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Graham Corfield on Just Eat and allergen labelling

27-Nov-2014 - Graham Corfield is the UK managing director of Just Eat. He tells BigHospitality what impact the upcoming allergen labelling regulations are having on restaurants.

Tiger Bills to open Hammersmith venue

27-Nov-2014 - ‘East meets West’ dining concept Tiger Bills will open its second London restaurant in Hammersmith on 19 December.

Benito’s Hat to open two new sites

27-Nov-2014 - Mexican bar and kitchen concept Benito’s Hat is to open two new London sites in Bromley and Liverpool Street Station.

Gold Service Scholarship 2015: finalists revealed

27-Nov-2014 - The eight finalists for this year’s Gold Service Scholarship have been revealed ahead of the national final, which will take place at The Connaught in London’s Mayfair on 2 February 2015.

People on the Move in Hospitality: November 2014

27-Nov-2014 - We've rounded up some of the latest movers and shakers in the hospitality industry, with the past month seeing key appointments by Menzies Hotels, ASAP, QHotels, and The Lucky Onion.

Consumers continue to prioritise eating out

26-Nov-2014 - Eating out was the only leisure activity to achieve year-on-year growth last month, according to the latest Greene King Leisure Spend Tracker.

London pub re-opens with new restaurant

25-Nov-2014 - The George pub on the Strand has re-opened following an extensive refurbishment and now includes new restaurant The Pig & Goose. 

Wahaca Covent Garden to host Mexico's top chefs

25-Nov-2014 - Wahaca has announced plans to host a series of one night culinary showcases with some of Mexico’s top chefs at its Covent Garden restaurant next year. 

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Le Chateaubriand team to open Le Chabanais in London

25-Nov-2014 - The team behind Paris restaurant Le Chateaubriand, currently ranked 27th in The World’s 50 Best Restaurants list and forerunner of the city’s growing ‘bistronomy’ movement, is crossing the Channel to open a new restaurant in London next spring. 

Final details released for Tom Kerridge’s The Coach

25-Nov-2014 - Chef Tom Kerridge will officially open new venture The Coach on 1 December, just minutes away from his two Michelin-starred pub The Hand and Flowers in Marlow.

Wright Brothers Spitalfields appoints new head chef

25-Nov-2014 - Richard Kirkwood has been appointed head chef at Wright Brothers Spitalfields, the latest venture from seafood restaurateurs Ben Wright and Robin Hancock.

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Hospitality businesses struggle to find reliable Wi-Fi

25-Nov-2014 - Network reliability and security concerns are preventing a third of small and medium-sized hospitality venues from introducing an effective wireless network, according to a new study from Netgear.

Kerb to launch The Clubhouse

24-Nov-2014 - London street food organisation Kerb is launching a new covered food market, bar and live music venue in Hackney Wick.

Chop Bloc steak restaurant to open in Essex

24-Nov-2014 - US-style steak restaurant and cocktail bar Chop Block will open in Chelmsford in Essex in mid-January 2015. 

Chef Claude Compton to open Fulham pub

24-Nov-2014 - Former Petersham Nurseries chef Claude Compton has told BigHospitality's sister publication M&C Report he would look to open more pubs if his initial site in Fulham is a success.

Restaurants’ spirit sales grow, but opportunities remain untapped

24-Nov-2014 - Operators should do more to capitalise on spirit drinkers’ habits and expectations, according to a survey by CGA Strategy.

Ex-Gaucho MD prepares to open M

24-Nov-2014 - Former Gaucho managing director Martin Williams has confirmed that his long-awaited first solo venture ‘M’, will open in the City of London this Friday.

Restaurant finance: Start-up funding

24-Nov-2014 - Every small business will tell you that the toughest part of any business is getting it off the ground in the first place. You’ve identified a niche in the market, have a great idea to fill it and people to help you achieve that, but where do you find the money to get started?

Restaurant finance: Getting money for expansion

24-Nov-2014 - You’ve made it! You raised start-up funding and opened a successful business that is generating profits. Now it’s time to think about expansion – and this time there are plenty of options offered to you.

Infographic: A guide to restaurant fundraising

24-Nov-2014 - There are now more financing options than ever for restaurants - between traditional bank loans, crowdfunding, alternative lenders, peer-to-peer funding and mini-bonds. This BigHospitality infographic makes the comparison easier.

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Bookatable and the SRA to launch sustainability campaign

21-Nov-2014 - Restaurant booking website Bookatable has partnered with the Sustainable Restaurant Association (SRA) to launch its Leaders in Restaurant Sustainability campaign.

Experts call for restaurant measures to tackle obesity

21-Nov-2014 - Obesity experts are calling on restaurants to reduce portion sizes and provide clear calorie information to tackle the UK’s obesity problem that is costing the country more than the combined cost of wars, terrorism and armed violence annually.

D&D London to open site in Scotland

20-Nov-2014 - Restaurant group D&D London has announced plans to open its first site in Scotland at the Buchanan Galleries in Glasgow. 

First look: Dishoom King's Cross

20-Nov-2014 - Dishoom King's Cross opens today (20 November) on Stable Street, just off Granary Square. BigHospitality talks to owner Shamil Thakrar about the concept, the unique venue, and the Bombay Cafe's philosophy.

Compulsory Living Wage could put over 200,000 hospitality jobs at risk

19-Nov-2014 - Making the Living Wage compulsory could cost UK businesses £4bn, the equivalent of 213,247 jobs in the hospitality sector, according to a Greater London Assembly (GLA) member.