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Loulla-Mae Eleftheriou-Smith

Loulla-Mae Eleftheriou-Smith is a London-based journalist covering everything from finding the best tuna tartare tacos in California to the freshest cod in Stockholm (she’s a fish lover – any new recommendations will be gladly received). Her work has appeared in The Independent, the Evening Standard, and Refinery29, among others. She also has one of the longest names in the business, which tends to become a double-decker byline in print and annoys the sub-editors no end.
Posts by Loulla-Mae Eleftheriou-Smith
M Victoria St Restaurant Director André Mannini on Boxing Day preparations

M Victoria St Restaurant Director André Mannini on Boxing Day preparations

The festive season is fast-paced and the lead up to Christmas Day is hard work in the restaurant industry, but…
Loulla-Mae Eleftheriou-Smith
The Turkish restaurant offering free meals to the elderly and homeless on Christmas Day

The Turkish restaurant offering free meals to the elderly and homeless on Christmas Day

Christmas can be a humbling time of year and one London restaurant’s staff have decided to give back to their…
Loulla-Mae Eleftheriou-Smith
Dublin at Christmas: How to hire, train and reward staff over the festive period

Dublin at Christmas: How to hire, train and reward staff over the festive period

Christmas is busy enough for customers and businesses with celebrations happening every other night. But for the restaurants catering to…
Loulla-Mae Eleftheriou-Smith
Seasonal promotions: Getting your email and social media strategy just right

Seasonal promotions: Getting your email and social media strategy just right

Christmas may be upon us, but there there are opportunities for seasonal promotions throughout the year, from Valentine’s Day to…
Loulla-Mae Eleftheriou-Smith
Chefs reveal why Thanksgiving menus are important to their customers

Chefs reveal why Thanksgiving menus are important to their customers

Thanksgiving may not be a British holiday, but that doesn’t mean we in the UK can’t join in the celebrations…
Loulla-Mae Eleftheriou-Smith
How M Restaurant founder Martin Williams crowdfunded the expansion of his business

How M Restaurant founder Martin Williams crowdfunded the expansion of his business

OpenTable spoke to the founder and CEO about how he made crowdfunding work for his brand M Restaurants is the…
Loulla-Mae Eleftheriou-Smith
Trick or treat: 7 spooky cocktails to try in London this Halloween

Trick or treat: 7 spooky cocktails to try in London this Halloween

OpenTable rounds up some of the best blood-curdling drinks on offer across the capital From the Corpse Reviver to the…
Loulla-Mae Eleftheriou-Smith
National Waiters Day: Getting to know an industry the fun way

National Waiters Day: Getting to know an industry the fun way

OpenTable went down to National Waiters Day, part of Front of House Festival, to speak to the organisers, The Springboard…
Loulla-Mae Eleftheriou-Smith
Caprice Holdings’ group chef director Tim Hughes and group bar manager Xavier Landais on the best way to manage staff

Caprice Holdings’ group chef director Tim Hughes and group bar manager Xavier Landais on the best way to manage staff

In this final piece focusing on Caprice Holdings’ iconic restaurants J Sheekey, The Ivy and the newly opened Sexy Fish,…
Loulla-Mae Eleftheriou-Smith