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Hospitality openings: October 2014

31-Oct-2014 - Our latest roundup of the hottest openings in hospitality include Skye Gingell's first solo venture Spring, Des McDonald's Le Chalet, Peruvian restaurants Pachamama and Senor Ceviche, as well as the Crescent Turner hotel in Whitstable.

Spanish restaurant Forn opens in Exeter

31-Oct-2014 - Independent tapas restaurant and bar Forn has opened its doors in Exeter.

Rosa’s Thai Café opens in Chelsea

31-Oct-2014 - Family-run restaurant group Rosa’s Thai Café launched its fifth London site in Chelsea last week and will open its sixth in Angel in November. 

Massimo Bottura plans UK collaborations to promote cookbook

31-Oct-2014 - Massimo Bottura will launch a limited edition Shake Shack burger and take over the kitchens at the Connaught hotel when he arrives in London to promote his new cookbook next month.

Goodman to open seafood restaurant Rex & Mariano in Soho

31-Oct-2014 - Goodman Restaurant Group will open Rex & Mariano, an ambitious new seafood restaurant located on the former Vodka Revolution site in Soho in late November.

Longshot to open sixth Bel & The Dragon site

30-Oct-2014 - Longshot Country Inns will open its sixth Bel & The Dragon site at The George in Hampshire on 10 November.

Damien Rigollet appointed head chef at Coq d’Argent

30-Oct-2014 - D&D London has announced that Damien Rigollet will take on the role of head chef at its contemporary French restaurant Coq d’Argent in the City of London.

Former Tourism Minister calls for VisitEngland refocus

30-Oct-2014 - Former Tourism Minister and MP for Weston-super-Mare John Penrose has said VisitEngland should be independent from VisitBritain and gradually move away from government funding.

Third restaurant for Martin Morales

29-Oct-2014 - Peruvian restaurateur Martin Morales has announced the opening of a new Ceviche in Old Street in March 2015.

Former Ottolenghi and Morito team takes on first venture

29-Oct-2014 - Born of the collaboration between former Ottolenghi head chef Louis Solley and ex Morito general manager Hugo Thurston, informal restaurant Jago will open in mid-November in London’s Brick Lane.

Second Kêu site to open in Soho

29-Oct-2014 - Vietnamese restaurant Kêu will open its second London site in Soho on 3 November. 

Soupe du Jour to open second London site

29-Oct-2014 - Takeaway and restaurant concept Soupe du Jour will open its second London site in the City on 4 November. 

Noble Inns plans second Smokehouse

29-Oct-2014 - London-based gastropub operator Noble Inns has secured a second site for its Smokehouse concept in Chiswick.

Six new restaurant sites to spring up in Oldham

28-Oct-2014 - Six restaurant sites will be built and let out to operators in Oldham city centre as part of the new Parliament Square development.

Back-of-house technology: Staff management without the spreadsheet

28-Oct-2014 - In the second part of our special feature on back-of-house technology, BigHospitality looks at how technology is transforming staff management.

Jackson + Rye opens Richmond site

28-Oct-2014 - New York restaurant and bar concept Jackson + Rye has opened its third branch in Richmond, London.

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Paul opens first UK site outside London

28-Oct-2014 - Artisan bakery Paul will open its first site outside London in Oxford on 8 December this year.

Rick Stein confirms Porthleven restaurant opening

28-Oct-2014 - Chef and TV personality Rick Stein has confirmed he is taking over the Clay Quay restaurant in Porthleven, Cornwall.

Modern Slavery Campaign appeals to hospitality industry

27-Oct-2014 - The Home Office has launched the Modern Slavery Campaign to raise awareness of potential victims across a number of large industries, including hospitality.

Hospitality third biggest growth sector for jobs

27-Oct-2014 - The availability of hospitality jobs in the UK grew by 36 per cent between September 2013 and the same month in 2014, according to the latest data by job board Indeed.

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Manchester hotel and restaurant complex bought for £23m

27-Oct-2014 - Legal & General Property (LGP) has acquired 19/31 Piccadilly Gardens in Manchester, which holds a 157-bed Travelodge as well as two restaurant units, for £23.1m.

Jamie Oliver to open new concept at King’s Cross

27-Oct-2014 - The celebrity chef has received planning consent from Camden Council to turn the historic Fish & Coal buildings and Wharf Road Arches into a new pub and restaurant, set to open in 2016.

New head chef for Chiswell Street Dining Rooms

27-Oct-2014 - ETM Group has appointed Pieter Fitz-Dreyer as head chef of Chiswell Street Dining Rooms in London.

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.

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.