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Restaurant strategy: Egyptian street food and pub planning at The Bull Ditchling, East Sussex

PURE NPD visits The Bull Ditchling to find an innovative Egyptian street food van and a dedication to providing a safe experience for incoming guests

Interview: Mark Sargeant – “For us, it is about trimming everything down so it is manageable to start with”

Chef/restaurateur Mark Sargeant discusses his varied reopening plans, reasons for the industry to be positive and Indian lockdown cooking habits

How Japanese restaurant culture saved me from my lowest ebb

Trinidadian writer Paul Hadden recalls his days spent at an unassuming restaurant in Japan and explains why its sense of community spirit encapsulates what he misses most about eating out

Interview: Michel Roux Jr – “There will be opportunities to be creative in the way you reopen”

Michel Roux Jr discusses the post-lockdown plans for his restaurants, outlines the importance of being creative and explains why he believes there will always be a place for that luxury experience

“Noma is making burgers and we are doing sushi!” – welcome to Parlour, the One Stop Apocalypse Shop

Jo Bruce looks at the success and evolution of chef/pub operator Jesse Dunford Wood’s the Parlour Market Place in north-west London and his plans for the pub’s future

Sally Abé: “Brett Graham will definitely bounce back with something bigger and better”

Sally Abé, head chef of Michelin-starred The Harwood Arms, remembers her time working under Brett Graham at The Ledbury, which recently announced it would remain closed indefinitely due to the effects of lockdown

Interview: Andreas Antona – “For me it will be like starting a new business again”

Michelin-starred chef Andreas Antona discusses potential post-lockdown formats and opportunities for the restaurant sector, reveals the thing he’s missed most in isolation and talks about his hopes for the future of comfort food

Interview: Simon Hulstone – “The strong will survive. Cream always rises”

Simon Hulstone, chef/proprietor of Michelin-starred The Elephant restaurant reveals the positives he’s taken from lockdown, discusses his fledgling takeaway business and explains why Bill Murray has taken over his Instagram

Interview: Hayden Groves – “The industry’s can-do attitude and resilience will get us through this crisis”

In our second Friday interview feature, Hayden Groves discusses his go-to lockdown recipes, reveals the lunch market’s ‘million-dollar question’ and gives his take on the future of hospitality in the UK

Interview: Cyrus Todiwala – “Home cooking during lockdown has taught me a thing or two”

In the first of our new interview series, we catch up with chef Cyrus Todiwala to find out what he’s been up to during lockdown, what he’s learnt about his home cooking habits and what he believes the restaurant scene may look like in the future

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