All news articles for May 2022

Former Nahm chef David Thompson to launch Long Chim in Chinatown London

David Thompson to launch Long Chim in Chinatown

By James McAllister

Former Nahm chef David Thompson has secured a site in London's Chinatown for his Long Chim casual Thai restaurant, which is expected to launch later this year.

Flash-grilled: Sean Garrett head chef at The Pig & Butcher pub in Islington

Flash-grilled: Sean Garrett

By James McAllister

The head chef at The Pig & Butcher pub in Islington on where to get the best chicken wings in west London, and a dangerous scuba diving escapade in Mexico.

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 the Government making pavement licenses permanent, data showing hospitality employees working longer hours, and Shaftesbury and Capco's plans to merge.

Thamara Mbomyo wine and spirits sommelier at Latin American restaurant Paladar

Uncorked: Thamara Mbomyo

By Joe Lutrario

The wine and spirits sommelier at Southwark Latin American restaurant Paladar on the importance of temperature and showcasing the diversity of Latin American wines and spirits.

Hospitality spending rises despite falling confidence

Hospitality spending rises despite falling confidence

By Shwetali Sapte

Consumer confidence fell for the third consecutive quarter in Q1 2022, but the percentage of consumers spending more on restaurants rose by nine points quarter-on-quarter, according to data from Deloitte.

Queen's Road's Milk Beach to launch Soho restaurant

Milk Beach heads to Soho

By Joe Lutrario

All-day Australian restaurant Milk Beach will bring ‘a little slice of Sydney to Soho’ this summer following the acquisition of the large ground floor site at the recently redeveloped Ilona Rose House.

Patricia Michelson founder of cheese-focused retailer and café La Fromagerie in London Highbury Marylebone Bloomsbury

How I Got Here: Patricia Michelson

By James McAllister

The founder of cheese-focused retailer and café La Fromagerie, which has sites in London's Highbury, Marylebone and Bloomsbury, on how a disastrous skiing day led her to launch her business.

Northern-based burger chain Fat Hippo eyes London debut

Fat Hippo eyes London debut

By James McAllister

Northern-based burger chain Fat Hippo is planning a move to the capital amid an expansion drive that will also see it establish permanent outposts in Scotland and Wales.

Abby Lee to relaunch Mambow in Peckham's Market Stalls

Abby Lee to relaunch Mambow

By Joe Lutrario

Malaysian-born chef Abby Lee is to relaunch her Mambow restaurant next month at Peckham's Market Stalls.

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