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Harrods plans to open first late-night restaurant

27-Sep-2016 - Harrods is planning to transform the basement space currently occupied by its fine wine department into a late-night restaurant. 

LOBOS meat and tapas bar to open second London site

27-Sep-2016 - London meat and tapas bar LOBOS is to open its second site, in Soho’s Frith Street, in mid-November.

Springboard plans first Front-of-House Festival to raise service profile

27-Sep-2016 - Industry charity Springboard is calling for hospitality businesses to support its first Front-of-House festival.

Rita's team to open Genovese Argentinian Canteen Quilombero

27-Sep-2016 - Missy Flynn and Gabriel Pryce of Hackney bar and restaurant Rita's are to open a new canteen-style restaurant at workspace campus Republic at East India Dock. 

Ivy Collection to open Guildford restaurant

27-Sep-2016 - The Ivy Collection, the Richard Caring­-backed group, has confirmed it will open a site in Guildford next year at the Tunsgate Quarter development, according to BigHospitality's sister site MCA.

Simon Rogan named Chef of the Year at AA Hospitality Awards 2016

27-Sep-2016 - Simon Rogan has been named Chef of the Year at the 2016 AA Hospitality Awards. 

Young National Chef of the Year 2017 finalists

27-Sep-2016 - These are the 10 finalists for the Young National Chef of the Year 2017 competition, which will be held at the Restaurant Show on Tuesday 4 October. 

Flagship Cha Cha Moon restaurant on the market

26-Sep-2016 - Cha Cha Moon - the restaurant opened by Alan Yau in Soho’s Kingly Court - has been put on the market eight years after it first launched.

The Clove Club to host Franco-Japanese event with stellar Paris chef line-up

26-Sep-2016 - The Clove Club's Isaac McHale is to hold a collaborative tasting menu event with his dining club partner Steve Plotnicki and Franco-Japanese chefs Atsushi Tanaka, Hideki Nishi, and Ryuji Teshima.

Michael O'Hare to open Manchester restaurant

26-Sep-2016 - Michelin chef Michael O’Hare is to launch a new restaurant, The Rabbit in the Moon, at Manchester’s National Football Museum later this year.

The Grill at McQueen opening delayed by almost a month

23-Sep-2016 - The opening of The Grill at McQueen, a new steak restaurant from two former Hawksmoor chefs at Shoreditch venue McQueen has been delayed by nearly a month.

Bourgee steak and lobster group to expand to Chelmsford and beyond

23-Sep-2016 - Bourgee, the steak and lobster restaurant in Southend-on-Sea, is set to expand significantly, with a new site in Chelmsford and plans for Suffolk and Norwich in 2017.

Corazón taqueria from former Corbin & King GM to open in London

23-Sep-2016 - Corazón, a new Mexican-style taco restaurant from former Corbin & King manager Laura Sheffield and former Sartoria chef Paul Daniel will open in London's Soho this November. 

Lao Café pop-up, from Rosa’s Thai Café, to launch permanent site

23-Sep-2016 - Lao Café, the pop-up concept from Saiphin Moore and the team behind Rosa’s Thai Café, is to launch a permanent London site this winter.

The top 5 stories in hospitality this week 19/09 - 23/09

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

Tilda launches Young Chef of the Year 2017 competition

23-Sep-2016 - Young chefs are being encouraged to show off their skills by entering the 2017 Tilda Young Chef of the Year competition.

Goodwood Estate to re-brand The Richmond Arms as The Farmer, Butcher, Chef

23-Sep-2016 - Goodwood Estate is to refurbish and re-name its restaurant The Richmond Arms to better showcase the links it has with the estate's producers. 


Goodwood Estate's Darron Bunn on why hospitality businesses have a duty to invest in future talent

23-Sep-2016 - Darron Bunn has racked up more than 20 years' as a chef, working with Marco Pierre White and Nico Ladenis before running gastropubs, leading brigades at five-star hotels and more. As group executive chef at Goodwood Estate he oversees all food operations, managing a team and the in-house Chef Academy. 

Island Poké, backed by former Soho House director, to open in London

22-Sep-2016 - Island Poké, a new restaurant concept backed by Chris Miller, founder of investment platform the White Rabbit Fund, is to open in London’s Soho this October.

Tom Kerridge and Adam Byatt to cook at Greyhound pub for Alex Lewis Trust

22-Sep-2016 - Chefs Tom Kerridge and Adam Byatt are to appear at Stockbridge pub The Greyhound on the Test, which was named Michelin Pub of the Year in 2014, for a series of one-off fundraising supper clubs.

Spanish chef David Muñoz to open London restaurant

22-Sep-2016 - David Muñoz, who holds three Michelin stars at Diver XO in Madrid, is to open his long-awaited London restaurant later this year.

Prescott & Conran to open Parabola at London's Design Museum

21-Sep-2016 - Sir Terence Conran and Peter Prescott are to open their new restaurant, Parabola, within the newly-relocated, John-Pawson-designed Design Museum in London's Kensington, next month.

The Square names Yu Sugimoto as executive chef

21-Sep-2016 - Yu Sugimoto has been appointed executive chef at the two Michelin-starred restaurant The Square in Mayfair.

Le Bistrot Pierre to open six sites a year

21-Sep-2016 - French restaurant chain Le Bistrot Pierre is planning to open six new restaurants a year with sites in coastal and secondary towns in the North and South West of England its main target.

The Breakfast Group launches Over Easy restaurant

21-Sep-2016 - Two former Michelin pastry chefs are heading up a new all-day brunch restaurant from The Breakfast Group.