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Restaurant Eats Out: Anzu

Restaurant Eats Out: Anzu

By Emma Eversham

As part of its inaugural Restaurant Eats Out food tour Restaurant takes a group of operators to some of London's hottest Asian dining spots. 

Chefs' Secrets of Success: Nuno Mendes

Chefs' Secrets of Success: Nuno Mendes

By Hannah Thompson

In the first of our Chefs' Secrets of Success videos of 2017, we ask Nuno Mendes - formerly of Viajante, and The Chiltern Firehouse, and Taberna do Mercado - his top tips for young chefs

Chefs' Secrets of Success: Francesco Mazzei

Chefs' Secrets of Success: Francesco Mazzei

By Hannah Thompson

In the latest of our Chefs' Secrets of Success series, we talk to chef-patron of Sartoria Francesco Mazzei about passion, 'superstar chefs', and nurturing new talent

In Operation with...Rosa's Thai Cafe

In Operation with...Rosa's Thai Cafe

By Emma Eversham

For the latest video in our series focusing on emerging restaurant groups, we visit Rosa's Thai Cafe, the Thai restaurant brand created by husband-and-wife team Alexander and Saiphin Moore. 

Video: Wright Brothers

Video: The Wright Brothers on the magic of oysters

By Hannah Thompson

British consumers now love food and are truly open-minded about trying seafood and oysters. At least, so say Robin Hancock and Ben Wright, co-founders of expanding oyster supplier and London-based restaurant group, The Wright Brothers.

Chefs' Secrets of Success: Josh Eggleton

Chefs' Secrets of Success: Josh Eggleton

By Hannah Thompson

In the second of a series of videos on tips for success, we spoke to Josh Eggleton, chef patron of the Michelin-starred Pony & Trap pub, and fish and chips restaurant Salt & Malt in Chew Magna, director of Yurt Lush Cafe, and regular BBC Great...

In Operation with... Red Dog Saloon

In Operation with... Red Dog Saloon

By Emma Eversham

We find out from Red Dog Saloon owner and founder Tom Brooke what's behind the success of his American restaurant chain as it begins its expansion outside London.

Theo Randall's top tips for success

Secrets of Success

Chefs' Secrets of Success: Theo Randall

By Hannah Thompson

In the first of a series of videos on tips for success, we caught up with Theo Randall, former River Cafe star, champion of Italian produce, and chef at London's InterContinental Park Lane and new Theo's Simple Italian restaurant at the Hotel...

In Operation with...Dishoom

In Operation with...Dishoom

By Emma Eversham

In this latest video from our In Operation with... series we visit Indian restaurant group Dishoom to find out about its origins, its people focus and future plans. 

First Look: Cha Chaan Teng

First Look: Cha Chaan Teng

By Hannah Thompson

Watch our latest video to find out about Cha Chaan Teng, Splendid Restaurants' new Chinese restaurant concept, from its executive development chef Jeremy Pang.

In Operation with... Drake & Morgan

In Operation with... Drake & Morgan

By Emma Eversham

The return of our popular video series In Operation with... sees us find out more about the inner workings of bar and restaurant group Drake & Morgan.

First Look: Adam Handling’s The Frog

First Look: Adam Handling’s The Frog

By Hannah Thompson

Adam Handling, the 27-year-old chef previously at his eponymous restaurant at Caxton at London’s St Ermin’s Hotel, has launched his first genuinely solo venture, The Frog, in London’s Shoreditch.

Andreas Antona on building great teams

WATCH: Andreas Antona on building great teams

By Hannah Thompson

Chef and restaurateur Andreas Antona is best known for his high-end restaurants Simpsons and The Cross at Kenilworth, and is now opening Purecraft, a beer-and-food-focused group. He explains the secrets to creating successful teams

Sam Mitchell, head bartender

Video: Ginspiration from Gillray’s Bar

By Hannah Thompson

Watch Sam Mitchell, head bartender at the newly-renovated and relaunched Marriott London County Hall hotel, demo The Jubilee ‒ a summery, gin-based drink ‒ just in time for World Gin Day on 11 June

Dish Deconstructed: Terre à Terre's Bangkok Broken Balls

Dish Deconstructed: Terre à Terre's Bangkok Broken Balls

By Hannah Thompson

National Vegetarian Week takes place this week (from 16 to 22 May), and how better to celebrate it that to check in with Terre à Terre in Brighton, one of the UK’s most well-known vegetarian sites?

VIDEO: Cyrus Todiwala on secret to successful hotel restaurants

VIDEO: Cyrus Todiwala on the secret to successful hotel restaurants

By Hannah Thompson

Indian chef Cyrus Todiwala, with his wife Pervin, is the chef-proprietor of Café Spice Namasté, Mr. Todiwala's Kitchen, and Assado, including sites at the Hampton by Hilton in London's Waterloo and at the Hilton London Heathrow Airport T5. He...

In Operation with...Coast to Coast

In Operation with...Coast to Coast

By Emma Eversham

BigHospitality visits Coast to Coast, The Restaurant Group's American restaurant chain, to find out how it operates and what is behind its success our latest In Operation with... video. 

Allan Pickett on Piquet and working with the Galvin brothers

Allan Pickett on Piquet and working with the Galvin brothers

By Liam Garrahan

Allan Pickett, chef patron and owner of French restaurant Piquet, has seen it all in the kitchen and is hoping that his experience of working with the Michelin-starred Galvin brothers can lead to success in his solo ventures.

Galvin pub Spitalfields first look

First Look: Galvin HOP

By Liam Garrahan

BigHospitality takes an exclusive First Look at Galvin HOP, the brand new pub concept from the Michelin-starred Galvin Brothers, which opens today in Spitalfields, London, following a soft launch period.

First Look: Inamo Covent Garden

First Look: Inamo Covent Garden

By Sophie Witts and Liam Garrahan

Tech-driven restaurant Inamo re-located its St James's site to Covent Garden last week and BigHospitality was one of the first to see it.

Spotlight on Service

Service hiccups: Gold Service Scholarship finalists 2015

By Liam Garrahan

Everyone can have a bad day every now and then, as the Gold Service Scholarship finalists have been discussing. In the latest in our Spotlight on Service campaign, we reveal to you some of the moments that left the best in the business rather red-faced.

English lamb: How to make more of it on your menu

English lamb: How to make more of it on your menu

By Emma Eversham

Recent consumer research carried out by Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) Beef & Lamb found that diners love the taste of lamb, yet increasingly they are finding the meat difficult to locate on menus when eating out.

Adrian Valeriano, vice president UK of OpenTable

ASK THE EXPERTS

How to balance hospitality and technology

By Liam Garrahan

Adrian Valeriano, vice president UK of OpenTable tells us how you can get the most from the latest innovations in the world of technology.

Behind the scenes at Foxlow

In Operation with...Foxlow

By Emma Eversham

Hawksmoor co-founder Will Beckett talks to BigHospitality about the company's recently launched neighbourhood restaurant offering Foxlow and the ethos behind it for our fifth In Operation with... video. 

Gold Service Scholarship Bordeaux

Video Diary

Gold Service Reward trip: Bordeaux 2015

By Liam Garrahan

The Gold Service Scholarship has awarded some of the best young front of house staff in the country with a trip to the French wine destination Bordeaux. BigHospitality joined the group to get a taste of the region.

First Look: The new-look Le Pont de la Tour

First Look: The new-look Le Pont de la Tour

By Liam Garrahan

D&D London's Thameside restaurant Le Pont de La Tour re-opened its doors this week after a two month refurbishment and BigHospitality was one of the first to see it. 

Behind the scenes at Burger & Lobster

In Operation with...Burger & Lobster

By Emma Eversham

Burger & Lobster managing director Simon King talks through the systems which make Burger & Lobster a success in our latest In Operation with... video. 

Dish Deconstructed: Beef Wellington

Dish Deconstructed: Beef Wellington

By Liam Garrahan

BigHospitality's Dish Deconstructed series goes behind the scenes at Tom's Kitchen with executive chef Richard O'Connell as he shows us how to make a Beef Wellington.

In Operation with...Café Rouge

In Operation with...Café Rouge

By Emma Eversham

Café Rouge owner Casual Dining Group is almost a quarter of the way through the refurbishment of its 93 sites as part of plans to revive the 26-year-old French restaurant brand.

First Look: Paradise Garage

First Look: Paradise Garage

By Liam Garrahan

Paradise Garage is the latest restaurant opening from Robin and Sarah Gill, the team behind the successful The Dairy and The Manor restaurants in Clapham, London. BigHospitality went along in the first week of opening to take a look around the hotly-tipped...

In Operation with...La Tasca

In Operation with...La Tasca

By Emma Eversham

In the second video in our In Operation with... series we visit the Covent Garden branch of La Tasca to find out more about the workings of the Spanish restaurant group.

CAU video profile

In Operation with...CAU

By Emma Eversham

In the first of our In Operation with... video series BigHospitality talks to Graham Hall, the managing director of CAU about the business, its aims and what helps to make it a success on a daily basis. 

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