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Dabbous Is Definitely Closed — and More News

Plus Mary Berry has a new BBC TV show and U.S. vegan chain Chloe is opening in Covent Garden

Ollie Dabbous
Ola Smit
  • Chef Ollie Dabbous confirmed to Eater London this morning that his restaurant quietly closed and ran its last service on 15 July. The closing was hastened by the sale of the site to former Pied á Terre manager, Mathieu Germond last month. The chef this morning said that he was planning to take a summer holiday and will return to London in September to plan for his next restaurant, which is scheduled to open in March 2018.
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  • The BBC announced this morning that former Great British Bake Off judge Mary Berry will launch a new cooking show Britain’s Best Cook — with Claudia Winkleman. The show will see 10 home cooks compete over eight episodes, cooking classic British dishes. “This series is going to encourage proper home cooking which I have always championed and I cannot wait to start. Claudia, for me, is the icing on the cake,” Berry said.
  • By Chloe, a vegan restaurant chain from the U.S., is opening in Covent Garden this autumn in partnership with hospitality group TGP, who recently helped Dominique Ansel open in London. Bloomberg report that up to $13 million has been invested in the company to fund an expansion which will see further London openings as well as growth in the Middle East and elsewhere in Europe.
  • More vegan news: Livin’ On the Veg: The Ultimate Vegan Rumble — Kerb’s new vegan-only Street-Food Festival will take place on Friday 18 and Saturday 19 August in King’s Cross, with the eight vegan vendors, including Biff’s Jack Shack, Petare and Spice Box, competing for top spot. Customers will vote for their favourite based on trying all the contenders’ offerings.
  • Fruit and vegetable specialist supplier, Natoora, announced today the release of a new app designed to streamline the way professional kitchens order produce. The app provides chefs with in-depth, real-time seasonal news for fast, informed ordering at the tap of a finger. “It marks a radical shift from hazy supply chains to one with complete transparency,” said Natoora CEO, Franco Fubini.

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