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Friday Five: the week's top news

Friday Five: the week's top news

By James McAllister

This week's main hospitality news stories include the Star at Harome's reopening plans, a new award for the 2022 Estrella Damm National Restaurant Awards, and a rise in restaurant insolvencies,

Matt Weedon head chef at The Feathered Nest in the Cotswolds

Flash-grilled: Matt Weedon

By BigHospitality

The head chef at The Feathered Nest in the Cotswolds reveals which quartet he'd have cook him his last meal and his early food memories of his nan's sandwiches.

Latest opening: Roti King Battersea

Latest opening: Roti King Battersea

By James McAllister

Chef Sugen Gopal (aka: the Roti King) has launched a second permanent restaurant space and his first south London outpost in Circus West Village, near Battersea Power Station.

Kin Thai book review John Chantarasak AngloThai

Book review: Kin Thai

By Joe Lutrario

John Chantarasak debut cookbook is based around the same concept as his successful AngloThai pop-up, with British ingredients standing in for Thai ones in some cases.

Sam Weatherill restaurant manager and sommelier at Etch restaurant in Hove

Uncorked: Sam Weatherill

By Joe Lutrario

The restaurant manager (and wine guru) at Hove’s Etch on the joys of battered oysters with Vecchio Samperi and being mistaken for his boss.

Zenn Liverpool to launch later this month

Zenn Liverpool to launch later this month

By Joe Lutrario

Asia-inspired restaurant Zenn Liverpool is expected to open towards the end of the month, offering a multi-faceted experience in a ‘specially crafted social space’.

How I Got Here: Zorawar Kalra Indian entrepreneur behind the Massive Restaurants group and founder of Farzi Café on London's Haymarket

How I Got Here: Zorawar Kalra

By James McAllister

The Indian entrepreneur behind the Massive Restaurants group and founder of Farzi Café on London's Haymarket tells us about his career.

Nathan Davies Great British Menu chef on winning a michelin star

Nathan Davies: “I contemplated giving up cooking”

By Stefan Chomka

With his debut restaurant winning a Michelin star and also being named Opening of the Year, Nathan Davies has the cooking world at his feet. But it took a life-changing experience to get him there

Hawksmoor to end At Home meal kit business

Hawksmoor to end At Home meal kit business

By James McAllister

Hawksmoor has announced that it is to end its nationwide At Home meal kit business, which it launched back in the summer of 2020 amid the first Covid-19 lockdown.

What-are-the-most-interesting-new-restaurant-launches-this-May

Restaurant radar: May 2022

By BigHospitality

Mexican chef Adriana Cavita's London debut, a second site for Kian Samyani’s Berenjak, and Carlo Scotto's latest venture make up some of this month's most interesting new restaurant launches.

Flash-grilled: Simon Shand head chef of the Michelin-starred Leroy in London's Shoreditch

Flash-grilled: Simon Shand

By James McAllister

The head chef of the Michelin-starred Leroy in London's Shoreditch on working as a fish monger, his dream dinner party guests, and what he'd do if he wasn't in kitchens.

Friday Five: the week's top news

Friday Five: the week's top news

By James McAllister

This week's main hospitality news stories include a complete overhauling of The Good Food Guide rating system, Brighton-centric restaurateur Raz Helalat's next venture, and concerns about racism in the workplace.

Latest Opening: The Lanesborough Grill

Latest Opening: The Lanesborough Grill

By BigHospitality

The Hyde Park Corner hotel has replaced its French/modern European restaurant Céleste with something British and a bit more gutsy.

Matilda Tsappis Killiecrankie House

Uncorked: Matilda Tsappis

By Joe Lutrario

One half of the duo behind Scotland's Killiecrankie House on championing Chinese wine, peculiar sakes and matching Champagne with Co-op salt and vinegar crisps.

All-day London restaurant Lino to relaunch in Queen’s Park

Lino to relaunch in Queen’s Park

By James McAllister

All-day London restaurant Lino, which closed last year, is to get a second lease of life after securing a new site on Lonsdale Road in Queen’s Park.

Coffee shop, sandwich and bakery market set to exceed 2019 market value in 2022

UK café market set to exceed 2019 value in 2022

By James McAllister

The total UK coffee shop, sandwich and bakery market is set to exceed its 2019 market value in 2022, according to the latest data from Lumina Intelligence's Operator Data Index.

The Good Food Guide shakes up its rating system

The Good Food Guide shakes up its rating system

By Joe Lutrario

The Good Food Guide has completely overhauled its ratings system, replacing its long-standing 1-10 scores with ‘good’, ‘very good’, ‘exceptional’, and ‘world class’.

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