Leading London chef launches charity dinner series for refugees
Merlin-Labron Johnson, former head and executive chef at Michelin-starred restaurant Portland, will launch a series of charity banquets in support of Help Refugees U.K. Chefs Imad Arnab of Imad’s Syrian Kitchen, Skye Gyngell of Spring at Somerset House, Wahaca’s Thomasina Miers, Labron-Johnson himself, and Maos’ Nuno Mendes will front the banquet, with five courses on offer.
Michelin-star-gazer launches sit-down restaurant at “street” food site
Rohit Ghai, chef-patron of new Chelsea restaurant Kutir, has launched Koolcha (KoolCha) at Boxpark Wembley. Diverting from the ‘street food’ shipping container model, a 60-seater restaurant will serve biryanis, kulcha flatbreads, and a paneer tikka masala sandwich. [Hot Dinners]
Magic Breakfast announces its next meal — brunch
Bistrothèque will host a magic brunch in support of Magic Breakfast on 3 March, with tickets including four courses of food and three drinks at £45. All proceeds will go to the charity, with Foxlow and Bistrothèque itself among restaurants taking part. Buy Magic Brunch tickets here.
Wagamama continues international growth following buyout
High street darling Wagamama will open its third New York restaurant, the first international opening since The Restaurant Group’s £559 million takeover at the end of 2018. [MCA/Paywall]