Richmond will see two new riverside restaurants opening in the coming months, as central London-based hospitality brands target the city’s wealthier suburbs for expansion. Aussie brunch specialist Daisy Green is the first out of the traps, launching Peggy Jean (pictured) in a restored barge on 27 July, followed by Mayfair celebrity-magnet fish specialist Scott’s in […]

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Raymond Blanc’s pub-brasserie group is to be spun out into a national chain under new owners who plan to open as many as 50 new branches in the next few years. The French-born chef is understood to have sold his minority stake, but will remain involved in the business. Alchemy Partners, a London-based private equity […]

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Mano Mayfair, a new restaurant offering “the vibrancy of Latin America with the unbridled glamour of late 1950s St Tropez”, is scheduled to open in Heddon Street before Christmas, although the return of the pandemic restrictions may have thrown the exact date into doubt. The concept comes from entrepreneur Alexis Colette and Romain Fargette, who […]

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Sake No Hana, the smart Japanese restaurant occupying an unusual Grade II-listed Modernist building in St James’s, has been quietly closed down by its owners, the Hakkasan group, bringing to an end its 13-year run. Opened in 2008 by Jamie Barber of Mayfair’s Hush and his business partner Evgeny Lebedev, owner of the Evening Standard, […]

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