All news articles for August 2022

Flash-grilled: Yam Lok Hin  executive pastry chef at the Four Seasons Hotel London on Park Lane

Flash-grilled: Yam Lok Hin

By James McAllister

The executive pastry chef at the Four Seasons Hotel London on Park Lane on his admiration of Pierre Hermé, a strange sugar-free request, and the power of Instagram.

Latest opening: The Baring gastropub in London's Islington

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Latest opening: The Baring

By James McAllister

Chef Rob Tecwyn and general manager Adam Symonds have reunited to open a gastropub in London's Islington, 10 years after they first met at Highgate’s renowned The Bull and Last.

Friday Five: the week's top news

Friday Five: the week's top news

By James McAllister

This week's top news stories include a new high-end Japanese restaurant heading to Manchester, a decline in the number of international workers in UK hospitality, and Robert Wood's latest venture.

Taco Bell reaches 100 UK sites amid 'ambitious growth plans'

Taco Bell reaches 100 UK sites

By James McAllister

Mexican-inspired quick service restaurant brand Taco Bell has opened it 100th UK site following 18 months of rapid growth.

Uncorked: Hylton Espey  South African-born chef and wine expert behind ‘nature-inspired’ Falmouth restaurant Culture

Uncorked: Hylton Espey

By Joe Lutrario

The South African-born chef and wine expert behind ‘nature-inspired’ Falmouth restaurant Culture on early memories of pairing venison with Merlot and his pet hate when it comes to wine service.

Peckham Cellars team to launch Camberwell wine bar Little Cellars in 2023

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Peckham Cellars team to launch Camberwell wine bar

By James McAllister

The team behind south east London’s neighbourhood restaurant and wine bar Peckham Cellars are to launch a second site with adjacent bottle shop in the capital next year, in Camberwell.

Soho House increases members

Soho House increases members

By Finn Scott-Delany

Soho House increased its UK membership by 20% in the last year from 45,277 to 54,764.

How I Got Here: Tom Warner founder and CEO of Warner's Gin

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How I Got Here: Tom Warner

By James McAllister

The founder and CEO of Warner's Gin on combing his passions for food, drink and farming, championing sustainability in the spirits trade, and his recently launched pub accreditation scheme.

Latest opening: Roji  intimate, 10 seat Japanese omakase restaurant

Latest opening: Roji

By James McAllister

Husband and wife team Tamas Naszai and Tomoko Hasegawa have launched a considered counter-style Japanese restaurant in London's Mayfair.

Nightcap secures £10m debt facility

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Nightcap secures £10m debt facility

By BigHospitality

The Cocktail Club owner Nightcap has agreed a £10m debt refinancing facility that will be used partly to continue its expansion.

Selina to open in Margate

Selina to open in Margate

By BigHospitality

Hotel group Selina will open its sixth UK property next month, in the seaside town of Margate.

Like-for-like sales remain flat for managed managed pub, bar and restaurant groups CGA

Like-for-like sales remain flat for managed groups

By James McAllister

July’s like-for-like (LFL) sales at Britain’s top managed pub, bar and restaurant groups held steady against pre-Covid levels of July 2019, the latest Coffer CGA Business Tracker reveals.

Friday Five: the week’s top news

Friday Five: the week’s top news

By Joe Lutrario

This week's top news stories include the JKS Restaurants brining its Arcade food hall concept to Battersea, the closure of Bristol's Pony Bistro and the reveal of the 10 chefs that will vie to become the 2022 National Chef of the Year.

Sergi Guillen Beneito wine director Ormer Mayfair by Sofian

Uncorked: Sergi Guillen Beneito

By Joe Lutrario

The wine director at Ormer Mayfair by Sofian on having to pour a bottle of 2001 Petrus down the sink and Castilla Leon-based producer Alvar de Dios.

Development chef Philli Armitage-Mattin pop-up at Number One Park Lane

Flash-grilled: Philli Armitage-Mattin

By Joe Lutrario

The MasterChef: The Professionals finalist has just begun a two-month pop-up at Number One Park Lane restaurant at InterContinental London Park Lane.

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