Stefan Chomka

Stefan Chomka is editor of Restaurant magazine, a title for which he has worked since 2008. His specialist fields include food, eating, restaurants, eating, culinary trends, lunch, chefs, dinner and eating and he has an expanding waistline and cholesterol score to prove it.

Contact info

Tel:
+44 (0)1293 610 233
Email:
Stefan.Chomka@wrbm.com
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    News

    Debt enforcement moratorium still needed - MCA poll

    2020-05-18T07:03:00

    More than half of operators, (54%) said that their landlord had refused to offer any concessions, with an additional 34% saying that negotiations were ongoing, according to the latest weekly Hospitality Leaders Poll by MCA Insight/HIM. The results highlight further the need for a debt enforcement moratorium, one of the key pillars of Hospitality Union’s original six-point action plan, to give both commercial tenants and landlords breathing space against litigation.

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    Interviews

    Patty & Bun: ‘How you treat people now will define you forever’

    2020-04-24T10:12:00

    How restaurant businesses act now in terms of dealing with their staff, suppliers and customers will mark them out for the future once the lockdown restrictions have been lifted, Patty & Bun founder Joe Grossman has said.

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    News

    United We Stand - Kate Nicholls on the coronavirus crisis

    2020-03-26T08:36:00

    You’ve put questions to the government on its wage relief - what answers have you received so far? We got the much-needed confirmation that the Government will roll-out a Job Retention Scheme providing grants to cover 80% of wages. We had been pushing the Government very hard on this and it was absolutely vital that support was provided to ensure that employees would still receive money and businesses supported. We are still awaiting detail on the scheme

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    News

    Corbin and King announce two more restaurants

    2020-03-06T08:34:00

    Corbin and King are opening two new restaurants in London, one in the City and another in Notting Hill.

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    Pepper Collective announces slew of projects

    2020-01-10T08:33:00

    Temper founder Neil Rankin and former Benugo CEO Handley Amos are heading up a restaurant division that will provide investment and expertise to restaurateurs to launch new ventures.

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    News

    Roxy Leisure secures £7.5m growth backing from Foresight

    2020-01-08T08:32:00

    Social entertainment bar group Roxy Leisure has received a £7.5m investment from Foresight Group to help it support its expansion.

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    News

    Jo Fleet named ‘unsung hero’

    2019-12-05T08:21:00

    Flat Iron, Wagamama, Caravan and Lina Stores were among winners at Restaurant magazine’s R200 Awards held in London last night (4 December).

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    Opinion

    American dreamers

    2019-11-22T08:28:00

    A fresh wave of American concepts have crossed the pond in recent years, and more are on their way. Why is the UK so appealing to US brands, and do we still want them? 

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    News

    Kerb: ‘There’s room for more food halls in London’

    2019-09-10T07:10:00

    The founder and CEO of street food collective KERB discuss Seven Dials Market,  the two-floor market and restaurant hub located in a former banana and cucumber warehouse that opens this month in Covent Garden

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    News

    Eggslut eyes 10 for UK

    2019-08-16T14:17:00

    US-based casual dining brand Eggslut is looking to open around 10 restaurants in the UK in the coming years following the launch of its debut UK site in London’s Notting Hill, MCA’s sister title Big Hospitality reports.

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    News

    Coqfighter to opens first bricks and mortar site

    2019-05-16T07:27:00

    Fried chicken restaurant Coqfighter will open its first table-service restaurant, in Soho, at the end of this month.

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    News

    Dodo Pizza to open second UK site

    2019-04-08T07:25:00

    Russian-based tech-focused pizzeria brand Dodo Pizza will open a second restaurant in the UK later this month.

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    News

    Corbin & King launches drive to employ more over-50s

    2018-09-11T08:32:00

    Restaurant group Corbin & King has launched an initiative to employ more people over the age of 50 in a move that it believes will create a better and more diverse workforce.

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    Bundobust eyes investment; set for Liverpool

    2017-12-01T16:23:00

    Bundobust is started talks regarding taking on new investment, as it gears up to secure a site in Liverpool

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    Opinion

    The pizza perfectionists

    2017-11-27T07:33:00

    Neapolitan pizza player Santa Maria opens its third restaurant later this month – but don’t expect to see one on every street corner any time soon. Stefan Chomka reports

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    Erskine to launch Pure Filth concept

    2017-11-15T07:48:00

    Chef Gizzi Erskine and nutritionist Rosemary Ferguson are set to launch healthy vegetarian burger restaurant Pure Filth early next year

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    Yorkshire pub named world’s best restaurant

    2017-10-12T08:37:13.470

    The Black Swan at Oldstead in North Yorkshire has been named as the best restaurant in the world, according to TripAdvisor.

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    Kazutoshi confirms details of Soho restaurant

    2017-09-08T16:28:00

    Master sushi chef Endo Kazutoshi has confirmed he will open a sushi restaurant in London’s Soho this winter.

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    Eleven Madison Park is World’s Best Restaurant 2017

    2017-04-06T08:31:20.193

    Eleven Madison Park in New York has been crowned the World’s Best Restaurant, knocking Osteria Francescana off the coveted top spot.

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    Money off the main motivation for customer complaints

    2017-02-07T08:30:38.707

    Over half of diners expect a restaurant to take money off their bill should they have to make a complaint when eating out, according to a new industry survey.

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