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

River Cottage Deli confirms permanent site at ExCel London

30-Sep-2016 - The River Cottage Deli, from Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, is to become permanent at exhibition venue ExCel London, after its successful pop-up earlier this year.


Dave White of Dead Parrot bar on competition and bartending success

30-Sep-2016 - Dave White, manager of the Dead Parrot bar in Horsham, West Sussex, beat over 120 contestants to win the Monkey Shoulder Ultimate Bartender competition in July for the second year...

Manitoba Tigella restaurant to open in London

29-Sep-2016 - A new Italian restaurant, Manitoba Tigella, from the team behind C’Alice, is to open on London’s New Oxford Street, focusing on the tigella, a traditional disc-shaped stuffed bread from Northern...

M Restaurants launches £1.5m crowdfunding push to aid expansion

29-Sep-2016 - The M Restaurants group in London is looking to raise £1.5m in crowdfunding via the Seedrs online investment website, to aid the expansion of offshoot brand M Social.

Jamavar Indian restaurant with former Gymkhana chef comes to London

29-Sep-2016 - Jamavar, a fine-dining Indian restaurant headed up by Rohit Ghai, former group executive chef at Michelin-starred sites Gymkhana and Trishna, is to open in London’s Mayfair in mid-November.  

Matt Gillan planning to open Brighton restaurant

28-Sep-2016 - Chef Matt Gillan is to host a series of pop-ups in Brighton ahead of plans to launch his first restaurant in the city in 2017.

James Durrant now executive chef of the Stafford London hotel

28-Sep-2016 - James Durrant, former executive chef at Jason Atherton’s Maze and Maze Grill, is now executive chef at the five-star, 105-bedroom Stafford London hotel in St James.

British hospitality workers earn 18% more than EU counterparts

28-Sep-2016 - British restaurant employees are earning on average 18 per cent more than those from other EU countries and 20 per cent more than people from non-­EU countries, according to new...

In Operation with...Dishoom

28-Sep-2016 - In this latest video from our In Operation with... series we visit Indian restaurant group Dishoom to find out about its origins, its people focus and future plans. 

AccorHotels launches Jo&Joe brand to appeal to Millennials

27-Sep-2016 - Hotels giant AccorHotels is to launch new brand, Jo&Joe, in a bid to combine the traditional hotel format with the newer, more disruptive hostel and private-rental concepts.

LOBOS meat and tapas bar to open second London site

27-Sep-2016 - London meat and tapas bar LOBOS is to open its second site, in Soho’s Frith Street, in mid-November.

Travelodge appoints technology officer to drive digital growth

27-Sep-2016 - Travelodge has appointed its first chief technology officer as part of a plan to innovate its digital operations.

Simon Rogan named Chef of the Year at AA Hospitality Awards 2016

27-Sep-2016 - Simon Rogan has been named Chef of the Year at the 2016 AA Hospitality Awards. 

Young National Chef of the Year 2017 finalists

27-Sep-2016 - These are the 10 finalists for the Young National Chef of the Year 2017 competition, which will be held at the Restaurant Show on Tuesday 4 October. 

The Clove Club to host Franco-Japanese event with stellar Paris chef line-up

26-Sep-2016 - The Clove Club's Isaac McHale is to hold a collaborative tasting menu event with Franco-Japanese chefs Atsushi Tanaka, Hideki Nishi, and Ryuji Teshima.

Michael O'Hare to open Manchester restaurant

26-Sep-2016 - Michelin chef Michael O’Hare is to launch a new restaurant, The Rabbit in the Moon, at Manchester’s National Football Museum later this year.

Lao Café pop-up, from Rosa’s Thai Café, to launch permanent site

23-Sep-2016 - Lao Café, the pop-up concept from Saiphin Moore and the team behind Rosa’s Thai Café, is to launch a permanent London site this winter.

Goodwood Estate to re-brand The Richmond Arms as The Farmer, Butcher, Chef

23-Sep-2016 - Goodwood Estate is to refurbish and re-name its restaurant The Richmond Arms to better showcase the links it has with the estate's producers. 


Goodwood Estate's Darron Bunn on why hospitality businesses have a duty to invest in future talent

23-Sep-2016 - Darron Bunn has racked up more than 20 years' as a chef, working with Marco Pierre White and Nico Ladenis before running gastropubs, leading brigades at five-star hotels and more....

Tom Kerridge and Adam Byatt to cook at Greyhound pub for Alex Lewis Trust

22-Sep-2016 - Chefs Tom Kerridge and Adam Byatt are to appear at Stockbridge pub The Greyhound on the Test, which was named Michelin Pub of the Year in 2014, for a series...

Spanish chef David Muñoz to open London restaurant

22-Sep-2016 - David Muñoz, who holds three Michelin stars at Diver XO in Madrid, is to open his long-awaited London restaurant later this year.

Hippo Inns to launch The Islington Townhouse in London

22-Sep-2016 - Pub-style restaurant and bar The Islington Townhouse, from London-based pub group Hippo Inns, is to launch its sixth venue in London’s Angel this winter.

People On The Move In Hospitality: September 2016

21-Sep-2016 - The back-to-school month brings a host of new appointments, including Yu Sugimoto as new head chef at The Square, Alicia Storey at the Passford House Hotel in Lymington, Jim Slater...

Prescott & Conran to open Parabola at London's Design Museum

21-Sep-2016 - Sir Terence Conran and Peter Prescott are to open their new restaurant, Parabola, within the newly-relocated, John-Pawson-designed Design Museum in London's Kensington, next month.

The Square names Yu Sugimoto as executive chef

21-Sep-2016 - Yu Sugimoto has been appointed executive chef at the two Michelin-starred restaurant The Square in Mayfair.