Sports Direct bails out of bailout for stricken patisserie chain
Mike Ashley’s Sports Direct has pulled out of a bid to buy Patisserie Valerie just two days after lodging a £15 million bid — more than has been spent on Newcastle United’s transfers in recent times. [Big Hospitality]
Longstanding restaurateur plans Wimbledon Village opening
Serial restaurateur Serial resRay de Fazio will open Cent’Anni in Wimbledon, replacing one of stricken steakhouse chain Cau’s many restaurants. Expect classical Italian food, with 100 covers, fitting of the name. De Fazio currently operates MK Kitchen in Gloucester Road and Med Café in St. John’s Wood.
10 (ten) layer lasagna and a whole lot of velour arrive in Shoreditch
Look inside Gloria, an Italian trattoria long on maximalist luxury and pasta in a wheel of cheese.
Reservations are only required for whether or not the date’s going well.
East London’s standout cave restaurant won’t change a winning formula