All news articles for January 2024

Founder of London-based fusion street food brand Mexican Seoul Ashley Chipchase on becoming a restaurateur

Flash-grilled: Ashley Chipchase

By James McAllister

The founder of London-based fusion street food brand Mexican Seoul on his first experiences working on Brick Lane market, solving problems, and the two best meals he's ever eaten.

Pastan vegan pasta restaurant Brighton

Latest opening: Pastan Brighton

By Joe Lutrario

The Bristol-founded vegan pasta brand has launched a Brighton outpost in the site that was once home to Semolina.

What is the future of the beef sector for restaurants?

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High steaks: discussing the future of the beef sector

By Restaurant

We gathered a group of chefs, restaurateurs, meat suppliers, and butchers round a table, in partnership with Bord Bia, to discuss the challenges – and opportunities – facing those in the beef sector.

All-day restaurant group Loungers opens 250th site

Loungers hits 250th site landmark

By Restaurant

Loungers will open its 250th site today (29 January) as it continues its accelerated site opening programme across the UK.

What chopping boards should professional chefs use?

The Lowdown: No Mise En Plastic

By Joe Lutrario

A campaign has been launched to stop chefs using plastic chopping boards amid concern over microplastic deposits in food.

Timberyard owners Radford family have opened Montrose restaurant and wine bar in Edinburgh

Latest opening: Montrose

By James McAllister

The team behind family-run Edinburgh restaurant Timberyard have launched a new venture in the Scottish capital’s Abbeyhill area.

Friday five: the week's top restaurant stories

Friday five: the week's top restaurant stories

By James McAllister

This week's top news stories include the announcement of this year's Top 50 Gastropubs list, Compass Group acquiring rival contract caterer CH&CO, and Resy's plan to close its UK business.

North Brewing sold to Kirkstall owner in a pre-pack administration deal

North Brewing sold to Kirkstall owner

By James McAllister

North Brewing has been acquired by Steve Holt, owner of fellow Leeds-based brewery Kirkstall, in a pre-pack deal that will secure the jobs of 78 North employees.

Melody Wong director of wine The Peninsula London

Uncorked: Melody Wong

By Joe Lutrario

The director of wine at The Peninsula London on 1928 Petrus, New Zealand Pinot and and Domaine Henri Jayer’s 1990 Vosne-Romanée Cros Parantoux.

What's in store for casual dining sector in 2024?

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What's in store for casual dining in 2024?

By Stefan Chomka

Spin offs, overseas expansion, better loyalty schemes, and a boom in franchising are just some of the things we could see in the coming year.

Harriet Mansell to launch 'Garden Table' chef's table tasting menu restaurant

Harriet Mansell to launch 'Garden Table' experience

By James McAllister

Lyme Regis-based chef Harriet Mansell is planning her ‘next creative step’ following the closure of her Robin Wylde restaurant last year with the launch of a new chef’s table experience.

Juliana Kipper Brazilian-born head chef of El Santo in Glasgow's Merchant City

Flash-grilled: Juliana Kipper

By James McAllister

The Brazilian-born head chef of El Santo in Glasgow's Merchant City on getting her start in the industry, confronting gender imbalance, and why caviar is overrated.

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