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Wine industry launches push for duty cut

20-Jan-2017 - The Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) is stepping up its efforts to encourage the Chancellor to reduce wine duty this year.

Angus Deayton takes over from Tom Kerridge as host of professional Bake Off

20-Jan-2017 - Television presenter Angus Deayton is to take over from chef Tom Kerridge as the host of professional pastry chef show Bake Off: Crème de la Crème.

Malmaison Hotel du Vin to open in York

20-Jan-2017 - Boutique hotel group Malmaison Hotel du Vin is to open a 160-bedroom hotel at Yorkshire House in York after receiving planning permission for its multi-million pound renovation proposal.

Restaurant chains' sustainable fish use rises but diners still unsure

20-Jan-2017 - High street restaurant chains have been commended for their increasing use of sustainable fish and seafood, but still need to increase information given to diners, a new report has concluded.

Deliveroo launches subscription service

20-Jan-2017 - Deliveroo, the online restaurant delivery service, has launched a subscription service aimed at regular users.

Karaoke bar Lucky Voice shapes up F&B, seeks London expansion

19-Jan-2017 - Karaoke bar Lucky Voice has announced plans to open a third site in London as it shapes up its F&B offer and adds more languages to its playlist. ...

Balans Soho Society to open in Clapham

19-Jan-2017 - Balans Soho Society is to launch a new restaurant and bar in Clapham, London to mark its 30th anniversary later this year.

Chain restaurants and pubs given festive uplift

19-Jan-2017 - Like-for-like sales across 34 of the UK's largest restaurant and pub groups rose 2 per cent over the last festive season figures from the Coffer Peach Business Tracker have shown. 

Accor in talks over HotelInvest sale

18-Jan-2017 - AccorHotels has begun discussions with potential third party investors to take over the majority share in its HotelInvest division, the company said this week.

Urban Leisure Group to open 70s-inspired bar Bobby Fitzpatrick

18-Jan-2017 - Urban Leisure Group, operator of London bars Coin Laundry and Alice House, is to open a 70s-inspired bar in West Hampstead this week. 

Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts to open Indian restaurant at Hibiscus site

18-Jan-2017 - Indian hotel group Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts is to open an Indian restaurant on the site of Claude Bosi's former restaurant Hibiscus. 

Industry to Theresa May: make immigration system flexible

18-Jan-2017 - Tourism trade association UKinbound is urging Prime Minister Theresa May to create an immigration system that is ‘flexible’ to the needs of the UK’s hospitality and tourism sectors as well...

Dirty Bones to open first restaurant outside London

17-Jan-2017 - Dirty Bones is to open its first restaurant outside of London later this year at the new Westgate Oxford development. 

H&M Hotels to create 'character' hotel chain

17-Jan-2017 - New hotel group H&M Hotels has purchased its first property in the Lake District ahead of plans to create a larger chain.

Jamie Oliver's second Barbecoa to open in Piccadilly next month

17-Jan-2017 - The second London location for Jamie Oliver's Barbecoa will open in Piccadilly next month. 

Restaurant from Hambleton Hall chef and “The Mafia’s Banker” opens in London

17-Jan-2017 - 108 Garage, a new contemporary-style restaurant from a former Hambleton Hall chef and a one-time notorious international banker, has opened in London’s Notting Hill.

Gidleigh Park restaurant and chef Michael Wignall awarded five AA Rosettes

17-Jan-2017 - The two-Michelin-starred restaurant at the 24-bedroom, luxury Gidleigh Park hotel, which saw Michael Wignall join as executive head chef in January 2016, has been awarded the top accolade of five...

Restaurant Eats Out: Anzu

17-Jan-2017 - As part of its inaugural Restaurant Eats Out food tour Restaurant takes a group of operators to some of London's hottest Asian dining spots. 

Redefine¦BDL Hotels announces fourth Edinburgh hotel

16-Jan-2017 - Redefine¦BDL Hotels (RBH) has announced the Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh City Centre as the latest in its portfolio.

Banishing Blue Monday: 10 of the best

16-Jan-2017 - Whether you’re feeling the blues this Monday or firmly believe it’s a made-up concept designed to capitalise on our waning New Years’ Resolutions, there’s no denying Blue Monday is making...

Brands under pressure to “satisfy contradictory customer needs”, says IHG

16-Jan-2017 - Brands are increasingly under pressure to deliver experiences that satisfy contradictory customer needs, according to a new report from the InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG).

New York food waste pop-up WastED to launch at Selfridges

16-Jan-2017 - WastED, a New York-based pop-up focusing on food waste from chef Dan Barber, is to open at London’s Selfridges department store this February.

Casual Dining Group creates two new brands for new Jersey Airport contract

13-Jan-2017 - The Casual Dining Group (CDG) is to create two new brands in its portfolio after landing the contract to run all food and beverage concessions at Jersey Airport.

Established brands under pressure as restaurant property prices grow 14 per cent

13-Jan-2017 - Prices for restaurant sites have grown by 14 per cent, according to leisure property specialist Christie & Co, which warned that operators needed to drive footfall with original ideas and...

First UK Maison Kayser restaurant and bakery opens in London

13-Jan-2017 - The UK’s first Maison Kayser bakery has opened on London’s Baker Street today, just over twenty years after founder, baker, author and entrepreneur Eric Kayser opened his first site in...