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The latest news and interviews from the movers and shakers in the industry, including appointments, promotions, insights and achievements.

Michelin-level chef Henry Scott takes over Casanis in Bath

01-Jul-2016 - A Michelin-level chef is to take over the French-style restaurant Casanis in Bath, after acquiring it from its previous owners Jill and Laurent Couvreur.

Small Talk

Mark Rosati on how fine dining inspires the menus at Shake Shack

30-Jun-2016 - Mark Rosati began his career at New York's Gramercy Tavern before moving on to Danny Meyer's then-fledgling burger chain Shake Shack. As culinary director he is tasked with eating his way...

'High-end' restaurant to give recovering addicts a second chance

30-Jun-2016 - A new Teesside restaurant offering catering job opportunities for ex-offenders, recovering addicts and the long-term unemployed is to open this year.

The Royal Academy of Culinary Arts’ Annual Awards of Excellence 2016: The winners

30-Jun-2016 - The Royal Academy of Culinary Arts has announced the 27 winners of its Annual Awards of Excellence (AAE).

Hospitality Openings: June 2016

29-Jun-2016 - From luxe and louche at Balans Soho to chic and rested at High Field Town House, or simply well fed and watered at Wetherspoon, this month sees a variety of...

Hospitality Openings: June 2016

29-Jun-2016 - From luxe and louche at Balans Soho to chic and rested at High Field Town House, or simply well fed and watered at Wetherspoon, this month sees a variety of...

Ormer Mayfair announces stellar new management team

29-Jun-2016 - Shaun Rankin’s soon-to-open Ormer Mayfair site will have a team with previous experience including the Michelin-starred Restaurant Sat Bains, Gordon Ramsay at Claridge’s, and Hélène Darroze at The Connaught, it...

Boulud Sud could be permanent if London pop-up is a success

29-Jun-2016 - Two Michelin-starred chef Daniel Boulud could bring his Boulud Sud brand to the UK permanently if his soon-to-open London pop-up is a success, it has been suggested.

IN PICTURES: The National Restaurant Awards 2016

28-Jun-2016 - Last night saw the awards ceremony of this year's National Restaurant Awards at the Hurlingham Club in Putney, south west London. 

Hospitality leaders: Living Wage shows Government's 'contempt' for businesses

28-Jun-2016 - Hospitality leaders have criticised the Government’s ‘disgraceful’ decision to introduce the National Living Wage (NLW) without consulting businesses first.

BBQ pop-up Texas Joe’s to open permanent site in London’s Bermondsey

28-Jun-2016 - Texas Joe’s, a former pop-up specialising in BBQ meat, is to open its first permanent location in London’s Bermondsey on 4 July.

National Restaurant Awards 2016: The Sportsman claims number one spot

27-Jun-2016 - The Sportsman in Kent has been named the UK’s best restaurant in the 2017 National Restaurant Awards.

Firebrand Pizza launches in London ahead of possible roll-out

27-Jun-2016 - Firebrand Pizza, a new pizza venture from a restaurateur and marketing duo, is to launch in London’s Marylebone in July.

University College Birmingham wins Toque d’Or 2016

27-Jun-2016 - University College Birmingham has been crowned the winner of this year’s Nestlé Professional Toque d’Or competition, which is in its 28th year.

Protesters target Donald Trump at Scottish hotel launch

24-Jun-2016 - Donald Trump has been targeted by protesters at the official opening of his luxury hotel in Scotland.


Isaac McHale of The Clove Club on making The World's 50 Best Restaurants list

24-Jun-2016 - Last week The Clove Club in Shoreditch was awarded the Highest New Entry in the The World's 50 Best Restaurants list, making its debut at number 26. Chef Isaac McHale,...

Springboard Awards of Excellence 2016 open for hospitality entries

23-Jun-2016 - Industry charity Springboard is calling for entries to its 2016 Awards for Excellence, which celebrate the achievements of organisations and individuals across the sector.

National Chef of the Year 2017: 10 finalists revealed

23-Jun-2016 - The Craft Guild of Chefs has named the 10 chefs making it through to the final of the National Chef of the Year (NCOTY) 2017 competition. 

Cinnamon Collection in £10m expansion by Boparan Restaurant Holdings

23-Jun-2016 - The Cinnamon Collection – comprising restaurants The Cinnamon Club, Cinnamon Kitchen and Cinnamon Soho – is to expand after a £10m investment from new owners Boparan Restaurant Holdings (BRH).

George Kataras of M named the S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2016

22-Jun-2016 - The S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2016 has been announced as George Kataras from M Threadneedle Street, London, who will now go on to represent the UK and Ireland in the final.

Peyotito site from Mexican chef Eduardo Garcia to open in Notting Hill

22-Jun-2016 - Peyotito, a new Mexican-style restaurant with a menu curated by Eduardo Garcia of Maximo Bistrot – one of Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants ‒ is to open in London’s Notting Hill.

Liverpool FC kicks off BHA partnership

22-Jun-2016 - Liverpool Football Club has become the first Premier League side to join the British Hospitality Association (BHA).

Philip Howard to open Chelsea restaurant with Rebecca Mascarenhas

22-Jun-2016 - Philip Howard is to open a third London restaurant with Rebecca Mascarenhas after securing the site of Tom Aikens' former Elystan Street restaurant in Chelsea. 

People on the Move in Hospitality: June 2016

21-Jun-2016 - This month's round-up features a number of significant moves, including new general managers at London's St Pancras Renaissance hotel and at Tylney Hall in Hampshire, and CFO at The Restaurant...

Good Food Society reveals details for Turkish restaurant and bar Yosma

21-Jun-2016 - Restaurant company Good Food Society has unveiled further details of Yosma, the restaurant and bar inspired by a traditional Turkish meyhane opening in London's Marylebone.