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Pacific West-Coast-inspired Wedge Issue Pizza + Beer to open second site

27-Jun-2017 - Clerkenwell pizza and beer group Wedge Issue is to open its second site, in Shoreditch, this July.

Tombo poké and matcha tea group to open third site

27-Jun-2017 - Poké and matcha tea restaurant group Tombo is to open its third site, in London’s Fitzrovia, this July.

The differentiation game: 5 ways to get clever with coffee

27-Jun-2017 - Restaurants are getting smarter with coffee and tea selections, linking them back to their overarching concept. We explore the best ways to provide a point of difference and drive sales

Government to consider cutting Tourism VAT in Northern Ireland

27-Jun-2017 - The Government is to reconsider the rate of Tourism VAT in Northern Ireland as part of the Conservative deal with the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP).

The AMLR welcomes PM details on post-Brexit EU worker rights

26-Jun-2017 - Details revealed by Prime Minister Theresa May on safeguarding EU workers’ rights after Brexit have been welcomed by the Association of Multiple Licensed Retailers (AMLR).

Tom Sellers to step back from Restaurant Ours at the end of June

26-Jun-2017 - Chef and restaurateur Tom Sellers is to step back from Restaurant Ours, the London restaurant he opened in April 2016.

Entries open for 51st Taittinger Prix Culinaire with Michel Roux Jr

26-Jun-2017 - Entries are now open for the 51st annual Taittinger Prix Culinaire International, with Michel Roux Jr as presidential judge for the third year running, and the UK panel already including Pascal...

Bistro Vadouvan’s Durga Misra on combining French technique with Middle Eastern and Indian cooking

26-Jun-2017 - The Eric Chavot protege on surviving in the suburbs and the joy of creating new dishes

Will Holland named executive chef at The Atlantic Hotel, Jersey

26-Jun-2017 - Chef Will Holland has been appointed executive chef at the Ocean restaurant at The Atlantic Hotel in Jersey, beginning October this year.

Hospitality criticises ‘disappointing’ Queen’s Speech

22-Jun-2017 - Hospitality trade bodies have given a lukewarm reception to the ‘disappointing’ announcements made in the Queen’s Speech yesterday (21 June).

Ten finalists revealed for National Chef of the Year 2018

21-Jun-2017 - The ten finalists in the National Chef of the Year 2018 contest have been revealed, and include Ben Champkin, Young National Chef of the Year 2013 and sous chef at...

Seven of eight finalists for Young National Chef of the Year 2018 named

21-Jun-2017 - Seven finalists of the Young National Chef of the Year 2018 competition have been named, after this year’s London and Sheffield heats, with just one more left to be revealed.

Mixed emotions: The new flavours mixing things up

20-Jun-2017 - The mixer category is fizzing at the moment, with a raft of more unusual flavours alongside more traditional options – and even ones that contain a touch of the hard...

Michelin-starred The Yorke Arms up for sale

20-Jun-2017 - The Yorke Arms, the Michelin-starred restaurant with rooms, has been put up for sale.

"It's bulls**t that all food in China is delicious": Andrew Wong's top six Chinese food myths

19-Jun-2017 - The well-regarded chef busts the most common myths and misconceptions about Chinese cooking and champions the importance of proper technique

Academy of Chocolate hails 2017 Bar winners and industry as "stronger than ever"

19-Jun-2017 - The Academy of Chocolate has announced its final round of winners - the 2017 Bar winners - with judges hailing the UK chocolate industry as "stronger than ever". 

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6 steps to successfully rebranding your restaurant

18-Jun-2017 - Mike Hardman, from catering wholesaler Alliance Online, shares his top tips for rebranding a restaurant business

Raymond Blanc’s Brasserie Blanc to open its first restaurant in a hotel

16-Jun-2017 - Brasserie Blanc, the French-style restaurant group from two Michelin-starred chef Raymond Blanc, is to open its first site in a hotel, the Marriott Bournemouth Highcliff, on 26 June.

Adam Simmonds to hold ‘pay what you like’ dinner for Grenfell Tower

16-Jun-2017 - Chef Adam Simmonds is the latest chef to help the residents of stricken London tower block Grenfell Tower, with a ‘pay what you want’ dinner at his Test Kitchen restaurant...

Estrella Damm National Restaurant Awards 2017: The top Asian winners

16-Jun-2017 - This year's award winners featured an unmistakable rise of new wave Asian restaurants, from A. Wong to Som Saa to Gunpowder. We round up the best

UberEats: Restaurants need to adapt to online delivery

15-Jun-2017 - Restaurants need to adapt to to create more of a balance between their delivery offer and dining room, the UK general manager of UberEats has said.

Big in Denmark: Sticks'n'Sushi's Andreas Karlsson on its future plans

15-Jun-2017 - With two new openings later this year, Danish-born, Japanese restaurant brand Sticks’n’Sushi is finally on a (sushi) roll

Chef Wolfgang Puck to open flagship pop-up at 45 Park Lane hotel

15-Jun-2017 - US chef Wolfgang Puck is to open another pop-up of his flagship Californian restaurant Spago, at his restaurant Cut at 45 Park Lane.

Old War Office to be transformed in to luxury restaurants and hotel

14-Jun-2017 - Raffles Hotels & Resorts is to transform the Old War Office building in Whitehall in to a luxury hotel and restaurants.

Marcus Wareing director Chantelle Nicholson calls for Grenfell Tower donations

14-Jun-2017 - The Marcus, Tredwells and Gilbert Scott restaurants, from the Marcus Wareing Restaurants group, have called for donations for those affected by the North Kensington Grenfell Tower fire.