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BrewDog launches £10m crowdfunding campaign

02-Dec-2016 - Scottish bar brand BrewDog has launched a fresh round of crowdfunding to support its 2017 expansion plans.

Eden Hotel Collection to sell Buckland Tout-Saints

02-Dec-2016 - The Eden Hotel Collection has put Devon country house hotel Buckland Tout-Saints up for sale ahead of plans to add larger properties to its portfolio.

Airbnb to impose 90-day limit on London rentals

01-Dec-2016 - Airbnb is to impose a 90-day limit on London users letting out properties through the site following concern it is contributing to the city’s housing crisis.

Serviced apartment operators optimistic for 2017

01-Dec-2016 - The majority of serviced apartment operators are optimistic for the year ahead, with almost a third planning to accelerate expansion plans in 2017.

Average room rates fall by up to 20% in UK's major cities

01-Dec-2016 - Average hotel room rates in the UK's cities fell by up to 20 per cent in the third quarter of this year, compared to the same period of 2015, leading...

Rusk & Rusk to open third site in Glasgow

01-Dec-2016 - Glasgow-based restaurant group Rusk & Rusk will open its third site - The Spanish Butcher - in the city this week. 

ASAP Awards 2016: Winners revealed

01-Dec-2016 - The Association of Serviced Apartment Providers (ASAP) has revealed the winners of its 2016 awards with Cheval Residences and SITU Serviced Apartments among the winners. 

Irish O'Callaghan group to open first UK hotel

01-Dec-2016 - The Irish O’Callaghan hotel group is to launch its first UK hotel in Cambridge early next year.

In Operation with...Rosa's Thai Cafe

30-Nov-2016 - For the latest video in our series focusing on emerging restaurant groups, we visit Rosa's Thai Cafe, the Thai restaurant brand created by husband-and-wife team Alexander and Saiphin Moore. 

Chefs' Secrets of Success: Francesco Mazzei

30-Nov-2016 - In the latest of our Chefs' Secrets of Success series, we talk to chef-patron of Sartoria Francesco Mazzei about passion, 'superstar chefs', and nurturing new talent

Hospitality Openings: November 2016

30-Nov-2016 - From barbecue pop-ups to dining department stores to another new Jason Atherton site, November's been eventful. We look at some of the top openings from this busy month

Bookatable launches restaurant music festival to explore food-music link

30-Nov-2016 - Online restaurant booking platform Bookatable is to hold a festival exploring the links between food and music, as part of wider research into the subject.

Scottish Rugby extends Elior UK catering contract

30-Nov-2016 - Elior UK's contract to supply corporate hospitality, conference and event matchday catering at BT Murrayfield has been extended by another 10 years. 

Restaurants, pubs and hotels at front line of rising food inflation

30-Nov-2016 - Foodservice operators are on the front line of rising food inflation as they face paying 2 per cent more for supplies than they did last year, according to supply chain...

Campaign calls for standardised fish and chip portion sizes

29-Nov-2016 - A campaign has been launched by Seafish and AHDB to encourage fish and chip restaurants and takeaways to serve portions in standard sizes. 

Chichester College invests £3m in kitchens for catering students

29-Nov-2016 - They are often criticised for not equipping students with the right skills to work in the industry, but one catering college is helping to put its students 'at the cutting...

British Curry Awards announce winners amid immigration controversy

29-Nov-2016 - The winners of the British Curry Awards – referred to as the ‘Curry Oscars’ ‒ have been announced, with Dishoom, Darbaar, The Chilli Pickle and the Cinnamon Club among them.

Modern British restaurant Juniper Tree opens in North West London

28-Nov-2016 - Modern British restaurant Juniper Tree has opened in Belsize Park, North West London, serving dishes made with predominantly organic ingredients.

Pizza Toscana debuts in the UK

28-Nov-2016 - Florentine pizza restaurant Pizza Toscana is opening its first site in the UK this week, with a second planned to open in London next summer. 

Challenging, yet profitable year for Crieff Hydro hotel company

28-Nov-2016 - The boss of Scottish hotel company Crieff Hydro has reported a profitable year for the business despite challenging trading conditions and a large investment in its properties. 

UK has seen no post-Brexit tourism surge, says BHA

28-Nov-2016 - The number of leisure tourists visiting the UK dropped by almost 400,000 in the first nine months of 2016, according to the British Hospitality Association's (BHA) Travel Monitor report.

Adagio launches fresh ‘lighter’ communal design in new Edinburgh site

28-Nov-2016 - Adagio, the aparthotels group, is to open the first of its newly-designed hotel spaces in Edinburgh, with a new ‘lighter’ communal space design.

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How to cater for large groups during the festive season

28-Nov-2016 - Darron Bunn, executive chef at the Goodwood Estate in West Sussex - home to events like The Festival of Speed, as well as restaurants, a hotel and private members’ club...

Boom Burger diversifies with new Boom Shack concept in Brixton

25-Nov-2016 - Boom Burger, the Jamaican-style burger group, is diversifying its offer and seeking to expand, as it opens its long-awaited second site and cocktail concept Boom Shack, in London’s Brixton this...

Ascott launches Lyf brand for millennial travellers

25-Nov-2016 - Serviced apartment group The Ascott Limited is to launch a new brand in the UK targeted at millennial travellers.