All news articles for April 2024

Images: Beth Evans

Latest opening: Lita

By Restaurant

Marylebone has welcomed a new Mediterranean restaurant that serves gutsy food in a stylish setting.

Knightsbridge Italian restaurant Sale e Pepe has reopened

Latest opening: Sale e Pepe

By Stefan Chomka

Now part of Thesleff Group, the stalwart Knightsbridge Italian restaurant is celebrating its 50th birthday with a comprehensive nip and tuck.

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 Monica and David Galetti announcing the closure of their Fitzrovia restaurant Mere, and Michel Roux Jr's new venture at The Langham.

Mystic Burek chef Spasia Pandora Dinkovski cookbook Doma

Book review: Doma

By Joe Lutrario

Mystic Burek chef and founder Spasia Pandora Dinkovski presents recipes inspired by the Balkan diaspora.

Funding shortage pauses Hospitality Rising industry recruitment campaign

Funding shortage pauses Hospitality Rising campaign

By James McAllister

Hospitality recruitment initiative Hospitality Rising has paused its ‘Rise Fast, Work Young’ campaign with founder Mark McCulloch saying funding is not available at present for it to continue.

Big Fang tees up first London site with openings in Nottingham and Bristol also planned this year

Big Fang tees up first London site

By James McAllister

Competitive socialising group Big Fang Collective has confirmed it will open its first London outpost later this year, having secured a site in Waterloo.

Tom Slegg manager at The Angel Hotel in Bury St. Edmunds on wine

Uncorked: Tom Slegg

By Joe Lutrario

The manager of The Angel Hotel in Bury St. Edmunds on Lismore’s Samantha O’Keefe, pairing Tetley tea and custard creams, and his time at influential Soho restaurant Arbutus.

Paparazzi Café team to open Fellini in Chelsea

Paparazzi Café team to open Fellini

By Joe Lutrario

The team behind erstwhile Mayfair restaurant Paparazzi Café will launch an Italian restaurant in Chelsea early next month.

Sessions raises £3m from Guinness Ventures

Sessions raises £3m from Guinness Ventures

By Joe Lutrario

Food content business Sessions has raised a further £3m from existing investors Guinness Ventures as it seeks to expand on its technology offering while launching a new franchising arm, starting with its SoBe Burger and Ivan Ramen brands.

Image: Jodi Hinds

Karol Ploch named 2024 Roux Scholar

By Restaurant

Karol Ploch has won the 2024 Roux Scholarship following the finals of the competition held at the Waterside Inn in Bray.

London's Batman restaurant Park Row closes

Batman ends: London’s Park Row closes

By Joe Lutrario

Wonderland Restaurants has closed its Batman-themed London restaurant Park Row but says it intends to relocate its immersive dining experience The Monarch Theatre.

Grind achieves B Corp status

Grind achieves B Corp status

By Restaurant

Coffee house, restaurant group and retailer Grind has been awarded B Corp status two years after its first application.