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Wild Beer Co crowdfunds £1m to expand restaurant business

23-Mar-2017 - Craft beer brand The Wild Beer Co has crowdfunded over £1m to expand its restaurant and bar business.

UK small businesses admit to struggling with financial management

22-Mar-2017 - One in five (22%) UK small businesses admits to struggling with day-to-day financial management, a new survey has found.

Mark Poynton and Gareth Ward join latest Simpsons guest chef series

22-Mar-2017 - Simpsons, the Michelin-starred restaurant near Birmingham, has announced Mark Poynton and Gareth Ward as the latest chefs to appear in its guest series.

Chefs’ Secrets of Success: Adam Byatt

22-Mar-2017 - “Try to be better today than you were yesterday…faster, cleaner, sharper.”

English wine sommelier says Sussex is better than Champagne

21-Mar-2017 - A sommelier specialising in English wine has said that sparkling wine from England easily rivals traditional Champagne from France.

Wasted opportunity: Can restaurants really be zero-waste rated?

21-Mar-2017 - The industry is under pressure to cut food waste and be more sustainable. But is it really possible for restaurants to be zero-waste rated?

Pret launches Big Work Experience Week to address Brexit staff crisis

20-Mar-2017 - Pret a Manger has launched a campaign to get more young people to apply for hospitality jobs, after the company claimed that just 1 in 50 of its applicants is British.

BHA welcomes quicker food hygiene re-inspections

20-Mar-2017 - Restaurants can now have their food hygiene rating re-evaluated as soon as they make improvements, rather than waiting months or years, in a move welcomed by the British Hospitality Association...

Hutson looking at two new Pigs in 2018

20-Mar-2017 - Hotel du Vin founder Robin Hutson is looking to open two more The Pig sites in Sussex and Kent in 2018, which would bring the restaurant-with-rooms concept to seven, reports our...

The Apprenticeship Levy: What it means for your business

20-Mar-2017 - The new Apprenticeship Levy is set to roll out next month, and the changes will affect everyone. Here’s how to avoid missing out

ASK THE EXPERTS

Five ways to make your kitchen more energy efficient

20-Mar-2017 - The Sustainable Restaurant Association's Tom Tanner gives his five-step guide to taking the heat out of the kitchen

“Women paid more” hospitality stats don’t apply to restaurants or pubs

17-Mar-2017 - Statistics showing that women earn more than men in hospitality do not apply to restaurants or pubs.

Gary Neville to rethink Manchester hotel development

17-Mar-2017 - Gary Neville has rubbished rumours that plans for his controversial hotel and restaurant development in Manchester have been scrapped.

Palé Hall wins Wales’ first five AA star rating in a decade

17-Mar-2017 - Palé Hall, the hotel and restaurant advised by former Michelin-starred chef Michael Caines, has become the first in North Wales to receive a five star AA rating.

SMALL TALK

Gary Jones on why young chefs today are better than ever

17-Mar-2017 - The executive head chef at Raymond Blanc’s Belmond Le Manoir Aux Quat’Saisons and newly-appointed chair of judges for this year’s National Chef of the Year and Young Chef of the...

Hospitality expert cautiously welcomes National Insurance U-turn

16-Mar-2017 - A hospitality specialist has commended the Chancellor’s U-turn on National Insurance contributions for self-employed people, but warned industry workers to watch out for replacement taxes or cuts.

Michael O'Hare and Tom Sellers to collaborate

16-Mar-2017 - High-profile chefs Tom Sellers and Michael O’Hare are to team up for a special two-day lunch and dinner service at Sellers' Restaurant Story in London later this year.

Sweet, fresh, spicy: How to make classic prawn rolls with Thaikhun

16-Mar-2017 - Sal Taylor, assistant business manager and head chef at Thaikhun at the Metrocentre in Gateshead, is originally from Thailand, but has been a proud resident of Newcastle for almost three...

Restaurant sales rise amid challenging conditions

15-Mar-2017 - Restaurants saw another rise in sales in February in the face of increasingly difficult trading conditions, new data shows.

Raw talent: 5 key lessons from the new British cheesemakers

14-Mar-2017 - A new generation of British cheesemakers are taking on the French at their own game by using unpasteurised milk to make boundary-pushing cheeses

The Potting Shed lines up further Yorkshire gastropubs

14-Mar-2017 - Gastropub group The Potting Shed is set for further growth in Yorkshire after securing funding from Downing LLP.

London’s Lupins to serve “sunshine food” from two former Medlar chefs

14-Mar-2017 - Lucy Pedder and Natasha Cooke ‒ two former chefs from Medlar in London’s Chelsea, and founders of catering and events company The Cooking Collective ‒ will open a new restaurant in Flat...

The Other Naughty Piglet opens in new Andrew Lloyd-Webber theatre space

14-Mar-2017 - The team behind the Naughty Piglets restaurant in London’s Brixton has launched The Other Naughty Piglet in The Other Palace theatre, from composer Andrew Lloyd Webber.

Notes to expand in London after £600k deal

14-Mar-2017 - Coffee and wine bar concept Notes is to open further sites in London after securing a loan from OakNorth bank.

Restaurant Eats Out: The London Taco Tour

14-Mar-2017 - Restaurant magazine’s second Eats Out event turns its attention to the London’s burgeoning taco scene. Fittingly, our taco tour began at Wahaca, the brand that kick-started the UK’s taco revolution...

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