All news articles for January 2022

McDonald’s is piloting a new customer rewards scheme called MyMcDonald’s Rewards

McDonald’s pilots new customer rewards scheme

By BigHospitality

McDonald’s is launching a rewards scheme that will enable customers to collect points on their purchases and redeem them against menu items or make a charity donation.

Chanel Owen head sommelier Pied à Terre

Uncorked: Chanel Owen

By Joe Lutrario

The head sommelier at Fitzrovia stalwart Pied à Terre discusses her love for vintage Champagne and the wines of Slovenian producer Peter Gönc.

Chris Leach and David Carter have moved Manteca restaurant to Shoreditch

Latest opening: Manteca

By BigHospitality

Chris Leach and David Carter have made a triumphant move to Shoreditch.

Marugame Udon lines up double London opening in St Christopher’s Place and Canary Wharf

Marugame Udon lines up double opening

By James McAllister

Marugame Udon is to double the size of its fledgling London estate next month with two new openings in St Christopher’s Place and Canary Wharf respectively.

How I Got Here with Kent Barker experienced restaurateur and oenophile behind restaurant and wine bar group Wilding

How I Got Here: Kent Barker

By James McAllister

The experienced restaurateur and oenophile behind restaurant and wine bar group Wilding, which has sites in Oxford and Salisbury, on embracing the dynamism and boundless opportunities in hospitality.

Dean Banks has reopened his fine dining seafood restaurant in a new St Andrews location

Latest opening: Haar

By BigHospitality

Dean Banks has reopened his fine dining seafood restaurant in a new St Andrews location.

Flash-grilled: Paolo Vernetti  head chef and co-founder of community-centred restaurant and bar Morso London

Flash-grilled: Paolo Vernetti

By James McAllister

The head chef and co-founder of community-centred restaurant and bar Morso, which has sites in St John's Wood and Kensal Rise in London, reflects on his career to date.

Friday Five: the week's top news

Friday Five: the week's top news

By James McAllister

This first week of 2022 saw Gino D’Acampo’s My Pasta Bar enter liquidation, London's first African food hall announced, and plans to extend licensing hours for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee.

Book review: Burgh Island Food

Book review: Burgh Island Food

By BigHospitality

Departing executive chef Tim Hall's book is a celebration of one of the south coast's most striking dining destinations.

Luca Dusi owner of Shoreditch Italian wine bar and restaurant Passione Vino

Uncorked: Luca Dusi

By Joe Lutrario

The Italian wine maestro behind Shoreditch’s Passione Vino on the importance of working with the right vignerons and his love of Italian cheeses paired with French whites.

Yolk heads to Soho for third London site

Yolk heads to Soho for third London site

By James McAllister

'Fine fast food' brand Yolk is to launch its third London site later this month on Golden Square in Soho, with founders Nick Philpot and Alkesh Tandon eyeing further expansion.

No and low & non-alcoholic products for restaurants and bars dry January

Liquid Assets: Dry January special

By BigHospitality

Our low & no picks include a gin that's intended to be microdosed, a new variant from Tuscan Tree and Beavertown's first non-alcoholic beer.

Poor festive trading leaves Welsh hospitality 'in peril'

Poor festive trading leaves Welsh hospitality 'in peril'

By James McAllister

UKHospitality Cymru has warned that an immediate increase in financial support and the lifting of trading restrictions is urgently needed to prevent Welsh hospitality businesses closures and job losses.

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