Casual Dining

Radio Alice Italian restaurant and pizza group looking to expand across London

Radio Alice: the pirates of pizza

By Stefan Chomka

London might not seem the most obvious place for Bologna-based restaurateurs to get inspiration for their pizzerias but in the case of Italian brothers Matteo and Salvatore Aloe the UK capital’s restaurant scene has proved invaluable.

Opening of the month: Southside Scran Michelin starred restaurant Tom Kitchin Edinburgh

Opening of the month: Southside Scran

By Stefan Chomka

The fourth restaurant in Tom Kitchin’s Edinburgh-based restaurant group is a neighbourhood bistro that bridges the gap between his Michelin-starred flagship and his popular gastropub

Z He Bun House

How I Got Here: Z He

By Joe Lutrario

Z He launched Cantonese steamed bun specialist Bun House in early 2017. She will open a second Bun House early next year just down the road from the Soho original.

Getting serious about food safety

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Getting serious about food safety

By Restaurant

As recent events have shown, food safety and allergen awareness have never been more important for restaurant businesses.

New restaurant openings December

Restaurant Radar: December 2018

By Restaurant

There are no shortage of openings this month with high profile launches imminent from restaurants including Tamarind, Spuntino, Din Tai Fung and Imperial Treasure.

Henry Harris and Harcourt Inns to open The Crown in Chiswick early next year

The Crown to open in Chiswick early next year

By Stefan Chomka

Former Racine and Dover Street Arts Club chef Daniele Zaffora will head up the kitchen at The Crown, the fourth pub from award-winning pub group Harcourt Inns that is due to open next year.

Restaurant's R200 Awards winners announced

Restaurant's R200 Awards winners announced

By Joe Lutrario

Restaurant groups including Nando’s, Mowgli, Honest Burgers and Tortilla were among the winners at Restaurant magazine’s R200 Awards, held last night (3 December) at Hawker House.

Phones in restaurants

The Lowdown: Phones in restaurants

By Joe Lutrario

Frankie & Benny’s is - ahem - ringing the changes by asking diners to lock away their phones prior to sitting down

Joel Braham The Good Egg

How I Got Here: Joel Braham

By Joe Lutrario

The Good Egg's Joel Braham has cracked the London brunch market with his Jewish deli and Israeli-inspired dishes.

Macellaio RC Store Street

Latest opening: Macellaio RC Store Street

By Joe Lutrario

Roberto Costa's fifth London site specialises in magnums and pizza, but Macellaio's high quality Fassone beef remains the star of the show.

TRG Concessions and Crêpeaffaire team up

TRG Concessions and Crêpeaffaire team up

By Joe Lutrario

TRG Concessions has entered into a partnership with Crêpeaffaire which will see the fast casual crêpe and waffle specialist make its airport debut before the year is out.

Acai Berry Chelsea

Acai Berry chooses Chelsea for second site

By Joe Lutrario

Brazilian ‘superfood’ brand Acai Berry has opened a second grab-and-go site in Chelsea following the success of its inaugural bricks-and-mortar location in Soho’s Kingly Court.

Bowls Soho

We want.... bowls?

By Joe Lutrario

First-time restaurateur Zarifa Ragimova is to open a Soho restaurant that serves food only in bowls.

Pabellón Brighton

Latest opening: Pabellón

By Joe Lutrario

Lee Shipley's follow up to Circo is located in a listed building next to Brighton Pavilion and again blends Spanish and Asian influences.

Mark Lilley Abokado

How I Got Here: Mark Lilley

By Joe Lutrario

Mark Lilley founded healthy eating chain Abokado in 2004 with his wife Lindsay. The company has grown to 23 locations across London with further growth planned for next year.

 Stephen Tozer Maison Bab

Flash-grilled: Stephen Tozer

By Joe Lutrario

Stephen Tozer founded Le Bab with Ed Brunet in Soho back in 2015. Earlier this year the pair launched a larger upmarket kebab restaurant in Covent Garden called Maison Bab.

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