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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 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.

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.

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.

Friday five: the week's top restaurant stories

Friday five: the week's top restaurant stories

By James McAllister

This week's top newx stories include James Watt stepping down as BrewDog CEO, the National Restaurant Awards' Opening of the Year shortlist, and The Rum Kitchen closing its entire estate

The best alcoholic drinks launches for May

Liquid assets: May 2024

By Restaurant

Swedish and Scottish whiskies and Sussex and Hampshire wines are among our top picks for this month's new drinks releases.

Los Mochis London City restaurant launch Markus Thesleff

Latest opening: Los Mochis London City

By Joe Lutrario

Markus Thesleff has put his money where his mouth with one of the most ambitious restaurant launches The City has seen for some time.

Wolfox brings its pan-Asian restaurant FUMI to London

Wolfox brings its pan-Asian brand FUMI to London

By Joe Lutrario

Rapidly expanding Brighton and Hove-centric coffee and restaurant business Wolfox has brought its FUMI Asian Dining brand to London with a launch within its existing Wolfox Savoy on the corner of The Strand and Savoy Court.

Irish chef Aishling Moore has published seafood cookbook Whole Catch

Book review: Whole Catch

By Restaurant

Irish chef Aishling Moore's neat guide to seafood champions the more commonly found cheaper fish varieties.

Credit: Thom Bartley

Friday five: the week's top restaurant stories

By James McAllister

This week's top news stories include a new restaurant from chef Alex Claridge, Borough Market’s Turnips slamming the market’s management for closing its restaurant, and Popeyes' annual sales surpassing £100m.

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