The latest news and interviews from the movers and shakers in the industry, including appointments, promotions, insights and achievements.
22-Oct-2014 - Chef Adam Simmonds is seeking to raise £1.1m through the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) to open his first solo restaurant in central London.
21-Oct-2014 - Chinese dumpling concept Chop Chop has launched a crowdfunding campaign to support its UK expansion plans.
21-Oct-2014 - Mitch Tonks, the high-profile chef, is to open the fourth site under his Rockfish seafood brand in Brixham, Devon, as part of plans to grow the brand to 15 restaurants...
21-Oct-2014 - Jacques Borel has warned that it might be necessary to make some concessions on alcohol if the cut VAT campaign is to be successful.
20-Oct-2014 - The Lancaster London hotel has appointed Masterchef 2013 mentor Ben Purton as its new executive chef.
20-Oct-2014 - Restaurant Story chef patron Tom Sellers hopes to bring new life to The Lickfold Inn in West Sussex from the end of November.
16-Oct-2014 - Giving the opening keynote speech at the Annual Hotel Conference 2014, Alex Polizzi, who presents the TV show Hotel Inspector, explained that though technology has a role to play in...
16-Oct-2014 - Global political uncertainty and the result of the May 2015 UK elections could pose new challenges now that growth has resumed in the sector, speakers at the Annual Hotel Conference...
16-Oct-2014 - Richard Caring, the sector investor, will open the first site under a new all-day dining format, the Ivy Market Grill, in London’s Covent Garden, in December.
16-Oct-2014 - James Sommerin, former head chef of the Michelin-starred Crown at Whitebrook in South East Wales, opened restaurant with rooms Restaurant James Sommerin on the Esplanade in Pernarth earlier this year....
15-Oct-2014 - Details have been released for Michelin-starred chef Atul Kochhar’s new Indian restaurant Sindhu, which will open at the Macdonald Compleat Angler Hotel in Marlow.
15-Oct-2014 - The UK’s first gluten-free and paleo restaurant Pure Taste will open in West London after securing the site of the former El Pirata Deptapas on Westbourne Grove.
15-Oct-2014 - The UK's 2014 Barista Champion Maxwell Colonna-Dashwood will open a new craft beer and speciality coffee venture in Bath later this month.
14-Oct-2014 - The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) has overhauled its fishery certification standards to offer better protection to marine life and workers, with benefits for restaurants looking to source sustainable fish.
14-Oct-2014 - Speaking to BigHospitality at The Restaurant Show, Adam Bennett, who is representing the UK in the Bocuse d'Or 2015 and recently won his first Michelin Star as chef director of...
13-Oct-2014 - In an exclusive interview with BigHospitality at the Restaurant Show, Tom Kerridge explained why he believes pubs need to change and revealed the secrets behind his success at the Hand...
10-Oct-2014 - Michelin-starred chef Martin Wishart will open his second The Honours restaurant at Malmaison Glasgow on 14 November.
09-Oct-2014 - Jason Wright, executive chef of Steak restaurant at Twelve Picardy Place hotel in Edinburgh, has recently opened The Fish Eatery next door and plans to open further restaurants in the...
09-Oct-2014 - In another BigHospitality interview at the Restaurant Show 2014, James Knappett and Sandia Chang, the duo behind Bubbledogs and recently Michelin-starred Kitchen Table, talked about the importance of nurturing staff.
08-Oct-2014 - Clare Smyth talked to BigHospitality at the Restaurant Show 2014, telling us why she doesn't dwell on accolades and who she admires most in the industry.
07-Oct-2014 - Moscow restaurateur Mikhail Gokhner is bringing his high-end pizzeria concept to London's Mayfair next month.
07-Oct-2014 - Great British Menu chef Daniel Clifford’s Cambridge restaurant has been voted the second best fine dining restaurant in the world by TripAdvisor travellers.
07-Oct-2014 - The Restaurant Show kicked off at Earl's Court yesterday (6 October). Here is a glimpse of some of the highlights for those who missed it.
07-Oct-2014 - Dhruv Baker, the winner of MasterChef in 2010, has taken on his first pub in London’s Wandsworth, according to BigHospitality's sister publication M&C Report.
06-Oct-2014 - Korean-American chef and TV personality Judy Joo will preview her new restaurant Jinjuu at an event hosted by London department store Fortnum & Mason on Thursday (9 October).