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BRGR.CO doubles up with new restaurant in Chelsea

26-Jun-2013 - BRGR.CO, part of the ‘burger boom’ that hit central London last year,  is opening a second site in the capital this autumn, having secured the former Black & Blue unit...

London's hoteliers celebrate a profitable May

26-Jun-2013 - London hotels enjoyed a second consecutive month of profit growth in May, driven by an increase in revenue per available room (RevPAR), but their regional counterparts also had a successful...

Simon Rimmer to open restaurant at Doubletree by Hilton Liverpool

26-Jun-2013 - TV chef and restaurateur Simon Rimmer has announced plans to open a restaurant at the Doubletree by Hilton in Liverpool when it opens its doors for business later this year. ...

Accor unveils new-look Mercure hotels as it accelerates brand's expansion

26-Jun-2013 - Accor has unveiled a new-look Mercure hotel as part of its plans to accelerate expansion of the mid-scale brand and reach its target of 1,000 hotels worldwide by 2018. 

Prezzo taps in on burger and chicken restaurant trends with new brand

26-Jun-2013 - Restaurant group Prezzo, the operator of the eponymous Italian chain and Mexican concept Chimichanga, has launched a new brand specialising in chicken, burger and ribs, with a debut site having...

Branded restaurant market to reach £22bn by 2018

26-Jun-2013 - The branded restaurant market is predicted to grow by £5.6bn to £22bn over the next five years as it continues to win market share from independents according to a report...

Hospitality Guild to hold second Twitter debate on apprenticeships

25-Jun-2013 - The Hospitality Guild is to host its second Twitter debate on apprenticeships this week in a bid to help employers and potential new staff understand more about the route into...

Simplicity and good value remain key to success, says Soho restaurateur

25-Jun-2013 - The owner of a new Soho restaurant claims that simple, authentic ingredients, a good selection of wines and a well-priced lunch menu are the key to success in such a...

South Lakes MP supports Cut Tourism VAT campaign

25-Jun-2013 - South Lakes MP Tim Farron has pledged his support of the Cut Tourism VAT campaign and is putting pressure on the Treasury to bring tax rates for hotels, restaurants and...

Julia Hands: Hand Picked Hotels unlikely to grow much larger than 20 venues

25-Jun-2013 - Julia Hands, the founder of Hand Picked Hotels, has told BigHospitality she does not expect the four-star country house hotel collection to be much larger than 20 venues so the business...

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Ducksoup team opens Hackney offshoot

25-Jun-2013 - The team behind Soho restaurant Ducksoup has opened a 'little sister offshoot' in Hackney called Rawduck.

Polpetto restaurant to return to Soho with Florence Knight at the helm

25-Jun-2013 - Russell Norman and Richard Beatty have secured a site on Berwick Street for the return of Polpetto, the pair's popular Soho restaurant, which will once again feature Florence Knight in...

Adam Bennett of Simpsons restaurant made chef director of Kenilworth pub The Cross

25-Jun-2013 - Simpsons head chef and UK Bocuse d'Or candidate Adam Bennett has been appointed chef director of The Cross, the Kenilworth pub chef and restaurateur Andreas Antona takes over at the...

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Village East restaurant to close ahead of 'dramatic' refurbishment

24-Jun-2013 - Bermondsey Street bar and restaurant Village East is to close in July for a refurbishment which will include a 'dramatic overhaul' of the kitchen ahead of a re-opening in September. ...

Anthony Flinn closes all four Leeds restaurants as business enters administration

24-Jun-2013 - Anthony’s Restaurant Ltd, the company run by popular Leeds-based chef Anthony Flinn, has entered administration - all four of the group's restaurants in the Yorkshire city were closed last week....

High alcohol tax blamed for continual drop in UK wine and spirit sales

24-Jun-2013 - The Government’s alcohol duty escalator is being blamed for a continual drop in sales of wine and spirits in the UK’s restaurants, pubs and hotels as research shows that British...

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Andy Murray serves up foie gras-free menu at Cromlix House

24-Jun-2013 - As Andy Murray embarks on his quest for a first Wimbledon title today (24 June), the tennis star has already been labeled a champion by animal rights charity PETA, as...

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Academy of Food & Wine Service invites entries into Restaurant Manager of the Year 2013

24-Jun-2013 - The Academy of Food & Wine Service (AFWS) is calling for entries into its 2013 UK Restaurant Manager of the Year competition.

Turtle Bay secures more expansion funds

24-Jun-2013 - Turtle Bay, the four-strong Caribbean restaurant concept developed by one of the founders of Las Iguanas, has secured yet more funding to aid its expansion plans to open a further...

Women 1st Shine Awards 2013 winners and Top 100 Club inductees revealed

21-Jun-2013 - Sodexo, Dukes St. James London and Be At One Cocktail Bars were among the businesses represented by winners of the Women 1st Shine Awards, which recognises the outstanding achievements of...

Gordon Ramsay and David Beckham to open Union Street Café in September

21-Jun-2013 - Union Street Café, the long-awaited restaurant from the Gordon Ramsay Group backed by David Beckham, will open near Borough Market in September.

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South African burger giant Steers into the UK

21-Jun-2013 - South African flame-grilled burger chain Steers is making its first foray into the UK this summer with a first site opening in Clapham next month which could potentially be the...

Angela Hartnett partners with Canteen for new Shoreditch restaurant

21-Jun-2013 - Michelin-starred Murano chef Angela Hartnett has partnered with British restaurant chain Canteen for the opening of Merchant’s Tavern restaurant and bar in Shoreditch this September. 

Murray and Hazel Ward: Career Profile

21-Jun-2013 - Husband and wife Murray and Hazel Ward have been involved in the hospitality industry for all of their working lives. The young Scottish couple, who met at Edinburgh’s Tigerlily hotel,...

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Restaurant Associates launches new events business

21-Jun-2013 - Restaurants Associates, the restaurant management division of Compass Group, has this week launched Radish – a new, high-end event catering and party planning business for clients across the UK.