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Bourne & Hollingsworth Buildings all-day brasserie and bar to open in Clerkenwell

21-Jul-2014 - The Bourne & Hollingsworth Buildings will be opening in London’s Clerkenwell this September, offering a modern British take on Brasserie food.

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Young National Chef of the Year Awards: final line-up

21-Jul-2014 - The Craft Guild of Chefs has announced the complete line-up of its Young National Chef of the Year Awards finalists.

Scott Hallsworth to open late night venue in South Kensington

18-Jul-2014 - Ex-Nobu head chef and Kurobuta founder Scott Hallsworth is to open a new late night venue and restaurant in the former Brompton Club in South Kensington.

Banks are failing SMEs, finds competition watchdog

18-Jul-2014 - Banks are failing to provide the service and value that small and medium-sized (SME) businesses such as bars, restaurants and hotels need to thrive, according to a new report from the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA).

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MeatLiquor rebrands Wishbone into ChickenLiquor

18-Jul-2014 - Meatailer has rebranded recently acquired Brixton chicken shop Wishbone into ChickenLiquor.

Skye Gyngell to open Spring at Somerset House in October

18-Jul-2014 - Chef Skye Gyngell has confirmed that her long-anticipated first solo venture, Spring, will open at London's Somerset House in October.

London in the Sky brings Michelin dining to new heights

18-Jul-2014 - Five London chefs are set to reproduce the dining experience of their Michelin-starred restaurants at a pop-up venue 100ft from the ground this September.

Young's adds boutique hotel rooms to Richmond pub

17-Jul-2014 - Young's is adding 13 boutique hotel rooms to The Orange Tree pub in Richmond-upon-Thames, which is due to re-open in September following a £1.7m refurbishment.

Eelbrook to bring al fresco dining to South West London

17-Jul-2014 - West London’s latest all-day eatery Eelbrook will open in Fulham later this month, offering al fresco dining with a European and North African twist.

Customers less satisfied with leisure sector

17-Jul-2014 - Customer satisfaction with leisure sector businesses has fallen slightly over the past six months, new research shows.

Flat June sales for restaurants despite #WorldCup2014

17-Jul-2014 - Managed pub and restaurant groups’ collective like-for-like sales grew just 0.4 per cent in June, according to the Coffer Peach Business Tracker.

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Nathan Outlaw, Simon Hulstone and Eric Lanlard join forces for charity dinner

17-Jul-2014 - Chefs Nathan Outlaw, Simon Hulstone and Eric Lanlard are set to host a fundraising dinner for industry charity Hospitality Action later this year.

Giorgio Locatelli to open Marylebone pizza pop-up

16-Jul-2014 - Renowned Italian chef Giorgio Locatelli is opening a pop-up pizza restaurant in Marylebone with his wife Plaxy this September.

CAU to open all-day dining restaurant in Bristol

16-Jul-2014 - Argentinian steakhouse concept CAU will open its sixth and largest UK site in Bristol next month.

Jamie Oliver to launch second London Barbecoa

16-Jul-2014 - Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver will open his second Barbecoa restaurant in London in late 2015.

Money for nothing: SMEs in dire straits over compliance costs

15-Jul-2014 - Hotels, restaurants and pubs are facing rising regulatory costs despite government promises to cut red tape, the Forum of Private Business has warned.

Stoke Newington to get new café and bar

15-Jul-2014 - 125 Church Street, will open in Stoke Newington by the beginning of September, as a café bar and events space.

The Ledbury tops All In One Ultimate Restaurant List for third year

15-Jul-2014 - The Ledbury has once again topped a list of London’s best 100 restaurants based on dining awards and ratings given during the year.

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Consumers and businesses at odds over future of mobile technology in hospitality

15-Jul-2014 -  Businesses and consumers have different views on how mobile technology can improve hospitality experiences in the future, according to new research from Omnico. 

Ibérica confirms Manchester Spinningfields site

15-Jul-2014 - Ibérica Restaurants has confirmed that it will open its first site outside of London at Manchester’s Spinningfields this autumn, serving a unique  à la carte menu designed by executive chef and business partner Nacho Manzano.

Boqueria team continues London expansion

14-Jul-2014 - The team behind tapas restaurant La Boqueria is expanding its London presence with a new site recently opened in Battersea and a sherry bar to launch in the near future in the same neighbourhood.

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Richard Corrigan on his cookery school, winning Great British Menu and plans for a third London restaurant

14-Jul-2014 - Richard Corrigan is the the inimitable chef behind Bentley’s and Corrigan’s Mayfair. He has also enjoyed a wide and varied media career, and was declared winner of Great British Menu no less than four times. He recently bought a cookery school in Cavan, Ireland.

Harry Ramsden's signs franchise agreement for 10 new sites across West Sussex

14-Jul-2014 - Fish and chip restaurant brand Harry Ramsden’s is to open ten new outlets across West Sussex under a new franchise agreement with local businessman Ruslan Kyshtoobaev.  

Giggling Squid to double group size in 12 months

14-Jul-2014 - Thai tapas brand Giggling Squid is opening a site in Sevenoaks on 5 August – the first of a series of new venues that will double the size of the business by this time next year.

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MeatLiquor to open fourth London site in 2015

14-Jul-2014 - MeatLiquor founders Yianni Papoutsis and Scott Collins have secured their fourth London location in Islington.