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Five tips for managing tips

27-Aug-2015 - With tipping practices back in the spotlight, BigHospitality speaks to Lydia Christie, senior associate at law firm Howard Kennedy who suggests five ways restaurant groups can check that their policies are legal and fair. 

Kurobuta announces Harvey Nichols residency

27-Aug-2015 - Ex-Nobu chef Scott Hallsworth has announced that his Japanese restaurant concept Kurobuta will take up residency at Harvey Nichols’ Knightsbridge store later this year.

Chef Selin Kiazim to open restaurant in Shoreditch

27-Aug-2015 - Ex-Kopapa head chef Selin Kiazim will open her first permanent restaurant in Shoreditch this autumn. 

National Burger Day: How to prepare and serve burgers safely

26-Aug-2015 - For National Burger Day, BigHospitality gets advice on what controls can be put in place to ensure that diners are not put at risk from the serving of pink or rare burgers. 

Menu trends: Superfoods, popping candy and street food inspired dishes on the rise

26-Aug-2015 - High street chains are beginning to use increasingly eclectic ingredients inspired by independent and street food operators in a bid to attract customers, a new study shows.

Hey big spender: Shopping tourists visiting UK spend 80% more

26-Aug-2015 - International tourists who visit the UK primarily to shop spend 80 per cent more during their stay than those visiting for other reasons, according to research by VisitBritain. 

Rise in contactless payments at restaurants

26-Aug-2015 - Restaurants generate the second highest number of contactless payments in the UK, new figures show.

Conflict Café: Peace promoting pop-up restaurant returns to London

26-Aug-2015 - Conflict Café, a pop-up restaurant which promotes peace through food will return to London next month with chefs from Honey & Co and Tas Restaurant Group among those cooking for guests.

L'Enclume scores Waitrose Good Food Guide hat-trick

26-Aug-2015 - Simon Rogan’s L’Enclume has been named the UK’s best restaurant for the third year running in the Waitrose Good Food Guide, writes M&C Allegra Foodservice .

Former Murano chef opening Beef & Brew

25-Aug-2015 - Jessica Simmons, former chef at Angela Hartnett’s Murano and Whitechapel Gallery Dining Room, is to open a new beer and steakhouse restaurant in Kentish Town.

Casamia to relocate to former Bristol General site

25-Aug-2015 - Michelin-starred Bristol-based restaurant Casamia will relocate to a new site at the former Bristol General Hospital next year as it looks to ‘push its high standards to the next level’. 

Minimum wage and apprentice rate could rise in 2016

25-Aug-2015 - The Government is seeking the views of hospitality businesses over the possibility of raising the National Minimum Wage for apprentices and under 25’s.

Chef shortage causing crisis for UK curry restaurants

24-Aug-2015 - The ongoing shortage of skilled chefs is threatening the survival UK curry restaurants, according to the Bangladesh Caterers Association (BCA).

Virgin and Gleneagles Hotel support customer service focused scholarships

24-Aug-2015 - Hospitality Industry Trust (HIT) Scotland is working with Virgin and the iconic Gleneagles Hotel to launch three ‘once in a lifetime’ scholarship programmes focused on customer service.

Gino D'Acampo launching new restaurant brand

24-Aug-2015 - Italian chef and TV personality Gino D’Acampo is to launch a new premium restaurant brand: Gino D’Acampo – My Restaurant.


How to move into event catering

24-Aug-2015 - Richard Groves, group new business development director at Smart Group , gives tips on how chefs and restaurateurs can successfully move into event catering. 

£12.04: What diners are happy to pay for a main course

20-Aug-2015 - Diners are happy to pay an average £12.04 for a main course in a restaurant in the UK and Ireland, a survey by LivingSocial has revealed.

Marco Pierre White pop-up to run in Southampton

20-Aug-2015 - Marco Pierre White is taking a pop-up version of his Wheeler’s of St. James’s restaurant to the Grand Harbour Hotel in Southampton in September.

How we can solve the chef shortage (and what the industry’s doing already)

20-Aug-2015 - With the chef shortage problem at boiling point, BigHospitality speaks to a range of people from across the industry for their views on how we can begin to solve it and what’s being done already.

Ivy off-shoots planned for Marylebone and Kensington

19-Aug-2015 - Caprice Holdings has confirmed it is to open two further sites under its Ivy Café/Grill format in London, in Marylebone and High Street Kensington.

Tennis champion Andy Murray invests further in hospitality businessess

19-Aug-2015 - Andy Murray has been revealed as one of the investors backing healthier eating chain Tossed on crowdfunding platform Seedrs.

Wahleeah: Dave Ahern to give 20 per cent of profits to staff

18-Aug-2015 - Dave Ahern, co-founder of Wahleeah in Fulham, London, is to pay his staff 20 per cent of the restaurant’s profits in order to try to retain and attract personnel, and improve the conditions for his team.

Hackney restaurant Il Cudega to open September 2015

18-Aug-2015 - Il Cudega, the Italian restaurant and deli created by Giovanni Brighi and Luca Gaggioli, will open for business in Hackney's London Fields in September. 

Hospitality operators use social media feedback to help shape business

18-Aug-2015 - Restaurant, hotel and pub operators are frequently turning to social media for feedback on how they can better their business.

Cook off to choose next UK Bocuse d'Or candidate

18-Aug-2015 - A cook-off to determine which chef from the UK will compete in international competition the Bocuse d'Or will take place in London next month.