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In an interview last week, Jeff Bezos talked about the importance of getting eight hours’ sleep a night to the success of his business. The founder of Amazon said, “I think better, I have more energy. My mood is better.” In our industry, where people are often deprived of sleep due to long working hours and the now constant demand to always be contactable, it was a reminder of the importance of wellbeing to achieving a successful business and happy workplace.

Our first Happiness in Hospitality report will be published later this month in the next issue of CODE Quarterly. We look closely at wellbeing in the workplace and the impact of burnout and mental health. If we’re to create a happy, sustainable industry to work in – looking after employees has to be the cornerstone to it.

Have a good week.


Peter Street Kitchen

On 11 October, Radisson Blu Edwardian hotel in central Manchester will unveil its new restaurant, Peter Street Kitchen. The menu will feature an unusual combination of small plates from Mexico and Japan, so expect pisco-glazed ribs and sashimi with spicy yuzu dressing. There will be a bar alongside the restaurant with a similarly eclectic cocktail list.


In a site that was formerly Marco Pierre White New York Italian, restaurateur Steve Ridealgh will open Arnold’s this autumn. The site will feature classic British dishes – Ridealgh will draw on his 30-year experience at Brasserie 44 The Calls. And the name? It’s for Arnold Ziff, founder of Town Centre Securities, who are developing the site.


Nottingham is the location for a planned fifth site for the Italian street-food restaurant Wolf. The operators are already in Reading, London and Leeds and growing quickly – as pasta is firmly back in fashion. The plan is to open in a former mens’ clothing shop on Market Street in the city.

Rocket & Ruby

Rocket & Ruby is the fourth Liverpool site for Red & Blue Restaurants, opening next month on Castle Street. The all-day restaurant will stretch over 3,000sqft and is part of big plans for the group, who are also eyeing to expand their Bacaro brand into Manchester, with new non-executive director Steve Stuart.


Peaberry Coffee House and Kitchen has opened a second site in Liverpool… Aether has opened in the same city, in Liverpool ONE, from the team behind The Alchemist… Flight Club will open next month in the old Burger & Lobster site in Manchester…

...and closing

Gourmet Burger Kitchen has closed its Southport branch as it works through challenging times in the mid-market restaurant scene. It has more than 100 branches around the country.

Matt Healy

“Clean, healthy dishes with a modern British twist” and all manner of vegan and veggie choices and non-dairy drinks are on the menu at Grön Kafé, the new venture in Leeds from chef Matt Healy. Healy, a former MasterChef Professionals finalist, already runs The Foundry restaurant in the city so his range of food goes from avocado toast to baby chicken ‘kiev’.

Danny Fox

Danny Fox, a founder of Living Ventures, has been appointed managing director by Select Property Group to develop its Vita student living brand and other enterprises. He will focus on the food and drink element and comes with vast experience; his first opening for the group is School for Scandal on First Street in Manchester and plans are underway for a Leeds follow-up.

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