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Los Mochis and Viajante87 bar director Panos Kanatsoulis on confronting hospitality's old school mentality

How I Got Here: Panos Kanatsoulis

By James McAllister

The bar director at the recently opened Viajante87 in London's Notting Hill on what drives his passion for hospitality, and confronting the industry's 'old school mentality'.

Chef Robin Gill on his Brixton wine bar Bottle & Rye

Robin Gill on going back to basics in Brixton

By Joe Lutrario

The high profile chef-restaurateur has opened a small yet perfectly formed natural wine bar in Brixton Village that is an ode to the neighbourhood bistros of Paris.

Golden Gai bar Soho Angelina restaurant

Latest opening: Golden Gai

By Joe Lutrario

The team behind Dalston-based Japanese-Italian restaurant Angelina has launched a playful but gastronomically ambitious bar on Soho’s D’Arblay Street.

One in four licensed restaurant pubs or bars yet to reopen post Coronavirus lockdown

One in four licensed premises yet to reopen

By James McAllister

Nearly a quarter of Britain’s licensed premises were still yet to reopen at the end of August, according to the latest Market Recovery Monitor from CGA and AlixPartners.

Vision Venues begins to build bar estate

Vision Venues begins to build bar estate

By Finn Scott-Delany

Vision Venues, a new company from festival and event operator Field Vision Bars, has acquired The Island Grocer in London's Poplar; the first of three new bricks and mortar bars.

Cub bar restaurant closes its doors permanently Ryan Chetiyawardana (aka Mr Lyan) and Doug McMaster,

Cub closes its doors permanently

By James McAllister

Cub, the restaurant and bar opened by award-winning mixologist Ryan Chetiyawardana (aka Mr Lyan) in partnership with Silo chef owner Douglas McMaster, has announced it will not reopen.

Brighton cocktail bar The Fix to close permanently Dan Kenny The Set Coronavirus

Brighton cocktail bar The Fix to close permanently

By James McAllister

Chef Dan Kenny has confirmed the closure of The Fix, the neighbourhood-style cocktail bar that operated alongside his trendy Brighton restaurant The Set within the Artist Residence hotel.

Inception Group sets up £25,000 NHS bar tab Coronavirus

Inception Group sets up £25,000 NHS bar tab

By James McAllister

London-based hospitality company Inception Group, which operates venues including Mr Fogg’s and Cahoots, has set up a £25,000 bar tab for NHS workers as part of its reopening plans.

Cape crusaders: the pair behind Kudu on building a mini-empire in Peckham

Cape crusaders: the Kudu pair on building a mini-empire in Peckham

By Stefan Chomka

In 2018, Amy Corbin and Patrick Williams opened South African-inspired Kudu, in south London, to critical acclaim. Two years on and with a second venue just launched and another on its way, they discuss their newly formed Kudu Collective.

The Alchemist to make Scottish debut

The Alchemist to make Scottish debut

By James McAllister

All-day restaurant and cocktail bar group The Alchemist is to launch its first Scottish location within the Edinburgh St James development next year.

Wine bar and restaurant group Bottles to open sister site in London

Bottles to open sister site

By James McAllister

Wine bar and restaurant group Bottles is to open a second London location on Draycott Avenue in Chelsea early next month.

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