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Caesars Entertainment UK considers more celebrity chef partnerships for restaurants

10-Mar-2015 - Casino operator Caesars Entertainment UK is considering further partnerships with celebrity chefs following the success of its associations with James Martin and Marco Pierre White.

NRB 2015: 'World wakes up to strength and potential' of Northern England's dining scene

10-Mar-2015 - The chief executive of hospitality trade show Northern Restaurant & Bar (NRB) believes ‘the world has finally woken up to the strength and potential' of Northern England's dining scene as...

Chefs advised to consider alternatives for menus as beef and lamb prices rise

10-Mar-2015 - With beef and lamb prices on the rise, chefs and restaurateurs are being advised to look at cheaper, less-used cuts as well as consider featuring more pork and fish on...

Hospitality Industry supports National Apprenticeship Week 2015

09-Mar-2015 - Hospitality businesses across the UK are supporting National Apprenticeship Week, celebrating the positive effects the training schemes have on the industry and national economy.

'Hybridisation' drives pub growth

09-Mar-2015 - The UK pub market is set to outpace the casual restaurant sector in terms of growth this year, as operators continue to diversify their offer, according to the latest report...

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Harry Ramsden's begins Yorkshire expansion

09-Mar-2015 - Fish and Chip brand Harry Ramsden’s are opening a new site in Shipley in April, the first under the company’s partnership with JVP Ventures . 

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Harry Ramsden's begins Yorkshire expansion

09-Mar-2015 - Fish and Chip brand Harry Ramsden’s are opening a new site in Shipley in April, the first under the company’s new partnership with JVP Ventures . 

Business Profile: Comptoir Libanais

09-Mar-2015 - Tony Kitous is on a mission to bring Lebanese food to the high street and believes that the shawarma has what it takes to one day oust the burrito and...

Family run restaurant group Olive Tree Brasserie eyes expansion

09-Mar-2015 - Family run restaurant group Olive Tree Brasserie is planning to expand across the North of England, aiming to have ten sites in the next five years.

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Leon boosts management team

09-Mar-2015 - Fast casual chain Leon has strengthened its management team ahead of a year of expansion.

Benito's Hat launches new site and Selfridges pop-up

06-Mar-2015 - Benito’s Hat has launched its first restaurant outside of central London, and plans to open more sites and a pop-up in Selfridges later this year.

House of Lords report calls for introduction of minimum unit pricing

06-Mar-2015 - The House of Lords has recommended tighter regulation on the consumption of alcohol, including introducing minimum unit pricing, a variable tax rate in line with alcoholic strength and mandatory rules...

BHA backs government probe in to online review sites

06-Mar-2015 - The British Hospitality Association (BHA) is encouraging its members to share their experiences of online consumer review sites with the government.

Leonardo Hotels makes UK debut

06-Mar-2015 - Leonardo Hotels, the European arm of the Fattal Hotels Group, will open its first UK property at London's Heathrow Airport later this March.

SMALL TALK

Thomasina Miers on the future of Mexican food in the UK

06-Mar-2015 - The Wahaca co-founder talks about how her restaurant group is attracting Mexico’s top chefs to cook with her this year and lays out the future for Mexican food in this country....

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Pan Chai opens casual dining pop-up

05-Mar-2015 - Restaurateur Eddie Lim has expanded his Pan Chai restaurant brand with the launch of a new casual dining concept in Bicester Village, Oxfordshire.

#chavgate restaurant: How to respond to negative reviews

05-Mar-2015 - After Manchester restaurant 47 King Street West was caught up in 'chavgate' and criticised for its damning response  to a review posted by a disgruntled customer on its Facebook page, we speak...

Hotel brands lose 31,653 website visitors per month to OTAs

05-Mar-2015 - Branded hotel groups are each losing an average of 31,653 website visitors per month to online travel agents (OTAs) as they continue to make trademark bids for their company names...

Food hygiene standards improve in Wales

05-Mar-2015 - Food hygiene standards in Wales have risen in the year since it was made compulsory for businesses to display their food hygiene rating.

World of Zing wholesalers launch to cater for evolving Asian food trends

05-Mar-2015 - The rise of Asian cuisine calling for increasingly diverse ingredients has led to the launch of a new wholesale business in the UK.

Mobile loyalty becoming 'increasingly important' for restaurants

04-Mar-2015 - Mobile loyalty systems will play an increasingly important role in the restaurant industry, with operators reporting impressive figures through their use.

Hoteliers could claim thousands on overpaid business rates

04-Mar-2015 - Hotel operators could claim up to £145,000 per hotel on overpaid business rates if they appeal before the 31 March deadline, Colliers International has reported.

Hospitality businesses form the majority of start-ups and remain optimistic about the future

04-Mar-2015 - Hospitality businesses form the majority of young enterprises in the UK and are more optimistic about future prospects than the wider business community, according to research released yesterday (3 March)...

West End's 'strong dining scene' helps area contribute £51bn to UK economy

04-Mar-2015 - The 'strong dining scene' in London's West End, led by Michelin-starred restaurants and 'vibrant independents' helped the area contribute more than £51bn to the UK economy last year, according to...

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Fire outside Metropolitan by Como London leads to hotel and Nobu London evacuation

04-Mar-2015 - Guests and staff at the Metropolitan by Como hotel on Park Lane were evacuated last night (3 March) after fire broke out on scaffolding on the first floor.