Casual Dining

Sud Pasta team unveils new concept called Rigatoni’s

Sud Pasta team unveils new concept

By James McAllister

Manchester-based restaurant group Sud Pasta will relaunch this month under a new brand called Rigatoni’s, which is billed as aiming ‘to bring quality pasta to the masses’.

Akara West African restaurant Borough Market Aji Akokomi

Latest opening: Akara

By Joe Lutrario

Aji Akokomi’s follow up to his high-reaching Akoko restaurant takes its name from a black-eye bean fritter that originated in West Africa.

Pearly Queen oyster restaurant Shoreditch Tom Brown chef

Latest opening: Pearly Queen

By Joe Lutrario

Chef Tom Brown’s follow up to his Michelin-starred Cornerstone restaurant is focused on oysters and tips its mother of pearl-decorated hat to London’s Pearly Queens (and Kings).

Six by Nico to launch new Glasgow flagship and launch two new concepts in the city

Six by Nico to launch new Glasgow flagship

By James McAllister

Tasting menu restaurant Six by Nico is investing £3m to overhaul its Glasgow estate with the launch of two new concepts and a new flagship location in Merchant City.

Sam’s Waterside restaurant Brentford Sam Harrison

Latest opening: Sam’s Waterside

By Joe Lutrario

Following success in Hammersmith, West London specialist Sam Harrison has opened another water-adjacent restaurant, this time within the Brentford Project development.

Megan’s restaurant to return to Parsons Green

Megan’s to return to Parsons Green

By Joe Lutrario

All-day dining brand Megan’s is returning to West London’s Parsons Green having taken on the former Le Pain Quotidien site on Parsons Green Lane.

Restaurant groups see solid November sales ahead of crucial Christmas trading

Restaurant groups see 'solid' November sales

By James McAllister

Britain’s leading hospitality groups achieved year-on-year sales growth of 4.0% in November, the new CGA RSM Hospitality Business Tracker reveals.

Sune restaurant launch Hackney Honey Spencer and Charlie Sims

Latest opening: Sune

By Joe Lutrario

Honey Spencer and Charlie Sims have opened a relaxed-yet-highly-accomplished neighbourhood restaurant in Hackney’s Broadway Market.

Boom Bap Burger opens third site

Boom Bap Burger opens third site

By Restaurant

Burger mini chain Boom Bap Burger has opened its third London restaurant, in London's Leadenhall Market.

Fast casual pan-Asian chain Banana Tree has doubled its estate following acquisition by Big Table Group

Banana Tree doubles estate in a year

By James McAllister

Fast casual pan-Asian chain Banana Tree has doubled its estate in a year following its acquisition by The Big Table Group.

The team behind The Tamil Prince open The Tamil Crown desi pub in London Islington

Latest opening: The Tamil Crown

By James McAllister

The Tamil Prince team have launched a second London site, which places greater emphasis on its pub setting while retaining a robust food offering.

Fenix is the new Greek restaurant in Manchester from Tattu team

Latest opening: Fenix

By Joe Lutrario

The duo behind Tattu have launched their most ambitious (and expensive) project yet - a huge Greek restaurant in Manchester.

MW-Eat chairman Ranjit Mathrani on what makes a good leader and how to deal with unpredictability in business

How I Got Here: Ranjit Mathrani

By James McAllister

The chairman of Indian restaurant group MW-Eat, who was recognised at this year's R200 Awards, on what makes a good leader and how to deal with unpredictability in business.

The Lowdown: Bistro Greggs

The Lowdown: Bistro Greggs

By James McAllister

The high street bakery chain is looking to stake (bake) a claim on the dinner market with a month-long, pop-up restaurant featuring a Gallic-inspired menu.