Food

Cosmo is planning to open restaurants in Birmingham and Manchester

‘Largest UK restaurant’ set to open in November

By Rachel Johnson

An 800-cover restaurant claiming to be the largest restaurant in the UK is due to open in Croydon this November, as its owners roll out plans to export its 'all the world on a plate' concept to the Continent

David Thompson, head chef at Nahm

Pearls of Wisdom: David Thompson

By Stefan Chomka

David Thompson is head chef at Nahm, the first Michelin-starred Thai restaurant in Europe, situated in the five-star Halkin hotel in London’s Belgravia. He will soon open a new restaurant in Bangkok

The mouse seen by inspectors jumping out of a bowl of sweet and sour onto pipework at Kam Tong

Mouse jumps from bowl in restaurant

By Chris Druce

The owner of the Kam Tong restaurant in London’s Queensway has been criticised for “an appalling catalogue of offences” after health inspectors saw a mouse jump from a bowl of sauce in the kitchen

Mark Hix, founding director of Restaurants Etc

Pearls of Wisdom: Mark Hix

By Joe Lutrario

After working for Caprice Holdings for 17 years, Mark Hix left his job as chef director in 2008. He now operates four Hix restaurants in London and Dorset, and is director of food at Rocco Forte’s Brown’s Hotel in Mayfair

L'Art du Fromage serves up to 200 cheeses

Speciality cheese restaurant opens in Chelsea

By Becky Paskin

Two French entrepreneurs have opened the UK’s first speciality cheese restaurant in Chelsea near London’s Kings Road, serving up to 200 cheeses at any one time