24-Nov-2014 - US-style steak restaurant and cocktail bar Chop Block will open in Chelmsford in Essex in mid-January 2015.
24-Nov-2014 - Former Petersham Nurseries chef Claude Compton has told BigHospitality's sister publication M&C Report he would look to open more pubs if his initial site in Fulham is a success.
24-Nov-2014 - Operators should do more to capitalise on spirit drinkers’ habits and expectations, according to a survey by CGA Strategy.
24-Nov-2014 - Former Gaucho managing director Martin Williams has confirmed that his long-awaited first solo venture ‘M’, will open in the City of London this Friday.
24-Nov-2014 - London street food organisation Kerb is launching a new covered food market, bar and live music venue in Hackney Wick.
21-Nov-2014 - Restaurant booking website Bookatable has partnered with the Sustainable Restaurant Association (SRA) to launch its Leaders in Restaurant Sustainability campaign.
21-Nov-2014 - Obesity experts are calling on restaurants to reduce portion sizes and provide clear calorie information to tackle the UK’s obesity problem that is costing the country more than the combined cost of wars, terrorism and armed violence annually.
20-Nov-2014 - Restaurant group D&D London has announced plans to open its first site in Scotland at the Buchanan Galleries in Glasgow.
20-Nov-2014 - Dishoom King's Cross opens today (20 November) on Stable Street, just off Granary Square. BigHospitality talks to owner Shamil Thakrar about the concept, the unique venue, and the Bombay Cafe's philosophy.
19-Nov-2014 - Making the Living Wage compulsory could cost UK businesses £4bn, the equivalent of 213,247 jobs in the hospitality sector, according to a Greater London Assembly (GLA) member.
19-Nov-2014 - To the disappointment of Cut Tourism VAT campaigners, the Tourism Council has decided not to discuss a VAT cut, but instead focus on jobs and skills.
19-Nov-2014 - Hertfordshire pub The Alford Arms was the overall winner at the inaugural FreeFrom Eating Out Awards this week, crowned the ‘most allergen-aware’ eatery in the UK.
18-Nov-2014 - Essex-based bar and restaurant operator Elysium Group will open a Japanese fusion venture in the heart of Chelsea next month, with plans to roll the concept out across further sites.
18-Nov-2014 - Grab-and-go concept Chop’d will open its tenth London site in Moorgate’s landmark CityPoint building early this December.
18-Nov-2014 - Alper Zan of Café Rouge in Cheshire Oaks has been named the Academy of Food & Wine Service’s (AFWS) UK Restaurant Manager of the Year 2014.
18-Nov-2014 - The Markets Group has confirmed it will open its second venture, The World’s End Market, on London's King’s Road this December.
18-Nov-2014 - Hakkasan Group’s Yauatcha, ETM Group’s The Botanist, Aubaine, Shoryu Ramen and Comptoir Libanais have all secured a space at Broadgate Circle, which is due to re-open in spring 2015.
17-Nov-2014 - A majority (60 per cent) of UK consumers believe restaurants should offer sustainable seafood options, according to a survey by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC).
17-Nov-2014 - Pop-up marketplace Grub Club is urging the government to better regulate ‘sharing economy’ businesses like itself in order to ensure their protection.
17-Nov-2014 - Details have been released for Richard Caring’s new restaurant The Ivy Market Grill, which opens in London’s Covent Garden next week.
17-Nov-2014 - Pesto Restaurants has secured the lease of a Marston’s pub to open its first site in Lancashire.
17-Nov-2014 - Honest Burgers has acquired its eighth restaurant on Widegate Street in east London which opens to the public today (17 November).
14-Nov-2014 - New restaurant Seasons at Stoke Place opened at the Buckinghamshire country hotel last week, led by head chef James Duggan.
14-Nov-2014 - Foodservice companies operating in niche markets are the fastest-growing ones, according to Horizons’ latest Ones To Watch survey.
14-Nov-2014 - Two years after its complete refurbishment, Loch Lomond Arms Hotel is aiming for Michelin standard food for its pub with rooms.