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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 Dishoom being named the best hospitality company to work for, Temper's first restaurant in four years, and a Scottish-based bar group accused of mistreating staff.

The Lowdown: Boiling Point film chef Stephen Graham restaurant

The Lowdown: Boiling Point

By James McAllister

A gritty new film depicting the pressures of working in a London restaurant during a busy service has been championed by many chefs, while others are perplexed by its popularity.

Friday Five: the week's top news

Friday Five: the week's top news

By James McAllister

This first week of 2022 saw Gino D’Acampo’s My Pasta Bar enter liquidation, London's first African food hall announced, and plans to extend licensing hours for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee.

Hospitality counts cost of second lost Christmas with pubs, bars and restaurants losing £10,335 on average

Hospitality counts cost of second lost Christmas

By James McAllister

Pubs, bars and restaurants lost £10,335 on average in the week leading up to Christmas with takings on Christmas Day down 60% compared to 2019, according to figures from UKHospitality.

Hospitality menus remain smaller than pre-pandemic

Menus remain smaller than pre-pandemic

By Helen Gilbert

Menu options have shrunk by 18% as operators look to minimise disruption to kitchens and consumers amid supply challenges, the latest insights from Lumina Intelligence show.

UK restaurant industry trends 2022

10 hospitality trends for 2022

By BigHospiality

Canned wines at the dining table. Dessert-only restaurants. Nepalese fine dining. Here’s our predictions for what will shape the hospitality sector over the next 12 months.

Review of the year in hospitality: the biggest restaurant stories of 2021

2021: Review of the year in hospitality

By BigHospitality

A look back at another tough year for hospitality, which begun with businesses facing deep uncertainty in the face of Coronavirus restrictions, and ends the same way.

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 devastating impact of Omicron and Plan B on hospitality businesses across the country, Cedric Grolet coming to London, and Oakman's expansion plans.

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 announcement of 'Plan B' Covid restrictions in England, Hakkasan quietly closing Sake no Hana, and Baton Berisha departing the Ivy Collection.

Friday Five: the week’s top news

Friday Five: the week’s top news

By Joe Lutrario

This week’s main hospitality news stories include Christmas party bookings taking a hit over new variant fears and the sale of Shoreditch hotel The Boundary.

Casual dining brands are ditching parts of their names in a bid to breathe new life into their concepts.

The Lowdown: name dropping

By Stefan Chomka

Casual dining brands are ditching parts of their names in a bid to breathe new life into their concepts.

The week's most-read stories in hospitality

Friday Five: the week's most-read stories

By BigHospitality

Matt Worswick's sudden departure from Savoy Grill, a second pub from JKS and Dominic Jacobs and new ventures for Kerth Gumbs and Nuno Mendes were among the most-read hospitality stories this week.

Sambal Shiok restaurant cookbook Mandy Yin

Book review: Sambal Shiok

By Joe Lutrario

Mandy Yin's debut cookbook chronicles the rise of one of London's most beloved South East Asian restaurants and provides 90 different Malaysian recipes.

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 Tom Kerridge's campaign to demonstrate hospitality's long-term career prospects, Blacklock aiming for B Corp status, and the Covid insurance battle grinding on.

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 this year's R200 Restaurant Awards winners, new laws to resolve commercial rent disputes, and warnings over the impact of cost price inflation.

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