Casual Dining

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.

Vermuteria Anthony Demetre

Latest opening: Vermuteria

By Joe Lutrario

Anthony Demetre's new project is a low-key bar that celebrates vermouth as well as exploring the link between cycling and food and drink.

Martin Williams M Gaucho

How I Got Here: Martin Williams

By Joe Lutrario

The actor turned steak magnate is best known for his stint at Gaucho as managing director and founding M Restaurants. He recently returned to Gaucho to lead a re-invigoration of the business.

Norwegian Seafood Innovation Day

Video: Making seafood the star of your menu

By Restaurant

Restaurant magazine teamed up with Seafood from Norway last month to run a seafood focused development workshop, discussion and lunch at Adam Byatt’s restaurant, Upstairs at Trinity.

Scott Hallsworth Freakscene

Flash-grilled: Scott Hallsworth

By Joe Lutrario

The ex-Nobu and Kurobuta chef now runs FreakScene in Soho, an irreverent Asian small plates restaurant that takes its name from a Dinosaur Jr. track.

Berenjak Soho

Latest opening: Berenjak

By Joe Lutrario

The Sethi family's latest project is a stripped back and affordable Iranian kebab restaurant headed by ex-Gymkhana chef Kian Samyani.

Six ways for restaurants to elevate their plant-based offer

Ask the experts

Six ways for restaurants to elevate their plant-based offer

By Louise Palmer-Masterton

Long-time vegan and restaurateur Louise Palmer-Masterton founded plant-based Stem + Glory in 2016, and has since completed two successful crowdfunds to grow the company to three sites. The Cambridge restaurateur shares her tips on how operators can improve...

Canto Manchester

Opening of the Month: Canto

By Tony Naylor

Simon Shaw’s follow up to his acclaimed Spanish restaurant El Gato Negro brings modern Portuguese cooking to Manchester.

Bill Collison Bill's

How I Got Here: Bill Collison

By Joe Lutrario

Bill Collison founded Bill's Produce Store and Cafe in 2001. A few years later, the Lewes and Brighton-based business attracted the attention of mid-market maestros Andy Bassadone and Chris Benians, who have turned the business into a national chain....

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