Former Ivy head chef to open £3m Japanese restaurant

RESTAURATEUR Des McDonald, who went from head chef of the Ivy restaurant to chief executive of its parent company Caprice Holdings, is to launch a modern Japanese restaurant in Birmingham next month.

Rofuto - which is Japanese for "loft - will offer panoramic views of the city from its home on the 16th floor of the new Park Regis Hotel at Five Ways.

The £3m restaurant will serve a modern Japanese menu and will be next to Kurabu, a cocktail lounge and sake bar.

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