Mayfair is set to be blessed with another big-money international restaurant arrival, with UAE / Russia outfit Bulldozer Group making moves on a huge new development. Longtime chef collaborator Izu Ani — who was born in Nigeria and brought up in London — is in the city alongside Bulldozer entrepreneur Evgeny Kuzin, and said “new things are happening” in an Instagram Story posted from the Crosstree development which stretches across Dover Street, Piccadilly, and down to 1 Berkeley Street and includes the upcoming luxury-but-also-sustainable-we-promise 1 Hotel brand.
Ani is most closely involved in Gaia and Carine, two Mediterranean restaurants from the group, as well as his eponymous Chef Izu, in Doha, Qatar, which suggests the cuisine will lean in that direction. The eventual restaurant will be preceded by another Gulf import, Maine, from restaurateur Joe Ghazal, which is opening at Hanover Square later this year.
More soon on exactly which element of the new build will be immediately bulldozered.
Restaurant owners: restaurants need restaurant workers, please
A clutch of famous and media-ready London restaurateurs — including the Wolseley’s Jeremy King and Yotam Ottolenghi — have told the government to further reverse its actions in order to prevent their consequences, by granting visas to EU hospitality workers. [Financial Times]
The wurst is not, so long as we can say, this is the wurst
German sausage is coming to the U.K. once again, with Extrawurst making moves on Birmingham and Nottingham before lining up on the capital. [Big Hospitality]
Gold steak makes cash, it turns out
Word is that Salt Bae’s new London restaurant broke all revenue records for new openings in the group, netting £100,000 on its opening night according to industry sources.
Please could one politician understand that kids don’t just stare at fast food adverts then eat a burger
Labour is persisting with the idea that kids are bullying their parents into eating “junk,” rather than taking into consideration time poverty, fuel poverty, food cost, or anything else that actually materially influences parents. [Mirror]