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Sam Harrison, owner of Sam’s Riverside, discusses staff shortages in no uncertain terms

Published 9 August 2022

I have worked in restaurants since I was 16 (quite a long time ago) and still have such passion for …

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The Laughing Heart has closed

Published 3 August 2022

Hackney wine bar, restaurant and music venue The Laughing Heart has closed indefinitely, its founder Charlie Mellor has confirmed. Sunday …

The Laughing Heart has closed

Published 3 August 2022

Hackney wine bar, restaurant and music venue The Laughing Heart has closed indefinitely, its founder Charlie Mellor has confirmed. Sunday …

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CODE meets Greg Wells, founder of London Craft Beer Festival

Published 1 August 2022

London Craft Beer Festival celebrates its 10th anniversary at Tobacco Dock this August. We sat down with founder Greg Wells …

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Exclusive: JÖRO duo to open ‘grocerant’ concept in Sheffield

Published 31 July 2022

Sheffield’s husband and wife team Luke French and Stacey Sherwood-French told CODE their first retail operation will be a ‘grocerant’, …

Exclusive: JÖRO duo to open ‘grocerant’ concept in Sheffield

Published 31 July 2022

Sheffield’s husband and wife team Luke French and Stacey Sherwood-French told CODE their first retail operation will be a ‘grocerant’, …

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100 Most Influential Women in Hospitality 2022

Published 13 July 2022

Sponsored by Welcome to CODE’s 100 Most Influential Women in Hospitality 2022. We are delighted bring together a lineup of …

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CODE Meets Ivan Ramen

Published 16 June 2022

CODE caught up with Ivan Ramen (real name Ivan Orkin) who was in town for a special one-night only chef …

CODE Meets Ivan Ramen

Published 16 June 2022

CODE caught up with Ivan Ramen (real name Ivan Orkin) who was in town for a special one-night only chef …

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CODE Meets Harriet Mansell

Published 10 June 2022

CODE caught up with chef and ‘foraging queen’ Harriet Mansell who, after taking part in the Great British Menu, is …

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CODE Meets Abby Lee

Published 27 May 2022

We caught up with Malaysian chef Abby Lee, who burst onto the London food scene in 2020 with her excellent …

CODE Meets Abby Lee

Published 27 May 2022

We caught up with Malaysian chef Abby Lee, who burst onto the London food scene in 2020 with her excellent …

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CODE Meets TiNDLE

Published 12 May 2022

CODE caught up with Alex Ward, chief operating officer at TiNDLE, the latest plant-based chicken alternative to arrive in the …

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Oxford restaurant The Nosebag to close after more than 50 years

Published 18 April 2022

Oxford’s much-loved restaurant institution The Nosebag will close on April 27 after more than 50 years of jacket potatoes and …

Oxford restaurant The Nosebag to close after more than 50 years

Published 18 April 2022

Oxford’s much-loved restaurant institution The Nosebag will close on April 27 after more than 50 years of jacket potatoes and …

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CODE Meets Aji Akokomi, Akoko

Published 15 April 2022

CODE last spoke to Aji Akokomi a year ago after a series of gruelling lockdowns. Last week, we caught up …

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Exclusive: Rarebit will be the next upscale wine bar and grocery shop to open in London

Published 11 April 2022

There has been a trend for upmarket grocery shops rolling along ever faster since the pandemic struck. It makes a …

Exclusive: Rarebit will be the next upscale wine bar and grocery shop to open in London

Published 11 April 2022

There has been a trend for upmarket grocery shops rolling along ever faster since the pandemic struck. It makes a …

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CODE Meets Iré Hassan-Odukale, Ikoyi

Published 8 April 2022

CODE caught up with Iré Hassan-Okudale, co-founder of Ikoyi, the micro-seasonal fine dining restaurant in St. James’s. It’s a busy …

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Exclusive: KOKO’s new public cafe to launch on April 27

Published 4 April 2022

Camden’s 122-year-old music venue KOKO has undergone a three-year, £70 million restoration and will finally reopen later this month. Much …

Exclusive: KOKO’s new public cafe to launch on April 27

Published 4 April 2022

Camden’s 122-year-old music venue KOKO has undergone a three-year, £70 million restoration and will finally reopen later this month. Much …

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Corbin & King: Minor Hotels wins bid at auction and buys entire business

Published 1 April 2022

The restaurant group Corbin & King has been bought by the Minor Hotel Group, CODE can reveal. Corbin & King …

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CODE Meets Zorawar Kalra

Published 24 March 2022

Zorawar Kalra is the founder and managing director of Massive Restaurants Ltd, and a prominent hospitality figure in India and …

CODE Meets Zorawar Kalra

Published 24 March 2022

Zorawar Kalra is the founder and managing director of Massive Restaurants Ltd, and a prominent hospitality figure in India and …

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Happy St Patrick’s Day: This is the rule of pints

Published 17 March 2022

The rule of pints is very simple. I came to understand the rule of pints the other day while I …

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Inside the new KOKO in Camden following its £70m restoration

Published 17 March 2022

Camden’s iconic KOKO concert venue will reopen next month after a £70 million, three-year restoration and redevelopment project. The 19th …

Inside the new KOKO in Camden following its £70m restoration

Published 17 March 2022

Camden’s iconic KOKO concert venue will reopen next month after a £70 million, three-year restoration and redevelopment project. The 19th …

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International Women’s Day: Three leading restaurateurs on how they spend their time

Published 8 March 2022

For International Women’s Day, we asked three hospitality professionals about their roles in the industry – how they divide their …

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‘Luxury is all about time’ – CODE Meets Darius Namdar, MD of The Twenty Two

Published 3 March 2022

“Sorry gents, just squeezing through” Darius Namdar, the managing director of The Twenty Two, a new hotel, restaurant and members’ …

‘Luxury is all about time’ – CODE Meets Darius Namdar, MD of The Twenty Two

Published 3 March 2022

“Sorry gents, just squeezing through” Darius Namdar, the managing director of The Twenty Two, a new hotel, restaurant and members’ …

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CODE Meets Frank Curley, The Delaunay

Published 23 February 2022

Corbin & King has proactively employed over 50s at its restaurants for years, but an 86-year-old? CODE founder Adam Hyman …

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CODE Meets Gabriel Waterhouse

Published 10 February 2022

CODE caught up with Gabriel Waterhouse, founder of The Water House Project, his ‘social fine dining’ restaurant in East London. …

CODE Meets Gabriel Waterhouse

Published 10 February 2022

CODE caught up with Gabriel Waterhouse, founder of The Water House Project, his ‘social fine dining’ restaurant in East London. …

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CODE Meets Maximal Concepts

Published 29 January 2022

In advance of the launch of their latest opening, The Aubrey London, CODE caught up with Matt Reid, founder of …

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Celebrating CODE’s 30 under 30 alumni: Shing Tat Chung and Erchen Chang

Published 21 January 2022

In the lead up to this year’s list, we look back at CODE’s 30 under 30 alumni Few restauranteurs have …

Celebrating CODE’s 30 under 30 alumni: Shing Tat Chung and Erchen Chang

Published 21 January 2022

In the lead up to this year’s list, we look back at CODE’s 30 under 30 alumni Few restauranteurs have …

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Celebrating CODE’s 30 under 30 alumni: Santiago Lastra

Published 14 January 2022

In the lead up to this year’s list, we look back at CODE’s 30 under 30 alumni For those avid …

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CODE Meets Endo Kazutoshi

Published 5 January 2022

“Have a look around, you can touch anything except for the knives.” CODE caught up with award-winning chef Endo Kazutoshi, …

CODE Meets Endo Kazutoshi

Published 5 January 2022

“Have a look around, you can touch anything except for the knives.” CODE caught up with award-winning chef Endo Kazutoshi, …

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CODE Meets Cherish Finden

Published 17 December 2021

CODE caught up with Cherish Finden at the newly opened Pan Pacific hotel by Liverpool Street and sampled her ‘Kopi Tiam’ …

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CODE Meets Selin Kiazim

Published 16 December 2021

When we got the chance to meet Oklava founder Selin Kiazim to chat about her new book, THREE, I snatched …

CODE Meets Selin Kiazim

Published 16 December 2021

When we got the chance to meet Oklava founder Selin Kiazim to chat about her new book, THREE, I snatched …

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CODE meets Luke French and Stacey Sherwood-French

Published 7 December 2021

CODE sat down with Luke French and Stacey Sherwood-French, the husband and wife team behind Sheffield restaurant JÖRO and Nama …

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CODE Meets Seventy One Gin

Published 2 December 2021

Seventy One Gin is the “world’s first luxury gin” from famed photographer Mert Alas. CODE caught up with Steve Wilson, master …

CODE Meets Seventy One Gin

Published 2 December 2021

Seventy One Gin is the “world’s first luxury gin” from famed photographer Mert Alas. CODE caught up with Steve Wilson, master …

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