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Friday five: the week's top restaurant stories

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This week's most read news stories include Brad Carter making his London debut, the closure of Borough Market restaurant Turnips and squatters moving into Ramsay's York & Albany restaurant.

Former D&D London CEO Des Gunewardena to open new restaurants in London and Manchester

Des Gunewardena plots his next move

By Finn Scott-Delany

Former D&D London CEO Des Gunewardena is gearing up to launch his next venture in the sector, with a number of landmark venues set to open in London and Manchester.

Latest opening: Le Pont Bistrot

Latest opening: Le Pont Bistrot

By James McAllister

D&D London have created a casual offshoot of their riverside restaurant Le Pont de la Tour that's housed in the restaurant's former bar area.

D&D's Des Gunewardena:

D&D's Des Gunewardena: "Covid has cost our business £2.5m a month'

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D&D London chairman and CEO Des Gunewardena has written to the Chancellor ahead of today’s (11 January) parliamentary debate on support for the hospitality sector asking the Government to properly compensate businesses forced to closed by the Coronavirus.

Hospitality curfew rules reaction restaurant pubs and bars

Anger, confusion and dismay: sector reacts to curfew rules

By Joe Lutrario

The hospitality industry has reacted with a mixture of anger, confusion and dismay to the curfew that comes into effect tomorrow (Thursday 24 September) alongside other restrictions intended to slow the spread of Coronavirus.


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