All news articles for July 2022

Flash-grilled: Tom Tsappis head chef at Kiliecrankie House in Highland Perthshire, Scotland

Flash-grilled: Tom Tsappis

By James McAllister

The head chef at Kiliecrankie House in Highland Perthshire, Scotland, on his favourite fast food burger, the importance of making time to eat and travel, and a decadent signature dish.

Friday Five: the week's top news

Friday Five: the week's top news

By James McAllister

This week's top news stories include Emerald Hospitality Group's next venture, restaurant insolvencies jumping 64%, and the price of a McDonald’s cheeseburger increasing for the first time in 14 years.

What digital loyalty schemes are available for restaurant brands?

The Lowdown: Digital loyalty schemes

By Joe Lutrario

The likes of McDonald’s, Burger King, Pret a Manger and Tortilla have all unveiled new rewards schemes within weeks of each other. Why?

Din Tai Fung Centre Point to open on 22 September

Din Tai Fung Centre Point to open in September

By James McAllister

Famed Taiwanese restaurant chain Din Tai Fung has confirmed it will finally launch its restaurant at London's Centre Point in September, in the space previously occupied by British brasserie Vivi

Daniel Stojcic sommelier The Raby Hunt in Summerhouse

Uncorked: Daniel Stojcic

By Joe Lutrario

The sommelier at The Raby Hunt on his white and Old World heavy wine list, getting into wine relatively late on in life and the Loire's Domaine Belargus.

Heatwave brings mixed results for drinks sales on trade

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Heatwave brings mixed results for on trade

By James McAllister

Recent hot weather has delivered both boosts and challenges for the on trade, CGA by NielsenIQ’s Drinks Recovery Tracker shows.

How I Got Here with  Australian chef and restaurateur Scott Hallsworth Freak Scene Souble Dragon

How I Got Here: Scott Hallsworth

By James McAllister

The Australian chef and restaurateur, who previously ran Freak Scene in London's Soho and recently launched Double Dragon on Rosebery Avenue in Clerkenwell, on his colourful career.

Flash-grilled with Jake Leach The Harwood Arms head chef

Flash-grilled: Jake Leach

By James McAllister

The Harwood Arms head chef on his career, what he'd be doing if he wasn't in kitchens, and childhood memories of fish and chips.

Latest opening: Valderrama’s James Cochran sports bar Around the Cluck fried chicken Islington

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Latest opening: Valderrama’s

By James McAllister

Chef James Cochran's new neighbourhood-style venue is 'a bar that shows sport, but not a sports bar'.

Chef Robin Gill on his Brixton wine bar Bottle & Rye

Robin Gill on going back to basics in Brixton

By Joe Lutrario

The high profile chef-restaurateur has opened a small yet perfectly formed natural wine bar in Brixton Village that is an ode to the neighbourhood bistros of Paris.

Friday Five: the week's top news

Friday Five: the week's top news

By James McAllister

This week's top news stories include the unveiling of the new World's 50 Best Restaurants list, soaring temperatures forcing businesses to temporarily close, and Heinz entering the virtual restaurant market.

Hackney restaurant and wine bar Peg to close

Hackney restaurant and wine bar Peg to close

By BigHospitality

The team behind London restaurants Bright and P.Franco and Noble Fine Liquor have announced that they are closing their neighbourhood restaurant and wine bar Peg in Hackney.

Charlie Stein sommelier and head of wine Rick Stein Restaurants

Uncorked: Charlie Stein

By Joe Lutrario

The head of wine at Rick Stein Restaurants on his love of modern South African wine and roasting one of his dad's bottles of Penfold’s Grange.

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