All articles by Luke Nicholls

  • News

    Burton-Race to open Notting Hill restaurant


    High-profile chef John Burton-Race is returning to London after 12 years, with the opening of The New Angel in Notting Hill later this month

  • News

    St. John founder wins Lifetime Achievement Award


    Fergus Henderson, a founding partner of infamous London restaurant St. John, has been awarded The Diners Club Lifetime Achievement Award as part of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards 2014

  • News

    Fat Duck to relocate to Australia for six months


    Heston Blumenthal is temporarily relocating his legendary three-Michelin-starred restaurant The Fat Duck while carrying out a six-month refurbishment of the original site in Bray

  • News

    The Ambrette set for South East expansion


    Dev Biswal, chef patron of The Ambrette which has restaurants in Margate and Rye, has revealed plans to expand across the South East, with two new sites opening in the coming few months

  • News

    Details revealed of Blumenthal’s Heathrow launch


    Heston Blumenthal’s new ‘nostalgic British restaurant’ will be called The Perfectionists’ Café and will open at Heathrow’s newly redeveloped Terminal 2 in June

  • News

    Foodilic eyes expansion


    Restaurateur Peter Ilic plans to open at least 30 outlets for his healthy fast food brand Foodilic over the next five years, according to M&C Report’s sister title BigHospitality

  • Ping Pong

    Ping Pong primed for national expansion


    Dim sum restaurant chain Ping Pong has unveiled plans to open another 20 to 25 sites in and outside of the capital over the next four years, ahead of opening its ninth outlet in London

  • News

    Ekachai eyes London expansion


    Ekachai, the South East Asian restaurant group, is beginning a culinary and interior makeover of its original site in Liverpool Street before embarking on expansion plans to double its estate over the next five years

  • News

    Aikens to close Chelsea restaurant


    Michelin-starred chef and restaurateur Tom Aikens is to close his eponymous flagship restaurant in Chelsea

  • News

    Former Red Hot manager launches first solo venture


    A former manager of Red Hot World Buffet in Manchester has embarked on his first solo venture with a new restaurant in Oldham offering his own take on global cuisine

  • News

    Greek concept eyes gap in UK market


    The owner of a new Greek restaurant and deli concept, which recently opened in London, believes there is a gap in the UK market for a group of restaurants offering an ‘integrated Greek experience’

  • News

    Murchison vehicle folds


    Alan Murchison Restaurants Ltd, which operated the Michelin-starred L’Ortolan restaurant in Berkshire, has been put into voluntary liquidation after running up debts of almost half a million pounds

  • David Cameron

    Cameron vows to support ethnic restaurant sector


    David Cameron has vowed to support upcoming young chefs in the UK’s ethnic restaurant sector, but the Prime Minister admitted that the difficulties importing skilled chefs from the Indian subcontinent will take some time to solve

  • Strada

    Strada aims to broaden appeal


    Strada is aiming to broaden its appeal through a number of changes to its menu and the design of its restaurants

  • News

    Iberica sets out expansion plans


    Ibérica Restaurants, the Spanish group led by two-Michelin-starred chef Nacho Manzano, is actively looking to expand outside of London with plans for up to 10 UK sites in the next five years

  • News

    Survey reveals long-term impact of discounting on hotel brands


    The ‘discounting treadmill’ that has been inescapable for many restaurants appears to have had a similar impact on the hotel industry

  • News

    Kerridge's Hand & Flowers named UK's best restaurant


    The Hand & Flowers, Tom Kerridge’s pub-restaurant in Marlow, has been voted the UK’s best restaurant at the 2013 National Restaurant Awards, snatching top spot from The Ledbury, which held the title for three years

  • News

    Hix takes chicken and steak to the City


    Chef, restaurateur and food writer Mark Hix is doubling up on the success of Tramshed, having acquired the now-defunct Sushinho site in London’s Devonshire Square to open another restaurant under the chicken and steak concept

  • News

    Two stars for Dinner by Heston Blumenthal and Greenhouse


    The Michelin Guide for Great Britain and Ireland 2014 has awarded Heston Blumenthal’s Dinner and Mayfair restaurant Greenhouse two Michelin stars

  • Analysis & Insight

    UK sees record tourist visits in July


    New figures from the 2013 International Passenger Survey revealed a record-breaking 1.53 million holiday visits recorded in July, contributing to a 23% boost in tourist spending