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Chef Henry Harris breathes new life into former Carvosso site

Published:  16 October, 2018

THE HARLOT

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Hart brothers drop new restaurant in Kings Cross

Published:  06 October, 2018

DROP

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As prominent restaurant chains continue to hit the wall, Andrew Catchpole looks at the impact on smaller operators

Published:  05 September, 2018

With the upmarket, wine-focused Argentinian Gaucho Group and its offshoot Cau under administration, and the on-trade landscape littered with recent casualties including Prezzo, Carluccio’s, Jamie’s Italian and Byron Burger (to name just a few), it’s looking tough out there in the restaurant world.

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Brexit delivering negative impact on business for three quarters of independent trade

Published:  30 August, 2018

A Harpers survey on the current effects and possible outcomes of Brexit has revealed that 73% of on and off-trade businesses believe the vote has already had a negative impact on their business.

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Jascots adds four new green producers

Published:  09 August, 2018

Jascots is poised to add four new environmentally friendly producers to its portfolio as part of its strategy to focus on sustainability

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Looking ahead: Martin Williams, M Restaurants

Published:  09 August, 2018

As the first half of 2018 draws to a close, Harpers asked key trade figures to highlight the current challenges, on-going trends and opportunities

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Looking ahead: Ryan 'Mr Lyan' Chetiyawardana, Dandelyan

Published:  20 July, 2018

As the first half of 2018 draws to a close, Harpers asked key trade figures to highlight the current challenges, ongoing trends and opportunities  

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Q&A: Laure Patry, Pollen Street Social Group

Published:  19 July, 2018

Brexit may be a big headache, but London is still one of the best places in the world to be a sommelier, group head sommelier Laure Patry tells Harpers

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Arc Inspirations creates key role as part of expansion strategy

Published:  09 July, 2018

Leeds-based multiple operator Arc Inspirations has created a HR and training business partner position as it gears up to expand further this year.

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Two restaurants closing a week, but UK dining scene shows reverse North-South divide

Published:  28 June, 2018

The number of licenced restaurant in the UK has fallen by -1.3% in the twelve months to March 2018, with the total number dining outlets also falling by 0.4%, according to the recent Market Growth Monitor report from CGA.

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Jascots appoints new head of sales

Published:  18 June, 2018

Jascots has appointed Miles Platt as its new head of sales.

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Hedonism-backed Hide launches in Piccadilly

Published:  06 June, 2018

HIDE

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Alastair Pyatt returns to Jascots as head of buying

Published:  05 June, 2018

Jascots has appointed Alastair Pyatt to a newly created head of buying role.

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Sake is not just for sushi. Master of Sake John Gauntner talks pairing possibilities from cheese to calamari

Published:  10 May, 2018

The next time you order oysters in a restaurant, why not ask for a glass of sake?

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Lea & Sandeman talks renewed wholesaling focus

Published:  10 April, 2018

Quality London retailer and wholesaler Lea & Sandeman is putting renewed focus into re-building its on-trade wholesale arm, following the tragic death of founding member Patrick Sandeman in 2012.

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Buckingham Schenk strengthens on-trade team

Published:  26 March, 2018

Buckingham Schenk has strengthened its on-trade team with the appointment of a sales executive.

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Northern restaurant and bar scene powers ahead of London

Published:  15 March, 2018

The restaurant and bar scenes in Liverpool, Manchester & Leeds have been revealed as growing at rates more than double those of London.

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Gonzalez Byass brings Ashton Hills Pinot Noir to the UK for the first time

Published:  23 January, 2018

Gonzalez Byass has signed a deal as the exclusive distributor of Ashton Hills, marking the UK debut for the Adelaide producer’s Pinot Noir wines.

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No Christmas cheer for restaurant and pub groups

Published:  19 January, 2018

Restaurant and pub groups across the UK recorded a marginal decline in sales during the festive season, with drink-led businesses claiming the best of the festive trade.

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Liberty buoyant but cautions market will remain tough in 2018

Published:  17 January, 2018

A slowing economy, with falling on-trade sales, smaller lists and people drinking less is the predicted outlook for 2018, according to Liberty Wines managing director David Gleave MW.

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