Brooklyn Bowl's new 800-capacity concert venue will open at The O2 in Greenwich next week

Brooklyn Bowl heads to O2

By Luke Nicholls

New York-based entertainment venue Brooklyn Bowl is set to launch its first UK outpost at The O2 in London later this month.

MasterChef: The Professionals judge Monica Galetti says TV work can be both a blessing and a curse for a chef

Monica Galetti: Pearls of Wisdom

By Luke Nicholls

She’s the Samoan-born Le Gavroche sous chef that has become known as the tough-talking MasterChef: The Professionals judge. But how much do we really know about Michel Roux Jr’s right-hand woman, Monica Galetti?

Ergon opened just off Oxford Street last month

Opportunity knocks for Greek restaurants in London

By Luke Nicholls

The owner of a new Greek restaurant and deli in London believes there is a gap in the market for a group of restaurants offering an ‘integrated Greek experience’ as he looks to expand his business under a franchise. 

Camino's founders Richard Bigg and Nigel Foster opened the first site in King's Cross in 2007

Camino confirms UK expansion plans

By Luke Nicholls

The Spanish restaurant revolution in London is set to take another turn next year as Camino, the four-strong tapas restaurant and bar group, is embarking on an ambition expansion programme to reach 10 sites over the next three years.

Novotel London Wembley is due to open in April 2014

Accor increases London presence with new Novotel signing

By Luke Nicholls

Shortly after announcing that its business will be divided in two in a bid to maximise operational performance, global hotel operator Accor has announced the signing of a new hotel in Wembley for one of its midscale brands, Novotel.

Franco Manca is planning to open another six sites in London over the next 18 months

Franco Manca plans six more restaurants

By Stefan Chomka

Burgeoning pizza chain Franco Manca is to open a further six sites in London over the next 18 months and is exploring options to franchise the concept overseas. 

Sales at Ibérica’s existing two London restaurant's are growing at about 25 per cent year-on-year

Ibérica eyes Farringdon and Manchester for next restaurant openings

By Luke Nicholls

Two weeks after revealing plans to expand to up to 10 sites across the UK in the next five years, Ibérica Restaurants says it hopes to be opening its fourth London restaurant in Farringdon next spring, followed by two new restaurants in Manchester later...

Benugo operates 11 high street delis across London, with plans to open another 15 sites over the next three years

Benugo to open two new sites in London

By Luke Nicholls

Restaurant, café and catering company Benugo is launching two new cafés in London next month, in Mayfair’s Hanover Street and within Victoria’s new mixed-use development, 62 Buckingham Gate. 

The two new Roka restaurants will join London sites in Canary Wharf and Charlotte Street (pictured)

Roka to open two new restaurants in London

By Luke Nicholls

Roka, Rainer Becker’s contemporary Japanese robatayaki restaurant brand, is doubling its footprint in the UK with two new venues opening in London next year.

(L-R): Henry Dimbleby and John Vincent founded Leon with a site in Carnaby Street in 2004

Leon to double in size over the next year

By Luke Nicholls

Leon has this month opened the first of a planned twelve sites over the next year as the restaurant chain looks to 'create fast food as it might be in heaven'. 


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