A number of high-end restaurateurs and industry experts have condemned the use of online reservation systems, claiming booking websites are contributing to the growing number of people booking tables and not showing up.
Richoux Group, the operator of Richoux, Dean’s Diner and Zippers restaurants, has recorded a pre-tax loss of £2.6m for the first half of the year, despite making a profit of £440k for the same period in 2010.
Kitchen staff armed with rolling pins were forced to protect diners against rioters at two Michelin-starred restaurant The Ledbury last night, after looters threatened them with rocks and knives to hand over valuables.
The spiel? ;An authentic American diner (so far, one in Soho, one in Shoreditch) with milkshakes, cocktails and beer. We are here for more than just a burger: it's a whole dining experience,; says Co-owner Andreas Akerlund. Which means? ...