All news articles for October 2020

Flash-grilled with Koya co-founder and chef Shuko Oda

Flash-grilled: Shuko Oda

By James McAllister

Shuko Oda is co-founder and chef at udon noodle restaurant Koya, which operates two London locations in Soho and The City, and is currently celebrating its 10th birthday.

Latest opening: Galvin Bistrot & Bar

Latest opening: Galvin Bistrot & Bar

By Jams McAllister

Chris and Jeff Galvin have relaunched their Galvin HOP pub concept in London's Spitalfields as Galvin Bistrot & Bar.

Friday Five: the week's top news

Friday Five: the week's top news

By James McAllister

A round-up some of the main hospitality news stories from the past week including Caffè Nero becoming the latest operator to explore a CVA and Henry Harris leaving Harcourt Inns.

Nathan Outlaw chef patron restaurant Outlaw's New Road Port Isaac Cornwall accessibility tasting menu a’ la carte National Restaurant Awards Sess...

Estrella Damm National Restaurant Awards Sessions

Nathan Outlaw on rethinking top-end dining

By Joe Lutrario

The next video in the Estrella Damm National Restaurant Awards' Sessions series features Nathan Outlaw, who relaunched his flagship as a much simpler affair earlier this year.

People on the move in hospitality October 2020 Ashley Tinoco Zoltan Szabo Sally Abé Paulo De Tarso Henry Harrias

People on the move: October 2020

By James McAllister and Stefan Chomka

A roundup of the biggest personnel changes in the hospitality sector over the past month.

Stephen Tozer co-founder of London-based kebab restaurants Le Bab, Maison Bab and Kebab Queen

How I Got Here: Stephen Tozer

By James McAllister

Stephen Tozer is the co-founder of London-based kebab restaurants Le Bab, Maison Bab and Kebab Queen.

Busaba CVA approved

Busaba CVA approved

By Finn Scott-Delany

Busaba Eathai’s Company Voluntary Arrangement (CVA) has been approved, with an 81% majority of creditors backing the proposals.

Why restaurants and pubs need back of house technology to help with pandemic

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Why back of house should be front of mind

By Restaurant

With so many systems and solutions available to help restaurants navigate the current pandemic, increase efficiencies and open up new revenue streams, never has back of house tech been so important.

Pâtissier Alix Andre and restauranteur Ellen Chew’s Arôme bakery to go permanent in Covent Garden

Arôme to go permanent in Covent Garden

By James McAllister

Singaporean restaurateur Ellen Chew is to partner with pâtissier Alix Andre to launch a permanent site for Asian-influenced bakery concept Arôme at The Yards in London's Covent Garden next month.

Mobile order and pay technology restaurants pubs bars coronavirus

How mobile order and pay tech took off

By Restaurant

The UK restaurant sector was slow to adopt mobile ordering and payment technology in any meaningful way. And then the Coronavirus pandemic struck

Theo, Luke and Nathaniel Selby at Evelyn's Table

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Band of brothers: The Selby trio on Evelyn’s Table

By Joe Lutrario

Hotly-tipped former Hide head chef Luke Selby and his younger brothers Theo and Nathaniel are confounding expectations by taking over the tiny counter restaurant beneath Layo and Zoë Paskin’s Soho pub The Blue Posts

Caffè Nero considers CVA

Caffè Nero eyes CVA

By James McAllister

Caffè Nero has become the latest high street operator to explore a Company Voluntary Arrangement (CVA) to help it emerge from the pandemic.

Restaurants and chefs Tom Kerridge Elizabeth Haigh McDonald's rally behind Marcus Rashford free school meals half term campaign

Restaurants rally behind Rashford campaign

By James McAllister

Restaurateurs and operators from across the hospitality sector have rallied behind footballer Marcus Rashford's campaign to provide free meals to vulnerable children in England over the October half term.

Flash-grilled with Crispin restaurant Spitalfields head chef Naz Hassan

Flash-grilled: Naz Hassan

By James McAllister

Naz Hassan is head chef at Crispin, an all-day restaurant in London's Spitalfields area that serves an eclectic small plates menu of Italian-focused dishes, alongside speciality coffee and low-intervention wines.

Friday Five: the week's top news

Friday Five: the week's top news

By James McAllister

This week's headlines were dominated by various parts of the country facing tougher lockdown measures, and the growing pleas of the hospitality industry for restrictions to be relaxed.

KFC to create new jobs delivery

KFC to create 5,400 jobs

By Georgia Cronin

KFC UK and Ireland is to create a 5,400 new jobs following a surge in takeaway demand fuelled by the Coronavirus crisis, Sky News reports.

Tenderstem meet the grower

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Meet the grower: Charlie Cleaver

By Restaurant

We pay a visit to MWW Farms in Worstershire to find out why Tenderstem® broccoli is a great choice for the planet as well as the plate.

Best EPOS systems for restaurants

How the pandemic is shaping the future of EPOS

By James McAllister

With the pandemic rewriting the rulebook on how restaurants operate, it’s never been more important for your EPOS system to be capable of adapting to the changing landscape

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