Monika Linton, founder of Brindisa

Pearls of Wisdom: Monika Linton

By Becky Paskin

In 1988 Monika Linton began importing Spanish wine and cheese to the UK, selling produce to a number of London’s restaurants. Now, over 20 years later, Linton operates a shop at Borough market, a restaurant in South Kensington (Casa Brindisa) and a tapas...

Jose Pizarro will open his second business on Bermondsey Street in October

José Pizarro reveals plans for second restaurant

By Joe Lutrario

José Pizarro has taken over Bermondsey Kitchen for his second restaurant project in south east London following the success of José, the respected Spanish chef’s informal tapas bar that opened early last month.

Searcys Champagne Bar at One New Change will open on 30 March

Searcys Champagne Bar opens in One New Change

By Lorraine Heller

The upmarket restaurant operator Searcys will this month open a new champagne bar at One New Change, the London shopping district near St Paul’s Cathedral.

Barrica is the latest tapas bar to open in Soho, joining Fino, La Perla and Salt Yard

Barrica tapas bar opens in Soho

By Emma Eversham

Barrica, the brainchild of former wine shipper Tim Luther opens in the heart of Soho with ex-Moro chef James Knight at the kitchen's helm

Pix has been designed to reflect the gothic architecture of Barcelona

Pix pinxto bar opens in Notting Hill

By Becky Paskin

A late night Spanish pinxto bar inspired by those found in Barcelona has opened in London’s Notting Hill this week, on the former site of the Tea Palace

Bar dining, could it work for you?

Bar dining, could it work for you?

By BigHospitality Writer

Bar dining is the height of fashion, with many restaurants catching on. It’s a good look, but only if you get it right Trendwatchers, particularly those who visit New York with any regularity, will be well aware of the trend for bar dining. ...

How to handle waiting customers

How to handle waiting customers

By BigHospitality Writer

A successful ‘no reservations' policy means you'll need to learn line management When the L'Atelier concept came to London, it opened with a ‘no bookings' policy normal to chains. That changed only a few weeks after ...