Sectors > Restaurants

Hawksmoor duo to open third and fourth Foxlow restaurants

04-Aug-2015 - The founders of Hawksmoor are planning to open two new Foxlow restaurants in London this autumn.

Word-of-mouth still drives hospitality industry

04-Aug-2015 - A report has found that 80 per cent of people say that word-of-mouth has the biggest influence on where they decide to eat, four times more than social media.

Bone Daddies eyes London expansion

03-Aug-2015 - Ross Shonhan believes there is scope to expand Bone Daddies, his informal Japanese concept, to up to ten sites in London according to BigHospitality's sister publication M&C Allegra Foodservice.

Healthy eating chain crowdfunds almost £1m towards expansion

03-Aug-2015 - Healthy eating chain Filmore & Union has nearly doubled its CrowdCube target to raise almost £1m towards expansion in the North of England.

YO! Sushi unveils restaurant redesign

03-Aug-2015 - Japanese restaurant brand YO! Sushi has launched its new restaurant redesign at the Liverpool ONE development.


How to deal with fake online reviews

03-Aug-2015 - Nigel Tait, managing partner at law firm Carter-Ruck , discusses the steps pub, restaurant and hotel owners can take when faced with fake or libellous online reviews.

Great British Menu 2015: Chefs to cook for the Women's Institute

31-Jul-2015 - Sat Bains, Tom Kerridge and Marcus Wareing are among chefs appearing on the tenth series of Great British Menu starting on 3 August, which will see competitors battling for the chance to cook at a banquet celebrating 100 years of the Women’s Institute (WI).

The top 5 stories in hospitality this week 27/07-31/07

31-Jul-2015 - Here's a roundup of the top trending stories on BigHospitality this week.

Zazu's Kitchen to open in Bath

31-Jul-2015 - Independent restaurant group Zazu’s Kitchen is to open its first site in Bath.


Jerome Tafani of Chipotle talks UK expansion

31-Jul-2015 - US chain Chipotle opens 2-3 restaurants a week in America, though so far its UK expansion has been more guarded. Jerome Tafani, executive director for European business development at Chipotle, spoke to BigHospitality about the future of the brand in the UK.

Michelin-starred restaurant delivery service to launch

30-Jul-2015 - A new service delivering food and wine direct from London's Michelin-starred restaurants will launch in London in September. 

Bernardi brothers release details of new Marylebone Italian restaurant

29-Jul-2015 - The Australian-born Bernardi brothers have released further details of their modern Italian restaurant opening in Marylebone in September.

Pubs and restaurants back Live Your Life Day

28-Jul-2015 - Pub and restaurant groups, including Greene King, Yummy Pubs, La Tasca and Drake & Morgan will be giving out special wristbands and displaying posters on Thursday (30 July) in support of Live Your Life Day. 

Deliveroo to invest in restaurant technology after raising $70m

28-Jul-2015 - Deliveroo, the online ordering start-up that works with top restaurants to deliver dishes direct to customer doors, is to expand its UK platform after receiving a $70m investment.

Crerar Hotels starts phase two of GoGlasgow plans

28-Jul-2015 - Crerar Hotels has started the second phase of expansion plans for its new hotel GoGlasgow Urban Hotel.

Pasta Sereni plans London expansion

28-Jul-2015 - A new Italian fast-casual concept Pasta Sereni is launching near Piccadilly Circus this September, with plans to open three sites in the next two years.

Bodean's switches to gluten-free barbecue sauces and rubs

28-Jul-2015 - London-based barbecue restaurant group Bodean's has removed gluten from all its barbecue sauces and rubs, meaning that almost all its meat dishes are gluten-free. 

First Look: Paradise Garage

28-Jul-2015 - Paradise Garage is the latest restaurant opening from Robin and Sarah Gill, the team behind the successful The Dairy and The Manor restaurants in Clapham, London. BigHospitality went along in the first week of opening to take a look around the hotly-tipped new restaurant in London’s Bethnal Green.

Conscious Hospitality comes to The Restaurant Show 2015

28-Jul-2015 - A new exhibition exploring how hospitality businesses can improve their corporate, social and environmental responsibility (CSER) will run alongside The Restaurant Show at London's Olympia from 5-7 October.

How a global hospitality group was rated by the Sustainable Restaurant Association

28-Jul-2015 - Scrutinising the sustainability and social responsibility credentials of a 45-strong global hospitality business is no mean feat.  Here the UK-based Sustainable Restaurant Association (SRA) and global hospitality brand Belmond tell BigHospitality how they did it.

Pantry dining brand Jack and Alice plans permanent sites

27-Jul-2015 - The team behind pantry dining concept Jack and Alice is planning to open two permanent sites this year following an eight-week trial of a 'pop-in' on Fitzrovia's Foley Street.

Brighton considers banning smoking outside restaurants and pubs

27-Jul-2015 - Smoking outside restaurants, cafes and pubs in Brighton and Hove could be banned under plans being considered by the council.

The next Covent Garden? BOXPARK Croydon to feature only independent food outlets

24-Jul-2015 - Pop-up mall BOXPARK Croydon will consist entirely of food and drink outlets when it opens in 2016, the founder of the scheme announced yesterday (23 July).

Come Fry With Me: Gourmet chip restaurant opening in London

24-Jul-2015 - While there are already restaurants specialising in grilled cheese,  meatballs , and cereal,  the humble chip is to drive the menu at a new London site.

Young's begins Burger Shack expansion

24-Jul-2015 - Young’s pub company is rolling-out its Burger Shack concept to a further three sites in July.