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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.

Bobo Social to open Ealing restaurant

Bobo Social heads to Ealing

By Joe Lutrario

Bobo Social has chosen Ealing’s Filmworks development for its third London site.

Julie’s restaurant relaunch Holland Park

Latest opening: Julie’s

By Joe Lutrario

A crack team is overseeing the reimagining of a West London institution that was at one point one of the capital’s most famed celebrity haunts.

The Potted Lobster and Whittling House chef Richard Sim on his trouble with TripAdvisor

Flash-grilled: Richard Sim

By James McAllister

The group head chef of The Potted Lobster and Whittling House in Northumbria on his trouble with TripAdvisor, and why sausage rolls are the perfect accompaniment to sloe gin.

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