Resy London Presents

The Women of Food

Welcome to Resy's The Women of Food, our ongoing celebration of women in London's restaurants. Whether it's female ownership or matriarchal inspiration, the chef cooking your food or the server bringing it out, we know that women power London's hospitality industry.

We hope you join us in honouring them: Go to women-led restaurants in London. Read about the women who are impacting change. And stay tuned, because over the next several weeks, we will continue to add ways to support them.

Because now is the time to celebrate women.

Guides

The Resy Guide to The Women-Owned Restaurants of London

When it comes to women in the hospitality industry, the most recent count shows just 17 percent of professional chefs…

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Interviews

At Apricity, Chantelle Nicholson Centres Conscious Dining ⁠— And Spreads Joy

“It’s now or never,” says chef and restaurateur Chantelle Nicholson of her quietly radical new ‘circular restaurant’ Apricity. By which,…

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Chef Features

Black Joy, Our Greatest Form of Activism 

Marie Mitchell is the chef and co-founder of Island Social Club, a contemporary British Caribbean restaurant and bar that’s popped…

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Guides

“Diversity in London is Our Strength.” A Guide to Soho with Amy Lamé, London’s Night Czar

With London in the thick of the Christmas season, the pandemic’s effect on businesses that depend most on evening and…

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Interviews

Emma Underwood on Why the Conversation About Safety for Female Workers is Urgent

Over the last few weeks the safety of women, particularly at night, has been a topic of discussion across media,…

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Behind the Line

For the Siblings Behind Bánh Bánh, Tết Offers a Chance to Reconnect to Their Roots

At Bánh Bánh, their restaurants in Peckham and Brixton, the Nguyen brothers and sisters — Dung, Luan, Tien, An and…

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Community Series

Despite Decades of Flight, London’s Afghan Community Is Not Defined by Its Trauma

Born in Kabul, Afghanistan, and raised in Hackney in London, Mursal Saiq is the co-founder and director of Cue Point,…

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Resy Spotlight

If You Build It, They Will Come – How Kudu’s Amy Corbin is Building a Culinary Legacy in Peckham

Effortlessly weaving South African influences into a Modern European vernacular, Kudu in Peckham has earned plaudits for its food and…

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Guides

Susie Lau’s Personal Guide to London’s Chinatown

Restaurants have only been open for outdoor dining in London for a couple of days, but Susie Lau has already…

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Resy Spotlight

A British Bistro With A French Accent: Margaux Aubry on the Magic of Great Hospitality

Naughty Piglets opened in Brixton in 2015, a forerunner of the growing movement of neighborhood restaurants. Margaux and her then-partner…

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Chef Features

When The Line Comes Calling: How Ana Gonçalves Became One of the Hottest Chefs In Town

Ana Gonçalves is one half of TĀ TĀ Eatery, a creative cooking team that have developed cult-like status in the…

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Helping Out

Through the Pandemic, Restaurants Have Supported Others. They Deserve the Same Support in Return

It’s been a challenging year for those working in restaurants. But despite setback after setback, those working in hospitality have…

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Resy Spotlight

Leading by Example: Monica Berg is changing the way we drink, one cocktail at a time

In June 2019, acclaimed bartender Monica Berg opened Tayēr + Elementary, her first bar, with fellow bartender Alex Kratena on…

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The Road Back

Can Restaurants Keep This Up? Mandy Yin Is Still Hopeful

With restrictions lifted, how are restaurants able to cope with the pace of change? We spoke to three different founders…

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A Year in the Life

Michelle Salazar de la Rocha, Chef and Owner

In a very difficult year for London’s hospitality industry, the emergence of a taqueria in Hackney’s Netil Market — opened…

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A Year in the Life

Kate Towers, Restaurant Manager

Before the onset of the pandemic, Rochelle Canteen‘s restaurant manager and front-of-house lead Kate Towers was mentally preparing for the…

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A Year in the Life

Irene Hua, Chef

Irene Hua, a chef at Dumpling Shack, describes her experience of working in hospitality over the past year as, “a…

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Interviews

Songsoo Kim, Former Chef and Farm Manager

Overwhelmingly, much of the activism, organising, and public response within the UK’s East and South East Asian (ESEA) community towards…

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Interviews

Angela Hui, Journalist

The past year has been an incredibly difficult one for restaurants and food businesses, and particularly so for East and…

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Interviews

Jenny Lau, Community Organiser and Founder, Celestial Peach

In the last year, there has been increased attention on East and South East Asian (ESEA) communities in the UK…

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