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Provenance Inns launches first Yorkshire Steakhouse

19-Feb-2015 - Provenance Inns Group has announced the launch of its new brand the Yorkshire Steakhouse and Grill.

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Natoora launches Sunday delivery service to London restaurants

19-Feb-2015 - Natoora has launched a new Sunday delivery service to wholesale customers in London.

Video: Nigel Haworth promotes Eblex QSM scheme

19-Feb-2015 - Great British Menu chef Nigel Haworth has appeared in a new video promoting Eblex’s Quality Standard Mark (QSM) for sourcing meat for pubs, restaurants and hotels.


Deadline extended for entries to Development Chef Awards 2015

18-Feb-2015 - The deadline for entries into the Farm Frites Development Chef Awards 2015 has been extended to 28 February. 

Gordon Ramsay Group to open Maze Grill on Aubergine site

18-Feb-2015 - The Gordon Ramsay Group (GRG) has announced plans to open a second Maze Grill in London at 11 Park Walk, the former Aubergine site which it acquired last year.

Accor delivers record performance in 2014

18-Feb-2015 - Accor said its dramatic restructure paid off in 2014, with net profits up 77 per cent year-on-year on the back of strong operating performance across its business.

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Compass UK's Levy Restaurants wins KidZania hospitality and catering contract

18-Feb-2015 - Compass Group UK & Ireland's Levy Restaurants UK has won the contract to provide catering and hospitality at KidZania London, the new educational experience which will open at Westfield London...

Japanese ‘pint and skewer’ concept to open in London

18-Feb-2015 - A dining concept based on izakaya – the Japanese tradition of combining drinks with meat-skewered snacks – is to open in London this spring.

Basque-inspired kitchen and bar concept to open in Leeds

17-Feb-2015 - A restaurant and bar inspired by food from the Basque region of Spain is to open in Leeds at the end of the month.

Wright Brothers to open South Kensington oyster house

17-Feb-2015 - Seafood wholesaler and restaurant group Wright Brothers will open its fifth venue in South Kensington in June 2015.

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Red Hot World Buffet embraces mobile payment

17-Feb-2015 - Red Hot World Buffet has introduced mobile payment across its seven UK restaurants.

Dominic Clancy to open venue influenced by Deep South

17-Feb-2015 - A prominent Manchester bar owner’s son is to open an American-themed bar and restaurant on the outskirts of the city.

IHG reports 'excellent' growth in 2014

17-Feb-2015 - IHG has reported strong financial performance in 2014, with the UK outperforming the rest of Europe during the year.

Clapham venue the Loft to become sixth Dirty Martini site

16-Feb-2015 - CG Restaurants & Bars is to open a sixth Dirty Martini site in April after its acquisition of Clapham venue the Loft.

Trade organisations join forces to tackle chef skills shortage

16-Feb-2015 - The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA), British Institute of Innkeeping (BII) and Perceptions Group have joined forces to help fight the shortage of pub chefs and improve chef skills...

Brindisa launches new restaurant concept

16-Feb-2015 - Brindisa Tapas Kitchens is launching a new restaurant concept in Piccadilly Circus this March.

Redefine BDL Hotels boss forecasts buoyant year for sector

16-Feb-2015 - A leading hotel industry figure has predicted a positive year for the sector after claiming growth had 'far outstripped' his forecast for 2014.

McDonald's outperforms on animal welfare

16-Feb-2015 - McDonald’s has been rated the highest in a benchmarking of global restaurant brands for implementing farm animal welfare practices in its policies, while M&B, Burger King, SSP and Whitbread are among...

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Top 10 tips for successful upselling

16-Feb-2015 - Upselling is the life blood of your business. It maximises average spend per head, increases your turnover, but most importantly, enhances the guest experience. Here, Steven Pike, managing director of HospitalityGEM,...

Hotel RevPAR continues to grow, but increasing competition likely

13-Feb-2015 - Average RevPAR (revenue per available rooms) was in double-digit growth in the fourth quarter of 2014, but room rates are beginning to plateau – the latest Hotel Bulletin report has found.

Bistrò by Shot to open in Parsons Green

13-Feb-2015 - The founders of coffee concept Shot Espresso and ice cream and pizza joint Ice&Slice are opening a new all-day restaurant in Parsons Green this Spring.

Premium wine sales boom in high-end establishments, finds report

13-Feb-2015 - A surge in sales of higher quality wines in premium restaurants, wine bars, hotels and gastropubs is bucking the overall decline in on-trade wine sales, a report from Liberty Wines...

ASAP confident of serviced apartment growth

13-Feb-2015 - The Association of Serviced Apartment Providers (ASAP) expects to double in size by the end of the year as the sector continues to show strong growth.


Debbie Taylor of Macdonald Hotels & Resorts on why there is finally optimism in the regional hotel market

13-Feb-2015 - Debbie Taylor, managing director for Manchester and the North West at Macdonald Hotels & Resorts, talks about the general optimism for regional hotels and why investing in them and their...

Another record year for UK tourism

12-Feb-2015 - 2014 was another record breaking year for UK tourism, with both spend and visits reaching their highest levels to date.