Popular Ghanian restaurant to launch residency in W12 Studios
Prominent milk supplier announces London café
Somerset-based Yeo Valley — the very same family farm you get your organic milk from — will open its first cafe in London at 20 Queensway, in May. Expect breakfast dishes like warm scotch pancakes and kedgeree, while a changing lunch menu will include squash risotto; red lentil, coconut and spinach dahl and more. [Propel Hospitality]
#WIFI has a new backronym ahead of International Women’s Day
‘Women in the Food Industry’ or #WIFI, started by Mecca Ibrahim and Janie Ash, aims to provide a leadership and relationship building platform for women working in Britain’s food, drink and hospitality sector. The who’s who of external support to #WIFI include Britain’s first Chef’s Table star Asma Khan, chef Frances Atkins, MasterChef winner Jane Devonshire, Great British Menu Entrant, Sabrina Gidda and Great British Menu judge and Saturday Kitchen host, Andi Oliver.
Jinli and Shanghai Modern, two new restaurants that have opened at the Chinatown Central Cross development engineered by Shaftesbury, are a part of the contemporary face of Chinatown that landlords want to project.
Mr Lyan will shake it up in Amsterdam
Mr Lyan, aka Ryan Chetiyawardana, will reopen Super Lyan in Amsterdam in April. Chetiyawardana was behind the celebrated Dandelyan — which held ‘World’s Best Cocktail Bar’ at the Spirited Awards in 2017 — that helped to change the face of bartending in London, as well as Cub, the Hoxton restaurant sits above Super Lyan’s former home. [The Spirits Business]