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Margot's Paulo de Tarso on Daniel Boulud and his dislike of no reservations restaurants

The Weekender Interview: Paulo de Tarso

By Joe Lutrario

The front of house maestro and Margot co-founder shares his pearls of wisdom and pays homage to two of New York's most prominent restaurateurs.

London hotels struggle to attract Chinese tourists

London hotels struggle to attract Chinese tourists

By Sophie Witts

London’s luxury hotels are falling behind the rest of Europe by failing to attract high-spending Chinese tourists, according to a report by the British Hospitality Association (BHA).

Social Pantry founder Alex Head on growing an ethical food business

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Social Pantry founder Alex Head on growing an ethical food business

By Emma Eversham

Alex Head formed London-based catering company Social Pantry six years ago. The business has expanded considerably since, adding Social Pantry Café in 2013 and a host of new clients, but even with growth, her strong principles remain an essential part...

Harry Cragoe of The Gallivant on why banning tips is good for business

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Harry Cragoe of The Gallivant on why banning tips is good for business

By Sophie Witts

Harry Cragoe, owner of The Gallivant restaurant with rooms in Camber, pays all his staff a minimum of £9 per hour and has launched the #toohiptotip campaign to ban service charges in restaurants. He believes more hospitality businesses need to use a similar...

BIRD considers regional expansion for 2017

BIRD considers regional expansion for 2017

By James Wallin

BIRD, the free­range fried chicken concept, will target expansion into the rest of the UK in 2017 with Leeds and Manchester identified as targets.