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Ex-Lockhart chef to open Butifarra Peruvian restaurant in Soho

27-May-2016 - A former Lockhart chef is to launch a new Peruvian street food restaurant in Soho.

Reinventing the carvey: New cashless concept eyes 30 sites

27-May-2016 - A former London barrister's clerk is planning to modernise the carvery concept with a new cashless restaurant group.

The Clink's Alberto Crisci makes Basque Culinary World Prize final

27-May-2016 - Alberto Crisci, founder of prison restaurant charity The Clink, has been named among the 20 finalists in the Basque Culinary World Prize. 

Birmingham named UK's fastest growing tourist destination

27-May-2016 - Birmingham saw the largest increase in international visits outside London last year, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Steven Ellis on his new pub Oxford Blue

27-May-2016 - Fresh from seven years with Clare Smyth at Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, and two years with Andrew Pern at the Star Inn, Steven Ellis is raring to go with Oxford Blue, opening in Windsor in late May within two 19th century cottages that used to belong to army ‘Blues’ hero Tom Evans after the Battle of Waterloo. 

Michelin chef Christoffer Hruskova to launch The Bread Station in London

26-May-2016 - Michelin chef Christoffer Hruskova is to launch his debut Danish bakery and café in London this summer.

London's first gin hotel to open on Portobello Road

26-May-2016 - Portobello Road Gin has revealed plans to open a new venue where guests can literally eat, drink and sleep all things gin.

Olympics 2016: Cabana restaurants aim to capture spirit of Rio

26-May-2016 - Brazilian restaurant group Cabana is gearing up for an ‘amazing summer’ as it aims to bring the spirit of the Rio Olympics to the UK through its restaurants and beach pop-up. 

Hawskmoor staff improve communication with British Sign Language training

26-May-2016 - Front-of-house staff at Hawksmoor's Spitalfields restaurant have been trained in British Sign Language (BSL) to enable them to better communicate with each other and with their deaf and hard of hearing customers. 

Meatcure turns to crowdfunding to bring the burger boom to the Midlands

26-May-2016 - Restaurant group Meatcure is to launch a crowdfunding campaign to take the ‘better burger’ craze beyond London.

The Coppa Club to open in London

25-May-2016 - Berkshire-based The Coppa Club is set to open its first site in London this month. 

US chain Smashburger sets out UK expansion plans

25-May-2016 - Cult US chain Smashburger has announced plans to open six UK restaurants over the next year.

The Chestnut Group targets another six sites

25-May-2016 - East-Anglian based hospitality business The Chestnut Group is planning to add another six sites to the business over the next four years as it looks set to complete its ‘largest capital raise’ so far. 

Silk Road-inspired restaurant Samarkand to open in Fitzrovia

25-May-2016 - A restaurant which claims to be one of the first in London to celebrate Uzbekistan’s cuisine will open its doors this summer.

Sodexo extends partnerships with Scottish castles and visitor attraction

25-May-2016 - Sodexo has extended its partnerships with two castles and a visitor attraction in Scotland in deals worth more than £6m. 

Redcomb Pubs to develop casual dining restaurant concept

24-May-2016 - Pub operator Redcomb Pubs has announced plans to develop a casual dining concept as it looks to 'stretch and broaden' its business portfolio. 

Gauthier Soho goes vegan after demands from celebrity diners

24-May-2016 - A top Soho restaurant has become the first fine-dining venue in London to permanently offer a fully vegan tasting menu in response to growing customer demand.

Clare Smyth lines up Notting Hill restaurant site

24-May-2016 - Clare Smyth, the first female chef in England to hold three Michelin stars, is in advanced talks on a site in London’s Notting Hill for her own restaurant, according to BigHospitality's sister site MCA.

Shoryu founder and Michelin partner to open Japanese restaurant Sakagura in Mayfair

24-May-2016 - Shoryu Ramen founder Tak Tokumine has partnered with two Michelin-starred restaurant The Araki to launch a new ‘accessible’ Mayfair restaurant.

National Chef of the Year 2017: Semi finalists revealed

24-May-2016 - Chefs from restaurants, hotels and pubs across the country, including Kenny Atkinson's House of Tides, Cliveden House and Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, are among the 40 semi-finalists in this year's National Chef of the Year (NCOTY) competition. 

Trade urged to check allergen procedures after restaurateur's manslaughter verdict

24-May-2016 - Foodservice operators are being urged to check processes and procedures around allergen compliance after a restaurant owner was found guilty of and jailed for manslaughter following the death of one of his customers with a peanut allergy.

Online reviews 'could provide £3.2bn boost to hospitality' by 2026

24-May-2016 - Better handling of online reviews left on sites such as TripAdvisor could provide a £2bn boost to the hospitality industry over the next decade, a new study claims.

People on the Move in Hospitality: May 2016

23-May-2016 - It's been another busy month in hospitality, with new appointments at Kew Gardens, aparthotel chain Roomzzz and the soon-to-expand beerhouse brand Pint Shop.


China moves into UK's 10 most valuable inbound markets

23-May-2016 - China has moved into the UK's top 10 most valuable inbound markets as new figures for 2015 show visits from the market rose 46 per cent to 270,000 and spend rose 18 per cent to £586m. 

Beer lists and tasting notes attract female beer drinkers

23-May-2016 - Pubs, restaurants and hotels offering beer lists with tasting notes would be more likely to sell beer to women than those trying different techniques, the results of a survey into the relationship between women and beer have revealed.