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Entente Cordiale: Le Chabanais opening in Mayfair

15-Apr-2015 - The team behind Paris neo-bistrot Le Chateaubriand opens Le Chabanais in Mayfair this month, bringing new-wave French food to the capital.

Eleven foodservice sites open at Broadgate Circle

15-Apr-2015 - Eleven new foodservice outlets including Yauatcha and Jose' Pizarro Tapas Bar & Restaurant have opened today (15 April) as part of the £20m Broadgate Circle development in The City.

Carluccio's announces UK expansion

15-Apr-2015 - Carluccio’s has announced plans to open three UK restaurants within the next two months.

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Mark Sargeant: Duke William pub to be 'accessible to all'

15-Apr-2015 - Mark Sargeant is planning for his first pub - The Duke William - to be an accessible and welcoming environment where customers will be able to order 'simple pub food...

Budget brands to dominate UK hotel development over the next three years

15-Apr-2015 - Budget brands will make up 47 per cent of new hotel developments over the next three years, according to BDO’s latest Hotel Britain report.

We grill challenges 'monotonous' London lunch market

14-Apr-2015 - A new fast-casual grilled skewers restaurant is hoping to break up what its owner calls the ‘monotonous’ salads and sandwich-centric London lunch market.

Sienna's Russell Brown to focus on consultancy following restaurant sale

14-Apr-2015 - Chef Russell Brown has said he will focus on running his consultancy Creative about Cuisine following the sale of his Michelin-starred restaurant Sienna at the end of this month.  

Costa trials zero-energy 'eco-pod' restaurant

14-Apr-2015 - Costa has opened a zero-energy ‘eco-pod’ coffee shop at Wrekin Retail Park in Telford.

Zerodegrees founder: 'now's the time to expand'

14-Apr-2015 - Bar, restaurant and microbrewery business Zerodegrees has set plans into place for expansion this year with locations along the M4 corridor its focus for new sites.  

Gordon Ramsay Group to open Bordeaux restaurant

14-Apr-2015 - The Gordon Ramsay Group is opening a restaurant in Bordeaux through its partnership with the Financière Immobilière Bordelaise (FIB) Group. 

Cooking with coffee: Nespresso launches new chef education programme

13-Apr-2015 - Nespresso have partnered with Michelin chef Phil Howard to encourage chefs to take a fresh look at the role of coffee in the dining experience, as part of a new...

Consumers eating-out more but spending less

13-Apr-2015 - Consumer spending in restaurants rose 17 per cent year-on-year in first quarter of 2015, though average transaction values fell, according to the latest Barclaycard consumer spending report.

Employee of the month: How internal competitions help motivate staff

13-Apr-2015 - Internal competitions are a crucial tool to motivate staff within all levels of a business and can also be used to drive menu development and promote sales of certain items....

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Shing Tat Chung of Bao London on turning a street food stall into a permanent restaurant

13-Apr-2015 - As one of the three founders of Taiwanese street food stall Bao, Shing Tat Chung has just turned restaurateur proper with the opening of a first permanent site on Soho's...

Hilton Worldwide to open Hilton Garden Inn at Emirates Old Trafford

13-Apr-2015 - Hilton Worldwide has signed a deal with Lancashire County Cricket Club to open a Hilton Garden Inn at Emirates Old Trafford. 

Polpo secures sixth site, considers sale

13-Apr-2015 - Polpo Ltd, the London based restaurant group led by Russell Norman and Richard Beatty, has secured a site in Chelsea for the sixth London Polpo to open on 18 May...

Travelodge sees potential for 250 more UK hotels

13-Apr-2015 - Budget hotel operator Travelodge says it has identified potential to open another 250 hotels across the UK. 

Shortage of skilled chefs and hospitality staff worsened in March

10-Apr-2015 - Staff shortages in the hotel and catering sector worsened in March 2015 with chefs singled out as remaining in demand, according to a monthly job report by The Recruitment and...

Nando's launches speaking menu for visually impaired and dyslexic diners

10-Apr-2015 - Nando’s has joined Carluccio's and Pret a Manger in partnering with the Good Food Talks app to make their menus more accessible to visually impaired and dyslexic customers.

Gordon Ramsay Group to turn Foxtrot Oscar into Maze Grill

10-Apr-2015 - The Gordon Ramsay Group is to turn the site of its Chelsea bistro Foxtrot Oscar into a Maze Grill.

Whitbread pledges 6,000 apprenticeships by 2020 and launches Costa training scheme

09-Apr-2015 - Whitbread will create 6,000 apprenticeships by 2020 and launch a new apprenticeship scheme for Costa, it was announced today (9 April).

IHG to open Hotel Indigo in Bath

09-Apr-2015 - InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has signed a deal with St James' Hotels Group to open a Hotel Indigo in the centre of Bath.  

VIEWPOINT

Graham Long of The Chancery on the benefits of using seasonal produce

09-Apr-2015 - Graham Long joined The Chancery in London last year as executive chef. After a two-year stint working in Hong Kong, where much of the produce is imported, Long became passionate...

Turners introduce pre-paid ticketing to make Michelin dining more accessible

09-Apr-2015 - A Michelin starred restaurant is offering guests who book through a pre-paid ticketing service up to 20 per cent off in an attempt to reduce no-shows and make Michelin level...

Simon Rimmer and Richard Johnson bring street food to The Grand National

08-Apr-2015 - Street food traders will be bringing sushi wraps, ‘untraditional’ fish and chips, and gourmet waffles to race-goers at the Crabbie’s Grand National this week (9-11 April).