Casual Dining

The Flint House The Gingerman Restaurants Group new Brighton opening

Latest opening: The Flint House

By Joe Lutrario

The Gingerman Restaurants Group has opened a stylish restaurant and bar in a newly created street within Brighton's The Lanes.

Philip Inzani restaurateur London’s Polo Bar

How I Got Here: Philip Inzani

By Joe Lutrario

The London-born restaurateur founded London’s Polo Bar, which stays open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Market Hall West End venue  to open in the summer and will be the largest food hall in the country

UK's largest food hall to open this summer

By James McAllister

Market Hall’s flagship West End venue is to open in the summer, and according to the group it will be the largest food hall in the country.

Tony Naylor time for a chain reaction CVA

Time for a chain reaction?

By Tony Naylor

CVAs offer a lifeline for struggling chains. But, long term, can the very notion of a ‘quality chain’ survive this current casual dining crisis?

DUM Biryani founder Dhruv Mittal opens Lucknow 49 restaurant in Mayfair

Latest opening: Lucknow 49

By James McAllister

DUM Biryani founder Dhruv Mittal has arrived in Mayfair with Lucknow 49, a restaurant inspired by the northern Indian city that’s close to the Taj Mahal.

Jefferies' eponymous Jeffery burger

Patty & Bun to launch two spin-off brands

By Joe Lutrario

Patty & Bun founder Joe Grossman has created two spin-off brands: a chicken concept called Jefferies and a stripped back burger concept called Smash Patty.

York Roast Co planning crowdfunding campaign

York Roast Co planning crowdfunding campaign

By Sophie Witts

York Roast Co, the restaurant group famous for its Yorkshire Pudding wrap, is planning to launch a crowdfunding campaign to support its growth later this year.

Matt Brown executive chef Hawksmoor restaurant

How I Got Here: Matt Brown

By Joe Lutrario

Hawksmoor's executive chef has a premier league CV that includes spells in some of London's most iconic kitchens, including The Ritz, La Tante Claire and The Capital.