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Cherizena launches coffee sachets for hotels

06-Jun-2013 - Leicestershire-based speciality coffee producer Cherizena has launched a new range of sachets of branded coffee for use in the bedrooms of boutique hotels and guesthouses.

Optimism in the eating-out sector hits a six-year high

06-Jun-2013 - Increased spending in the eating-out sector will provide some welcome relief for restaurateurs this year and could help pave the way for an economic recovery, according to figures released by the CBI....

Capitalising on coffee: Hotels and pubs boost beverage offering as demand increases

05-Jun-2013 - A hotel group and two village pubs are among the businesses who have turned their attention to coffee in a bid to capitalise on the UK consumer's increasing interest in...

Peel Hotels reveals 'modest' financial improvement, thanks 'long suffering' shareholders

05-Jun-2013 - Struggling London-based hotel firm Peel Hotels has revealed it achieved a 'modest' improvement in the last financial year and believes it can 'dramatically improve' it’s profitably in the future. ...

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ASK Italian's Steve Holmes to speak at Arena event

05-Jun-2013 - ASK Italian's managing director Steve Holmes has been confirmed as the keynote speaker at Arena's next foodservice and hospitality networking event. 

Northern Ireland's South West College team wins Nestle Toque d'Or 2013

05-Jun-2013 - A team from South West College in Northern Ireland has won the 2013 Nestle Toque d'Or competition after a challenging four day final. 

Focus on wine: What it takes to be a top sommelier

05-Jun-2013 - The Moet UK Sommelier of the Year competition took place in London last week with Clement Robert of Medlar in Chelsea, finally taking the title after five attempts. 

Camra claims majority of tied publicans earn less than the minimum wage

05-Jun-2013 - Camra has revealed new figures which it says proves the majority of publicans tied to large pubcos are earning less than the minimum wage, however the BBPA has responded by...

Diners ask restaurants to offer different portion sizes to help cut food waste

04-Jun-2013 - Diners would like to see a wider range of portion sizes offered to them in restaurants, hotels and pubs as research revealed by WRAP shows that more than a quarter...

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The Beagle hands control of restaurant to Manchester street food collective Guerilla Eats

04-Jun-2013 - South Manchester-based restaurant The Beagle has announced it is rethinking its food offer and has teamed up with local street food collective Guerilla Eats whose traders will take turns to...

Wynyard Hall Hotel to kick off £4m redevelopment

04-Jun-2013 - Wynyard Hall Hotel, a country house hotel in the Tees Valley, has been given the go-ahead to start a £4m redevelopment plan to create a new cookery school with additional event...

Jamie's Italian revenue surges by more than 30% in 2012

04-Jun-2013 - Jamie Oliver's chain of Italian restaurants had a successful 2012 according to the company's latest financial results, which show that revenue surged to nearly £94m last year, helping to drive...

Bone Daddies owner brings ‘Flesh and Buns’ to Covent Garden

04-Jun-2013 - Ross Shonhan, the man behind ramen restaurant Bone Daddies, is doubling up in London with the opening of Flesh and Buns – another Japanese concept, this time specializing in  ‘hirata’...

#SocialHotel: Five top tips for social media success

04-Jun-2013 - As last month’s #SocialRestaurant podcast underlined, social media is tearing up the traditional notions of marketing and sales throughout the restaurant industry. And things are certainly no different for hotels,...

Hampton by Hilton to double its UK presence by 2015

04-Jun-2013 - Hilton Worldwide has today unveiled plans to expand its value Hampton by Hilton brand with two new hotels in Birmingham and Gatwick Airport which will see the concept double its presence in the UK...

Texans sign up former Lima manager to open The Lockhart restaurant

03-Jun-2013 - Bunmi Okolosi, former manager of Peruvian restaurant Lima, has taken the helm of a new restaurant in Marylebone - The Lockhart - which will be inspired by the cuisine of...

First-time restaurateurs use 'cook-off' to employ Vivo restaurant head chef

03-Jun-2013 - Brothers Will and Ben Thompson plan to launch Vivo, an all-day Italian restaurant and their first hospitality business, in Islington in the autumn but the pair have already used an innovative...

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Rhubarb opens Café Bar at Royal Albert Hall

03-Jun-2013 - Event caterer and restaurant company Rhubarb is now operating the newly opened Café Bar at the Royal Albert Hall, following a major refurbishment of the concert hall’s South entrance. ...

One for the road: Wetherspoon to open first pub on the motorway

03-Jun-2013 - Pub operator JD Wetherspoon is set to open its first licensed venue on the motorway network, with chairman Tim Martin claiming it will be ‘the first of many’ for the...

Industry raises £10k during Hospitality Action Week 2013

03-Jun-2013 - Hospitality businesses across the UK raised more than £10k for Hospitality Action earlier this month during the industry charity’s annual fundraising event, HA Week.

Dwell founders to launch 'authentic' Indian restaurant

31-May-2013 - Aamir Ahmad and Sean Galligan, founders of furniture retailer Dwell, are turning their hands to the restaurant sector with the opening of authentic Indian restaurant Zumbura later this year.

Student Takeover: South Downs College students run The Langstone Hotel for a weekend

31-May-2013 - South Downs College and The Langstone Hotel teamed up this month on a unique project to develop young people's industry skills when a group of students took over the running...

Greater protection for under-18s as the Portman Group's latest alcohol code comes into force

31-May-2013 - The Portman Group's latest code of practice for responsible alcohol marketing has come into force in the same week new statistics have shown a fall in alcohol-related hospital admissions of...

CAU takes third site, more on the horizon

31-May-2013 - Charlie McLean’s Argentinian steakhouse concept CAU has secured its third restaurant in London’s Blackheath, with another site expected to open later this year and four to five more planned in...

Eighty sites in seven years: Giggling Squid ramps up expansion plans

31-May-2013 - Thai restaurant group Giggling Squid is sticking to its bold ambitions to become the first major national Thai chain with the appointment of a property director who will oversee its...