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Pieminister plans to target evening trade with new-format restaurants

05-Jan-2015 - Pieminister is on course to open a third new-format restaurant in Leeds as it forges ahead with plans to target the evening dining trade. 

Italian restaurant Vapiano confirms Manchester for latest site

05-Jan-2015 - Vapiano, the fast-casual Italian restaurant chain has secured a site in Manchester for its first restaurant outside London. 

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New Years Honours for tourism chiefs as Britain expects record year

05-Jan-2015 - Former VisitBritain chief executive Sandie Dawe and Michael Cantlay, the chairman of VisitScotland are among those who have been honoured by the Queen in the 2015 New Years Honours list as tourism execs predict a record year for inbound tourism to the UK. 

Top cocktail trends for 2015

05-Jan-2015 - The UK has seen an unprecedented cocktail boom over recent years, and the category is set to outpace the drinks market in 2015. With this in mind, BigHospitality has compiled a list of the hottest cocktail trends for the year ahead.

Hospitality design trends for 2015

05-Jan-2015 - Are you seeking out a new look for the New Year? Or opening a new venue? BigHospitality spoke to some of the UK’s hottest interior designers to get their top tips on the big trends set to hit hospitality in 2015.

2015 to be record year for UK tourism and hospitality

05-Jan-2015 - The forthcoming year is expected to be a record one for the UK’s tourism and hospitality industries with spend from overseas visitors forecast to reach £22 billion for the first time. 

Exclusive interview with MasterChef: The Professionals 2014 winner Jamie Scott

24-Dec-2014 - Fresh from being named winner of MasterChef: The Professionals 2014, Jamie Scott has spoken to BigHospitality about how it feels to win the show, where he finds inspiration as a chef and his plans for the future.

Jamie Scott wins MasterChef: The Professionals 2014

24-Dec-2014 - Scottish chef Jamie Scott has been crowned the winner of MasterChef: The Professionals 2014.

BigHospitality's 2014 review: our top 10 stories

23-Dec-2014 - As the year pulls to a close, BigHospitality looks back at some of the biggest stories of the year – from Noma stealing back the title of World’s Best Restaurant to floods, beer duty and Tom Kerridge's long-awaited second pub.

Dining trends 2014: more intolerances, fewer vegetarians

23-Dec-2014 - The number of diners reporting lactose or gluten intolerance has risen in 2014, while the number of diners ordering vegetarian or nut-free dishes has fallen, according to data collected by food pre-ordering service TellTheChef.

Chef Massimo Bottura says there is 'no plan to move Osteria Francescana to London'

23-Dec-2014 - Italian chef Massimo Bottura has strongly denied claims that he is planning to move his award-winning restaurant Osteria Francescana to London.

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Hospitality lags behind on loyalty

23-Dec-2014 - Hospitality brands are falling behind retailers when it comes to loyalty schemes, according to a new survey.

Electra acquires TGI Friday's UK

23-Dec-2014 - Electra Partners has agreed the acquisition of the UK franchise of TGI Friday’s, the Karen Forrester-led chain, from Sentinel Capital Partners and TriArtisan Capital Partners, in a deal valued at c£230m.

Beer-led restaurant Wahleeah to launch in Fulham

22-Dec-2014 - Chef Dave Ahern will open his first restaurant Wahleeah early next year in London’s Fulham.

Christmas dining trends: quick service top priority for men

22-Dec-2014 - Quick service is very important for men when dining out during the Christmas period, while women focus more on the whole experience, according to research by CGA Peach and hospitality technology provider Zonal Retail Data Solutions.

Beer sales bounce back at expense of cider

22-Dec-2014 - UK beer sales have bounced back after five consecutive years of decline, according to the latest research from Mintel.

BHA calls for political change in 2015

22-Dec-2014 - The chief executive of the British Hospitality Association (BHA), Ufi Ibrahim, has called on the hospitality industry to continue to push for policy change next year.

Eating out spend continues to rise

22-Dec-2014 - Eating out continued to outperform the overall leisure market last month, with families in particular spending more on meals at pubs and restaurants.

The BHA joins with PACE for 2015 forum

19-Dec-2014 - The British Hospitality Association (BHA) has joined forces with the Professional Association for Catering Education (PACE) for this year’s PACE Learning & Development Forum. 

Households enjoy more spare cash this Christmas

19-Dec-2014 - Brits will have more disposable income to spend on extras like eating out this Christmas, according to the latest income tracker from Asda.

On-trade alcohol sales in need of festive cheer

19-Dec-2014 - Pubs and restaurants have been hit by falling alcohol sales over the past twelve weeks, but could receive a boost as people gear up for the festive period.

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Nominations open for Craft Guild of Chefs Awards 2015

18-Dec-2014 - The Craft Guild of Chefs has opened the nominations process for the 2015 Craft Guild of Chefs Awards, which recognise emerging and established talent across the industry.

Bao to open permanent site backed by Gymkhana owners

18-Dec-2014 - Taiwanese street food concept Bao will open its first restaurant in Soho next year after securing backing from Gymkhana founders Karam, Jyo and Sunaina Sethi.

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Tipping - what restaurateurs really think

18-Dec-2014 - Nearly half of restaurateurs believe it is appropriate to leave a 5-10 per cent tip, according to a new ResDiary poll.

Manchester design studio to launch new coffee concept

18-Dec-2014 - Manchester-based creative studio NoChintz will launch a new coffee concept in the Grade II listed Sevendale House next March.