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How I Got Here: Will Torrent

By Joe Lutrario

Chocolate expert Will Torrent, who has previously worked with the likes of Heston Blumenthal and James Martin, is a consultant pastry chef to Waitrose and ambassador for Christian charity Tearfund.

Opening of the month Darby’s

Opening of the month: Darby’s

By Stefan Chomka

Robin Gill’s all-singing, all-dancing venture in London’s Nine Elms is his biggest project to date, and one that would have made his musician father proud.

Slim Chickens opens fourth UK site

Slim Chickens opens fourth UK site

By James McAllister

The Boparan Restaurant Group (BRG) has converted another of its Ed’s Easy Diner sites into a Slim Chickens restaurant, as it continues to expand the US-hatched chicken brand in the UK.

Social Pantry founder Alex Head

Social Pantry set to expand following investment

By James McAllister

London-based catering company Social Pantry is to put a series of expansion plans into action after receiving a £1.1m investment from investment firm Edition Capital.

Aizle Edinburgh restaurant feels benefit of four-day week

Can a restaurant survive moving to a four-day week?

By Sophie Witts

In 2018 Stuart Ralston switched his Edinburgh restaurant Aizle from a five to a four-day week after struggling with long working hours. One year on we caught up with the chef to find out how the changes have worked out.

Restaurant radar July 2019 Patrick Powell Arcade Food Theatre and Nico Simeone

Restaurant radar: July 2019

By James McAllister

From the launch London’s latest food hall concept to the opening of Patrick Powell’s first solo restaurant, here are July’s key restaurant openings.

St. John Group to open second retail bakery in London

St. John Group to open second retail bakery

By James McAllister

The St. John Group is to expand its retail bakery business with the opening of a second site at London’s Fora co-working space in Borough this September.

The name game: why it's time to take your online reputation seriously

The name game: why it's time to take your online reputation seriously

By Restaurant magazine

The proliferation of social media and review sites means a restaurant’s online reputation is under constant scrutiny and flux. We gathered a group of restaurant marketers to discuss how businesses can manage their online reputations and even enhance them.

Gold restaurant Notting Hill chef Theo Hill

Latest opening: Gold

By Joe Lutrario

Former River Café chef Theo Hill has opened a relaxed modern European restaurant in the space that once housed one of Notting Hill’s best known pubs.


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