Tipping. It’s an issue that’s gripped the industry for as long as we all remember. For a lot of restaurateurs, the stigma associated with tips and where they go is something they can live with. For others that may want to change the traditional tronc system, there’s the fear things will only get worse for […]
Christian Puglisi. A name you may (or may not) have heard of. Up until the Danish (but Italian-born) Michelin starred chef opened his first restaurant in Denmark, his most impressive achievement was that he’d been through the prestigious kitchens of both Noma and elBulli. But then, in 2010, he opened his own venture: Relae. Six […]
Opening up your own restaurant undoubtedly comes with challenges, but starting a business abroad adds a significant number of issues to those challenges in the first place. OpenTable has caught up with three British restaurateurs who all have one thing in common: they successfully sell British cuisine in Germany.
“It’s our job and we love what we do,” says Salvatore Scavuzzo, general manager of Al Forno Putney in London, specialising in Sicilian and Italian dishes. Last year, it succeeded in being the most consistent restaurant on the UK network to top the ‘child-friendly’ Diners’ Choice list. Diners’ Choice lists recognise outstanding restaurants in numerous […]
One of the highly-anticipated newcomers to the London restaurant scene, Aquavit, opened its doors in November 2016. Located in the grand quarter that is St. James’s Market, it is the new UK branch of its much-loved, two Michelin-starred sister restaurant in Manhattan, New York. Aquavit is renowned for its high-end Nordic contemporary cuisine and design, […]