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Pachamama apologises for racist email suggesting Chinatown restaurants catch and serve rats

Pachamama apologises for racist rat email

By James McAllister

Peruvian restaurant group Pachamama has apologised after sending out an email that suggested Chinatown restaurants catch and serve rats.

Latest opening: Bancone second restaurant in Soho

Latest opening: Bancone Soho

By James McAllister

Bancone is the latest of London’s new wave of fresh pasta operators to double up, with the launch of its second restaurant location on Lower James Street.

Flat Iron to relaunch Liverpool Street restaurant site under core concept

Flat Iron to relaunch Liverpool Street site under core concept

By James McAllister

Flat Iron is to relaunch its London Liverpool Street site tomorrow (23 January) under its core concept, having initially positioned it as a spin-off feasting restaurant opened in collaboration with The Winemakers Club.

Tom Aikens' Tom's Kitchen restaurant group is no more following closure of final restaurant

Tom Aikens closes final Tom's Kitchen site

By James McAllister

Tom’s Kitchen, the casual dining group founded by chef Tom Aikens, is no more following the closure of its single remaining UK location in London’s Chelsea earlier this month.

Australia fires wine industry support

Wine Australia calls for support amid fire crisis

By Sophie Witts

Australian wine industry representatives have insisted the country’s vineyards are "open for business" despite devastating fires that have burned through major viticultural regions.

How I Got Here with Chucs Restaurant & Cafe Collection chairman Graziano Arricale

How I Got Here: Graziano Arricale

By James McAllister

Graziano Arricale is food and beverage operating partner at Oakley Capital and chairman of London-based Italian restaurant group Chucs, which currently operates six sites across the capital

Flour power: how Padella changed London's pasta landscape as it prepares to open second restaurant location

Flour power: how Padella changed London's pasta landscape

By James McAllister

Padella created the blueprint for pasta-focused small plates places when it opened in 2016. Four years on, founders Jordan Frieda and Tim Siadatan face stiff competition in the space they established as they open their second London site.

Indian-inspired takeaway concept Tamarind Tiger launches in Marylebone

Tamarind Tiger launches in Marylebone

By Finn Scott-Delany and James McAllister

Indian food service corporation K Hospitality has opened a fast-casual takeaway concept in London’s Marylebone.


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