Covent Garden

Three of the four Union Jacks are being closed

Jamie Oliver Restaurants shuts three Union Jacks

By Mark Wingett

Jamie Oliver Restaurants has closed three of the four sites currently operating under its Union Jacks brand, as the company looks to concentrate on the continued roll out of its core Jamie’s Italian chain both in the UK and internationally. 

Sixtyone, Steam & Rye, The Smugglers Cove and Sign of the Don were among the big openings in November

Hospitality Openings: November 2013

By Luke Nicholls

London is again the hub of all things new in our photo gallery for November, with Angela Hartnett's second solo venture, a Prohibition era-themed bar and a cocoa-based fine-dining restaurant all featuring among the latest hospitality openings. 

The 300-cover Covent Garden restaurant is set over three floors, taking inspiration from its sibling in Chelsea

Big Easy heads to Covent Garden

By Luke Nicholls

Long-standing London restaurant Big Easy Bar.B.Q & Crabshack is doubling up in the capital with a second venue opening in Covent Garden next year.

Polpo Ltd, led by Russell Norman (pictured) and Richard Beatty, is looking to open another Polpo in Notting Hill next year

Polpo to open restaurant in Notting Hill

By Mark Wingett

Polpo Ltd, the London based restaurant group led by Russell Norman and Richard Beatty, has secured the All Bar One site in London’s Notting Hill Gate for an opening next year.

Champagne + Fromage, the grower Champagne and cheese specialist, whose first site (pictured) opened in Covent Garden in November 2011, is planning its second site in Brixton

Champagne + Fromage to expand to Brixton Village

By Emma Eversham

Champagne + Fromage, the grower Champagne and cheese specialist which opened its first shop and restaurant in Covent Garden two years ago, is to open a site in Brixton Village this autumn. 

While London's burger wars reached fever pitch, a number of new restaurants, hotels and pubs & bars launched in the last month, including Aqua Shard

Hospitality Openings: June/July 2013

By Peter Ruddick

While the hospitality industry was gripped with burger fever - both Five Guys and Shake Shack opened in Covent Garden in the same week - it was another busy month for restaurant, hotel and pub & bar launches as our exclusive photo gallery shows. 

Raising the white flag: Union Jacks fell flat

Jamie turns to trattorias as Union Jacks fails to fly

By Mark Wingett

“I still worry that it’s all going to come tumbling down. I still feel like I’m 17 and I’ve got it all to prove. I have to pinch myself when I sit down and think about everything that’s happened to me. But I don’t get complacent about it,” so answered...

Heaton, Butler & Bayne and the Counter Bar will open on Tuesday 2 April, with the downstairs cocktail opening a week later

Heaton, Butler & Bayne joins Covent Garden’s restaurant revolution

By Luke Nicholls

Just days after BigHospitality reported on the recent flurry of restaurant launches in Covent Garden, Heaton, Butler & Bayne – a modern British all-day dining concept from London-based restaurateur Robert Siegler - is now set to open on the corner...


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