01-Oct-2014 - Barbecue restaurant HotBox will open its first permanent site in Spitalfields this November, having tested the concept out as a series of pop-ups across the capital.
01-Oct-2014 - Chris Upton is to take over as chairman of The Hospitality Professionals Association for Finance, Revenue Management and IT (HOSPA).
30-Sep-2014 - Italian wine café Veeno has launched a crowdfunding campaign and aims to open four new sites by June 2015.
30-Sep-2014 - One Canada Square, Topolski and Hutong Shard were among the UK winners of the 2014 Restaurant and Bar Design Awards, held in London this week.
30-Sep-2014 - Restaurateur Des McDonald will open his second The Fish & Chip Shop restaurant in the City of London this October, with plans to develop the concept into a national chain.
30-Sep-2014 - Japanese restaurant Roka will open its latest venue in Aldwych in the last week of October.
29-Sep-2014 - The Restaurant Show 2014 will take place at Earls Court in London from 6-8 October.
29-Sep-2014 - US-based The Church Group has secured a site in London to launch its Louisiana-themed bar and restaurant concept Ninth Ward in the UK in early 2015.
29-Sep-2014 - Tragus Group has sold 43 Strada restaurants to Sun Capital Partners (SCP) for £37m, claiming to have ‘secured a sustainable future for the business’.
29-Sep-2014 - British food is still the nation’s favourite according to Travelzoo’s latest survey on eating out preferences.
29-Sep-2014 - The increase in eating out and higher customer expectations are driving the continued growth of ‘informed but informal’ dining experiences.
26-Sep-2014 - Food start-up Grub Club will launch a crowdfunding campaign on 29 September to raise £250,000 to further the business.
26-Sep-2014 - The Royal Opera House’s Louise Jayne Ridgen was crowned Mövenpick gourmet dessert chef of the year on 25 September following a live cook-off with five other finalists.
26-Sep-2014 - Employment grew twice as fast in the tourism industry as in other UK sectors between 2009 and 2013, according to figures released Friday (26 September) by the Office of National Statistics (ONS).
26-Sep-2014 - Participants to Wednesday’s (24 September) Tax Equality Day reported sales increases of 10 to 20 per cent for the day, supporting their argument for VAT cut from 20 to 5 per cent.
25-Sep-2014 - The Michelin Guide for Great Britain and Ireland 2015 saw 14 UK restaurants win a coveted Michelin star. BigHospitality caught up with some of the chefs behind the winning venues to find out what it means to them.
25-Sep-2014 - London is a ‘boomtown’ for independent cafes and restaurants selling lunch-to-go, according to a new report from the NPD Group.
25-Sep-2014 - Indian restaurant Dishoom’s third site will open in London’s King’s Cross this November, a 9000sq.ft restaurant spread over three floors.
25-Sep-2014 - National Restaurant Awards 2014 winner Gymkhana was among 14 UK restaurants to win single stars in the latest edition of the Michelin guide, published today.
24-Sep-2014 - Our latest roundup of the hottest openings in hospitality include Marcus Wareing's new restaurant Tredwell's, former Zafferano head chef Andy Needham's L'Amorosa, the new Hoxton hotel in Holborn, River Cottage's new Canteen in Winchester and meat-free concept Ethos.
24-Sep-2014 - The British Hospitality Association (BHA) has announced the creation of 6,000 new jobs in the industry for 16 to 24 year olds by the end of 2014.
24-Sep-2014 - Over 15,000 pubs and restaurants across the UK cut their prices by at least 7.5 per cent on 24 September to show the positive impact reducing VAT to 5 per cent would have on the hospitality sector.
24-Sep-2014 - Old Bengal Warehouse has announced the residency of street food vendor Le Bun as part of its new weekend club concept.
24-Sep-2014 - BrewDog has revealed plans to launch a new hotdog and craft beer concept at its fifth site in London.
24-Sep-2014 - Starbucks has announced a tie-in with POD, the healthy fast food concept, to sell selected items from its breakfast and lunch ranges at three Starbucks stores in central London under a trial period from Thursday (25 September).