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Brexit confirmed: Hospitality reacts with uncertainty and mixed views

24-Jun-2016 - Reduced sales, rising costs, and uncertainty across hospitality and tourism: that’s the general view from hospitality commentators this morning, as the UK has voted for Brexit.

The top 5 stories in hospitality this week 20/06 - 24/06

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

The Gate named UK's first autism-friendly restaurant

24-Jun-2016 - The Gate in Islington has become the first restaurant in the UK to receive the National Autistic Society’s (NAS) Autism Friendly Award.

BHA: Hospitality must have 'seat at the table' for post-Brexit negotiations

24-Jun-2016 - The British Hospitality Association (BHA) has said it will use its Summit on Monday (27 June) to create a plan to secure the industry’s future following the Brexit vote.

SMALL TALK

Isaac McHale of The Clove Club on making The World's 50 Best Restaurants list

24-Jun-2016 - Last week The Clove Club in Shoreditch was awarded the Highest New Entry in the The World's 50 Best Restaurants list, making its debut at number 26. Chef Isaac McHale, who runs the restaurant with Daniel Willis and Johnny Smith, spoke to BigHospitality about the restaurant's inclusion and the affect the accolade is having on the business. 

Blanchette founders plan further London restaurants

23-Jun-2016 - The brothers behind Soho’s French bistro Blanchette have revealed that they are keen to open a third London restaurant following the opening of their second venue later this year.

Sumosan restaurant closes ahead of relocation to Knightsbridge

23-Jun-2016 - Japanese restaurant Sumosan has closed ahead of a relocation to Knightsbridge in October.

National Chef of the Year 2017: 10 finalists revealed

23-Jun-2016 - The Craft Guild of Chefs has named the 10 chefs making it through to the final of the National Chef of the Year (NCOTY) 2017 competition. 

Caffé Nero acquires Harris & Hoole from Tesco

23-Jun-2016 - Caffé Nero has announced that it has acquired the Harris & Hoole coffee chain from Tesco for an undisclosed sum.

Generator hostels teams up with Luke Thomas to revamp Millennials menu

22-Jun-2016 - Generator, the ‘poshtel’ hostel group, has teamed up with 22-year-old chef Luke Thomas to revamp the group’s menu for its core audience of millennial and Generation Z guests.

The Ricci Group to expand into Leeds

22-Jun-2016 - Halifax-based restaurant group The Ricci Group is expanding its business into Leeds with the opening of Ricci's Tapas and Cicchetti and 53 Degrees North. 

Philip Howard to open Chelsea restaurant with Rebecca Mascarenhas

22-Jun-2016 - Philip Howard is to open a third London restaurant with Rebecca Mascarenhas after securing the site of Tom Aikens' former Elystan Street restaurant in Chelsea. 

People on the Move in Hospitality: June 2016

21-Jun-2016 - This month's round-up features a number of significant moves, including new general managers at London's St Pancras Renaissance hotel and at Tylney Hall in Hampshire, and CFO at The Restaurant Group.

Good Food Society reveals details for Turkish restaurant and bar Yosma

21-Jun-2016 - Restaurant company Good Food Society has unveiled further details of Yosma, the restaurant and bar inspired by a traditional Turkish meyhane opening in London's Marylebone. 

100 Hoxton team to launch second London restaurant

21-Jun-2016 - The team behind Shoreditch’s 100 Hoxton are to launch a new pan-Asian restaurant in London this summer.

Hospitality industry ignored and 'undermined' by Government

20-Jun-2016 - The leaders of some of the UK’s largest hospitality firms have criticised the Government for continually ‘undermining’ and undervaluing the industry.

Brexit vote: Three quarters of hospitality CEO's back Remain

20-Jun-2016 - Nearly three quarters of the bosses of Britain’s biggest hospitality firms are backing the Remain campaign ahead of the Brexit vote on 23 June.

Boxpark Shoreditch signs four new food retailers

20-Jun-2016 - Four new food retailers - Soft Serve Society, The Athenian, Duck Truck and Arni's Grill - are to open at Boxpark Shoreditch.

ASK THE EXPERTS

10 tips for successful al fresco dining

20-Jun-2016 - Steven Pike, managing director of guest experience management company HospitalityGEM, gives his top 10 tips to hospitality operators looking to make a success of their al fresco dining. 

Improving chain restaurants could stop 'death' of the UK high street

17-Jun-2016 - Improving the quality and variety of high street restaurants could help counter the decline of Britain's town centres, a new study claims.

The top 5 stories in hospitality this week 13/06 - 17/06

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

One in four Pret A Manger stores could go vegetarian-only

17-Jun-2016 - Pret A Manger is considering opening more vegetarian-only stores following record sales at its first meat-free London site.

WATCH: Andreas Antona on building great teams

17-Jun-2016 - Chef and restaurateur Andreas Antona is best known for his high-end restaurants Simpsons and The Cross at Kenilworth, and is now opening Purecraft, a beer-and-food-focused group. He explains the secrets to creating successful teams

Carluccio's chairman to step down after 17 years

17-Jun-2016 - Carluccio’s has announced that co-founder Simon Kossoff is to step down as chairman after 17 years.

Chick ‘n’ Sours to open second site, in London’s Seven Dials

16-Jun-2016 - London fried chicken restaurant Chick ‘n’ Sours is to open its second site, in central Seven Dials, a year after it first opened in eastern district Haggerston.