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ETM Group’s Aviary opens at the Montcalm Royal London House Hotel

08-Dec-2016 - Aviary, the latest restaurant and bar from the ETM Group, has opened on the 10th floor of the 253-bedroom Montcalm Royal London House, after first being announced in August.

Restaurants warned against ‘Dan/Don’ scammer after PR raises alarm

08-Dec-2016 - Restaurants across the UK have been warned to watch out for a scammer seeking free food and drink in return for a ‘review’, after a scam email came to light this week.

Boparan Restaurant Group announces Tom Crowley as new CEO

08-Dec-2016 - Boparan Restaurant Group (BPG), the parent company of the brands Giraffe World Kitchen, Ed’s Easy Diner, Wondertree and Harry Ramsden’s, has announced Tom Crowley as new chief executive.

Tom Byng to step down as Byron CEO

08-Dec-2016 - Tom Byng is to step down as chief executive of Byron, the better burger business he founded in 2007 and has grown to a £80m-­turnover, 69­-strong business.

The rise of the beer sommelier: Why it’s time to put beer on the same footing as wine

08-Dec-2016 - There’s no doubt that interest in beer, both from the trade and consumers, has grown markedly over the last few years, yet, as a match to food beer is still overshadowed by wine.

Stevie Parle to open fifth restaurant, Rome-inspired Palatino

07-Dec-2016 - Chef Stevie Parle, owner of London restaurants Craft London, Rotorino, Dock Kitchen, and Sardine, is to launch Palatino, his fifth site, in February.

Use Christmas to boost long-term recruitment, urges The Change Group

07-Dec-2016 - The recruitment of temporary staff at Christmas could be used as a way for hospitality businesses to find and invest in future talent, new research has suggested.

Matt Gillan to open debut Brighton restaurant

07-Dec-2016 - Chef Matt Gillan has confirmed he will open his long-awaited debut restaurant Pike and Pine in Brighton in 2017.

UK one of Europe’s fastest-growing coffee markets, says report

06-Dec-2016 - The UK is among the countries with the fastest-growing coffee market, which is still thriving and innovating to stay ahead, according to new research.

'Fundamental' Brexit effect on food and drink prices expected

06-Dec-2016 - Brexit will have a fundamental impact on food and drink prices, with foodservice inflation expected to rise by 3.4 per cent in 2017 alone, David Read, chief executive of Prestige Purchasing has warned.

Rhubarb sold to Pho investor

06-Dec-2016 - Private equity firm Livingbridge has bought ECI Partners’ (ECI) stake in high-end catering firm Rhubarb for an undisclosed sum.

John Burton Race to open restaurant at The Grosvenor Hotel Torquay

06-Dec-2016 - John Burton-Race is to open a signature restaurant at The Grosvenor Hotel in Torquay where he has been employed to run the property's food and beverage operations. 

Bar Soba aiming to expand in to a national brand

06-Dec-2016 - Asian restaurant group Bar Soba is hoping to become a national brand after securing a £3m investment from the Business Growth Fund.

Waffle restaurant Pure Waffle to relaunch in London

06-Dec-2016 - Pure Waffle, the waffle restaurant group previously found in London’s Duke Street, is to relaunch in Knightsbridge, as part of a stated expansion plan in the UK and abroad.

Hospitality warned of 'significant' cyber attack threat

05-Dec-2016 - Staff at hotels and restaurants in the UK have been warned to be on high alert against potential cyber attacks as a sophisticated crime group turns its attention to the hospitality sector.

Yumchaa brews up tea cafe expansion plans

05-Dec-2016 - Tea café Yumchaa is planning to open several new sites in 2017 in a bid to capitalise on the growing out-of-home tea market.

Tom Kerridge to open first London restaurant

05-Dec-2016 - Tom Kerridge, chef at the two-Michelin-starred Hand and Flowers pub in Marlow, is to open a new restaurant in 216-bedroom luxury Knightsbridge hotel the Jumeirah Carlton Tower.


How to create the perfect Christmas cheeseboard

05-Dec-2016 - Adam Robery, business director at The Rustic Cheese Company, gives his top tips for restaurants looking to put together a cheeseboard this Christmas, listing a range of options for different budgets. 

The top 5 stories in hospitality this week 28/11 - 02/12

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

Gold Service Scholarship announces 2017 finalists

02-Dec-2016 - The Gold Service Scholarship has announced the eight finalists who will be competing to win the 2017 award.

Inamo's Noel Hunwick on how restaurant technology is evolving

02-Dec-2016 - Technology-driven restaurant Inamo is opening its third London site in Camden this week. BigHospitality caught up with co-founder Noel Hunwick to to talk about the group's expansion plans and how technology can enhance the restaurant experience.

Pidgin team open 'Hackney’s smallest wine bar'

01-Dec-2016 - The team behind London’s Pidgin restaurant, which won its first Michelin Star this year, are to open a new wine bar in Hackney from today (1 December).

Rusk & Rusk to open third site in Glasgow

01-Dec-2016 - Glasgow-based restaurant group Rusk & Rusk will open its third site - The Spanish Butcher - in the city this week. 

In Operation with...Rosa's Thai Cafe

30-Nov-2016 - For the latest video in our series focusing on emerging restaurant groups, we visit Rosa's Thai Cafe, the Thai restaurant brand created by husband-and-wife team Alexander and Saiphin Moore. 

Chefs' Secrets of Success: Francesco Mazzei

30-Nov-2016 - In the latest of our Chefs' Secrets of Success series, we talk to chef-patron of Sartoria Francesco Mazzei about passion, 'superstar chefs', and nurturing new talent