Friday Five: the week's top news

By Sophie Witts

- Last updated on GMT

Friday Five: the week's top news
We round-up some of the top hospitality stories you might have missed this week

- The Box Tree restaurant in Ilkley has been put up for sale,​ less than 12 months after losing its Michelin star. Current owners Simon and Rena Gueller are moving on after 15 years and hope to find a new operator. The restaurant opened in 1963 and later acted as a training ground for a young Marco Pierre White.

- A coroner has called for better allergen labelling​ on restaurant menus following the death of 18-year-old Owen Carey, who suffered a fatal reaction in April 2017 after eating a Byron chicken burger coated in buttermilk. Byron has denied wrongdoing in the case.

- Five Guys is considering a further trial of a breakfast menu​ in its UK restaurants. The burger chain has been serving an early morning range in Bristol since May and says it is an "area of expansion and growth" going forwards.

- Simon Rogan's L'Enclume has taken the number one spot in The Good Food Guide's​ 2020 top 50 list. The Cumbria restaurant is one of only three restaurants in this year's list to score a perfect 10 rating, alongside Core by Clare Smyth in London and Restaurant Nathan Outlaw in Cornwall. 

- London healthy eating chain Abokado is to close restaurants under a Company Voluntary Arrangement (CVA).​ The group says it saw a decline in sales and suffered a 'significant sophisticated online banking fraud' in July. 

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