Casual Dining

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....

 Latest opening: Andrew Wong's new restaurant Kym’s

Latest opening: Kym’s

By Stefan Chomka

Andrew Wong's long awaited Chinese restaurant has opened its doors at the City's Bloomberg Arcade.

Gaucho CVA given the green light

Gaucho CVA given the green light

By Mark Wingett

Gaucho has received approval from the majority of its creditors for its Company Voluntary Arrangement (CVA) plan.

Thom Elliot Pizza Pilgrims

How I got here: Thom Elliot

By Joe Lutrario

Thom Elliot founded Pizza Pilgrims with brother James in 2012. The pair now operate nine locations in London and a restaurant in Oxford.

Richard Caring admits Bill's restaurant group needed helps

Richard Caring: "Bill's needed help"

By Mark Wingett

Richard Caring says he received approaches for Bill’s last year, but that he didn’t think the all-day dining restaurant group was “dressed well enough to be sold” and that “it needed help”.

Juliette Wall Pho

How I got here: Juliette Wall

By Joe Lutrario

Juliette Wall founded Vietnamese noodle specialist Pho with husband Stephen in 2005. The group has now opened restaurants across the UK, and recently launched its 27th location, in Exeter.

Gordon Ker Blacklock

How I got here: Gordon Ker

By Joe Lutrario

A former lawyer, Gordon Ker founded Blacklock in 2013. Specialising in affordably-priced chops, the restaurant was named Best New Scaleable Concept at Restaurant magazine's R200 Awards last year.

Restaurant Radar: September 2018

Restaurant Radar: September 2018

By Sophie Witts

We round-up some of the openings to watch this month, including London debuts from Tom Kerridge and Mark Wahlburg (yes really).

UK on brink of 'new wave' casual dining boom

UK on brink of 'new wave' casual dining boom

By Sophie Witts

The number of restaurants in the UK has risen rapidly in the past five years, but pubs and bars are continuing to close, according to a report by the Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR) and CGA Peach.

H.en in Brighton is an example of the utilitarian, functional interiors that are set to remain big in 2015

Hospitality design trends for 2015

By Carina Perkins

Are you seeking out a new look for the New Year? Or opening a new venue? BigHospitality spoke to some of the UK’s hottest interior designers to get their top tips on the big trends set to hit hospitality in 2015.

Establishments such as Nandos are contributing to the growth in casual dining

Casual dining restaurants see continued growth

By Lauren Houghton

Foodservice industry figures from global information company The NPD Group show that casual dining establishments have attracted an extra 47m visits each year in comparison to five years ago.

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