All news articles for May 2022

How I Got Here with Turkish chef Civan Er Yeni Soho

How I Got Here: Civan Er

By James McAllister

The Turkish-born chef behind Yeni in London's Soho on what drew him to restaurants, the importance of travel, and why he wants to abolish allocated time slots.

Coyote Ugly launches in London

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Coyote Ugly to launch in London

By Joe Lutrario

Coyote Ugly is bringing its ‘high-octane style of hospitality’ to London for the first time with the opening of a site in Camden.

Opportunities from new points-based visa scheme

Opportunities from new points-based visa scheme

By Helen Gilbert

UKHospitality has called for increased use of youth mobility schemes with other nations in order to maximise the potential of the government’s new points-based visa scheme.

New pub openings outweigh closures according to  the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA)

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New pub openings outweigh closures

By Helen Gilbert

Just over seven new pubs opened every week in the second half of 2021, the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) has revealed.

Hospitality set for bumper Jubilee bank holiday with £2.9bn boost predicted

Hospitality set for bumper Jubilee bank holiday

By James McAllister

The UK hospitality industry is set for a bumper Jubilee bank holiday, with some resarch suggesting the sector is set for a £2.9bn boost over the four-day weekend (2-5 June).

 Wingstop secures multi-million pound debt facility

Wingstop secures multi-million pound debt facility

By Georgi Gyton

Lemon Pepper Holdings, the master franchisee of Wingstop UK, has secured a multi-million pound debt facility from Barclays to help facilitate the continued roll out of the brand.

Latest opening: Le Pont Bistrot

Latest opening: Le Pont Bistrot

By James McAllister

D&D London have created a casual offshoot of their riverside restaurant Le Pont de la Tour that's housed in the restaurant's former bar area.

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 Honest Burgers' regenerative farming initiative, Tortilla acquiring Chilango, and figures showing a third of people are cutting back on eating out and takeaways.

Flash-grilled: Giulia Cuccurullo Italian-born head bartender at Artesian in The Langham, London

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Flash-grilled: Giulia Cuccurullo

By James McAllister

The Italian-born head bartender at Artesian in The Langham, London, which recently unveiled a new cocktail list inspired by 'the idea of duality', tells us about her career.

ONS and OpenTable figures reveal restaurant bookings dip

Figures show restaurant bookings dip

By Georgi Gyton

The UK has seen a dip in weekly card spending, and fewer restaurant bookings, on the previous week, according to the latest weekly figures collated by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Hot chocolate cafe Knoops targets 100 UK sites

Hot chocolate cafe Knoops targets 100 UK sites

By BigHospitality

Artisan hot chocolate cafe Knoops say it intends to open 100 sites in the UK over the next five years, with its first central London site due open next month.

Vanessa Majella Stolz head sommelier Pine restaurant Northumberland

Uncorked: Vanessa Majella Stolz

By Joe Lutrario

The somm at Northumberland restaurant Pine on Coravin mishaps, sexist wine service and the joys of British wine.

Hospitality 'the great leveller' says new report

Hospitality 'the great leveller' says new report

By BigHospitality

The hospitality sector is uniquely positioned to deliver economic growth and jobs across the country and can play its part in delivering the Government’s flagship levelling up agenda, according to a new report from UKHospitality (UKH).

How I Got Here: Liz Down co-founder of Black Bear Burger

How I Got Here: Liz Down

By James McAllister

The co-founder of Black Bear Burger, which is about to launch its second sit down restaurant on Exmouth Market in Clerkenwell, on how she and her husband built their business.

Latest opening Palazzo Italian bar and diner in Crystal Palace

Latest opening: Palazzo

By James McAllister

The team behind London-based Neapolitan pizza group Made of Dough have launched an Italian bar and diner in Crystal Palace.

Credit: Aubrie Pick

Flash-grilled: Kris Yenbamroong

By James McAllister

The LA-based chef behind Night + Market, who is overseeing the menu for Chet’s that has just launched at Rondo La Cave in London's Holborn, tell 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 Dishoom heading to Canary Wharf, David Thompson bringing Long Chim to Chinatown, and McDonald's permanently exiting the Russian market.

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