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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Chef Matt Gillan will open his all-day café and evening restaurant in Brighton later this month — and has launched a kickstarter campaign to fund an ambitious extension. Gillan, who ran the Pass restaurant at South Lodge Hotel near Horsham for five successful years until last April, took over the Red Roaster café and roastery in Kemptown […]

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The team behind Norse, the highly rated Scandi-inspired restaurant that piggy-backs in the evenings at a Harrogate café, has hit its target of raising £20,000 on kickstarter to help fund a move into permanent premises. Norse is expected to move into the basement of the Studley Hotel in Swan Road – which has housed a restaurant for 30 […]

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A few week’s ago we reported on the interesting rise of crowd-funded restaurants as several high-profile restaurateurs announced plans to finance their latest ventures this way. We also pointed out that this strategy doesn’t always pay off – just look at the unfortunate case of Viajante. A slam dunk idea one would reckon. It’s a […]

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A new twist on London’s ubiquitous chicken shop (there are now over 8,000 of these grungy fast food joints) opened in the badlands of Tottenham on 9 November. Chicken Town by Create is a new, part crowd-funded, food and community project that claims it will ‘tackle child obesity at its source’. It’s a problem that is particularly […]

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