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Patricia Michelson founder of cheese-focused retailer and café La Fromagerie in London Highbury Marylebone Bloomsbury

How I Got Here: Patricia Michelson

By James McAllister

The founder of cheese-focused retailer and café La Fromagerie, which has sites in London's Highbury, Marylebone and Bloomsbury, on how a disastrous skiing day led her to launch her business.

Northern-based burger chain Fat Hippo eyes London debut

Fat Hippo eyes London debut

By James McAllister

Northern-based burger chain Fat Hippo is planning a move to the capital amid an expansion drive that will also see it establish permanent outposts in Scotland and Wales.

Abby Lee to relaunch Mambow in Peckham's Market Stalls

Abby Lee to relaunch Mambow

By Joe Lutrario

Malaysian-born chef Abby Lee is to relaunch her Mambow restaurant next month at Peckham's Market Stalls.

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.

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.

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.

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