QSR & Street Food

Plans approved for Portal Way building in west London featuring hundreds of dark kitchens and community food hall

The Lowdown: Portal Way

By James McAllister

Plans have been approved to build a monolithic, cubed structure in west London that will be home to hundreds of dark kitchens as well as a huge community food hall.

Knoops plots international expansion

Knoops plots international expansion

By Restaurant

Artisanal hot chocolate café concept Knoops has agreed its first international partnership to open sites in the Middle East, with expansion into the US and China also being discussed.

Bristol-based Sandwich Sandwich is to make its debut in the capital with a site in the City of London.

Sandwich Sandwich secures London foothold

By James McAllister

Award-winning Bristol-based operator Sandwich Sandwich is to make its debut in the capital later this year having secured a site in the City of London.

Roll Baby heads to Westfield London

Roll Baby heads to Westfield London

By Joe Lutrario

Rice paper rolls specialist Roll Baby has launched a site in White City’s Westfield London bringing its total number of locations up to three.

Pret scraps final Veggie sites

Pret scraps final Veggie sites

By James McAllister

Pret A Manger is to scrap its final Veggie Pret sites little more than a year after announcing it would be rowing back on its long-term plans for the brand.

Founder of London-based fusion street food brand Mexican Seoul Ashley Chipchase on becoming a restaurateur

Flash-grilled: Ashley Chipchase

By James McAllister

The founder of London-based fusion street food brand Mexican Seoul on his first experiences working on Brick Lane market, solving problems, and the two best meals he's ever eaten.