All news articles for January 2022

The Unruly Pig in Suffolk is the best gastropub in the UK

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Unruly Pig named UK's best gastropub

By BigHospitality

Suffolk’s Unruly Pig has been named the best gastropub in the UK in the Estrella Damn Top 50 Gastropubs 2022 list.

Latest opening Barshu one of London’s most important Chinese restaurants has been given a major makeover.

Latest opening: Barshu

By Joe Lutrario

One of London’s most important Chinese restaurants has been given a major makeover.

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 Brett Graham breaking his silence on plans to relaunch The Ledbury, the lifting of Plan B measures, and Nathan Outlaw growing his estate.

Flash-grilled Sam Carter chef-patron of Restaurant Twenty-Two in Cambridge

Flash-grilled: Sam Carter

By James McAllister

The chef-patron of Restaurant Twenty-Two in Cambridge on memories of his first fine-dining experience, why he chose a career behind the stoves, and why he despises avocado.

Ben McVeigh sommelier and co-founder of Peckham Cellars on wine

Uncorked: Ben McVeigh

By Joe Lutrario

The sommelier and co-founder of Peckham Cellars on Hardy's Crest Shiraz, Alsace's André Ostertag and why we should all raise a glass to independent wine importers.

Roberta Hall-McCarron’s new restaurant and wine bar has opened on the original site of The Little Chartroom

Latest opening: Eleanore

By BigHospitality

Roberta Hall-McCarron’s new restaurant and wine bar has opened on the original site of The Little Chartroom.

Fridays and Go to debut in Dundee

Fridays and Go to debut in Dundee

By James McAllister

Fridays has confirmed it will launch its first QSR site in March in Dundee, Scotland, with an aim to open up to 30 additional sites.

How I Got Here with Tim Vasilakis founder and CEO of Greek street food player The Athenian

How I Got Here: Tim Vasilakis

By James McAllister

The founder and CEO of Greek street food player The Athenian on building his business, his love of Leon, and why delivery kitchens need to have collection hubs for customers.

Scotland to lift hospitality restrictions next week

Scotland to lift hospitality restrictions next week

By James McAllister

It has been confirmed that trading restrictions on indoor hospitality settings in Scotland will be lifted next week, with nightclubs able to reopen again following an enforced four-week closure.

Venue Group relocates Flat Iron Square

Venue Group relocates Flat Iron Square

By James McAllister

Venue Group, the London-based company backed by Mumford & Sons founding member Ben Lovett, has relocated Flat Iron Square to the site previously occupied by St Felix Place in Borough.

Poke House mulls UK IPO

Poke House mulls UK IPO

By James McAllister

Italian poke chain Poke House is mulling an Initial Public Offering (IPO) in the next two years as part of its plans for aggressive expansion.

Turkish restaurant group Haz to make West End debut

Haz to make West End debut

By Joe Lutrario

Currently City-based Turkish restaurant group Haz is to make its West End debut following the acquisition of the former 28-50 Wine Bar & Kitchen site on Covent Garden’s Upper St Martin’s Lane.

Latest opening: Carousel Fitzrovia  Ollie and Ed Templeton

Latest opening: Carousel

By James McAllister

Carousel has moved from London's Marylebone to Fitzrovia and relaunched as a multifaceted space that marks an evolution for the chef residency restaurant.

Flash-grilled with Laura Horta operations director of Angelina in London's Dalston and Soho 'kushikatsu' restaurant Dai Chi

Flash-grilled: Laura Horta

By James McAllister

The operations director of Angelina in London's Dalston and Soho 'kushikatsu' restaurant Dai Chi on growing up working in restaurants, why scallops are overrated, and her perfect day off.

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 Dishoom being named the best hospitality company to work for, Temper's first restaurant in four years, and a Scottish-based bar group accused of mistreating staff.

Relief as Wales prepares to ease trading restrictions nightclubs to reopen vaccine passports

Relief as Wales prepares to ease restrictions

By James McAllister

Wales is set to gradually move back to Alert Level Zero by the end of the month, removing trading restrictions that have been in place since late December.

The Lowdown: Boiling Point film chef Stephen Graham restaurant

The Lowdown: Boiling Point

By James McAllister

A gritty new film depicting the pressures of working in a London restaurant during a busy service has been championed by many chefs, while others are perplexed by its popularity.

Pizza Pilgrims eyes first Brighton restaurant site

Pizza Pilgrims eyes first Brighton site

By James McAllister

Pizza Pilgrims is eyeing its first Brighton location, suggesting the group may be preparing to explore more opportunities for regional expansion.

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