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

National Waiters' Day returns to celebrate front-of-house staff

23-Aug-2016 - Hard working front-of-house staff are set to be celebrated at this year’s National Waiters' Day on 20 October.

Chef Richard Neat to return to Pied à Terre for 25th anniversary

23-Aug-2016 - Pied à Terre co-founder Richard Neat is to return to the restaurant's kitchens next month where he will cook some of its iconic dishes in celebration of its 25th anniversary. ...

Gladwin brothers launch Nutbourne restaurant in Battersea

23-Aug-2016 - The team from London restaurants The Shed, and Rabbit, are to launch new site Nutbourne in south London’s Battersea.

Former Geronimo Inns director opens first of planned regional pubs

23-Aug-2016 - Former Geronimo Inns managing director Ed Turner, and his wife Buffy, have re-opened The Old Ale & Coffee House pub near Salisbury Cathedral, with plans for more across the UK...

Hospitality industry welcomes Night Tube, despite staff concerns

22-Aug-2016 - The launch of the Night Tube in London could be a major boost for restaurants and bars, but many staff are concerned they could be left working longer hours, according...

The Craft Beer Co secures eighth site, in London’s Limehouse

19-Aug-2016 - The Craft Beer Co, which currently operates six sites in London and one in Brighton, has secured its eighth site, in east London’s Limehouse.

Robert De Niro gets green-light for Covent Garden hotel

19-Aug-2016 - Actor Robert De Niro has been granted planning permission to build an 83-room luxury boutique hotel in Covent Garden.


Amaris Hospitality CEO John Brennan on business, brands and Brexit

19-Aug-2016 - Twelve months on from Lone Star's creation of UK hotel group Amaris Hospitality, CEO John Brennan talks about the company's first year, the pros and cons of working with more...

Jamie Oliver 'in shock' over sugar tax reforms

18-Aug-2016 - Jamie Oliver has criticised the ‘disappointing’ reforms in the Government’s Childhood Obesity Strategy, which has been announced today.

A-level students urged to take up hospitality careers

18-Aug-2016 - Hospitality firms are urging young people to choose apprenticeships over going to university, as students receive their A-level results this week.

Giggling Squid to open 10 further sites in next 12 months

18-Aug-2016 - Giggling Squid, the 16-site Thai-style restaurant group, is to open 10 further sites across the South of England within the next 12 months.

Ynyshir Hall rebrands as Ynyshir in new restaurant-with-rooms focus

17-Aug-2016 - Ynyshir Hall, the 10-bedroom luxury hotel in Wales’ Snowdonia National Park, has rebranded as a restaurant-with-rooms named simply Ynyshir.

Neil Rankin to fire up new Soho barbecue restaurant

17-Aug-2016 - Chef Neil Rankin is to launch a new whole animal barbecue restaurant, temper, in Soho on Bonfire Night this year.

Stellar chefs on the line-up at the Eden Project food festival

17-Aug-2016 - Vivek Singh, Brian Turner and Jun Tanaka are among the high-profile chefs set to take part in this year’s Eden Project Festival of Food.

Bartenders invited to help create new single malt whisky

16-Aug-2016 - Scotch whisky brand Auchentoshan is searching for creative bartenders to become part of its New Malt Order and help create a limited edition single malt whisky.

Michelin-starred chef backs restaurant for the homeless

16-Aug-2016 - Michelin chef Martin Wishart is to cook at a new Edinburgh restaurant designed to support the homeless.

Michelin to hold event revealing new stars for 2017 Guide

15-Aug-2016 - The Michelin Guide Great Britain and Ireland 2017 new stars are to be announced at a live event for the first time since arriving in Britain in 1911.

Shortlist revealed for AA Hospitality Awards winners 2016

15-Aug-2016 - The AA has revealed finalists in four categories of its Hospitality Awards ahead of the event next month. 

Macellaio RC secures third site in London

15-Aug-2016 - Macellaio RC ‒ the Italian-style, butcher-based restaurant group ‒ is to open its third site, in London’s Southwark.

The top 5 stories in hospitality this week 08/08 - 12/08

12-Aug-2016 - From tiny cakes to billion-dollar deals, we covered stories big and small in hospitality this week. Here's our pick of the top five...

Glynn Purnell announces Jimi Mistry as latest in Friday Night Kitchen charity line-up

12-Aug-2016 - Michelin-starred chef Glynn Purnell's forthcoming Purnell & Friends' Friday Night Kitchen evening has announced actor-turned-chef Jimi Mistry as the latest in the charity event line-up. 

More chefs and menus revealed for The Elephant guest chef series

12-Aug-2016 - Chris Simpson and Mark Poynton have been announced as next up in Simon Hulstone's guest chef series at The Elephant, Torquay, while Adam Bennett has revealed his menu for 17 August.


Tom Kerridge on staff shortages, workplace morale, and culinary legend Alain Ducasse

12-Aug-2016 - The two-Michelin starred chef-owner of Marlow pubs The Hand and Flowers and The Coach talks hospitality’s staff shortage, raising workplace morale, and collaborating with French culinary legend Alain Ducasse

Restaurant Belle Epoque's former owner Keith Mooney dies

11-Aug-2016 - Restaurateur Keith Mooney, who ran The Belle Epoque restaurant and hotel in Knutsford for 25 years, has died following a long illness. 

New owners purchase Llandudno hotel following 'try before you buy' scheme

11-Aug-2016 - A couple have decided to buy independent hotel Bryn Derwen in Llandudno after they took its previous owners up on an innovative offer to try the business out before committing...