Restaurant News


Tasty cancels growth funding

21 Sep 2018

Tasty, the Wildwood operator, has said it has “no plans to open any new sites at the current time” and has cancelled its unused £5m revolving credit facility earmarked for expansion.

Karen Jones at MCA's Restaurant Conference 2018

Jones: 'Prezzo lost its focus on hospitality'

20 Sep 2018

Prezzo executive chair Karen Jones has told MCA’s Restaurant Conference about her decision to take charge of the struggling brand and mission to “make customers love it again”.

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Gaucho creditors approve CVA plan

20 Sep 2018

Gaucho has received approval from the majority of its creditors for its Company Voluntary Arrangement (CVA) plan, MCA understands.

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M&B eyes further acquisitions for Miller & Carter

20 Sep 2018

Mitchells & Butlers (M&B) is to slow down the rate of expansion for its Miller & Carter brand, now that the business has reached the 100-site mark.

Maison du Mezze

Maison du Mezze eyes Soho opening

19 Sep 2018

AMA Hospitality is in talks to open a site under its Middle Eastern-style, premium casual dining restaurant brand – Maison du Mezze, in London’s Soho, MCA understands.


The Coconut Tree opening two in Bristol

19 Sep 2018

The Coconut Tree, the Sri Lankan street food concept, is opening two new restaurants in Bristol.


VIP-backed Zela heading to The Strand

19 Sep 2018

Zela, an upscale Japanese and Mediterranean fusion concept backed by Cristiano Ronaldo, is to open at the ME London Hotel on The Strand in Covent Garden.

BOWLS concept to replace Billy & The Chicks

19 Sep 2018

BOWLS, a new “high-end fast-casual concept, is to open in London’s Soho, replacing chicken concept Billy & The Chicks.

Honest Burgers secures Marylebone site

18 Sep 2018

Honest Burgers, the Active Partners-backed business, is to further strengthen its presence in central London, with an opening in Marylebone.

Rudy’s Pizza plans Liverpool launch

18 Sep 2018

Mission Mars, the Manchester based group behind Albert’s Schloss and Rudy’s Pizza, is set to launch the latter concept in Liverpool.

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Giraffe and Ed’s launch retail range with Tesco

17 Sep 2018

Boparan Restaurant Group (BRG) has launched retail ranges for Giraffe and Ed’s Diner with Tesco.

Ethical consumerism is on the rise

New research highlights areas of ethical improvement for restaurants

14 Sep 2018

The majority of restaurants are falling behind consumer expectations when it comes to ethical standards, according to the author of a new guide by Ethical Consumer.

Richard Caring

Caring: Bill’s was left behind

13 Sep 2018

Richard Caring has told MCA that he did receive approaches regarding Bill’s last year, but that he didn’t think the 82-strong chain was “dressed well enough to be sold”

Cattle Grid team to launch bar concept

13 Sep 2018

The team behind Cattle Grid is to launch a new wine bar cum kitchen concept in south west London

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Bistrot Pierre co-founders take a step back

12 Sep 2018

Robert Beacham and John Whitehead, the co-founders of Bistrot Pierre, the Livingbridge-backed French restaurant group, are to take step back from the business and take on non-executive roles, MCA understands.

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