Pioneering Belfast chef-restaurateur Michael Deane will next week open his latest venture, mrDeanes Bistro Bar and Social, in the city centre premises formerly occupied by his restaurants Deanes Eipic and Love Fish. Michael closed his flagship Eipic last December, citing the rising cost of living as customers opted for lower-priced options for eating out. Long […]

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Two very different hospitality businesses which share rustic-posh design values, a promise of locally sourced produce and a passion for the porcine are making their first forays into pub ownership. In the Cotswolds, the shabby-chic Pig hotel group founded by Robin Hutson will next month open The Village Pub in Barnsley, outside Cirencester, in the […]

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Andy Jones is to open a second branch of Dalston institution Jones & Sons next month, in South Woodford. The original industrial-style restaurant and grill achieved fame as the location for the 2021 film Boiling Point. Andy announcing the news via an Instagram post, saying: “Over the moon and absolute petrified that I’ll be opening […]

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Host a sustainable supper in your restaurant this June! To mark Great Big Green Week, London Climate Action Week and Grow Urban Festival, The Sustainable Restaurant Association is encouraging UK restaurants to host sustainable suppers in June. They’ve even created a free toolkit packed with essential tips on how to do so!  What is Great Big Green Week? […]

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Our round-up of what the nation’s restaurant critics were writing about in the week up to 19th May 2024 Evening Standard Roe, Canary Wharf Jimi Famurewa delivered the first verdict on the “unfathomably huge” Canary Wharf follow-up to St James’s Market hit Fallow, and it’s a certified thumbs-up: “Roe is both big and clever,” he […]

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