The founders of Santo Remedio, the highly rated Shoreditch Mexican that closed after just five months last year, have reopened their trendy street food spot in Bermondsey’s Tooley Street today (7 September). Edson and Natalie Diaz-Fuentes managed to raise the £40,000 they were looking for on Kickstarter by 7 June in order to revive the restaurant and […]

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Gary Usher, the king of Kickstarter chefs, is chasing his third round of crowdfunding to launch the fourth restaurant of his northwestern empire – with fellow chefs led by Tom Kerridge (pictured) rallying to help. Usher needs pledges totalling £200,000 – significantly more than in his first two campaigns – by June 8 in order to proceed with his planned restaurant Wreckfish in Liverpool. […]

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Brighton’s Chilli Pickle has reached its £700,000 crowdfunding target to bankroll an expansion into four “affulent market towns” in southern England. The first new branch is expected to open this summer. Chef Alun Sperring and his wife Dawn opened the original Chilli Pickle, serving authentic regional Indian cuisine, in Brighton’s Lanes in 2007. Having twice outgrown its surroundings […]

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Cotswolds-based MasterChef finalist and former banker Andrew Kojima is opening his first restaurant, Koj, in Cheltenham next week on the back of successful pop-up and crowd-funding campaigns. He trialled the venture – and the Regent Street venue – as a pop-up in the run-up to Christmas, generating enough interest to raise £55,000 from more than 200 backers. […]

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The Real Junk Food Project in Manchester has reached its crowdfunding target of £20,000, so should now be able to achieve its goal of opening a permanent pay-what-you-feel kitchen. The restaurant, slated to open in central Manchester this year, will only use ingredients that would otherwise have been thrown away. The aim is to show […]

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Monty’s Deli, an east London market stall inspired by a grandfather’s love of traditional Jewish food, will move into a permanent site in a former Hoxton bakery in April following a successful crowdfunding campaign. The business will operate as a cross between a deli and a restaurant, serving deli classics such as bagels and Reuben sandwiches by […]

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The Real Junk Food Project has launched a fundraising campaign to open a full-time pay-as-you-feel restaurant in Manchester next year, using only food destined to be thrown out. The project needs to raise £20,000 by January 13 in order to go ahead, with pledges being sought through Crowdfunder. Chef Mary-Ellen McTague, formerly of the Fat Duck and Manchester’s Aumbry, […]

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Scottish craft brewer Innis & Gunn will accelerate plans to expand its Beer Kitchen casual dining concept into England after raising £1 million in 72 hours via crowdfunding. The two Beer Kitchens already open in Edinburgh and Dundee will be joined by another in St Andrews in the next couple of weeks, with Glasgow to follow in the […]

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Devilishly spicy Thai pop-up som saa (currently housed within Hackney’s trendy Climpson’s Arch) is looking for a permanent home – and they need backers. Founded by chefs Andy Oliver and Mark Dobbie – who met at London’s prestigious Nahm under the tutelage of the somewhat legendary David Thompson – and managed by Tom George, the restaurant has […]

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