11-May-2012 - More than half of UK diners believe that speed of payment is now a more important issue for a restaurant to address than the quality of food, with 89 per cent claiming that slow payment has ruined their evening.
11-May-2012 - Celebrated Indian restaurant Bukhara, formerly awarded the title as The Best Restaurant in Asia in The World's 50 Best Restaurants Awards, is coming to London with chef Manjit Gill opening a pop-up at the Sheraton Park Tower hotel.
11-May-2012 - The chef and TV presenter runs three seafood restaurants in Cornwall, as well as two fish and chips shops and numerous related ventures. Now based partly in Australia, he talks fish, fights and fair portions.
10-May-2012 - A large percentage of the public has supported calls for a VAT cut for the hospitality sector according to the results of a new survey.
09-May-2012 - YO! Sushi is to open its first US restaurant this summer at Union Station in Washington DC.
09-May-2012 - Alvin Leung, the chef behind the two Michelin-starred restaurant BO Innovation in Hong Kong has confirmed plans to open a restaurant in London this year.
09-May-2012 - London-based sustainable Japanese restaurant chain Tsuru Sushi has revealed details of the first restaurant set to open under its new ramen concept in early July.
08-May-2012 - James Hitchen, the restaurateur behind Manchester's Southern Eleven restaurant, is to open a second concept, Neighbourhood, in the city's Spinningfields development less than a year after his first project.
08-May-2012 - The entire UK hospitality industry, from five-star hotels and country pubs to catering colleges, restaurants and industry workers, is uniting to take part in Hospitality Action Week from 14-20 May.
08-May-2012 - Robert Morrall, managing director of Route Organisation , explains how hotels, pubs and restaurants can gain commercial benefit from improving their environmental credentials.
08-May-2012 - The NEC Group's catering company Amadeus has won a £2m contract to supply catering at Coventry Cathedral for the next five years.
08-May-2012 - 42°Raw – a healthy, raw food café concept serving plant-based dishes all cooked under 42° - has opened within the site of The Royal Academy of Arts in the heart of London’s Mayfair.
04-May-2012 - The Academy of Food & Wine Service (AFWS) has announced the 12 sommeliers who have made it through to this year's final of the Moët UK Sommelier of the Year competition.
04-May-2012 - With only three UK restaurants on the list at Monday night’s World’s 50 Best Restaurants awards, BigHospitality spoke with Noma’s René Redzepi, along with a 50 Best judge, a restaurant critic and two British restaurants that did make the grade, to find out why there was such a poor British showing.
04-May-2012 - Accountancy firm Baker Tilly has analysed the latest figures from insolvency regulators The Insolvency Service and revealed the number of hotel and licensed businesses appointing administrators dropped unexpectedly in the first quarter of the year.
04-May-2012 - The Collection lounge bar in Chelsea has launched a new restaurant, Kitchen 264, headed up by Israeli executive chef Oded Oren offering a modern Mediterranean menu.
04-May-2012 - Yorkshire-born Barrrie St Clair spent the first half of his career working through the ranks as a hotel chef. After working as a sous-chef at the Le Meridien hotel, St Clair worked with Marco Pierre-White for an unsuccessful stint before joining the Waterloo restaurant and wine bar The Archduke.
04-May-2012 - The Cooks & Co brand, owned by fine food distributor R.H. Amar, has launched new recipes for its two pesto pasta sauces for foodservice operators.
03-May-2012 - Brett Graham, the Australian chef whose two Michelin-starred restaurant The Ledbury scooped the Highest Climber award at this year's World's 50 Best Restaurants Awards, has admitted the accolade will put further pressure on his Notting Hill team.
03-May-2012 - Liverpool and Manchester have experienced big rises in the number of international tourists they attract as cities in the regions begin to emerge as rivals to Edinburgh and London for foreign visitors.
03-May-2012 - The average price of a three-course meal in a UK restaurant has risen by 7.1 per cent to £20.90 - up from £19.52 last year, while the average price of an individual dish has risen nearly 3 per cent year-on-year, from £6.19 to £6.41.
03-May-2012 - Ignite Group has announced the former commercial director of Ping Pong Restaurants, Tina English, is to join the company this month as the new managing director of British food restaurant chain Bumpkin.
02-May-2012 - Attention to detail and a moulding of the product to suit specific markets has seen ETM Group become arguably London’s most successful pub-restaurant outfit.
02-May-2012 - In what was the tenth year of the World's 50 Best Restaurants awards, Noma cemented its position as the best place to eat on the planet after topping the list for a third consecutive year. Here are our photos from the night.
02-May-2012 - The World's 50 Best Restaurants Awards - one of the biggest events in the culinary calendar - took place on Monday night at London's Guildhall with dozens of the world's top chefs, including Rene Redzepi and Ferran Adria in attendance.