Casual Dining

Latest opening Palazzo Italian bar and diner in Crystal Palace

Latest opening: Palazzo

By James McAllister

The team behind London-based Neapolitan pizza group Made of Dough have launched an Italian bar and diner in Crystal Palace.

Latest opening: Chicken Shop rebrand of CHIK’N Notting Hill Soho House Group John Nelson fried chicken fast food QSR expansion

Latest opening: Chicken Shop

By James McAllister

CHIK’N, the fast-casual spinoff of Chick 'n' Sours, has rebranded as Chicken Shop under a partnership with Soho House Group, and launched its first new site in London’s Notting Hill.

How I Got Here: Jamie Barber restaurateur and founder of the London-based Hush Collection

How I Got Here: Jamie Barber

By James McAllister

The restaurateur and founder of the London-based Hush Collection, which operates the Haché and Cabana brands, on the importance of location, challenging industry perceptions and gatecrashing Kylie Minogue's birthday party.

Dishoom to open in Canary Wharf

Dishoom to open in Canary Wharf

By Joe Lutrario

Dishoom will open a restaurant in Canary Wharf’s Wood Wharf development this winter bringing its total number of sites to nine.

Queen's Road's Milk Beach to launch Soho restaurant

Milk Beach heads to Soho

By Joe Lutrario

All-day Australian restaurant Milk Beach will bring ‘a little slice of Sydney to Soho’ this summer following the acquisition of the large ground floor site at the recently redeveloped Ilona Rose House.

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.

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.

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.

Burger King trials use of reusable packaging sustainability

Burger King trials use of reusable packaging

By James McAllister

Burger King UK has begun trialling a new range of reusable and returnable packaging for its burgers, sides and drinks across a small number of its restaurants.

Loungers reports record sales

Loungers reports record sales

By BigHospitality

All-day dining restaurant group Loungers has reported record sales for the year to April 2022.

Latest opening: Arcade Food Hall

Latest opening: Arcade Food Hall

By Stefan Chomka

The short-lived Arcade Food Theatre on London’s Oxford Street has been reborn with a new operator and a fresh set of food options.

How I Got Here Valentina Fois founder vegan cafe bakery Lele's London's Clapton Gordon Ramsay's Future Food Stars

How I Got Here: Valentina Fois

By James McAllister

The Italian-born chef and founder of London-based vegan cafe and bakery Lele's, who's currently competing on Gordon Ramsay's Future Food Stars, on her career in hospitality.

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