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Nightclubs ‘easy target’ for high crime rates, says Luminar boss

08-Feb-2013 - Peter Marks, chief executive of nightclub operator Luminar, has claimed that late-night venues have become an ‘easy target’ for local authorities and the police when it comes to reducing crime...

Tom Kitchin to open Edinburgh pub restaurant with Castle Terrace's Dominic Jack

08-Feb-2013 - Tom Kitchin, chef proprietor of Michelin-starred Edinburgh restaurant The Kitchin, is to open a pub restaurant in the Scottish capital with fellow chef Dominic Jack.

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Zizzi opens flagship UK restaurant featuring new bar offering

08-Feb-2013 - Italian restaurant chain Zizzi is launching what will be its largest restaurant in the UK next week and the first to house a new standalone bar; in Glasgow’s Royal Exchange...

Amadeus launches new ‘retail brand’ The Oak Kitchen

08-Feb-2013 - The NEC Group’s event catering company Amadeus has revealed plans to rebrand 21 of its retail outlets across the UK as ‘The Oak Kitchen’ in a £1m, three-year rollout programme.

Former Michael Caines ABode Glasgow chef duo to launch Gannet restaurant

08-Feb-2013 - Peter McKenna and Ivan Stein, a pair of chefs who met while working for Michael Caines at his ABode Glasgow restaurant, are to launch their first business together - Gannet...

Daniel Clifford: Pearls of Wisdom

08-Feb-2013 - The Kent-born chef-patron has held two Michelin stars at Midsummer House in Cambridge for the past eight years. He was also one of the winners of last year’s Great British Menu....

Rupert Clevely steps down as Geronimo Inns managing director

07-Feb-2013 - Young's has announced Rupert Clevely is to stand down as the managing director of Geronimo Inns and will take up a non-executive role with the brewer and pubco which plans to...

La Tasca 'de-brands' first site for new independent restaurant arm

07-Feb-2013 - Spanish casual-dining group La Tasca has de-branded an under-performing site, the first in a planned division of ‘independent’ restaurants that won’t be directly associated with the 42-strong group....

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My Greek Kitchen TV presenter creates dishes for The Real Greek

07-Feb-2013 - Tonia Buxton, cook and presenter of TV series My Greek Kitchen, has created four special dishes for restaurant group The Real Greek that are set to be included on the...

Punch Taverns reveals business restructuring options

07-Feb-2013 - Leased and tenanted pubco Punch Taverns has revealed the business restructuring options it is hoping to pursue as soon as possible in order to reduce its debt payments. 

UK's first Starbucks franchise opens at former Little Chef site

07-Feb-2013 - Coffee chain Starbucks has opened its first UK site under franchise on the site of a former Little Chef restaurant in Hampshire. 

De Vere Venues takes on management of Chicheley Hall

07-Feb-2013 - De Vere Venues has announced it has won the contract to manage Chicheley Hall, the Newport Pagnell conference centre and hotel which is the historic home to the Royal Society....

Zwilling launches TruClad range of pans designed for induction cooking

07-Feb-2013 - Catering equipment manufacturer Zwilling J.A. Henckels has launched the TruClad range of pans which have been designed specifically for use with induction hobs.

Tamarind adds Zaika of Kensington to Indian restaurant collection

06-Feb-2013 - Indian restaurant group the Tamarind Collection has acquired its third site in the capital in the form of Zaika in Kensington High Street, which will close later this year for...

Hilton Hotels & Resorts named best meetings provider

06-Feb-2013 - Hilton Hotels & Resorts, which operates 70 hotels in the UK, has been named as the best provider of meetings services by market research firm BDRC Continental.

Fine-dining restaurant and Harbourside restaurant & bar hit the market in Bristol

06-Feb-2013 - A 56-cover fine-dining restaurant and a 30-metre barge housing a restaurant, bar and live music venue – both in Bristol - have today been put up for sale.

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Rapid growth of branded concepts putting increasing pressure on independent restaurants

06-Feb-2013 - Forty per cent of independent restaurants now have an outlet of a branded chain within one mile of their business, according to new figures released by trade consultants CGA Strategy.

BBC Television Centre development to include hotel and restaurants

06-Feb-2013 - Part of the legendary BBC Television Centre could become a 50-bedroom hotel under plans revealed by the owner of the White City complex this week.

Hospitality Guild calls on employers to Act NOW! on apprenticeships

06-Feb-2013 - The Hospitality Guild has launched a new apprenticeship campaign to raise employers’ and learners’ awareness of the career development opportunities offered by apprenticeships, in a bid to help 20,000 young...

Hole-in-the-wall Egyptian street food comes to London

06-Feb-2013 - Koshari Street, a new ‘hole-in-the-wall’ Egyptian street food concept led by Lebanese-born cook and food writer Anissa Helou, is opening on St Martins Lane in March.

Valrhona launches educational TV channel for pastry and chocolate professionals

06-Feb-2013 - France-based chocolate maker Valrhona has launched a professionals-only TV channel with a set of programmes aimed at educating pastry chefs and chocolate makers with tips, interviews and recipes.

London restaurants urged to offer healthier kids meals

05-Feb-2013 - The Manor Arms pub in Streatham has been voted the best of the capital's eateries for healthy kids meals but other operators in the capital have been urged to do...

TOZI Restaurant & Bar brings cicchetti to London Victoria

05-Feb-2013 - Venetian-inspired restaurant and bar TOZI is set to open its doors in London’s Victoria next month as the first of several destination-led restaurant and bars planned for for the PPHE...

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Nominations welcomed for NRB Top 50

05-Feb-2013 - Nominations for the most influential hospitality operators based in the north of England are being welcomed for the formation of the second NRB Top 50 list. 

Destination Britain: Hospitality businesses embark on 'international mission' to attract more Russian visitors

05-Feb-2013 - Red Carnation Hotels, Fortnum & Mason and Keith Prowse are among the hospitality groups heading to Moscow and St Petersburg later this week to take part in a VisitBritain-led ‘international...