Oliver Peyton's flagship Coast restaurant in London's West End is to reopen this month as Mash, with silver service replaced by cheap bar-style food. Anxious industry watchers fear the unparalleled growth in London restaurants over the past five years has driven staff costs too high. Consequently, the pessimists now expect a "tidal wave" of closures.

The Daily Telegraph carries a largely unfavourable review of The Admirality, Oliver Peyton's newest London restaurant inside the recently refurbished Somerset House.

Sunday Business 10/09/2000

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The Daily Telegraph 09/09/00 page 20 (Weekend section)