Street Food

The Bundobust boys on beer, bhajis and backers

The Bundobust boys on beer, bhajis and backers

By Joe Lutrario

With sites in Leeds and Manchester, Gujarati street food and craft beer specialist Bundobust is hotly tipped to expand nationwide. Not bad for a vegetarian Indian restaurant that doesn’t sell curry

Elior teams up with The Urban Rajah

Elior teams up with The Urban Rajah

By Sophie Witts

Contract catering giant Elior UK has teamed up with TV chef and author Ivor Peters – aka The Urban Rajah – to create a new Indian street food concept.

Swingers - The Crazy Golf Club will open its first permanent site in the city in May

Swinger's Crazy Golf Club to open next month

By Emma Eversham

Crazy golf-themed cocktail bar and food outlet Swingers – The Crazy Golf Club, is set to open its first permanent site next month following the success of a pop-up in Shoreditch last year. 

Rola Wala currently operates a permanent site in Leeds

Rola Wala plans London expansion

By Sophie Witts

Leeds-based Rola Wala is popping-up in London, and plans to open two permanent sites in the capital later this year.

Whaam Banh Mi founder Tom Barlow has spent more than a year developing his concept based around Vietnamese banh mi sandwiches

Whaam Bánh Mì restaurant founder plans 10 sites

By Emma Eversham

Tom Barlow, the founder of new Vietnamese restaurant brand Whaam Bánh Mì, plans to roll the concept out to 10 sites over the next few years following its launch in Soho next month. 

Pizza Pilgrims is opening a new site in Kingly Court

Pizza Pilgrims expands offering for new site

By Melodie Michel

Street food vendors turned restaurateurs Thom and James Elliot are expanding their food, drinks and entertainment offering for their new site, opening in Kingly Court in late July.

Mexican, Chinese and Thai cuisines came on top of consumers’ favourite street foods

Street food consumption on the up

By Melodie Michel

The street food market is set to keep growing as 47 per cent of consumers plan to eat more of it in the next year, according to research conducted by Allegra Foodservice for ingredients supplier Santa Maria.

KERB recently launched a new Saturday market (KERB Saturdays) to reach new customers

KERB partners with NCASS to increase street food safety

By Luke Nicholls

London-based street food organization KERB has announced that all of its members will become part of the Nationwide Caterer’s Association (NCASS) in a bid to improve public confidence in the safety of food sold on the streets.

62 Buckingham Gate will house Benugo and Leon as well as a five-screen Curzon cinema

Restaurants confirmed for new Victoria developments

By Luke Nicholls

Land Securities is continuing its transformation of London’s Victoria with Spanish restaurant Ibérica secured for the property firm’s upcoming Zig Zag Building and two high street operators soon to open within its 62 Buckingham Gate development.

Bunnychow's 270 sq.ft site can seat up to 12 customers indoors and up to 50 outside

Bunnychow parks up in Boxpark

By Luke Nicholls

After three months roaming London’s streets in its eponymous truck, South African street food vendor Bunnychow has secured its first semi-permanent site at one of the saught-after shipping containers within Shoreditch’s Boxpark development. 

Soho House's Dirty Burger brand is one of the many spin-off restaurant chains to gain pace in the UK

Old dogs, new tricks: how restaurant chains are branching out

By Stefan Chomka

The trend for restaurant chains to create separately branded spin-offs as a way of moving into new territory appears to be at an all-time high, with a number of branded players developing ‘satellite’ concepts over the past few months.

The new-look Imli Street restaurant could be the template for a roll-out of the brand, says Tamarind Collection chief executive Rajesh Suri

Tamarind Collection eyes Imli Street roll-out

By Emma Eversham

Restaurant group Tamarind Collection has outlined its plans for the year ahead, which include rolling out its Indian street food restaurant Imli Street and gaining a Michelin star for company newcomer Zaika.

Rohit Chugh, founder and chief executive, Roti Chai

Rohit Chugh: Career Profile

By Luke Nicholls

Rohit Chugh landed his first position in the restaurant industry as managing director of Cinnamon Club in 2004. In 2008, he set-up its sister site, Cinnamon Kitchen. Chugh then decided to fulfil a lifelong ambition to run his own Indian street food restaurant,...

Moolis, the Indian street food restaurant which opened in Soho's Frith Street, has been bought from administration by Roast founder Iqbal Wahhab

Roast founder acquires Indian street food restaurant Moolis

By Peter Ruddick

Roast founder Iqbal Wahhab has bought Soho's Indian street food restaurant Moolis from administration with plans for menu changes before expansion aspirations for the business beyond the current Frith Street site.

Jaswa Samosa has plans for three more sites in the next six months

Samosa café opens first site in Reading

By Lorraine Heller

An Indian couple have opened their first Samosa café in Reading, with the aim of bringing ‘authentic’ Indian street food to UK consumers throughout the day.

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