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Darwin and Wallace

Darwin & Wallace’s growth rallies as it serves up new bar in Wimbledon

Darwin & Wallace’s growth rallies as it serves up new bar in Wimbledon

An independent neighbourhood bar group has announced it is expanding its London presence with the addition of its sixth bar in the heart of Wimbledon. Darwin & Wallace, which launched in 2012, is expected to open the doors of its new bar within walking distance of the world-famous tennis ground in spring 2018, in time

The Ned

Tricon plays key role in kitchen strategy as The Ned comes into fruition

Foodservice consultancy Tricon has capped off three years of work at the already famous Ned hotel in London where it was instrumental in developing a kitchen strategy which allows for effective and discrete food distribution around the listed building.      Tricon worked closely with both architects and engineers to achieve a workable solution, in conjunction


Top chains sign up to Lunch! as it prepares to make ExCel debut

A collection of the UK’s biggest food-to-go specialists are among those set to visit London’s Lunch! show later this month. Tesco, Sainsbury’s, M&S Food, Pret A Manger, Greggs, Costa Coffee, Caffe Nero, Co-op, WH Smith, Waitrose, Starbucks, EAT., LEON, McDonald’s, and Compass Group will all be sending representatives as the show celebrates its tenth anniversary. Lunch!, which

Ca'puccino Tottenham Court Road front

YO! Sushi snares London flagship after Ca’puccino U-turn

YO! Sushi is to open a London flagship restaurant on Tottenham Court Road after taking over a site that has been occupied by Ca’puccino for the last two years. The sushi chain has bought the existing lease from Ca’puccino following a U-turn in the cafe group’s long-term plans for the site. Back in 2015, Ca’puccino

CHICAGO, IL - JANUARY 28:  A sign hangs outside of a Shake Shack restaurant on January 28, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. The burger chain, with currently has 63 locations, is expected to go public this week with an IPO priced between $17 to $19 a share. The company will trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol SHAK. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Shake Shack boosts UK presence by moving into London’s West End

Shake Shack, the fast casual restaurant chain from New York, is expanding its operations with the launch of a venue in London’s West End.  The chain has taken a prime 4,500 sq ft site at Cambridge Circus, on the junction of Shaftesbury Avenue and Charing Cross Road in the heart of London’s West End. Julia Wilkinson,

Carpigiani gelato

World’s first gelato programme for commercial kitchen operations will be in London

Carpigiani has launched a formal UK-based education programme that will teach foodservice professionals how to produce artisan gelato from their kitchens in what is a world-first for the business. The Ali Group brand already runs a Gelato University and Gelato Pastry University Programme worldwide, but these are typically aimed at gelato retailers and start-ups. The


XU serves up debut Taiwanese restaurant and bar in Chinatown

Shaftesbury has announced that new Taiwanese restaurant and bar concept, XU, has opened its debut 2,479 sq ft restaurant in Chinatown London. Established by the founders of BAO in Soho and Fitzrovia and designed in collaboration with Brady Williams, the 74-cover restaurant at 30 Rupert Street is split over two levels and features an emerald


Seafood concept to open first permanent site at Covent Garden

Seafood specialist, The Oystermen, is set to open its first permanent restaurant in Covent Garden later this summer. The Oystermen “Seafood Bar & Kitchen” in Henrietta Street will showcase oysters and seafood from the British Isles, promising new dishes as well as classics from its extended residency at The Sampler in South Kensington. Visitors to