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Flash-grilled: James Harrison

By James McAllister

The head chef at The Engine Rooms on the Great North Road in London's Finchley on his first industry job, favorite food and drink pairing, and what his signature dish is.

Rafa Martin wine buyer Barrafina, Parrillan and Bar Daskal

Uncorked: Rafa Martin

By Joe Lutrario

The group buyer for Harts Group's Barrafina, Parrillan and the recently launched Bar Daskal on championing Spanish wines in the UK.

Treehouse Hotel Manchester unveils restaurant portfolio

Treehouse Hotel Manchester unveils F&B offer

By Joe Lutrario

Treehouse Hotel Manchester has signed up some of the North West’s most prominent operators to deliver its F&B program including chefs Mary-Ellen McTague and Sam Grainger.

Cantonese steamed bun specialist Bun House heads to Camden

Bun House heads to Camden

By James McAllister

Cantonese steamed bun specialist Bun House is to launch a new London outpost later this week at Camden Market’s Hawley Wharf.


Brixton restaurant Salon announces permanent closure

By James McAllister

Salon, the popular Brixton restaurant run by Nicholas Balfe, Matthew Bushnell and Mark Gurney, has permanently shut its doors with challenging trading conditions cited as the reason behind the decision.

Company announcement: the acquisition builds on NielsenIQ's previous investment in CGA (image: Getty/velvelvel)

CGA acquired by NielsenIQ

By The Morning Advertiser

Global information services firm NielsenIQ has announced the acquisition of insight company CGA.

How I Got Here: Phil Peters MD Happy Face Pizza London

How I Got Here: Phil Peters

By James McAllister

The MD of Neapolitan pizza group Happy Face Pizza, which recently launched its third London restaurant, on his best and worst business decisions, and how he would change the industry.

Hospitality spending soars over Platinum Jubilee weekend

Hospitality spending soars over Jubilee weekend

By James McAllister

The extended Platinum Jubilee weekend saw spending in hospitality venues soar with restaurants seeing a 41.5% uplift compared to the same period last year, according to data from Barclaycard.

Mambow No. 2 – chef Abby Lee on her new restaurant

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Mambow No. 2 – Abby Lee on her new restaurant

By James McAllister

After Covid forced her to close her original Mambow restaurant mere weeks after opening it, chef Abby Lee is relaunching the brand as a ‘more complete’ modern Malaysian concept.

Hawksmoor steak restaurant lines up Dublin restaurant

Hawksmoor lines up Dublin restaurant

By Joe Lutrario

Will Beckett and Huw Gott look set to bring Hawksmoor to Dublin early next year after filing a planning application for the former National Irish Bank site in College Green.

Flash-grilled: Jessica Prealpato  former World’s Best Pastry Chef

Flash-grilled: Jessica Préalpato

By James McAllister

The former World’s Best Pastry Chef, who recently collaborated with The Carlton Tower Jumeirah in London's Knightsbridge to create a 'unique afternoon tea experience', tells us about her career.

New restaurant launches in London and UK June 2022

Restaurant Radar: June 2022

By BigHospiality

Robin Gill's Maria G's, Firebird and Honey & Co's new site on Lamb's Conduit Street are among this month's key restaurant launches.

Filip Viorel head sommelier Beanres

Uncorked: Filip Viorel

By Joe Lutrario

The head sommelier at high-end Mayfair Indian restaurant Benares on over pouring and why the Balkans and former Soviet Bloc countries should be reappraised by wine lovers.

Mezcalito doubles up in London with opening in Islington

Mezcalito doubles up in London

By James McAllister

Chelsea-based Mexican restaurant Mezcalito has launched a second site in the capital on Newington Green Road in Islington.

Super 8 Restaurants completes on Soho site for Brat chef Tomos Parry

Super 8 Restaurants completes on Soho site

By Joe Lutrario

Super 8 Restaurants is understood to have completed on the former Byron site in Soho’s Beak Street for an as yet unnamed new concept for Brat’s Tomos Parry.

BrewDog bars see revenue up 31% in 2021

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BrewDog bars see revenue up 31% in 2021

By Georgi Gyton

BrewDog’s global bar business achieved revenue growth of 31% during 2021, compared to the previous year, with 'record sales' achieved so far in 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.



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