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Gymkhana founders launching third Indian restaurant

03-Jul-2015 - The family behind Michelin-starred Indian restaurants Gymkhana and Trishna are launching a third site inspired by the roadside shacks of southern India and Sri Lanka in October.

Old Street welcomes new Bodean’s BBQ Smoke House branch to London

03-Jul-2015 - Bodean’s BBQ Smoke House has announced that they are opening a new branch in London’s Old Street.

Restaurant brands missing out on customer loyalty schemes

03-Jul-2015 - Restaurant brands should make better use of data obtained through loyalty schemes such as cards and apps to create deals targeted to customer preferences.

Carom Soho opens second pop-up in London

03-Jul-2015 - Following a successful rooftop venture, D&D London restaurant Carom Soho has announced that it is launching a new pop-up in Butlers Wharf, London.

Dining trends: Consumers reluctant to 'trade up' to more expensive dishes

03-Jul-2015 - An ongoing reluctance by consumers to trade up to more expensive menu items is squeezing restaurant profits, according to exclusive research.

Katie Leslie wins prestigious Le Cordon Bleu scholarship

03-Jul-2015 - Edinburgh chef Katie Leslie has been awarded Le Cordon Bleu’s UK Scholarship Award 2015.

Scotchtails founders opening Nordic-inspired restaurant

02-Jul-2015 - The duo behind gourmet scotch egg brand Scotchtails are launching a Nordic-inspired restaurant and coffee shop in Covent Garden in late July.

World of gastronomy 'enters new era of casual-dining'

02-Jul-2015 - Fine-dining chefs and restaurateurs are making continued moves to make their offerings more relaxed and informal as the world of gastronomy shifts towards 'a new era of casual dining'. 

Hospitality employers must act to prevent staff soft skills crisis

02-Jul-2015 - Hospitality employers must do more to tackle poor staff soft skills, which risk creating an industry crisis by 2020.

Allergy UK launches accreditation scheme for hospitality businesses

02-Jul-2015 - Allergy UK has launched an accreditation scheme for foodservice operators which it says will help them better cater for customers with food allergies.

Hospitality Openings: June 2015

01-Jul-2015 - A round-up of June's hospitality openings that include Smith & Wollensky, Vincent Café and Cocktail Bar, and Inn on the Square.


VIDEO: National Chef of the Year 2015

01-Jul-2015 - Find out what's involved in the National Chef of the Year 2015 competition so far in this video from the Craft Guild of Chefs.

EU referendum: Hospitality industry risks 'sleepwalking in to danger'

01-Jul-2015 - The hospitality industry must wake up to the potential dangers posed by Britain voting to leave the European Union, according to Travelodge CEO Peter Gowers.

Boris Johnson urges hospitality businesses to pay Living Wage

01-Jul-2015 - London Mayor Boris Johnson has called on hospitality operators to pay employees the Living Wage.

Chef's Table restaurant wins OpenTable Fit for Foodies award

01-Jul-2015 - Following the National Restaurant Awards 2015, online restaurant booking provider OpenTable has revealed its Top 50 Fit for Foodies restaurants in the UK.

Bella Italia to open 40 new restaurants by 2017

01-Jul-2015 - Bella Italia, the Casual Dining Group restaurant brand, is to open 40 new sites by 2017, with openings lined up in Orpington, Chichester, Burton and Hemel Hempstead among others.

Marco Pierre White to open restaurant at Hinckley Island Hotel

01-Jul-2015 - World-renowned chef, Marco Pierre White, is set to open a new restaurant at The Hinckley Island Hotel in Leicestershire.

National Restaurant Awards 2015: In pictures

01-Jul-2015 - Take a visual tour of the National Restaurant Awards 2015.

Galvin Brothers: Bringing restaurant ethos to pubs

01-Jul-2015 - Chef-restaurateur brothers Chris and Jeff Galvin have set up a pub company which Chris said has been prompted by soaring property prices for restaurants and the need to create opportunities for his staff.

Phillip Oppenheim sets opening date for second Cubana site

30-Jun-2015 - Former Tory Treasury Minister Phillip Oppenheim has confirmed an October opening date for his second Cubana bar and restaurant site. 

Square Pie to expand further following The O2 restaurant opening

30-Jun-2015 - Square Pie has opened its 'biggest restaurant to date' at The O2 Arena in Greenwich as it sets out plans to expand its operation this year and next. 

Interactive map: National Restaurant Awards 2015 top 50 restaurants

30-Jun-2015 - See where 50 of the UK's top 100 restaurants, as announced at the National Restaurant Awards 2015, are located in our interactive map.  

National Restaurant Awards: Barrafina Adelaide Street takes 2015 title

29-Jun-2015 - Barrafina Adelaide Street has been named the National Restaurant of the Year 2015.

Alan Lorrimer to open live music bar and restaurant The Piano Works

29-Jun-2015 - Serial restaurateur and bar owner Alan Lorrimer will open The Piano Works in Farringdon this week, a live music venue, bar and restaurant that aims to revive the tradition of the Victorian music hall

How hospitality can tackle the 'death of the Saturday job'

29-Jun-2015 - The hospitality industry is ‘perfectly placed’ to tackle the decline in young people combining part-time work with their studies, but must do more to retain the best talent.