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Restaurant magazine: Jason Atherton on growing his restaurant empire

02-Apr-2013 - Chef and restaurateur Jason Atherton talks about his growing restaurant empire and comparisons with his former boss Gordon Ramsay in an exclusive interview with Restaurant magazine this month. 

Chris Wheeler: Career Profile

02-Apr-2013 - Chris Wheeler began his career as Jean-Christophe Novelli’s right-hand man at Le Provence in Lymington and went on to work for the French celebrity chef for 10 years. He joined...

MasterChef 2010 finalist to open second restaurant in community-owned pub

02-Apr-2013 - MasterChef 2010 finalist Alex Rushmer and his business partner chef Ben Maude have opened their second restaurant in a Cambridgeshire pub owned by members of the local community.

Trishna sommelier to open first solo restaurant The Pearson Room

02-Apr-2013 - Sunaina Sethi, sommelier at one Michelin-star restaurant Trishna, is set to open The Pearson Room, her first solo restaurant, in Canary Wharf later this month.

Mews of Mayfair takes over Rocket Mayfair

28-Mar-2013 - James Robson, the owner of British brasserie Mews of Mayfair, has taken over the site of Rocket in Mayfair and turned it into his own pizza restaurant. 

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Essex teenager wins apprenticeship with Pierre Koffmann through Le Cordon Bleu

28-Mar-2013 - Essex teenager Zoe McReynolds has scored herself an apprenticeship with Pierre Koffmann after winning Le Cordon Bleu's culinary scholarship Le Grand Diplôme. 

Positive provinces: Hotels outside London see growth for first time in four years

28-Mar-2013 - Hotels outside London have experienced revenue and profit growth for the first time since 2009 according to the latest UK Chain Hotels Market Review by market intelligence firm HotStats. 

Hilton Worldwide hopes Border Agency split will simplify tourist visa process

28-Mar-2013 - Simon Vincent, the European president of hotel operator Hilton Worldwide, has welcomed the Home Office's decision to split the responsibilities of the UK Border Agency and has called on the...

Happy Easter: What's your business doing?

28-Mar-2013 - In spite of what is expected to be the coldest Easter since 1910, hotels, restaurants and pubs are gearing up for the ‘eggs-tended’ weekend with as over 2.5m Brits plan...

InterContinental London Park Lane hotel sold for £301.5m

28-Mar-2013 - InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has announced it has agreed to sell the famous InterContinental London Park Lane hotel for £301.5m to Constellation Hotel (Opco) UK, an affiliate of Middle Eastern private investment...

Dragons' Den star Duncan Bannatyne highlights importance of first aid training for hospitality businesses

28-Mar-2013 - Duncan Bannatyne has told BigHospitality he thinks many hospitality businesses across the UK have ‘a serious lack of training and knowledge’ when it comes to first aid provision, after the...

Carluccio's celebrates 'record year' as profit and new openings exceed targets

27-Mar-2013 - Italian restaurant group Carluccio's is celebrating a 'record year' after its annual results brought pre-tax profits of £6.8m, a 15 per cent rise on the previous year. 

Entrepreneur plans to turn East Dulwich pub into London's first self-sustaining community gastropub

27-Mar-2013 - An entrepreneur in south London has turned to crowdfunding website Kickstarter to help raise funds to set up London's first self-sustaining community gastropub. 

Adnams finding it 'difficult to be too positive' about pub trading conditions

27-Mar-2013 - Adnams, the Suffolk-based brewer, distiller and retailer, has revealed its profits jumped by 3.5 per cent in 2012 but has admitted difficult pub trading conditions are continuing and are making it...

Bush Hall owners venture into restaurants with adjacent Dining Room

27-Mar-2013 - Husband and wife business partners Charlie Raworth and Emma Hutchinson, who run the two Shepherd’s Bush live music and events venues Bush Hall and The Music House for Children, are...

Non-alcoholic drinks: Making money from mocktails with Tony Conigliaro

27-Mar-2013 - In the third part of our special feature on non-alcoholic drinks, BigHospitality sat down with leading mixologist and bar owner Tony Conigliaro for an exclusive video on how to make money...

De Vere Village embraces ‘healthy casual dining’ with Vinny & Vito restaurant launch

27-Mar-2013 - De Vere Village Urban Resorts is placing an extra focus on attracting the family market with the launch of Vinny & Vito, a new healthy casual dining Italian restaurant brand...

Accor brings Adagio aparthotel brand to the UK with ‘aggressive’ expansion plans

26-Mar-2013 - Hotel giant Accor has today announced the launch of Adagio – its European aparthotel brand – into the UK, with the first property opening in Liverpool tomorrow (27 March) and...

Non-alcoholic drinks: Five hot beverage innovations in hospitality

26-Mar-2013 - Take five and catch up with the latest innovations in tea and coffee within the industry in the second installment of our focus on non-alcoholic drinks.

Electrolux seeks next generation of Michelin-starred chefs with launch of Chef Academy

26-Mar-2013 - Electrolux has launched a nationwide chef competition in a bid to find the next generation of Michelin-starred chefs. 

ETM Group to open One Canada Square restaurant & bar in Canary Wharf

26-Mar-2013 - London-based bar operator ETM Group has just agreed terms to open a modern European restaurant and cocktail bar on the ground floor of the One Canada Square skyscraper in Canary...

Street Kitchen parks up in east London ahead of Shoreditch Village development

26-Mar-2013 - Street Kitchen – the Airstream caravan concept from Jun Tanaka and Mark Jankel – has just opened up a third venue on Shoreditch High Street, which will run until the...

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Guoman & Thistle hotels not looking to replace former managing director Heiko Figge

26-Mar-2013 - Guoman & Thistle hotels has confirmed its former managing director Heiko Figge left the business last year and will not be replaced.

Be At One to open up to 10 sites outside London in three years

26-Mar-2013 - Cocktail bar group Be At One opens its first site outside London this week in Reading and is set to open up to 10 venues outside the capital as it...

Stars of World’s 50 Best Restaurants descend on London for ‘The Lab’

25-Mar-2013 - A selection of international chefs from the World’s 50 Best Restaurants list are uniting ahead of this year’s event to run ‘The Lab’, a three-night restaurant experience offering live entertainment,...