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Charterhouse targets expansion as FY EBITDA grows 13.2%

14-Apr-2014 - Charterhouse Leisure, operator of the Coal Grill & Bar brand, has reported a 13.2% rise in company EBITDA to £727,000 for the year to the end of February and said...

Jupiter Hotels adds the Talbot Inn to its portfolio

14-Apr-2014 - Hotel management company Jupiter Hotels has added the Talbot Inn in Ripley to its portfolio, signing a contract to manage the hotel.

Edinburgh Hotel unveils its plans for a £2m development programme

14-Apr-2014 - The Macdonald Holyrood hotel has unveiled the first stage in its planned £2m investment programme to improve the city centre hotel, part of Macdonald Hotels & Resorts ongoing £10m investment...

Late Night London’s new venture Core opens in the City

11-Apr-2014 - Late Night London’s latest bar and restaurant Core opened in the City last week, combining the company’s new take on day-time eating and drinking with a late night offering. ...

Turtle Bay Caribbean restaurant comes to London

11-Apr-2014 - Turtle Bay, the modern Carribean restaurant concept by former Las Iguanas director Ajith Jayawickrema, has secured a site at The Scene leisure development in Walthamstow.

Yorkshire restaurants are best performing in England and Wales

11-Apr-2014 - Yorkshire’s hospitality sector has enjoyed a significant boost over recent months, with the regions’ restaurants now outperforming the rest of the country, according to data from insolvency trade body R3....

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Mitch Tonks to open new Rockfish in Torquay

11-Apr-2014 - Renowned fish chef and restaurateur Mitch Tonks will open his third Rockfish restaurant in Torquay this summer with his business partner Mat Prowse. 

Meals.co.uk to launch in London

11-Apr-2014 - Home delivery service Meals.co.uk is launching in London, giving restaurants in the Capital the chance to tap into the takeaway trend and pull in as much as £200k additional revenue...

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How to tackle food waste to benefit the bottom line

10-Apr-2014 - Hotels, restaurants and pubs are picking up the tab for more than £1.3bn of the annual £2.5bn bill for food waste across the UK’s hospitality and food service industry (HaFS)....

Positive tourism backdrop for new Culture Secretary

10-Apr-2014 - The hospitality and tourism sector has welcomed Sajid Javid into his new role as Culture Secretary, with Maria Miller’s replacement coming in at a time when the 'staycation' trend remains strong and...

Stevie Parle’s new Italian restaurant and wine bar opens in east London

10-Apr-2014 - New southern Italian restaurant and wine bar Rotorino, a collaboration by Dock Kitchen’s Stevie Parle and wine expert Ruth Spivey, opens today (10 April) in Dalston. 

Happy Easter: Top 20 staycation destinations revealed

10-Apr-2014 - Hospitality businesses across the UK are set to benefit from a £2bn boost to the economy as British parents will fork out an average of £478.25 over the Easter holiday.

Sir Terence Conran wins Hotelympia’s Lifetime Achievement Award

10-Apr-2014 - Esteemed restaurateur and designer Sir Terence Conran is to receive Hotelympia’s Lifetime Achievement Award, which recognises his 50 years’ worth of involvement in London’s hospitality sector and the great impression...

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The Natural Kitchen takes fourth site in London

10-Apr-2014 - Deli and café brand The Natural Kitchen has taken the former Canteen site on Baker Street for its fourth delicatessen and artisan food store in central London. 

The Noodle House arrives in the UK

09-Apr-2014 - Jumeirah Restaurants’ Southeast Asian casual dining brand The Noodle House is opening its first UK restaurant in London on 17 April under a franchise agreement with the EQ Group.

All Bar One lands at Birmingham Airport

09-Apr-2014 - Mitchells & Butlers (M&B) is tapping into the business potential offered by high-footfall transport hubs, with two debut All Bar One sites soon to open in Birmingham Airport.

A Curious Group of Hotels acquires iconic Notting Hill property

09-Apr-2014 - Boutique brand A Curious Group of Hotels has announced the addition of the 21-bedroom Portobello Hotel to its portfolio of properties.

New lunchtime concept takes off at London hotel

09-Apr-2014 - The Melia White House hotel’s new restaurant concept The Place, which focuses on lunchtime trade and takeaway, is having a positive effect on food and beverage revenue at the hotel....

Prezzo FY EBITDA up 13%; plans 25-30 openings this year

09-Apr-2014 - Prezzo, the Jonathan Kaye-led restaurant group, has reported a 13 per cent rise in adjusted EBITDA to £28.9m in the year to 29 December on revenue up 15 per cent...

Inception Group targets expansion

08-Apr-2014 - Inception Group, the London bar and restaurant operator, is looking to branch out into opening multiple sites under its existing brands and could open outside the capital, and potentially overseas,...

Travellers’ Choice: Top 10 UK tourism hotspots

08-Apr-2014 - London is the third-best travel destination in the world, according to TripAdvisor’s sixth annual Travellers’ Choice awards for Destinations. But which UK cities make up the top 10?

World's 50 Best Restaurants 2014: Fergus Henderson wins Lifetime Achievement Award

08-Apr-2014 - Fergus Henderson, a founding partner of infamous London restaurant St. John, has been awarded The Diners Club Lifetime Achievement Award as part of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards 2014.

John Burton-Race returns to London for new Notting Hill restaurant

08-Apr-2014 - Celebrity chef John Burton-Race is returning to London after 12 years, with the opening of The New Angel in Notting Hill later this month.

TripAdvisor claims updated email service can help boost reviews by a third

08-Apr-2014 - TripAdvisor has implemented a range of improvements to its free Review Express email service, which it claims is helping hospitality businesses boost reviews by 33 per cent.

Eden Hotel Collection takes on £12m Devon development

08-Apr-2014 - Eden Hotel Collection, the luxury boutique hotel operator, has increased its footprint in the South West with the £12m acquisition of the Tides Reach hotel in Salcombe, Devon.