Gastro Tours

9th November 2022 Owner-chef Dev Biswal, has rebranded his Kent Ambrette restaurant inCanterbury as ‘Cook’s Tale’. Employing “hyper local” ingredients thefine dining anlo-Indian concept pays homage to Geoffrey Chaucer’sC14th ‘Canterbury Tales’ anthology – Biswal has also launched a gastrotravel arm taking parties initially to Croatia and India.

Michelin Srat for Hakkasan

9th November 2022 The Tao Group Hospitality has been awarded a Michelin star in theinaugural Abu Dhabi Michelin Guide. Hakkasan Abu Dhabi joinsHakkasan Hanway Place, Hakkasan Mayfair and Hakkasan Dubai inholding stars. In 2003 Hakkasan Hanway Place was the first Chineserestaurant to receive a Michelin star in the UK guide and has retained itever since, …

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Gunpowder International

8th November 2022 Siblings Harneet and Devina Baweja are to open the first overseas siteof their home-style Indian kitchen concept Gunpowder, in the Portuguesecapital Lisbon. The 60-cover restaurant will feature an open kitchen anda 12-seater terrace. The home-style menu will showcase recipescollected from Harneet’s travels to Bombay and Goa, with seasonalfresh seafood from carefully selected …

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Darjeeling Express Return

7th November 2022 Chef Asma Khan has found a permanent new site for her celeb-hauntDarjeeling Express. Khan opened her female-only brigade CoventGarden restaurant in 2020 after requiring a much larger space followingsupper clubs and a spell at a space in Kingly Court. Before opening the doors of the new location, Darjeeling Express is operating as …

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Sammer Taneja to Launch Fin

6th November 2022 Exec Chef of the Michelin-starred Benares restaurant, is seeking abacker to open ‘Fin’, an Indian fish restaurant in London. Fromlandlocked Delhi, Taneja admits to being “obsessed with preparingseafood, while working in Western restaurants.

Workers Return

5th November 2022 Workers are being driven back to the jobs market by the cost-of-livingcrisis, with early retirees being forced to seek work to cope with the cost-of-living crisis. Recruitment agency Reed said it has seen an 8% boostin applications by jobseekers since the Summer. This is partly spurredby people coming out of retirement. Job …

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Immigration Reform

4th November 2022 The CBI lobby group has warned the government it risks anotherdecade without growth if ministers do not tackle immigration andplanning policy to kick-start the economy. It fears the government is unwilling to make tough political choices needed. A survey showedBritish business confidence has fallen to its lowest level in 13 years. TheCBI …

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Scotland’s leading Asian restaurants honoured 

2nd November 2022 Some of Scotland’s leading restaurants and takeaways have been honoured at the sixth annual Asian Restaurant Awards (Scotland) which was held at the Sheraton Grand in Edinburgh. The ceremony was attended by a number of MSPs from across the political spectrum.    The awards programme recognises Scotland’s best loved Asian dining establishments with …

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Haute Dolici Manchester

21 October 2022 A new up market restaurant is set to open on Manchester’s famous Curry Mile. The 100-seater Haute Dolci restaurant, launches on Wilmslow Road this weekend following extensive renovations. It will be the second Haute Dolci to open in Manchester and run as a seperate franchise to the one based at the Trafford …

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