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BoBo Group heads to Chester for third venue

BoBo Group heads to Chester for third venue

By Restaurant

North west-based hospitality company BoBo Group is to open another venue in the region early next year, joining the growing line-up of restaurants at the new Chester Northgate development.

Jack Applebee of Applebee’s Fish and La Gamba on making hospitality a viable career and his favourite restaurants in London

How I Got Here: Jack Applebee

By James McAllister

One of the brothers behind Borough Market's Applebee’s Fish and the recently launched La Gamba on the Southbank on making hospitality a viable career and his favourite restaurants in London.

Tapas restaurant Salt Yard Group heads to Westfield London for fifth site

Salt Yard heads to Westfield London

By James McAllister

Salt Yard Group is to open its fifth London restaurant this week at Westfield in Shepherd’s Bush, with a further site in the capital planned for later this year.

Three Michelin star chef Dani García to bring Bibo tapas restaurant to London Mondrian Shoreditch hotel

Chef Dani García to bring Bibo to London

By James McAllister

Andalusian chef Dani García is to bring his brasserie and a tapas bar concept Bibo to the capital, launching in the Mondrian Shoreditch hotel later this summer.

Fino Tapas eyes expansion

Fino Tapas launches £2m expansion drive

By James McAllister

Preston-based Spanish restaurant Fino Tapas is to open four new locations this year as part of a £2m expansion plan, with a view to establishing further sites in the future.

Jose Pizarro restaurateur London coronavirus lockdown Estrella Damm tapas

Estrella Damm National Restaurant Awards Sessions

Jose Pizarro: "I had one day off in five months"

By Stefan Chomka

Jose Pizarro says he had only one day off in five months as he fought to continue running his restaurant business during the Coronavirus pandemic.

Photo credit: Adam Scott

Latest opening: Chuku's

By James McAllister

Following a successful crowdfund, siblings Ifeyinwa and Emeka Frederick have opened a bricks and mortar site for their Nigerian-focused pop up concept Chuku’s on Tottenham High Road in London.

Flash-grilled: Monika Linton

Flash-grilled: Monika Linton

By Georgia Bronte

Monika Linton founded Brindisa, one of the capital's most loved Spanish food shops, in the 1980s. Now comprising five tapas restaurants and shops, the group is regarded as one of the most knowledgeable authorities on Spanish food in the UK.

Openings April 2017 Restaurant Radar

Restaurant Radar: Openings April 2017

By Hannah Thompson

From new tapas bar Little José, burger bars aplenty, and the much-awaited Lympstone Manor from Michael Caines, there's loads to look out for this April

Robin Gill replaces Delicatessen with tapas bar

Robin Gill replaces Delicatessen with tapas bar

By Hannah Thompson

Robin Gill, the chef behind the London sites The Dairy and The Manor, is replacing his Delicatessen with a new tapas bar concept called Counter Culture after admitting that the former venture didn’t work at the site.

Hospitality Openings: March 2016

Hospitality Openings: March 2016

By Hannah Thompson

There was a panoply of colourful and eclectic openings this month, including Park Regis' first UK hotel in Birmingham, James Sommerin's new boutique hotel and Victor Garvey's latest tapas restaurant Duende. 

Omar Allibhoy is bringing a 'taste of Spain' to the midlands

Fourth Tapas Revolution to open in Birmingham

By Sophie Witts

Omar Allibhoy - the chef dubbed the ‘Antonio Banderas of cooking’ by Gordon Ramsey - has announced details of his new Tapas Revolution restaurant in Birmingham.

La Tasca is now part of Casual Dining Group

Casual Dining Group acquires La Tasca

By Mark Wingett

Casual Dining Group (CDG), the Café Rouge and Bella Italia operator, has completed its second significant deal in the sector in under two months, after agreeing to acquire La Tasca, the c40­strong Spanish tapas chain, in a deal valued at between £20m­...

Giggling Squid to double group size in 12 months

Giggling Squid to double group size in 12 months

By Melodie Michel

Thai tapas brand Giggling Squid is opening a site in Sevenoaks on 5 August – the first of a series of new venues that will double the size of the business by this time next year.

Boqueria team continues London expansion

Boqueria team continues London expansion

By Melodie Michel

The team behind tapas restaurant La Boqueria is expanding its London presence with a new site recently opened in Battersea and a sherry bar to launch in the near future in the same neighbourhood.

Father and son Carlo and Marcello Di Stefano

San Carlo Group to expand in London and Manchester

By Lauren Houghton

Italian restaurant group San Carlo has announced plans to open two more restaurants before the end of the year, Cicchetti in Covent Garden and a Fumo site in Manchester, their largest yet.

The Koh Thai Tapas Group are currently negotiating for more Koh Noi sites

Koh Thai Tapas announces expansion plans

By Lauren Houghton

The Thai tapas restaurant group Koh Thai Tapas (KTT) has confirmed it will be launching two new sites of its latest tapas bar and takeaway concept Koh Noi. 

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