17-Oct-2012 - Buddha Bar, the pan-Asian restaurant and bar concept, will officially make its return to London in November with the reopening of the former Chicago Rib Shack site in Knightsbridge.
17-Oct-2012 - Leading chef and restaurateur Rick Stein has revealed he is looking to build more accommodation partnerships and manage new hotels and rooms businesses.
17-Oct-2012 - A successful marketing expert and restaurateur have teamed up to launch a book for those looking for tips and advice on how to run their restaurant well during the recession.
16-Oct-2012 - The husband and wife team behind Lola Rojo Spanish restaurant in Northcote Road have acquired a second site less than 300 metres away - Rosita, a new restaurant and bar specialising in sherry and tapas.
16-Oct-2012 - The London Restaurant Festival (LRF) drew to a close last night (15 Oct) with an awards evening held at Vinopolis celebrating the various qualities that attract people to venues around the capital.
16-Oct-2012 - The Institute of Hospitality (IoH) has announced Peter Ducker, currently executive director at the Hotel Booking Agents Association (HBAA), will succeed Philippe Rossiter as chief executive.
16-Oct-2012 - At 22.7bn and in growth, the UK on-trade beer, wine and spirits market remains a star performer. This panel discussion at The Restaurant Show explores some of the current trends and identifies how you should be revising your drinks list over the next 12 months accordingly.
16-Oct-2012 - September's rain and bad weather held back sales growth at Britain’s leading pub and restaurant groups with like-for-like sales up just 0.7 per cent, according to the latest Coffer Peach Business Tracker.
16-Oct-2012 - Foodservice poultry supplier Plusfood has expanded its frozen Hot ‘n’ Kickin’ range to include a chicken fillet covered in the crispy coating with a kick of chilli that has become a signature of the product range.
15-Oct-2012 - Country Range has introduced a Rainforest Alliance certified coffee and chocolate drink to its foodservice product range.
15-Oct-2012 - Three brothers - a farmer, chef and restaurateur – have brought their skills together to open The Shed, a new restaurant and bar in Notting Hill with an emphasis on seasonal British produce.
15-Oct-2012 - The 2012 Gram Green Paper – a study into the hospitality industry’s attitudes towards sustainability – has been released, providing a comprehensive review of the sustainable attitudes and behaviours within the hotel, restaurant and pub sectors.
15-Oct-2012 - With a second instalment of its take on India’s traditional café-restaurants about to open, Dishoom is successfully carving its own niche in the UK’s all-day dining space.
15-Oct-2012 - The Phoenix Inn in Hartley Wintney, Hampshire, has won the 'Best British Roast Dinner accolade after a mystery diner expert scored its roast dinner with all the trimmings the best in Britain.
12-Oct-2012 - The annual three-day restaurant extravaganza has finished for another year and, with tonnes of chef interviews, restaurateur panels, product launches and competitions, it's easy to feel you missed something, so BigHospitality produced this must-read Top 10 of what we learnt at The Restaurant Show.
12-Oct-2012 - Chef Eric Chavot has returned to the UK from his two-year stint in America to launch his own restaurant – Brasserie Chavot – adjacent to the Westbury Hotel in Mayfair next year.
12-Oct-2012 - High street restaurants are moving away from two-for-one discount deals in favour of vouchers offering smaller reductions available for more limited periods – could this be the first sign of a break in the ‘discount bind’?
12-Oct-2012 - Ross Shonhan, ex-head chef of Zuma London and Nobu Dallas, is set to open Japanese ramen concept Bone Daddies in Soho next month, and the Australian has revealed that he has a few more ideas in the pipeline as he hopes to compete with his former employers.
12-Oct-2012 - The notoriously dedicated chef – a long-time proponent of foraging and ingredient experimentation – is celebrating 25 years at his two-star Cheltenham restaurant Le Champignon Sauvage, which he runs with wife Helen.
12-Oct-2012 - The hospitality industry needs to unite and speak with one voice when it comes to finding, nurturing and retaining the sector’s future leaders, according to a selection of industry experts partaking in BigHospitality’s panel discussion at The Restaurant Show this week.
11-Oct-2012 - Philip Howard, head chef and co-owner of the Michelin-starred restaurant The Square, has described being named as the Chef's Chef of the Year as a 'humbling' experience and a pleasing realisation that people haven't forgotten his restaurant despite newer, high-profile eateries.
11-Oct-2012 - Rock, the pub and dining group and events catering company set up by chef Nick Atkins, Jonny Townsend, and Jeremy Brown, has received a 'sizeable cash injection' from Australian leisure business Colonial Leisure Group (CLG) to help it expand the business across the south.
11-Oct-2012 - Robin Hutson's country hotel and restaurant The Pig - In the Forest has won the inaugural Sustainable Restaurant of the Year award at this year's National Restaurant Awards with 25 eateries in the top 100 commended for their sustainable credentials.
11-Oct-2012 - Adam Breeden, co-founder of new ping pong concept Bounce, has announced his resignation from the board of boutique bowling operator All Star Lanes (ASL) which will open its fifth site in Manchester next year.
11-Oct-2012 - Two-Michelin-starred chef Sat Bains has reveals the secrets to his eponymous restaurant's success and given a hint of what could be next in this exclusive interview with BigHospitality.