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Yori Cambridge

15th November 2021 Korean barbecue chain Yori is launching its first regional venue with an opening in Cambridge Yori has secured the Varsity site in St Andrew’s Street. has been closed since the start of the pandemic. Meaning “cooked food” in Korean, Yori was founded in 2016 by Jong Soon Kim, who is also behind …

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Qavali Birmingham

7th November 2021 Qavali fine dining restaurant has opened in Brindleyplace in Birmingham. Qavali serves specialities from across Iran, Turkey, Afghanistan, Persia, and India. The name Qavali comes from the style of Sufi devotional singing, which originates from the Arabic word meaning “to speak”. The restaurant measures almost 9,000 square feet with seating for 250 …

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Chouranjo Debut

30th October 2021 Chourangi, the UK debut from chef-turned Indian restaurateur Anjan Chatterjee and his Speciality Restaurants group, has opened in London’s Marylebone. Chatterjee is the founder and managing director of the India-based Speciality group, which operates 130 restaurants across five countries but none in Britain. Its first UK venture, Chatterjee has teamed up close …

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Itsu Surrey

14th October 2021 The healthy Asian food chain, Itsu founded by Julian Metcalfe, is to open in Guildford, Surrey – in the former French Connection site on the town’s High Street, and will start fitting it out soon. The business recenty openedn Bath, St Albans and Leicester. More openings are expected this year, with work …

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