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David Taylor on 30 years of Balans Soho Society

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David Taylor on 30 years of Balans Soho Society

By Sophie Witts

Late-night restaurant and celebrity favourite Balans Soho Society celebrates its 30th anniversary this year. Co-founder David Taylor spoke to BigHospitality about updating the now six-strong brand and the changing world of Soho restaurants.

Bone Daddies eyes London expansion

Bone Daddies eyes London expansion

By M&C Allegra Foodservice

Ross Shonhan believes there is scope to expand Bone Daddies, his informal Japanese concept, to up to ten sites in London according to BigHospitality's sister publication M&C Allegra Foodservice.

The House of Ho will be ‘very different’ to Bobby Chinn’s two restaurants in Vietnam

Bobby Chinn heads to the UK for new Vietnamese restaurant in London

By Luke Nicholls

Chef Bobby Chinn, who has risen to fame in Vietnam with two eponymous restaurants and as the host of the World Café TV show, is coming to the UK to open The House of Ho restaurant in Soho, after eight years searching for the right opportunity.

The new-look venues feature new designs, updated menus and ‘more competitive’ prices

Late Night London revamps restaurant & bar offering

By Luke Nicholls

Late Night London, the subsidiary of Novus Leisure which owns 45 restaurants, bars and nightclubs across the capital, has just completed the refurbishment of three of its venues and is set to re-launch another next month.

Spanish tapas restaurant Barrafina lost nearly a whole day's trading from the Soho power cut

Soho power cut: Pubs, bars and restaurants lose out on Mad Friday

By Luke Nicholls & Peter Ruddick

As businesses braced themselves for ‘Mad Friday’, one of the busiest trading days of the year, a power cut left parts of London’s Soho without electricity for the majority of the day, forcing pubs, bars and restaurants to close.

Leon will unveil its ninth restaurant before Christmas

Leon secures Soho flagship

By Mark Stretton

Leon has finally secured its flagship site in Soho’s Old Compton Street, signing a lease with The Soho Estate.

Bincho Yakitori in Soho

Bincho Yakitori Take Two

By Claire Miller

The popular Japanese grill restaurant Bincho Yakitori is opening a second London branch next month