookings

By Joe Lutrario

Christmas party bookings are taking a hit as fears grow over the latest Covid-19 variant, with operators reporting cancellations of existing bookings as well as a drop off in demand for new bookings.

What are the biggest restaurant openings in the UK in December

Restaurant radar: December 2021

By BigHospitality

A new kaiseki restaurant for the capital, a chateaubriand focused steak restaurant in Glasgow, and a raucous Bavarian beer house in Birmingham are among this month's biggest restaurant openings.

How I Got Here with Télémaque Argyriou founder of contemporary Greek restaurant Kalimera in London's Crouch End

How I Got Here: Télémaque Argyriou

By James McAllister

The founder of contemporary Greek restaurant Kalimera in London's Crouch End on building his business, and why the sector is too attached to the big delivery companies.

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