Casual Dining

Gaia Greek restaurant London

Latest opening: Gaia

By Joe Lutrario

High-profile Dubai-based restaurateur Evgeny Kuzin has brought his glam Greek restaurant format to Mayfair.

Wetherspoon partners with Haven holiday park operator

Wetherspoon partners with Haven

By Finn Scott-Delany

Holiday park operator Haven has announced an exclusive agreement with JD Wetherspoon to open pubs at its locations.

Warwickshire-based bar and restaurant group Beer and Coffee to open The Lost Pug in Northend

Beer & Coffee Company to open The Lost Pug

By Restaurant

The Warwickshire-based bar and restaurant group behind venues including pubs The Royal Pug, The Fat Pug, and The Black Pug in Warwick, and The Lazy Pug in Shipston is continuing to expand with plans for a new Pug venue.

Alley Cats Pizza New York-style pizza restaurant in London's Marylebone

Latest opening: Alley Cats Pizza

By Joe Lutrario

Marylebone has welcomed a compact, high-quality pizzeria that pays homage to the by-the-slice joints of New York.

Pergola Paddington to close

Pergola Paddington to close

By James McAllister

Pergola Paddington has announced it will be permanently closing its doors later this month.

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Spaghetti House returns to profit

By Shwetali Sapte

Spaghetti House has reported financial results for the year to 26 March 2023, with turnover rising from the previous year’s £5.3m to £9.8m.

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.


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