In restaurant news this week: Dining out in the UK is predicted to fall by over a third in September, London wine bar Top Cuvée gets ready to open a shop, and a MasterChef: The Professionals finalist prepares to open a West African restaurant in October.
Mel Brown to open new Brixton wine bar
New Zealand-born, London-based entrepreneur Melanie Brown is to open a neighbourhood bistro and wine shop called The Laundry in Brixton this autumn.
Tuscan restaurant Maremma to open in south London
Maremma, a new neighbourhood Italian restaurant, will launch in Brixton next month, proffering dishes and wines from the coastal Tuscan region from which it takes its name.