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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 Azzurri bringing US brand Dave’s Hot Chicken to the UK, a new concept from Pizza Express, and Bundobust closing its Birmingham site.

Sri Lankan restaurant group The Coconut Tree has entered into a company voluntary arrangement

The Coconut Tree enters into CVA

By James McAllister

Sri Lankan restaurant group The Coconut Tree has entered into a company voluntary arrangement (CVA).

The Cut & Craft lines up Manchester restaurant

The Cut & Craft lines up Manchester site

By Joe Lutrario

York and Leeds-based steak restaurant and cocktail bar The Cut & Craft will make its debut in the north west later this year with a site in Manchester.

Former D&D London CEO Des Gunewardena has opened new flagship Engel and Jang at The Royal Exchange in The City

Latest opening: Engel and Jang

By James McAllister

Former D&D London CEO Des Gunewardena has returned to the capital’s restaurant scene with a double opening within The Royal Exchange in The City of London.

Chef Jakob Grant opens Deal bistro Cherub’s upstairs at The Bohemian public house on seafront

Chef Jakob Grant opens Deal bistro

By James McAllister

Former Bouchon Racine chef Jakob Grant has opened his first solo restaurant venture, a bistro located upstairs at The Bohemian public house on the seafront in Deal, Kent.

Azzurri to bring California-based fast casual concept Dave’s Hot Chicken to UK with 60 openings planned

Azzurri to bring Dave’s Hot Chicken to UK

By James McAllister

Azzurri Group is to bring California-based fast casual concept Dave’s Hot Chicken to the UK with a view to opening 60 sites under the brand beginning in London next year.

Capdesia exits Marugame Udon Europe

Capdesia exits Marugame Udon Europe

By Restaurant

Marugame Udon Europe parent company Toridoll Holdings is to take full ownership of the noodle restaurant group, with Capdesia successfully exiting its investment.

Zero waste restaurant Silo has reached its £10,000 crowdfunding target to build a Fermentation Factory

Silo’s Fermentation Factory crowdfund reaches target

By James McAllister

Hackney-based zero-waste restaurant Silo has successfully reached its £10,000 crowdfunding target to build a Fermentation Factory that will produce commercial quantities of koji and beer grain miso.

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 Jeremy Clarkson's plan to open a pub, the sudden closure of London restaurant All’onda, and Hawksmoor exploring a potential sale.

Jackson Boxer has partnered with hospitality operator Experimental Group to launch new bistro restaurant Henri in London

Latest opening: Henri

By James McAllister

Chef Jackson Boxer has once again partnered with hospitality operator Experimental Group to launch a new bistro concept in central London.

Mediterra book review Ben Tish

Book review: Mediterra

By Joe Lutrario

Cubitt House chef director Ben Tish is on familiar territory with this collection of simple yet distinctive Mediterranean recipes.

New drinks launches for restaurants Botivo, Black Lines and Aluna Tropica rum

Liquid assets: July 2024

By Restaurant

Botivo's first limited edition product and House of Suntory's Tsukuriwake series are among our top picks for this month's new drinks releases.

Hawksmoor explores potential sale that could value the steakhouse restaurant group at £100m

Hawksmoor explores potential sale

By James McAllister

Steakhouse group Hawksmoor has been put up for sale in a deal that could value the restaurant chain at about £100m.

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