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After hours with… Katarina Todosijevic

After hours with… Katarina Todosijevic

By Becky Paskin

Katarina Todosijevic left her small Swedish village for the bright lights of London at just 20 years old. Seven years later she is now the head chef of Searcy’s Portrait Restaurant at the National Portrait Gallery in London

YCYW 2010 regional finalists announced

YCYW 2010 regional finalists announced

By Becky Paskin

The Restaurant Association has named the 48 regional finalists in this year’s annual Young Chef Young Waiter competition 2010

Fire closes Rainer Becker's Roka restaurant

Fire closes Rainer Becker's Roka restaurant

By Chris Druce

A fire has closed Rainer Becker’s original Roka restaurant in London’s Charlotte Street, with the Soho venue not due to reopen for at least a month

S&M Café chain up for sale

S&M Café chain up for sale

By Emma Eversham

Smash Foods, operator of sausage and mash-style restaurant chain S&M Café has put the six-strong group up for sale

After hours with… Jillian MacLean

After hours with… Jillian MacLean

By Becky Paskin

Jillian MacLean launched bar and restaurant group Drake & Morgan in 2008, and is about to launch her third London site, The Anthologist,  near St. Paul's Cathedral next month

Mexican restaurant chain Chilango to expand in 2010

Mexican restaurant chain Chilango to expand in 2010

By Emma Eversham

Chilango, the fast casual Mexican restaurant chain founded by Eric Partaker and Dan Houghton, will open two more sites outside the capital this year and is planning to open a 'handful' of central London sites

Restaurant operator sought for London’s tallest building

Restaurant operator sought for London’s tallest building

By Becky Paskin

Heron International, the property group behind the Heron Tower construction in Bishopsgate, London, is seeking an operator for the tower’s Restaurant and Sky Bar, which upon completion will be the highest in London

TGI Friday's fined £30k for running 'filthy kitchens'

TGI Friday's fined £30k for running 'filthy kitchens'

By Emma Eversham

The American-themed restaurant chain pleaded guilty to six food hygiene offences in court on Wednesday after inspectors found dead cockroaches, mouse droppings and grease-encrusted cabinets in its kitchens

Restaurant to become art installation

Restaurant to become art installation

By Emma Eversham

The team behind east Londons Bistrotheque restaurant create a temporary restaurant within a new exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts

Restaurants warned of three year recession

Restaurants warned of three year recession

By Emma Eversham & Becky Paskin

Food critic Charles Campion has warned of the arrival of a three-year ‘restaurant recession’ with mid-market restaurants set to take the biggest hit

Maze voted top UK restaurant

Maze voted top UK restaurant

By Emma Eversham

Gordon Ramsay Holdings restaurant comes first in Restaurant magazines top UK Restaurants 2008 list

Ubon by Nobu to close

Ubon by Nobu to close

By Emma Eversham

The Japanese restaurant in Canary Wharf will close on September 26 as the group plans to relocate its second London restaurant to another site in the capital

Ex-Savoy employees move on up

Ex-Savoy employees move on up

By Becky Paskin

Two previous employees of London’s Savoy hotel, have now been appointed at the Landmark London, and the Balmoral in Edinburgh

Van der Horst Gets Ready to Party

Van der Horst Gets Ready to Party

By Carina Simon

Bjorn van der Horst tells of his vision to open a new style of restaurant in London based on the idea of the kitchen being the centre of any party following the recent demise of La Noisette in Knightsbridge, London.

PubChef Food Excellence Awards 2008

PubChef Food Excellence Awards 2008

By Lucy Britner

Former PR man Ross Williams, who only entered the pub trade five years ago, scoops the top prize at tonights glitzy awards bash at the Dorchester hotel in London.

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