18-Sep-2014 - Southampton City Council has voted to implement a late night levy to pubs, bars and other venues in the city which serve alcohol past midnight.
18-Sep-2014 - Sous-vide cooking concept Suchef has opened its second London site in Farringdon, and plans to open more in quick succession.
18-Sep-2014 - Former Zafferano head chef Andy Needham has launched his first solo project, L’Amorosa, on the site of the former Lola & Simón café in West London.
18-Sep-2014 - Restaurateur Will Ricker has won an appeal against Westminster City Council to allow customers at his Soho restaurant, La Bodega Negra , to buy alcohol without food.
17-Sep-2014 - We've rounded up some of the latest movers and shakers in the hospitality industry, with the past month seeing key appointments by Giraffe and Marston’s, as well as venues including The Truscott Arms, Flemings Mayfair, Parlour and Belgraves hotel.
17-Sep-2014 - Merlin Entertainments, Sally’s Cottages and VisitBritain’s former chief executive Sandie Dawe MBE were among the winners at the Women 1st Shine Awards 2014, which recognise female talent in the hospitality, transport, travel and tourism sectors.
17-Sep-2014 - Heston Blumenthal has revealed further details of his plans for The Fat Duck in Melbourne, which is due to open on 3 February 2015.
17-Sep-2014 - Restaurants should regularly monitor Twitter because the vast majority of negative tweets are left while customers are still in the restaurant and could be sorted there and then, an expert has advised.
17-Sep-2014 - Sparkling wine sales have continued their impressive growth, with Champagne also showing strong upward movement, according to the latest market report from the Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA).
17-Sep-2014 - Andre Blais, of Bodean’s BBQ restaurant group, is teaming up with Allan Pickett, head chef of London’s Plateau restaurant, to open a French restaurant called Piquet in early spring 2015.
16-Sep-2014 - Hospitality employees are still falling short when it comes to customer service, according to new research from People 1st.
16-Sep-2014 - Pub companies, restaurant groups and industry bodies have joined forces with retailers, manufacturers and wholesalers to publish an open letter calling for ‘fundamental reform’ of business rates.
16-Sep-2014 - The organisers of a death row themed pop-up restaurant in London’s Hoxton Square have apologised after the concept provoked a furious backlash.
16-Sep-2014 - Diners are increasingly moving away from traditional ice cream flavours in favour of ‘weird and wonderful’ varieties, according to new research from Amore di Gelato.
15-Sep-2014 - Tom Kerridge, Phillip Howard, Brett Graham and Clare Smyth MBE are among the chefs that will take to the stage at the Restaurant Show 2014.
15-Sep-2014 - New YouTube series Bites by Get Lifted TV is set to explore a number of ‘undiscovered’ independent restaurants, bars and cafes around the UK capital with a programme format that combines music and food.
15-Sep-2014 - BBC Two has released further details of Tom Kerridge’s latest TV series, which will see him travel around the UK to cook up innovative versions of some of Britain’s favourite meals.
15-Sep-2014 - The Central Perk franchise, based on the coffee shop featured on popular US sitcom Friends, has just opened its third site in the UK in Liverpool and has ambitious expansion plans, aiming to have 300 UK franchises in the next decade.
15-Sep-2014 - Andy Murray’s Cromlix House hotel claims it has fixed the problem that caused its Chez Roux restaurant to fail a food hygiene inspection earlier this year.
12-Sep-2014 - Despite the cooler weather, restaurants in the UK saw a 17th consecutive month of growth this August, according to Coffer Peach Business Tracker.
12-Sep-2014 - As Scotland draws closer to its historic vote on independence, BigHospitality takes a look at the potential impact of a yes vote on the Scottish hospitality sector.
12-Sep-2014 - Restaurants and pubs are forecast to grow, despite continued pressure in terms of outlets and value over the next few years, according to Allegra Foodservice.
12-Sep-2014 - Chancellor George Osborne has revealed plans to refund the cost of thousands of Chinese visas to boost inbound tourism and strengthen relations between the UK and China.
11-Sep-2014 - Investor and entrepreneur James Robson has established a portfolio of exclusive venues in London, including Mews of Mayfair, La Cave, Mayfair Pizza Co and his latest venture, Cartizze.
11-Sep-2014 - The first seven months of 2014 saw 7 per cent more visits to the UK from overseas residents than in the same period the year before, according to the latest inbound tourism report from the Office of National Statistics (ONS).