Stefan Chomka

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Stefan Chomka is deputy 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.

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

    11 Sep 2018

    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.

  • Bundobust eyes investment; set for Liverpool

    01 Dec 2017

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

  • The pizza perfectionists

    27 Nov 2017

    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

  • Erskine to launch Pure Filth concept

    15 Nov 2017

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

  • Yorkshire pub named world’s best restaurant

    12 Oct 2017

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

  • Kazutoshi confirms details of Soho restaurant

    08 Sep 2017

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

  • Eleven Madison Park is World’s Best Restaurant 2017

    06 Apr 2017

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

  • Money off the main motivation for customer complaints

    07 Feb 2017

    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.

  • It’s all white now

    05 Jan 2017

    Five years ago, French chain Brasserie Blanc was a brand in stasis. But a revamp of the entire estate and a move into the pub sector means it has rediscovered its je ne sais quoi. Stefan Chomka reports

  • Like father, like San

    08 Dec 2016

    Family-run Italian restaurant group San Carlo is switching focus away from its northern heartland to expand across the capital. Stefan Chomka reports

  • Bosi set for Bibendum

    05 Oct 2016

    Hibiscus chef-patron Claude Bosi is believed to be taking up the reigns at the Bibendum restaurant in Fulham

  • The happy wanderers

    05 Oct 2016

    Brothers James and Thom Elliot have created a fun-loving restaurant business where the vibes are as important as the food. And the Pizza Pilgrims’ party has only just begun

  • Benugo sets out expansion plans

    22 Jul 2016

    Cafe and restaurant chain Benugo plans to double in size in the next five years as well as expand across Europe and possibly the US

  • Charlotte's Web

    21 Jul 2016

    It might only operate three London sites, but Charlotte’s Group is proving to be one of the capital’s most progressive restaurant operations thanks to its forward-thinking, young owner Alex Wrethman. Stefan Chomka talks to him about the growth of the company

  • New Moon eyes three-pronged growth plan

    26 Apr 2016

    New Moon Co intends to open its second Mockingbird Taproom in the first quarter of next year, as it pursues a three-pronged expansion strategy.

  • Hawksmoor: how not to build a ‘London’ steakhouse in Manchester

    06 Apr 2016

    When Will Beckett told people that he was considering entering Manchester with his Hawksmoor steakhouse group he wasn’t short of friendly advice telling him not to bother.

  • When Hawksmoor met Harrison

    02 Mar 2016

    Last year, neighbourhood restaurants Sam’s and Harrison’s were snapped up by the Hawksmoor Group. But it wasn’t the typically hostile takeover many have to come to expect in the industry. Restaurant talks to Hawksmoor co-founder Will Beckett and Sam Harrison about what happened

  • Pitt the elder

    12 Feb 2016

    This month Pitt Cue relocates to a new City site, transforming itself from a tiny, rough ’n’ ready barbecue bolt hole to a bigger and more grown up meat restaurant (spoiler: it won’t serve pulled pork or picklebacks)

  • Jonathan Downey: Streets ahead

    04 Feb 2016

    His street food markets will attractmore than one million visitors this year and his latest business, London Union, is backed by Jamie and Nigella. Now, as Stefan Chomka discovers, Jonathan Downey has his sightson creating the world’sbest food and drink market.

  • M Restaurants set out expansion plans

    04 Dec 2015

    M Restaurants is looking to open a further three sites in London, after signing on what it plans will be its fifth site in Canary Wharf

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