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CODE visits Birch

Published 23 November 2021

We were grateful to be invited to visit Birch, a 55-acre retreat just 40 minutes on the train from Liverpool …

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CODE Meets Shrub

Published 19 November 2021

In September 2020, amid relentless restrictions and unpredictable lockdowns, Sam Best and Harry Dyer set out to launch Shrub, a …

CODE Meets Shrub

Published 19 November 2021

In September 2020, amid relentless restrictions and unpredictable lockdowns, Sam Best and Harry Dyer set out to launch Shrub, a …

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CODE Meets Chet Sharma, BiBi

Published 18 November 2021

How’s the reception been at BiBi so far? We’ve been so pleased. The reviews that came out over the opening …

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Celebrating 10 years of Manjit’s Kitchen

Published 17 November 2021

Openhearted, resilient and rooted in the community, Manjit’s Kitchen is a story of true hospitality. After a rough ride through …

Celebrating 10 years of Manjit’s Kitchen

Published 17 November 2021

Openhearted, resilient and rooted in the community, Manjit’s Kitchen is a story of true hospitality. After a rough ride through …

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CODE meets Dark Arts Coffee

Published 4 November 2021

There seems to be a new coffee brand on every street corner in London, and one would assume it would …

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CODE meets Greg Clarke

Published 19 October 2021

CODE met Greg Clarke at his residency at The Pass at South Lodge Hotel in Sussex. After a period of …

CODE meets Greg Clarke

Published 19 October 2021

CODE met Greg Clarke at his residency at The Pass at South Lodge Hotel in Sussex. After a period of …

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CODE meets The Nook

Published 4 October 2021

The Nook, in Highbury Corner, opened a year ago, joining the likes of Trullo, Prawn on the Lawn, and Black …

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CODE meets Emeka and Ifeyinwa Frederick, founders of Chuku’s

Published 28 September 2021

Emeka and Ifeyinwa Frederick are the founders of Tottenham’s Nigerian tapas restaurant Chuku’s. Can you tell me about the beginnings …

CODE meets Emeka and Ifeyinwa Frederick, founders of Chuku’s

Published 28 September 2021

Emeka and Ifeyinwa Frederick are the founders of Tottenham’s Nigerian tapas restaurant Chuku’s. Can you tell me about the beginnings …

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CODE meets Alex Hunter, founder of The Sea, The Sea

Published 17 September 2021

What inspired you to start The Sea, The Sea? I set up and ran the Bonnie Gull restaurant group for …

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CODE meets Ivan Vukadinovic, Frenchie

Published 10 September 2021

Ivan Vukadinovic was appointed Frenchie’s head chef in August after returning to the restaurant this year. Hired back first as …

CODE meets Ivan Vukadinovic, Frenchie

Published 10 September 2021

Ivan Vukadinovic was appointed Frenchie’s head chef in August after returning to the restaurant this year. Hired back first as …

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How Honest Burgers continues to cut through the competition after 10 years

Published 27 August 2021

“There are some restaurants you go to where you can smell the boardroom they were conjured up in.” Honest Burgers …

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Viewpoint Insights Report

Published 25 August 2021

Friend of CODE, Viewpoint, have published a report to provide insights for UK hospitality businesses after an uncertain 12 months. …

Viewpoint Insights Report

Published 25 August 2021

Friend of CODE, Viewpoint, have published a report to provide insights for UK hospitality businesses after an uncertain 12 months. …

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How The Jolly Gardeners are moving pub food on without alienating long-time locals

Published 20 August 2021

Charlie Chaplin’s dad used to play the piano that still sits in the Jolly Gardeners. Guy Ritchie chose the pub …

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CODE meets Jack and Charlie Stein

Published 17 August 2021

Jack and Charlie Stein speak to CODE about adapting to a new hospitality industry, and about how we will never …

CODE meets Jack and Charlie Stein

Published 17 August 2021

Jack and Charlie Stein speak to CODE about adapting to a new hospitality industry, and about how we will never …

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Sven-Hanson Britt on his new farm-led restaurant Oxeye, £36,000 of crowdfunding later

Published 10 August 2021

A Masterchef: The Professionals finalist in 2014 and a winner of The Rematch show in 2019; a former Roux Scholarship …

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The Hallmark of Good Design

Published 4 August 2021

Simon Rawlings, creative director at David Collins Studio, talks to CODE about the pressures and processes of re-imagining Harrod’s iconic …

The Hallmark of Good Design

Published 4 August 2021

Simon Rawlings, creative director at David Collins Studio, talks to CODE about the pressures and processes of re-imagining Harrod’s iconic …

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CODE meets Luke Selby, Evelyn’s Table

Published 3 August 2021

Formerly of Hide Above, Dabbous, and Le Manoir aux Quat’ Saisons, Luke Selby talks about the intimacy of a unique …

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A cult above the rest

Published 21 July 2021

Hisato Hamada, founder and executive chef at WAGYUMAFIA talks to CODE about all things wagyu, nurturing more meaningful relationships between …

A cult above the rest

Published 21 July 2021

Hisato Hamada, founder and executive chef at WAGYUMAFIA talks to CODE about all things wagyu, nurturing more meaningful relationships between …

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The Rent Moratorium Extension

Published 21 July 2021

Co-Founder of Distrkt and Residency Camilla Topham assesses the industry on the road to recovery and the reality of the …

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CODE meets Angelo Sato, Humble Chicken

Published 5 June 2021

Angelo Sato launches his “comb to tail” izakaya in Soho after four years. With a special focus on yakitori, Humble …

CODE meets Angelo Sato, Humble Chicken

Published 5 June 2021

Angelo Sato launches his “comb to tail” izakaya in Soho after four years. With a special focus on yakitori, Humble …

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CODE meets Vivek Singh, The Cinnamon Club

Published 3 June 2021

Opening first in 2001, The Cinnamon Club pushed the boundaries of Indian food in the London dining scene. We talk …

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CODE meets Meg Bews, Rudy’s Pizza

Published 26 May 2021

A popular pizzeria in cities across the north of England, Rudy’s is now heading south to launch its first London …

CODE meets Meg Bews, Rudy’s Pizza

Published 26 May 2021

A popular pizzeria in cities across the north of England, Rudy’s is now heading south to launch its first London …

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What’s the best wine when you’re going out out?

Published 24 May 2021

CODE’s resident wine expert Zeren Wilson doesn’t let anything get in the way of a glass of something delicious – …

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The doors are open, the smiles are in place: seven operators on the first week of their restaurants’ reopening

Published 21 May 2021

A week of indoor dining has elapsed and with each day has come the reverie and joy so missed by …

The doors are open, the smiles are in place: seven operators on the first week of their restaurants’ reopening

Published 21 May 2021

A week of indoor dining has elapsed and with each day has come the reverie and joy so missed by …

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CODE meets Ashley Palmer-Watts

Published 19 May 2021

He stepped back from The Fat Duck Group after 20 years in 2019, and now Ashley Palmer-Watts is focused on …

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CODE meets Imad Alarnab, Imad’s Syrian Kitchen

Published 12 May 2021

A successful restaurateur in Damascus, Imad Alarnab’s restaurants were destroyed during the war. Forced to flee the country, he came …

CODE meets Imad Alarnab, Imad’s Syrian Kitchen

Published 12 May 2021

A successful restaurateur in Damascus, Imad Alarnab’s restaurants were destroyed during the war. Forced to flee the country, he came …

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CODE meets Victor Lugger, Big Mamma Group

Published 5 May 2021

With 13 restaurants across three countries and five cities, this week we speak to co-founder of Big Mamma Group Victor …

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Sky high: Chris Galvin on 15 years of Windows

Published 4 May 2021

Ahead of Galvin at Windows 15th anniversary, CODE catches up with chef patron Chris Galvin as the restaurant gets ready …

Sky high: Chris Galvin on 15 years of Windows

Published 4 May 2021

Ahead of Galvin at Windows 15th anniversary, CODE catches up with chef patron Chris Galvin as the restaurant gets ready …

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CODE meets Johnnie Tate and Nick Buckland, Yard Sale Pizza

Published 27 April 2021

As they prepare to open their seventh London site, this week we talk to the co-founders of Yard Sale Pizza …

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Are restaurant meal kits here to stay?

Published 24 April 2021

The question on everybody’s lips: “As restaurants reopen, will there still be consumer demand for restaurant meal kits at home? …

Are restaurant meal kits here to stay?

Published 24 April 2021

The question on everybody’s lips: “As restaurants reopen, will there still be consumer demand for restaurant meal kits at home? …

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