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Hospitality Vacancies Drop

17th May 2023 Hospitality vacancies fell by almost a quarter over 12 months but “remain stubbornly high”, said UKHospitality. Latest figures from the Office for National Statistics show vacancies in the sector fell by 22% over the last year, and by 9% in the last quarter. But they remain at 132,000, which is still 48% …

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Dim Sum Restaurant Harrods

2nd April 2023 Thai operator Eddie Lim is to open a new dim sum restaurant in Harrods. Lim, owner of Thai concept Mango Tree, which has restaurants at Harrods and Belgravia, has also previously launched Asian street food concept Bao Kitchen within the posh department store. He will open The Dim Sum Terrace on the …

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My Makin Norwich

12th March 2023 My Makin Malaysian restaurant has opened its second site within a month of the first. My Makan is the brainchild of Matthew Wilcox, from Norwich, and business partners Imran Abidin and Turki Bin Afif, who are based in Saudi Arabia. The trio met while working in food manufacturing in the Middle East. …

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Busaba Essex Opening

28th February 2023 Busaba, the Thai chain founded by Alan Yau, is to open in Essex later with a second site outside of London. The new venue in the Lakeside Shopping Centre in Thurrock will offer a secluded terrace for alfresco dining “while enjoying the heady and vibrant flavours of Thailand”. The menu will feature …

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Leo Jin

20th February 2023 Chinese food supplier Leo Jin, who supplies most of London’s Chinese restaurants as well as many across the UK, China and Singapore, has opened his second restaurant. Lin, who operates Charco Charco Yakiniku in Holborn, has launched Charco Charco Hot Pot in Covent Garden. Whereas his first venue serves Japanese yakiniku, sukiyaki, …

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Smoking Goat

17th February 2023  London Thai barbecue restaurant Smoking Goat will transform into a central Thai style fried chicken spot for four weeks from 3rd March. The Redchurch Street venue will offer new dishes includingh fried chicken marinated in fish sauce and coriander root, served with crispy garlic, Thai shallots and a menagerie of dipping sauces; …

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