Ex-Chiltern Firehouse head chef to open London venture
Patrick Powell, former head chef of celebrity hotspot Chiltern Firehouse, is set to open a new restaurant in Stratford offering modern European cuisine.
Pidgin’s Adolfo De Cecco to open London restaurant
The former head chef of Hackney-based restaurant Pidgin is to open his first solo venture, called Casa Fofó, in Clapton.
London resto Dandy to re-launch after crowdfunding campaign
London-based restaurant Dandy is set to re-open in Bermondsey, following a successful crowdfunding campaign which raised nearly £80,000.
Plant-based restaurant brand to open fourth site in London
Plant-based restaurant brand The Gate is to open a new venue in St John’s Wood, following the success of its sites in Marylebone, Islington and Hammersmith.
Harrow: Franciacorta is good for the waistline
Franciacorta producers have a golden opportunity to target health conscious consumers due to the sparkler’s naturally low sugar levels, according to the region’s ambassador, Tom Harrow.
WLC Eats: Skylon
wlc heads to Skylon on London’s Southbank to test-drive its new menu, devised by Finnish-born chef Helena Puolakka, gorging on cured salmon on rye, fresh pappardelle in a smoked tomato sauce with creamy goat’s cheese and a heavenly chocolate tart.
Beck at Brown’s collaborates with Lalani & Co to offer tea-centric dinner
Situated in Mayfair, Italian restaurant Beck at Brown’s new AperiTEAvo will offer diners a “theatrical tea pairing experience”.
Emily Roux’s London restaurant launches BYO wine lunches
Caractère in Notting Hill will offer guests the opportunity to bring their own wine for lunch on a Tuesday or Wednesday, whether it’s “a rare white Châteauneuf-du-Pape or a bottle from your local supermarket”.
Batali surrenders restaurant empire after claims of sexual misconduct
US celebrity chef Mario Batali has sold off all of his shares in the Batali & Bastianich Hospitality Group, following a 20-year partnership with the Bastianich family, following allegations of sexual misconduct.
Giraffe and Ed’s Easy Diner chain set to close 27 restaurants
Hundreds of jobs are at risk following an announcement by the Boparan Restaurant Group that Giraffe and Ed’s Easy Diner will shut 27 of their combined 87 sites as part of a strategy to reduce company debts.
Wine bar forced to defend purple curtains over brothel claims
A wine bar owner in Cornwall has been forced to clarify that his establishment is in fact a wine bar and not a brothel, after his choice of purple drapery gave locals the mistaken impression that it was in fact a house of ill repute.