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22-Oct-2012 - The recent flurry of chicken-led restaurants in London is now spreading outside of the capital with The Flat Chicken coming to roost in Stratford-upon-Avon next month.
22-Oct-2012 - Restaurant and event catering company Rock CLG has opened its first restaurant since receiving major investment from the Australian leisure business Colonial Leisure Group (CLG).
22-Oct-2012 - Jeremy Wares, former chef-patron of The Angler's Inn in Perthshire, has joined forces with Macdonald Hotels & Resorts to open a restaurant at its 70-bedroom West Lothian hotel Houstoun House.
22-Oct-2012 - West Cumbrian hotel and leisure company Pennington Hotels has taken on two historic properties – the nine-bedroom Boot Inn in Eskdale and the 11-bedroom Pooley Bridge Inn near Ullswater.
22-Oct-2012 - Orient-Express Hotels, the owner of Raymond Blanc's Oxfordshire venue Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons, has become the subject of an 'unsolicited' takeover proposal by minor shareholder Indian Hotels.
22-Oct-2012 - Sarah Frankland and Robert Giorgione, pastry chef and sommelier respectively at patissier William Curley, have been announced the winners of the 2012 Wines of Roussillon Dessert Trophy.
22-Oct-2012 - The House Collection, a new group of boutique hotels in the east of England, is set to open its first property next spring - the Poet’s House hotel in the centre of Ely, Cambridgeshire.
22-Oct-2012 - Sector skills council People 1st has launched Apprentice 1st, an online portal which allows employers, learners and training providers to access all aspects of an apprenticeship, including coursework, assessments and practical training material, from a single screen online.
19-Oct-2012 - Claire Clark, former pastry chef at three Michelin-starred restaurant The French Laundry, has expressed her wish that the success of The Great British Bake Off will change perceptions of dessert chefs and help her and others get the finance to open solo dessert ventures.
19-Oct-2012 - The hospitality industry turned out in force at the Novotel London West last night (18 October) to celebrate the Springboard charity’s 10th annual Awards for Excellence which rewarded those promoting careers and talent across the sector.
19-Oct-2012 - An array of service professionals have launched The Gold Service Scholarship - a new UK scholarship for front-of-house professionals in a bid to inspire a new generation of young people to make a career out of front-of-house hospitality.
19-Oct-2012 - The Government’s decision to postpone the revaluation of business rates from 2015 to 2017 will create a ‘toxic cocktail’ for UK hospitality businesses and is a ‘further blow to the country’s struggling high streets’, according to industry experts.
19-Oct-2012 - Richoux Group has acquired the former police station on the High Street in Chislehurst, Kent, and confirmed to BigHospitality it will open the property as a restaurant under the Villagio Ristorante concept at the beginning of December.
19-Oct-2012 - Sophie Roberts Brown, executive director of the Academy of Food and Wine Service (AFWS), is to leave the Academy to take up a role as the operations director of the Hospitality Guild.
19-Oct-2012 - Australian-born Ross Shonhan, former head chef at Zuma and Nobu, is set to open Japanese ramen concept Bone Daddies in Soho next month. The chef reveals his career achievements and challenges and explains his love affair with Japanese cuisine.
19-Oct-2012 - Tenanted and leased pubco Brakspear has purchased The Running Horses pub in Mickleham, Surrey in the first sale and lease back acquisition for the Henley-on-Thames-based company.
19-Oct-2012 - The Great Fosters hotel in Surrey is set to complete a major relaunch of its restaurants when The Estate Grill and The Tudor Room open in March 2013 offering what the general manager hopes will become Michelin-star quality destination dining.
19-Oct-2012 - Alberto Abbate and Gustavo Vazquez, the restaurateurs behind Garufa in Islington are to open their second venture in London - Argentinian restaurant and café-bar Garufin - with new business partner and executive chef Ernesto Paiva.
18-Oct-2012 - The winners of the inaugural British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) industry awards were announced at the organisation’s Annual Dinner which took place at the London Marriott Grosvenor Square hotel last night.
18-Oct-2012 - According to two surveys, hospitality operators are increasingly realising the importance of coffee to their businesses with national pub chains now selling more cups of the beverage than their coffee shop neighbours on the high street.
18-Oct-2012 - International restaurant group Hakkasan is set to launch ‘Ling Ling’, a new sophisticated late-night lounge concept, at the company’s original site in London's Hanway Place on 1 November.
18-Oct-2012 - Communities Secretary Eric Pickles this week joined Britain’s leading Indian chefs and restaurateurs to launch a new scholarship programme for students to develop their careers in high-end Asian cuisine and restaurant management.
18-Oct-2012 - Despite price-sensitive diners booking Christmas dinners and events later than ever, pub and bar operator Orchid has already seen bookings up 10 per cent on last year. The group has given us some timely top tips to help with that last-minute festive planning.
17-Oct-2012 - Italian restaurant chain Carluccio's has invested £250k in a new, in-house chef training academy above its Upper Street restaurant in Islington.
17-Oct-2012 - The successful future of the restaurant sector may lie with longer opening hours and multi-concept operations in one site, according to industry experts and operators.
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