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Chop Bloc steak restaurant to open in Essex

24-Nov-2014 - US-style steak restaurant and cocktail bar Chop Block will open in Chelmsford in Essex in mid-January 2015. 

Chef Claude Compton to open Fulham pub

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.

Restaurants’ spirit sales grow, but opportunities remain untapped

24-Nov-2014 - Operators should do more to capitalise on spirit drinkers’ habits and expectations, according to a survey by CGA Strategy.

Ex-Gaucho MD prepares to open M

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.

Kerb to launch The Clubhouse

24-Nov-2014 - London street food organisation Kerb is launching a new covered food market, bar and live music venue in Hackney Wick.

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Bookatable and the SRA to launch sustainability campaign

21-Nov-2014 - Restaurant booking website Bookatable has partnered with the Sustainable Restaurant Association (SRA) to launch its Leaders in Restaurant Sustainability campaign.

Experts call for restaurant measures to tackle obesity

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.

D&D London to open site in Scotland

20-Nov-2014 - Restaurant group D&D London has announced plans to open its first site in Scotland at the Buchanan Galleries in Glasgow. 

First look: Dishoom King's Cross

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.

Compulsory Living Wage could put over 200,000 hospitality jobs at risk

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.

Tourism Council defends decision not to tackle VAT

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.

The Alford Arms takes top spot at UK’s first FreeFrom Eating Out Awards

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.  

Elysium Group reveals plans for first London venue

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.

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Chop’d to open tenth London site

18-Nov-2014 - Grab-and-go concept Chop’d will open its tenth London site in Moorgate’s landmark CityPoint building early this December. 

Alper Zan named UK Restaurant Manager of the Year 2014

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.

The World's End Market to open in Fulham

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.

Five restaurants confirmed for new Broadgate Circle

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.

Diners increasingly concerned with seafood sustainability

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).

Government urged to regulate sharing economy

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.

Details released for Caring’s Ivy Market Grill

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.

Pesto secures lease on Marston’s pub in Lancashire

17-Nov-2014 - Pesto Restaurants has secured the lease of a Marston’s pub to open its first site in Lancashire.

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Honest Burgers launches eighth London site

17-Nov-2014 - Honest Burgers has acquired its eighth restaurant on Widegate Street in east London which opens to the public today (17 November).

New restaurant Seasons opens at Stoke Place hotel

14-Nov-2014 - New restaurant Seasons at Stoke Place opened at the Buckinghamshire country hotel last week, led by head chef James Duggan.

Watch out for specialist operators, says Horizons

14-Nov-2014 - Foodservice companies operating in niche markets are the fastest-growing ones, according to Horizons’ latest Ones To Watch survey.

Loch Lomond Arms Hotel eyes Michelin star

14-Nov-2014 - Two years after its complete refurbishment, Loch Lomond Arms Hotel is aiming for Michelin standard food for its pub with rooms.