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Pizza & Ice Cream concept hits Camden

21-Mar-2014 - A new pizza and ice cream concept has opened this week in the heart of Camden Town’s Stable Market. 

Sustainable burger restaurant launching in Brighton

21-Mar-2014 - Former hotelier and gastro-pub owner Andrew Coggings will open a sustainable burger restaurant, Coggings and Co, in Brighton next month. 

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CAU hits Kingston

21-Mar-2014 - Argentinian steakhouse concept CAU will open its fifth UK site next month, having secured a unit at the new Riverside development in Kingston-upon-Thames. 

Wagamama and GBK embrace mobile payment

21-Mar-2014 - Wagamama and Gourmet Burger Kitchen (GBK) have joined Prezzo in introducing new mobile payment technology via the PayPal smartphone app to the whole of their estates.

Hospitality 'walks the talk' on job creation

21-Mar-2014 - Following another successful National Apprenticeship Week for the hospitality industry, a number of other hotels, restaurants and pubs have since stepped up to the plate to offer training and apprenticeship...

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Travelodge opens £11m flagship hotel in Manchester

21-Mar-2014 - Travelodge chief executive Peter Gowers has today opened a new flagship property for the brand in Manchester’s Piccadilly Gardens. 

Marriott Moxy to open at Aberdeen Airport

20-Mar-2014 - Marriott and Inter Ikea’s new Moxy hotel brand has secured a site by Aberdeen airport, with plans to open in early 2016. 

Amani launches new Indian restaurant in Chelsea Harbour

20-Mar-2014 - Surrey-based Indian restaurant group Amani has expanded to London with the opening of its third site last week. 

Euromonitor highlights four key trends for UK travel and tourism

20-Mar-2014 - The HS2 rail link, travel gadgets, ageing UK population and peer-to-peer sharing are set to have a profound impact on UK tourism in coming years, according to Euromonitor International.

PPHE Hotel Group reveals London expansion plans

20-Mar-2014 - PPHE Hotel Group is planning to build three new hotels in London and spend €8.4 million on upgrading four of its existing hotels, which will almost double its room count...

The Ambrette set for South East expansion

20-Mar-2014 - Dev Biswal, chef patron of The Ambrette which has restaurants in Margate and Rye, has revealed plans to expand across the South East, with two new sites opening in the...

Mode brings late-night art, music and food to Notting Hill

19-Mar-2014 - Five entrepreneurs from West London are opening a new late-night venue in Notting Hill which will showcase contemporary art, music, food and drink.

Budget 2014: George Osborne scraps alcohol duty escalator

19-Mar-2014 - Pubs across the UK can breathe a big sigh of relief today as Chancellor George Osborne has once again scrapped the punitive escalator for all alcohol duties and cut another...

Budget 2014: Key points and reaction

19-Mar-2014 - Following the delivery of the 2014 Budget by Chancellor George Osborne earlier today, BigHospitality caught up with some of the key organisations representing pubs, hotels and restaurants as well as...

VisitEngland launches Government-backed flood recovery campaign

19-Mar-2014 - VisitEngland is today (19 March) launching a £2m Government funded campaign to support businesses affected by the recent severe weather and to drive holiday bookings in England.

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Women 1st announce 2014 conference date

19-Mar-2014 - Women 1st, the initiative which aims to increase the number of women working in senior positions in hospitality, is holding its third annual conference at the Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square...

Tax Equality Day to highlight benefits of VAT cut

19-Mar-2014 - Campaigners are once again asking restaurants and pubs to slash prices on food and drink for a day in September to highlight the benefits of a VAT cut.

American-style hotdog and coffee kiosk to open at King’s Cross

19-Mar-2014 - The Fine Food Company is opening Coffee Dogs, a quick-service kiosk specialising in hot dogs and coffee, at King’s Cross Southern Square on 31 March.

Paul Askew and Tim Bacon among winners of 2014 NRB Top 50

19-Mar-2014 - The North of England’s most influential hospitality professionals have been recognised in the 2014 Northern Restaurant and Bar Top 50 list.

Budget 2014: What can we expect from George Osborne?

19-Mar-2014 - The Chancellor George Osborne will today present 'a Budget for a resilient economy'. But with further calls for another beer duty cut and a reduction in VAT, hospitality professionals will...

Cabana to open at the O2 Arena this summer

18-Mar-2014 - Cabana has confirmed it will open its sixth site at London’s O2 Arena in time for the Brazilian World Cup this summer.

DoubleTree by Hilton opens in Edinburgh

18-Mar-2014 - The first DoubleTree by Hilton hotel in Scotland’s capital city has opened following a £4.2 million renovation. 

Report highlights growing importance of wine and spirits to on-trade drinks sales

18-Mar-2014 - Sales of wine and spirits are on the rise in pubs, bars and restaurants, according to the latest research by CGA Strategy.

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Luxury hotel to open in former Tower Bridge Magistrates’ Court

18-Mar-2014 - Asset management firm Dominvs Group have purchased the Tower Bridge Magistrates’ Court and police station in London and plan to open a luxury hotel in the space. 

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Carluccio’s signs up for Silverburn

17-Mar-2014 - Italian restaurant group Carluccio’s has become the fifth brand to sign up for a site at Silverburn, the upcoming out-of-town shopping centre in Glasgow.