All news articles for May 2024

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 Dishoom launching legal battle to overturn the ‘Ruby Murray’ trademark, Bryn Williams closing Odette's after 16 years, and Mitchells & Butlers buying Pesto Restaurants.

Credit: Harriet Langford

Latest opening: Pomus

By James McAllister

Following the closure of his own London restaurant earlier this year, chef Tony Rodd has relocated to Margate to oversee the stoves of a new neighbourhood-style restaurant and wine bar.

Tim Haywards new cookbook steak the whole story

Book review: Steak

By Stefan Chomka

Tim Hayward's meaty new cookbook is a passionate and enthusiastic exploration of the world of steak.

Lost in the Lanes founder Natalie Demetriou on wine

Uncorked: Natalie Demetriou

By Joe Lutrario

The founder of Brighton’s Lost in the Lanes on Michael Schuster, Sussex sparkling and Domaine Romanée Conti 1945.

2024 Gold Service Scholarship winner Scott Crowe on coping with the stress of a busy restaurant service

Flash-grilled: Scott Crowe

By James McAllister

The 2024 Gold Service Scholarship Scholar, who is supervisor at The Balmoral Hotel in Edinburgh, on coping with the stress of a busy shift, and his favourite post-service snack.

Zambrero bolsters presence in Birmingham

Zambrero bolsters presence in Birmingham

By Restaurant

Mexican-inspired, quick-service restaurant Zambrero will opened a site at Birmingham’s Bullring & Grand Central as the Australian-born brand continues to expand across the UK.

Chef Niall Keating leaves his Lunar restaurant near Stoke-on-Trent

Niall Keating leaves Lunar

By Joe Lutrario

Niall Keating has left Lunar, the ambitious restaurant he launched in 2021 within Wedgwood’s Barlaston pottery near his hometown of Stoke-on-Trent.

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 Adam Handling's plans for a new Cornish pub, David Campbell being appointed chairman at Rare Restaurants, and The Real Greek's move into retail.

Chef's table Abajo to overhaul culinary concept below Michelin star restaurant HUMO

Chef's table Abajo to overhaul culinary concept

By James McAllister

Abajo, the 10-seat chef's table housed below Michelin-starred Mayfair restaurant HUMO, is to overhaul its culinary concept with a new menu drawing inspiration from executive chef Miller Prada’s Colombian heritage.

Sarnie Party festival dedicated to sandwiches is running in London this weekend

The Lowdown: Sarnie Party

By Restaurant

A new festival dedicated to food stuffed between bread kicks off in north London today (17 May), proof if ever we needed it that the nation has become even more sandwich obsessed than usual.

Cloth wine-led restaurant Farringdon

Latest opening: Cloth

By Joe Lutrario

Friends and wine importers Joe Haynes and Ben Butterworth have teamed up with ex-Lasdun chef Tom Hurst to launch a wine bar and restaurant in Farringdon.

Harry Cooper General Manager Counter 71 restaurant London

Uncorked: Harry Cooper

By Joe Lutrario

The general manager of Shoreditch restaurant Counter 71 on Oastbrook Pinot Blanc, matching roast lamb with Schioppetino and why the concept of the Old World should be retired.