People

People

The latest news and interviews from the movers and shakers in the industry, including appointments, promotions, insights and achievements.

How I got here: Arjun Varma

How I got here: Arjun Varma

By Georgia Bronte

Arjun Varma founded the Indian restaurant Vama in Chelsea, as well as the V8 Gourmet restaurant group. His newest project, Indian restaurant Chakra in Kensington, is set to launch a major expansion drive.

D&D London on bringing ‘vibes’ to New York’s Columbus Circle

D&D London on bringing ‘vibes’ to New York’s Columbus Circle

By Sophie Witts

The original Bluebird restaurant opened more than 20 years ago in Chelsea, now the D&D concept has taken flight to New York with a 100-cover site in the Time Warner building above Columbus Circle. Chairman and CEO Des Gunewardena explains the logic.

Anna Hansen Modern Pantry

Flash-grilled: Anna Hansen

By Joe Lutrario

A protégé of fusion pioneer Peter Gordon, Anna Hansen founded The Modern Pantry in Clerkenwell in 2008.

Thom Elliot Pizza Pilgrims

How I got here: Thom Elliot

By Joe Lutrario

Thom Elliot founded Pizza Pilgrims with brother James in 2012. The pair now operate nine locations in London and a restaurant in Oxford.

Flash-grilled: Monika Linton

Flash-grilled: Monika Linton

By Georgia Bronte

Monika Linton founded Brindisa, one of the capital's most loved Spanish food shops, in the 1980s. Now comprising five tapas restaurants and shops, the group is regarded as one of the most knowledgeable authorities on Spanish food in the UK.

Spotlight

Follow us

Restaurant Magazine:

Hospitality Guides

View more

Featured Suppliers

All suppliers