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At the time of year when many are drinking and eating out in droves, it is admirable to see charity initiatives getting much support in the hospitality community. CookForSyria is back and many restaurants are adding a £1 donation to bills, while some go further, with a special dish on the menu too to aid Unicef’s work.

As revellers make their way around our cities, it’s impossible not to see those less fortunate so the launch of this year’s StreetSmart campaign is very timely too. Participating restaurants will add £1 to bills, with the money going towards helping the homeless and those in insecure accommodation. More than 500 restaurants round the UK have signed up to get involved. As so often, CODE applauds the generous spirit of our industry.
A reminder that to receive CODE Quarterly magazine, packed with features, interviews and industry leading contributors, you need to subscribe here. For every sign-up until the end of the year, CODE will contribute £1 to each of the two charities above.

Have a good week.


East London institution Bistrotheque is the latest London operator coming to Manchester. Founders Pablo Flack and David Waddington will run a dining space in the apart-hotel London Warehouse in the Northern Quarter from next spring - a three-way collaboration between apart-hotel operator Go Native, Bistrotheque and luxury gym operator BLOK.


In early 2019, Tattu is bringing its contemporary Chinese cuisine to the Grand Hotel, which is being revamped by Principal Hotel Company. The 150-cover Colmore Row basement site will be Birmingham's biggest restaurant and bar, and diners can expect Tattu’s signature dishes. This is Adam and Drew Jones’ third restaurant, following Manchester and Leeds.


Bundobust does well in Manchester and Leeds with fun, fast Indian street food… Now it’s coming to Liverpool – and bringing the craft ales that wash the food down so well with it. The site will be on the first floor of a building on Bold Street.

Blossom Street Social

Ancoats is on the up and up. Latest news is that the founders of Blossom Street Social will open a new wine merchant, bar & collaborative dining experience within Manchester Life’s Smith’s Yard development. They are set to open early next year.


Dishoom Manchester is confirmed to open on 6 December, bringing its buzzy Indian cuisine and scene to the city for the first time… In Liverpool, a new diner, Mullholland, opened on 25 October featuring singing waiters…

...and closing

Mark Andrew Developments has gone into liquidation and its seven bars and restaurants in Manchester have closed… The Rabbit, the Manchester restaurant owned by GG Hospitality and with Michael O’Hare as its original food maestro, is to close on Saturday…

Ellis Barrie

Fresh off his success in Great British Menu, Liverpool-born chef Ellis Barrie – whose Welsh restaurant The Marram Glass is much loved – has announced he is to open a restaurant in his home city, in January. The as-yet unnamed restaurant will be a collaboration between Ellis and his brother Liam, in the Royal Albert Dock area.

Aiden Byrne

The chef Aiden Byrne has left 20 Stories, the D&D London restaurant in Spinningfields, Manchester of which he was chef director. Byrne had left Manchester House to launch the rooftop restaurant but was only at the helm for nine months. It has not been announced what the chef will do next.

Chefs of all levels, Parker’s Tavern

Parker’s Tavern is a high end, quintessentially British restaurant & bar recently opened by award winning local chef-restaurateur Tristan Welch, within the iconic University Arms in the centre of Cambridge. We’re looking for a Sous Chef, Chef de Partie & Pastry Sous Chef but would love to hear from anybody enthusiastic for a new opportunity in thriving Cambridge.

Click here to apply

Operations Director, Yard Sale Pizza

Yard Sale Pizza, an award winning pizza business with four locations around North East London is looking for an Operations Director.  We have ambitious expansion plans and are looking for an individual to take line management responsibility of our shops and to develop all our systems and procedures to help us manage our growth.

Click here to apply

Those fries are flying out and the McFlurrys are in a hurry … It’s just been reported that McDonalds took £200m via Uber Eats in the last 12 months.

MasterChef: The Professionals is back and the fun starts with spotting who will shine and who will stumble from restaurants around Britain. Already we've had Andre from Darlington and Archie from Oldham and Ross and Marika from Manchester...

restaurant of the week
School for Scandal
bar of the week
The Alchemist Trinity Leeds

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