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Three new hospitality apprenticeship standards in development

24-Oct-2014 - Apprenticeship standards for commis chefs, chefs de partie and hospitality team members are being developed as part of phase three of the government’s apprenticeship trailblazer programme.

The Little Yellow Door pops up in Notting Hill

24-Oct-2014 - New ‘flat share’ pop-up restaurant The Little Yellow Door will open in London’s Notting Hill this autumn.

60-Second Skill: Pizza dough

24-Oct-2014 - Making the perfect pizza dough can be tricky: measurements need to be precise, and the effect of the yeast can easily be compromised. Chef Fabio Giuranna of Mayfair Pizza Co shows us the tricks of the trade.

Positive outlook for foodservice operators as food sales rise

24-Oct-2014 - Over two thirds of operators have seen an increase in food sales year-on-year, according to the latest Eating Out-Look report by Horizons and JRA.

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Chy opens second Liverpool site

24-Oct-2014 - Chinese restaurant Chy will open its second site in Liverpool city centre on 24 October.

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Will Brown on Northern Ireland's food scene and the benefits of local sourcing

23-Oct-2014 - Great British Menu chef Will Brown recently refurbished the Old Schoolhouse Inn, introducing a new menu that combines Northern Irish classics with modern European ingredients, and was rewarded with a Michelin Bib Gourmand.

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Mas Q Menos opens second London site

23-Oct-2014 - Spanish restaurant Mas Q Menos has opened its second London site in Soho three months after opening its first site in Holborn.

Half of diners ready for mobile payments in restaurants

23-Oct-2014 - Over half (51 per cent) of 18 to 44-year-olds would be ready to use their mobile to speed up payment in restaurants, according to new research by CGA Peach and Zonal Retail Data Systems.

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Fraq’s Lobster Shack to open on Goodge Street

22-Oct-2014 - Another lobster-focused casual dining concept is set to hit London next month, offering East Coast-inspired seafood to eat-in or take-out.

Adam Simmonds seeks funding for London restaurant

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.

Re-vamped Zaika returns to Kensington

22-Oct-2014 - Indian restaurant Zaika will return to its former London site on Kensington High Street this November after the closure of One Kensington.

Brew to open fourth London site

22-Oct-2014 - All-day dining concept Brew will open its fourth London site in Putney on 10 November.

World's 50 Best Restaurants: 2015 date confirmed

22-Oct-2014 - The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2015, sponsored by S.Pellegrino & Acqua Panna, will return to London with a new summer date next year.

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Chop Chop seeks investment for expansion

21-Oct-2014 - Chinese dumpling concept Chop Chop has launched a crowdfunding campaign to support its UK expansion plans.

Old Tom & English to open in Soho

21-Oct-2014 - Old Tom & English, a new British restaurant offering small plates, cocktails and wine, will open in the heart of Soho next month.

Mitch Tonks secures fourth Rockfish site

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 in coastal towns.

‘Bleisure’ travel sees spike in popularity

21-Oct-2014 - More and more business travellers are adding leisure activities and holiday days to their work trips, according to a survey by BridgeStreet Global Hospitality.

Concession on alcohol may be necessary in VAT fight, warns Borel

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.

National Chef of the Year Award 2014

20-Oct-2014 - Organised by the Craft Guild of Chefs, the National Chef of the Year competition took place during the Restaurant Show.

Tom Sellers takes over The Lickfold Inn

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.

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Maine-inspired Lobster Kitchen arrives in London

20-Oct-2014 - Maine-inspired lobster and seafood concept Lobster Kitchen will open on London’s Great Russell Street later this month.

Piper takes stake in Hickory’s Smokehouse

20-Oct-2014 - Piper, the private equity backer of Loungers and Be At One, has acquired a stake in Hickory’s Smokehouse, the north west-based American BBQ restaurant chain.

Som saa Thai pop-up to open in east London

17-Oct-2014 - Pop-up Thai restaurant Som saa will open at Climpsons Arch in London Fields on 25 October.

Restaurants and pubs enjoy rise in September sales

17-Oct-2014 - The eating and drinking out sector has enjoyed its 18th consecutive month of positive growth, according to Coffer Peach Business Tracker data.

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Richard Caring to launch Ivy Market Grill

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.