CODE: the next chapter

Published 12 November 2019

I’ve always been fascinated by the world of hospitality. As a child I used to wander off from the dinner …

The Dumbwaiter’s Best Bites of the Week: 13 December 2019

Published 13 December 2019

From Marylebone to Moorgate. Here are The Dumbwaiter’s Best Bites of the Week. Madera Sitting proudly atop of the new …

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In conversation with Robin Gill

Published 13 December 2019

One of the hospitality industry’s most popular figures is Robin Gill, chef patron of The Dairy, Sorella, Counter Culture, Darby’s …

Monica Berg launches digital platform ‘Back of House’

Published 13 December 2019

Internationally renowned bartender Monica Berg has launched a new digital platform- Back of House. The free online resource provides a …

Entries now open for the Fortnum & Mason Food and Drink Awards 2020

Published 12 December 2019

Entries for the Fortnum & Mason Food and Drink Awards 2020 are now open. Since 2012 the awards have celebrated …

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Hospitality figures tell us about their favourite knives

Published 12 December 2019

Do you own a different knife for every occasion, or do you stick to one that is so precious no …

Queens of Mayfair to open in March

Published 12 December 2019

Two young entrepreneurs Victoria Sheppard (30) and sister Grace Sheppard (28) have announced they are opening coffee shop and wine …

Two minutes with Ian Webber, The Farmers Arms

Published 11 December 2019

This week we chat to Ian Webber, executive chef at The Farmers Arms in Devon. He speaks about what’s next …

Kudu to open two new sites

Published 11 December 2019

Amy Corbin and Patrick Williams, the duo behind Peckham restaurant Kudu, are to open two new sites in early 2020. …

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A classic revisited: Maggie Jones

Published 10 December 2019

We work in an industry in thrall to the new, so sometimes old-school restaurants get neglected. Loyd Grossman visits a …

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Douglas McMaster on food waste and sustainability

Published 10 December 2019

Silo was a pioneer when it opened in Brighton, claiming to be the world’s first zero-waste restaurant. Now its creator …

Ampéli coming to Fitzrovia

Published 10 December 2019

Ampéli is to become the latest Charlotte Street opening in January. Founded by Jenny Pagan, Ampèli will be a modern …

HIX Soho to close

Published 9 December 2019

Mark Hix has announced that HIX Soho will close permanently on 22 December. After a decade on Brewer Street, Hix …

The Dumbwaiter’s Best Bites of the Week: 6 December 2019

Published 6 December 2019

From Somerset to Soho. Here are the Dumbwaiter’s best bites of the week. Lucky & Joy Lucky & Joy have …

Chavot to leave Bob Bob Cité

Published 6 December 2019

After less than a year, renowned chef Eric Chavot is leaving Bob Bob Cité. Leonid Shutov, who owns the restaurant, …

CODE visits Gleneagles

Published 5 December 2019

Almost one hundred years old, the Gleneagles hotel has a winning combination of rich Scottish heritage and modern, dynamic management. …

Hoppers to open in King’s Cross

Published 5 December 2019

The popular Sri Lankan restaurant Hoppers is set to open in King’s Cross in February. Following the success of its …

Bibendum’s top drink trends for 2020

Published 4 December 2019

From ever more detailed styles of low and no alcohol drinks to pioneering producers and innovative packaging, the biggest drinks …

Two minutes with Imogen Davis, Native

Published 4 December 2019

For our latest Careers Q&A we chatted to Imogen Davis, co-founder of Native. She told CODE about how her entry …

Roe completes last service at Pop Brixton

Published 4 December 2019

Seafood restaurant Roe has sadly announced via Instagram that it completed its last service at Pop Brixton on Saturday 30 …

Set the bar high

Published 3 December 2019

From the rise of the aperitif to superlative after dinner cocktails, here’s why bars in restaurants are soaring. By Chloe …

Chris Leach’s cacio e pepe

Published 3 December 2019

What do you eat when you get home after service? Chris Leach of Manteca shares his recipe for tonnarelli cacio …

Dishoom to open in Birmingham

Published 3 December 2019

The team behind Dishoom have announced that Dishoom Birmingham will open in Spring 2020. The popular Bombay café will be …

Colette to open in Chelsea

Published 2 December 2019

On 20 January 2020 traiteur and deli Colette will be opening in Chelsea. Colette will serve fresh food with sustainable …

30 under 30 Class of 2019/20

Published 2 December 2019

In association with CMS Law Anaïs van Manen, 28 Head of research and development, BAO Fed up of staring a …

The Dumbwaiter’s Best Bites of the Week: 29 November 2019

Published 29 November 2019

From Moor Hall to Mayfair. Here are the Dumbwaiter’s best bites of the week. Moor Hall Mark Birchall’s restaurant in …

28 Market Place confirms opening date

Published 29 November 2019

Restaurant, bakery and wine shop 28 Market Place has announced it will be opening on 3 January 2020. Located in …

Chef Gary Rhodes dies aged 59

Published 29 November 2019

Restaurateur and chef and television personality Gary Rhodes OBE has passed away aged 59. It is believed he died suddenly …

Two minutes with Angelika Oparczyk, Bank House

Published 27 November 2019

We chatted to Angelika Oparczyk, general manager of Bank House, for this week’s careers Q&A. She shared how she got her …

Westbury dismisses Williams

Published 27 November 2019

Following eight years leading Alyn Williams at The Westbury, the Mayfair hotel have now dismissed the chef. Williams claims the …

Chris Simpson announced as new head chef of Pensons

Published 26 November 2019

Lee Westcott has decided to step down from his role as head chef of Pensons at the end of 2019. …

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