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Are TV cooking shows contributing to the chef shortage?

12-Feb-2016 - Restaurant-related films and TV are more popular than ever, but are they contributing to the growing chef shortage?


Edmund Inkin of Eatdrinksleep on why hotels don't always need to invest in the latest technology

12-Feb-2016 - Edmund Inkin is joint owner of Eatdrinksleep, the company behind the Felin Fach Griffin near Brecon and The Gurnard's Head and The Old Coastguard in Cornwall where technology takes a back-seat. He explains why.

British and Italian restaurants lead the way on Valentine’s bookings

11-Feb-2016 - British and Italian restaurants have seen more than double the amount of Valentine’s Day bookings than their nearest competitors, research by Bookatable has found.

Base & Barley secures Cardiff site

11-Feb-2016 - Base & Barley, the sourdough pizza and craft beer concept created by Artigiano founder Joe Hill and Steve Keough, has secured its second site in Cardiff.

I'll Be Mother to open fourth Kent restaurant

11-Feb-2016 - Kent-based restaurant group I'll Be Mother is planning to open its fourth site in the county this spring. 

Galvin Restaurants to run F&B at 'refreshed' Athenaeum Hotel and Residences

11-Feb-2016 - Galvin Restaurants is to open a restaurant and oversee all food and beverage operations at the Athenaeum Hotel and Residences in London following a four month 'refresh' of the five-star hotel. 

Paul Heathcote on selling his final restaurants and what the future holds

10-Feb-2016 - Former Michelin-starred chef Paul Heathcote MBE is to sell his two remaining restaurants this year to focus on other projects.

Glasgow restaurant allowed to use ‘Phat Phuc’ advert despite complaints

10-Feb-2016 - A poster for a Glasgow Vietnamese restaurant advertising a ‘Phat Phuc’ menu has been cleared by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA).

Don Giovanni owner to open Indian restaurant Khana Bombay Cafe in Leeds

10-Feb-2016 - Adam Karim, the owner of Don Giovanni restaurant and co-founder of Rosso in Manchester, will open a new-style Indian restaurant in the Leeds suburb of Headingley today (10 February). 

Heathrow joins campaign to boost tourism in flood-hit areas

10-Feb-2016 - Heathrow has unveiled striking images of UK landmarks in Cumbria, Lancashire, Scotland and Yorkshire across its terminals in a bid to boost tourism in areas hit by recent floods.

Whitbread to launch 'contemporary' Beefeater brand Bar & Block

09-Feb-2016 - Whitbread is launching an 'evolved, contemporary' version of its Beefeater brand to help it appeal to a younger demographic. 

London restaurant Moti Mahal to close

09-Feb-2016 - Indian restaurant Moti Mahal in London is closing this week after more than 10 years in business.

Not finding enough skilled staff biggest threat for restaurant operators

09-Feb-2016 - Not being able to find enough skilled staff has been cited as the biggest threat to the restaurant sector for the year ahead, according to a poll of restaurant owners. 

ODEON to open fine-dining cinema with waiter service

09-Feb-2016 - ODEON are to open a luxury fine dining cinema complete with at-seat waiter service at London's Islington Square development in late 2017.

Business Profile: The Breakfast Club

09-Feb-2016 - All-day café chain The Breakfast Club might have an obsession with the ’80s but it’s very much a restaurant brand of the moment

A dash of Ramsay and a pinch of Campbell: Richard Davies on opening Epicure

08-Feb-2016 - Welsh-born Michelin-starred chef, Richard Davies, is opening Epicure at Celtic Manor Resort, Newport, Wales, and is hoping to take inspiration from his acclaimed mentors to help him along the way.

Report: Pan-Asian restaurants driving oriental food growth

08-Feb-2016 - The increase in the number of pan-Asian restaurants is driving the growth of oriental food in the UK, according to report.

Mitchells & Butlers to expand Sizzling Pizza & Carvery brand

08-Feb-2016 - Mitchells & Butlers is set to roll-out its Sizzling Pizza & Carvery concept to ten more sites by summer 2016 after seeing a 55 per cent rise in sales.

Italian restaurateur bringing a taste of Bologna to London

08-Feb-2016 - An Italian restaurateur is to bring the ‘exquisite cuisine of Bologna’ to the UK after acquiring his first venue in the City of London. 

Chef Paul Foster launches crowdfunding campaign to open first restaurant

08-Feb-2016 - Paul Foster has launched a crowdfunding campaign to open his first fine dining restaurant in Warwickshire.

Matt Worswick joins Pennyhill Park as head chef

08-Feb-2016 - Former Great British Menu finalist Matt Worswick has been appointed head chef at The Latymer restaurant at Pennyhill Park.

What's on at Hotelympia 2016

08-Feb-2016 - The UK’s largest hospitality trade show throws open its doors at the end of the month. Here’s what you need to know.

TV-themed cafe Ameriesko opens on former Central Perk sites

05-Feb-2016 - Two new American TV and music-themed cafés have replaced the former Central Perk coffee shops in Liverpool.

The top 5 stories in hospitality this week 01/02 - 05/02

05-Feb-2016 - What were some of the top stories in hospitality this week? Here's our pick.

Thai Leisure Group plans further expansion

05-Feb-2016 - Thai Leisure Group (TLG) has announced plans for expansion having recorded a ‘bumper’ turnover of £30m in 2015.