Barbecue

Curtis Bell founder of barbecue restaurant brand From The Ashes BBQ on his troubles with tronc

How I Got Here: Curtis Bell

By James McAllister

The founder of barbecue restaurant brand From The Ashes BBQ on his troubles with tronc, loving food from a young age, and the importance of chefs concentrating on their craft.

Acme Fire Cult opening Andrew Clarke

Latest opening: Acme Fire Cult

By Joe Lutrario

Andrew Clarke and Daniel Watkins have found a permanent home for their live fire cooking concept at Dalston’s 40FT Brewery.

The Bourbon pub restaurant to open in Bow

Bourbon-focused venue to open in Bow

By Joe Lutrario

The mother and son duo behind London pubs including The Angel of Bow, Odette and Dominic Gibson are to open a bourbon bar and smokehouse in East London later this week.

Kudu duo to open fourth Peckham restaurant Kudu Grill

Kudu duo to open fourth venue

By Joe Lutrario

Kudu Collective’s Amy Corbin and Patrick Williams have acquired the former Truman’s pub on Peckham’s Nunhead Lane for a 50-cover restaurant that will be focused on the braai - a South African grill using only wood and charcoal.

Flash-grilled with Kansas City-born restaurateur and pit master, who owns London barbecue joint Prairie Fire, Michael Gratz

Flash-grilled: Michael Gratz

By James McAllister

The Kansas City-born restaurateur and pit master, who owns London barbecue joint Prairie Fire, on memories of White Castle burgers, and starting out as a prep chef at just 13.

Latest opening for Kansas City barbecue concept Prairie Fire's first permanent restaurant

Latest opening: Prairie Fire

By James McAllister

Kansas City barbecue concept Prairie Fire has opened its first bricks and mortar restaurant, within spitting distance of Westfield London.

Korean barbecue brand Yori to open third London restaurant

Yori to open third London restaurant

By James McAllister

London-based Korean barbecue brand Yori is to add a third restaurant location to its portfolio next month, opening on the former Jidori site in Covent Garden.

Pitt Cue barbecue restaurant closes its doors

Pitt Cue closes its doors

By James McAllister

Renowned London barbecue restaurant Pitt Cue has closed its doors after more than eight years operating in the capital.

Tom Brooke Red Dog Saloon barbecue

How I Got Here: Tom Brooke

By Joe Lutrario

Tom Brooke opened the first Red Dog Saloon on Hoxton Square back in 2010. The six-strong group is now a national player with sites as far flung as Liverpool and Southampton.

Latest opening: Flank

Latest opening: Flank

By Georgia Bronte

Nose-to-tail cooking concept Flank has moved to London to join a host of up-and-coming restaurant brands at the newly redeveloped Old Spitalfields Market.

Restaurant Eats Out: Shoreditch

Restaurant Eats Out: Shoreditch

By Hannah Thompson

From Nordic barbecue to Himalayan and Peruvian, there is no shortage of eclectic and original restaurants in east London’s Shoreditch. 

Pitt Cue co-founder Tom Adams

Pitt the elder: Why Pitt Cue is growing up

By Stefan Chomka

On a gloomy January in 2012 the net curtains of Pitt Cue in Soho twitched for the first time as Tom Adams and Jamie Berger’s barbecue efforts finally became a permanent fixture of the London restaurant scene.

Malissa Fraser, Chris Tonner and Scott Fraser of Cue Barbecue

Aberdeen restaurant relaunches as Cue

By Liam Garrahan

Aberdeen-based Beetroot Restaurants Ltd has announced the opening of CUE Barbecue, which replaces the company’s The Courtyard restaurant after a one-month renovation process.

Barbecue boys: Scott Munro (l) and James Douglas

Business Profile: Red's True Barbecue

By Stefan Chomka

With their hot sauces in retail, a cookbook under their belts and a sixth site about to launch, Red’s True Barbecue’s James Douglas and Scott Munro are fired up for further growth.

Red's co-founders Scott Munro and James Douglas plan to open 20 sites in five years

Red's True Barbecue set for Liverpool

By M&C Allerga Foodservice

Red’s True Barbecue, the fast­growing smokehouse concept, is to make its debut in Liverpool this November after securing a site in the city’s Hanover Street, BigHospitality's sister publication M&C Allegra Foodservice has learnt.

Porky's outlines 2015 expansion plans

Porky's outlines 2015 expansion plans

By Ruth Williams

Porky’s, the Memphis BBQ restaurant, is rolling out four sites this year as part of its plan to reach 10 over the next two years, according to BigHospitality's sister publication M&C Report.

Private equity firm Piper has acquired a stake in BBQ restaurant chain Hickory’s Smokehouse

Piper takes stake in Hickory’s Smokehouse

By Mark Wingett

Piper, the private equity backer of Loungers and Be At One, has acquired a stake in Hickory’s Smokehouse, the north west-based American BBQ restaurant chain.

Andre Blais, founder of barbecue brand Bodean's

Business Profile: Bodean's

By Stefan Chomka

After a five-year hiatus and a shrinking estate, barbecue brand Bodean’s is back on the expansion trail. Founder Andre Blais discusses why he won’t be getting his fingers burnt this time round.

Barbecue restaurant HotBox will open its first permanent site in Spitalfields this November

HotBox pop-up to open permanent site in London

By Lauren Houghton

Barbecue restaurant HotBox will open its first permanent site in Spitalfields this November, having tested the concept out as a series of pop-ups across the capital.

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