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03-May-2012 - UK-based international hotel group Millennium and Copthorne (M&C) has reported a 24 per cent increase in pre-tax profits to £25.9m in the first quarter of 2012.
03-May-2012 - Liverpool and Manchester have experienced big rises in the number of international tourists they attract as cities in the regions begin to emerge as rivals to Edinburgh and London for foreign visitors.
03-May-2012 - The average price of a three-course meal in a UK restaurant has risen by 7.1 per cent to £20.90 - up from £19.52 last year, while the average price of an individual dish has risen nearly 3 per cent year-on-year, from £6.19 to £6.41.
03-May-2012 - Ignite Group has announced the former commercial director of Ping Pong Restaurants, Tina English, is to join the company this month as the new managing director of British food restaurant chain Bumpkin.
02-May-2012 - Attention to detail and a moulding of the product to suit specific markets has seen ETM Group become arguably London’s most successful pub-restaurant outfit.
02-May-2012 - Quality Inns, the pub brand launched by the husband and wife team of Easton and Alison Hogben, has added The Floating Bridge in Dartmouth to its list of venues.
02-May-2012 - In what was the tenth year of the World's 50 Best Restaurants awards, Noma cemented its position as the best place to eat on the planet after topping the list for a third consecutive year. Here are our photos from the night.
02-May-2012 - The 21 hotels in the UK formerly operated by Spanish hotel company Barcelo have been re-launched under the Puma Hotels' Collection brand.
02-May-2012 - Bar and nightclub operator Novus Leisure has announced it is on track for record profits of nearly £20m for the 12 months to June in a financial update this morning.
02-May-2012 - The World's 50 Best Restaurants Awards - one of the biggest events in the culinary calendar - took place on Monday night at London's Guildhall with dozens of the world's top chefs, including Rene Redzepi and Ferran Adria in attendance.
02-May-2012 - Sat Bains and Tom Kitchin are among six chefs with eight Michelin stars between them who will be cooking at a pop-up restaurant on top of the Royal Festival Hall this Summer.
02-May-2012 - Little Chef has brought in external agencies to manage operations and its marketing and PR across the group following chairman Graham Sims’ recent restructure of the business.
01-May-2012 - René Redzepi, whose Danish restaurant Noma has been crowned the World’s Best Restaurant for the third year running, tells BigHospitality how the diminutive but innovative restaurant has been able to remain so consistent.
01-May-2012 - Hotel Terravina, the hotel and restaurant owned by world-renowned sommelier Gerard Basset and his wife Nina, has merged with Alan Murchison's fine-dining restaurant group 10 in 8.
01-May-2012 - While just three UK restaurants featured on the World’s 50 Best Restaurants list this year, a further five venues came in the top 100.
01-May-2012 - The World's 50 Best Restaurants awards 2012 have been announced and, while Rene Redzepi’s Noma scooped top spot, the movers and shakers further down the list have made for some interesting findings.
01-May-2012 - Rezidor Hotel Group has announced it is to open a Park Inn by Radisson hotel in Glasgow in the former Pearl Assurance office building in the Scottish city.
01-May-2012 - Food travel company SSP UK has launched a new modern pub on the concourse level at London’s Liverpool Street train station in a bid to ‘completely overhaul and revolutionise the UK’s perception of a typical station pub.’
01-May-2012 - A large fire that started at the Best Western Falmouth Beach Hotel yesterday afternoon has been brought under control and all missing guests have now been accounted for but Best Western has confirmed the building is almost entirely destroyed.
01-May-2012 - The 2011 Masterchef winner Tim Anderson is to launch a pop-up restaurant in association with Citroën in Shoreditch offering a five course tasting menu inspired by the five senses.
01-May-2012 - Micros Systems has announced it is to acquire the UK-based hospitality technology provider Torex Retail Holdings to support its international expansion plans.
30-Apr-2012 - More than 150 chefs, restaurateurs and food producers operating in the UK, as well as some of the World’s 50 Best chefs, are visiting Downing Street today to launch a campaign to promote the UK’s food scene abroad.
30-Apr-2012 - The branded restaurant sector is to grow by more than 20 per cent in three years and fast food operators are to spearhead growth in the eating out industry, according to the Allegra Project Restaurant 2012 report from Allegra Strategies and Barclays.
30-Apr-2012 - With just hours to go until the World’s 50 Best Restaurants awards, make sure you tune in to BigHospitality on Facebook and Twitter for all the gossip, with live updates, photos and exclusive video interviews throughout the evening.
30-Apr-2012 - Chef Maurizio Morelli, who has run the Latium restaurant in London’s Fitzrovia for the past eight years, has opened a second site in Marylebone.
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