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Gold Service Reward trip: Bordeaux 2015

13-Oct-2015 - The Gold Service Scholarship has awarded some of the best young front of house staff in the country with a trip to the French wine destination Bordeaux. BigHospitality joined the group to get a taste of the region.

Green & Fortune expanding with South Bank partnership

13-Oct-2015 - Green & Fortune has announced plans to expand beyond it's Kings' Cross base as part of a new partnership with marketing giant Ogilvy & Mather.

Seven 'Samurai' chefs sought for Japanese tour

13-Oct-2015 - The British Hospitality Association is seeking seven up-and-coming chefs to take part in a culinary tour of Japan.

Square Pie smashes crowdfunding target

13-Oct-2015 - Square Pie, the pie & mash restaurant operator, has completed its fundraising round after raising £681,500 through online crowdfunding platform Crowdcube, BigHospitality's sister publication M&C Allegra Foodservice has reported.

Spending on hospitality continues to rise

12-Oct-2015 - Consumer spending on eating-out rose for the 26th consecutive month in September, according to the latest report from Barclaycard.

Margaux founders to open Southern French restaurant Bandol

12-Oct-2015 - Sylvia Kontek and Vittorio Monge, the founders of Chelsea-based European restaurant Margaux, will open the doors to their second restaurant - Bandol - this week. 


Eight ways to protect your alcohol licence

12-Oct-2015 - With the busy festive season upon us, Robert Botkai of Winckworth Sherwood recaps the law around the sale of alcohol to ensure operators can protect their licences. 

Jun Tanaka to open first solo restaurant

09-Oct-2015 - Former Pearl executive chef Jun Tanaka is to launch his first solo restaurant - The Ninth - on London’s Charlotte Street in November.

Popular restaurants must treat customers better, says M group founder

09-Oct-2015 - M Restaurants founder Martin Williams has criticised the ‘terrible’ treatment of customers at popular restaurants in London.

Cost of eating out falls but spending rises

09-Oct-2015 - Competition between high street restaurants and pubs is making the average cost of meals less but consumers are spending more overall on extra courses and side dishes, BigHospitality's sister publication M&C Allegra Foodservice has reported.

Neil Rankin and Noble Inns forging ahead with Smokehouse

09-Oct-2015 - Noble Inns executive chef Neil Rankin says the company is on the cusp of securing a new site for its barbecue restaurant brand Smokehouse.


Andy Oliver of Som Saa on crowdfunding and opening his first permanent restaurant

09-Oct-2015 - Smash-hit east London residency Som Saa closes this month, but Thai food specialist Andy Oliver and his partners have already reached their crowdfunding target for their first permanent restaurant, also to be called Som Saa. 

Young chefs must spread sustainability message, says top campaigner

08-Oct-2015 - The next generation of chefs has a responsibility to ensure future restaurants improve sustainability standards, chef and campaigner Arthur Potts Dawson has warned.

Gerry Calabrese to open East London bar Wringer & Mangle

08-Oct-2015 - Hoxton Pony founder Gerry Calabrese will open a new bar and restaurant - Wringer & Mangle - in East London next month. 

Beyond London opening in Kensington

08-Oct-2015 - Beyond London, a new lounge bar specialising in pan-Asian food and cocktails is set to open in Kensington on 20 October.

Urban Coterie: Searcys and Anthony Demetre unveil new concept

08-Oct-2015 - Searcys has announced that Urban Coterie, a new restaurant concept in collaboration with Anthony Demetre, will open in east London’s M by Montcalm Hotel on 5 November.


Phil Vickery and Knorr provide gluten-free inspiration

08-Oct-2015 - Chef Phil Vickery has joined forces with Knorr to help provide inspiration for chefs looking to create more gluten-free dishes.

Michael Caines to leave Gidleigh Park after 21 years

08-Oct-2015 - Michael Caines is to leave Gidleigh Park in Chagford Devon after 21 years to pursue his business ventures in Devon, Shropshire, Wales and Abu Dhabi. 

Lake District hotel given go ahead for luxury resort plans

08-Oct-2015 - The green light has been given to transform Low Wood Bay Resort Hotel & Marina into the Lake District’s first luxury resort hotel.

Second Zaap Thai streetfood restaurant to open

08-Oct-2015 - The Yorkshire-based Sukho Group has announced plans to open a second Zaap Thai Street Food restaurant in Nottingham next month. 

US chicken wing concept Wing Zone to open first UK restaurant

07-Oct-2015 - Wing Zone, the US-founded chicken wing concept, will open its first UK restaurant in London's Finsbury Park next month. 

'Haggle' with suppliers on Christmas produce prices, hospitality operators told

07-Oct-2015 - Operators in the restaurant, pub and hotel sectors are being advised to engage in 'old-fashioned' haggling over prices with suppliers this Christmas to take advantage of lower production costs of festive favourites such as turkey and ham.

Danny Hoang of Colette's wins Young National Chef of the Year 2016

07-Oct-2015 - Danny Hoang, a commis chef at Colette's at The Grove Hotel in Watford has been named Young National Chef of the Year 2016. 

Larry Jayasekara named National Chef of the Year 2016

06-Oct-2015 - Larry Jayasekara, a senior sous chef at the Gordon Ramsay Group, has won National Chef of the Year 2016.  

Cocktail sales on the rise in restaurants

06-Oct-2015 - Sales of cocktails are on the rise in restaurants across the UK, according to a report by CGA Strategy.