Casual Dining

The Flint House The Gingerman Restaurants Group new Brighton opening

Latest opening: The Flint House

By Joe Lutrario

The Gingerman Restaurants Group has opened a stylish restaurant and bar in a newly created street within Brighton's The Lanes.

Philip Inzani restaurateur London’s Polo Bar

How I Got Here: Philip Inzani

By Joe Lutrario

The London-born restaurateur founded London’s Polo Bar, which stays open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Market Hall West End venue  to open in the summer and will be the largest food hall in the country

UK's largest food hall to open this summer

By James McAllister

Market Hall’s flagship West End venue is to open in the summer, and according to the group it will be the largest food hall in the country.

Tony Naylor time for a chain reaction CVA

Time for a chain reaction?

By Tony Naylor

CVAs offer a lifeline for struggling chains. But, long term, can the very notion of a ‘quality chain’ survive this current casual dining crisis?

DUM Biryani founder Dhruv Mittal opens Lucknow 49 restaurant in Mayfair

Latest opening: Lucknow 49

By James McAllister

DUM Biryani founder Dhruv Mittal has arrived in Mayfair with Lucknow 49, a restaurant inspired by the northern Indian city that’s close to the Taj Mahal.

Jefferies' eponymous Jeffery burger

Patty & Bun to launch two spin-off brands

By Joe Lutrario

Patty & Bun founder Joe Grossman has created two spin-off brands: a chicken concept called Jefferies and a stripped back burger concept called Smash Patty.

Matt Brown executive chef Hawksmoor restaurant

How I Got Here: Matt Brown

By Joe Lutrario

Hawksmoor's executive chef has a premier league CV that includes spells in some of London's most iconic kitchens, including The Ritz, La Tante Claire and The Capital.

The chef-patron at Casa Marcial, a two Michelin starred restaurant and part of the Ibérica restaurant group

Flash Grilled: Nacho Manzano

By Joe Lutrario

The chef-patron at Casa Marcial, a two Michelin starred restaurant tucked in the mountains of Asturias, is also part of the Ibérica restaurant group, which operates eight restaurants across the UK.

Caravan co-founder Miles Kirby on food restaurants and business

How I Got Here: Miles Kirby

By Joe Lutrario

The New Zealand born co-founder of restaurant and coffee-roaster Caravan oversees a growing five-strong group in London.

Cin Cin Brighton restaurant expansion plans

Generation Next: Cin Cin

By Joe Lutrario

The Italian small plates specialist started life in a converted Fiat 850. Owner David Toscano describes its growth to two venues in East Sussex

Restaurant radar: April 2019

Restaurant radar: April 2019

By Restaurant

From Mark Greenaway's return to the Scottish capital to a second bun in the oven in Chinatown, here's the hot new restaurant openings for April.

Gizzi Erskine F!LTH founder

Flash-grilled: Gizzi Erskine

By Joe Lutrario

The chef, food writer and TV personality launched plant-based brand F!LTH with Rose Ferguson back in 2017. Its signature burger will soon become a permanent fixture on the menu at Soho House's Mollie’s Motel.

Giraffe and Ed's Easy Diner CVA approved

Giraffe and Ed's Easy Diner CVA approved

By Sophie Witts

Boparan Restaurant Group (BRG) is poised to close over a third of its Giraffe and Ed’s Easy Diner restaurants following the approval of a company voluntary arrangement (CVA).

Rosie Whaley Pi Pizza restaurant founder

How I Got Here: Rosie Whaley

By Joe Lutrario

A former fashion buyer, Rosie Whaley launched Pi Pizza in Winchester in 2014 and followed up with a second in Battersea last year.

Alex Povall chef Oystermen restaurant

Flash-grilled: Alex Povall

By Joe Lutrario

Alex Povall is head chef at Covent Garden restaurant Oystermen, which was recently expanded due to popular demand.

Restaurant Eats Out: Covent Garden Frenchie, Floral by Lima, Farzi Cafe

Restaurant Eats Out: Covent Garden

By Joe Lutrario

From Parisian bistro chic to creative Indian food, Covent Garden and its immediate surrounds has no shortage of interesting places to eat.

 Mark Wogan Homeslice London pizza restaurant

How I Got Here: Mark Wogan

By Joe Lutrario

Mark Wogan founder Homeslice with brother Alan and chef Ry Jessup in 2013. The relaxed, pizza-by-the-slice group now operates six London restaurants.

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