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Blackpool hotel offers midnight marriages after obtaining 24-hour wedding licence

19-Jan-2015 - The Hotel Collection’s Imperial Hotel in Blackpool has launched a ‘midnight marriage’ package to its guests after gaining a 24-hour wedding licence from the council.

SMALL TALK

Ana and Sanja Morris on Le Coq and rotisserie chicken restaurants

19-Jan-2015 - Sisters Ana and Sanja Morris talk about starting London's chicken restaurant trend and growing the Le Coq brand. 

Amandine Chaignot joins Rosewood London as executive chef

19-Jan-2015 - French chef Amandine Chaignot has joined Rosewood London as executive chef where she will oversee the hotel's kitchens and restaurants, including the Mirror Room.

Labour children's food plan: Concerns of additional bureaucracy for hospitality

19-Jan-2015 - Industry bodies have warned politicians against creating additional bureaucracy for the hospitality sector after Labour outlined plans to make high levels of fat, sugar and salt in children’s food illegal...

Busaba Eathai to open flagship site in Shoreditch

16-Jan-2015 - Alan Yau’s casual dining chain Busaba Eathai is to celebrate its 15th birthday with a new flagship venue in Shoreditch that combines a restaurant and cooking academy. 

Diner mindset survey offers restaurant planning help

16-Jan-2015 - Diners in the North and South East are most likely to splash out on meals spending an average of £113 per month, a new survey looking into differing diner mindsets...

Marco Pierre White Steakhouse & Grill to open at Threadneedles Hotel

16-Jan-2015 - Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill, one of the restaurant brands created by the high-profile chef, is opening at Threadneedles Hotel under a franchise agreement with Black & White...

Hunger for hotels leads to 17% property price rise

16-Jan-2015 - Interest from US investors and a return of confidence in the market helped drive up the average property price in the hotel sector by 17 per cent last year, according...

Manchester grill restaurant Solita to open third site

15-Jan-2015 - Solita is planning to unveil one of the largest restaurants in Prestwich, North Manchester when it opens its third site at the end of May.

Chefs' Choice Awards 2015: Winners revealed

15-Jan-2015 - Restaurant magazine's annual Chefs’ Choice Awards reveal the best commercial products, suppliers, brands and equipment, as voted for by professional chefs from across the country.

Goldsborough Hall opens dining room as restaurant

15-Jan-2015 - The owners of Yorkshire stately home Goldsborough Hall are planning to open its dining room up as a restaurant to allow more people to enjoy the building and help showcase...

Jackson & Rye plans further restaurant openings

15-Jan-2015 - The team behind the Richard Caring-backed Jackson & Rye is planning to open another three or four sites under the concept this year.

Joe's Southern Kitchen to open in Kentish Town

15-Jan-2015 - Joe’s Southern Kitchen & Bar is to launch a second restaurant in London this spring as it forges ahead with plans to open up to four restaurants by 2018. 

IHG to run Dominvs Hospitality's Aberdeen hotels

15-Jan-2015 - InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has signed a deal with Dominvs Hospitality to run its two hotels at Aberdeen Airport. 

Notting Hill boosted by restaurant openings

14-Jan-2015 - The Notting Hill dining scene has been boosted with the arrival of two new restaurants situated within yards of each other.

Covent Garden's Porters to relocate to Berkhamsted

14-Jan-2015 - Two restaurants in Covent Garden are to relocate more than 25 miles away to Berkhamsted in Hertfordshire where they will reopen as a single business.

Employers raise concerns over Government direct apprenticeship funding plans

14-Jan-2015 - The Government has conceded “further design work” is necessary in its bid to give employers direct control of apprenticeship funding after a public consultation raised concerns over cost and extra...

Starwood Capital Group buys The Town House Collection

14-Jan-2015 - Private investment firm Starwood Capital Group has acquired the Town House Collection as part of its strategy to buy prime hotel assets in top performing markets. 

Bristol's hospitality businesses pledge to create 1,000 work opportunities

14-Jan-2015 - Hotel, restaurant and pub owners in Bristol have pledged to create 1,000 work opportunities for job seekers after attending the Big Hospitality Conversation.

General election 2015: what it could mean for hospitality

14-Jan-2015 - The outcome of the general election on 7 May is the most unpredictable in decades, but the main political parties are starting to set out policies that could affect the...

FARM FRITES DEVELOPMENT CHEF CLUB

James Moyle-Rosser: Braised ox cheek with pancetta infused mash and bourguignon sauce

13-Jan-2015 - In the fourth of our videos from The Farm Frites Development Chef Food Forum, James Moyle-Rosser, executive chef at pub group Whiting & Hammond talks us through how he makes...

Coffee and wine specialist Notes to open three new sites

13-Jan-2015 - Coffee and wine specialist Notes will open two new full-service sites and a grab-and-go site in London this year as it looks to broaden the reach of its unique concept...

VisitEngland predicts creation of 500,000 tourism jobs in next decade

13-Jan-2015 - VisitEngland has added further weight to the view that UK tourism will continue to boom by claiming that more than half a million new tourism jobs will be created over...

London restaurant and bar groups report record Christmas sales

13-Jan-2015 - London-based restaurant and pub operators, including D&D London and Capital Pub Company have reported record trading figures over the Christmas period.

Topland to acquire The Feathers Hotel Group

13-Jan-2015 - Property investment firm Topland has exchanged contracts to acquire The Feathers Hotel Group, adding another eight hotels to its UK hotel portfolio.