19-Nov-2012 - The UK’s lunch market, already worth £14.9bn to the foodservice sector, looks set to occupy a growing share of overall sales in the next 12 months as consumers are looking for something quick, cheap and easy to eat.
19-Nov-2012 - Leading North West chef and restaurateur Aiden Byrne is hoping to open Manchester House, his fine dining restaurant with Michelin-star ambitions, in June next year and revealed 'culinary theatre' would be at the heart of the concept.
19-Nov-2012 - Ian Neill, former chief executive and chairman at Wagamama, has joined venture capitalist Chrysalis VCT in investing £1m in modern Japanese restaurant K10 with a view to helping the business expand further.
19-Nov-2012 - Thai restaurant group Chaophraya has increased its presence in Scotland with the opening of a restaurant in Edinburgh, just four months after opening in Glasgow.
19-Nov-2012 - Leading UK packaging supplier Tri-Star Packaging has introduced the Nibble Box to its refreshed range of solutions for caterers looking to enhance their takeaway or food-on-the-go offer.
16-Nov-2012 - Chef Phil Vickery has announced the winners of the CoeliacUK Gluten-free Chef of the Year competition which aims to raise awareness and highlight the need for increased provision of gluten-free menu options for people suffering with Coeliac disease.
16-Nov-2012 - The team behind Luke Johnson-backed, expanding business Gail's Artisan Bakery are set to launch their first restaurant, Gail's Kitchen, in Bloomsbury next week with a menu focused on bread-inspired and bread oven-baked dishes.
16-Nov-2012 - Tourism figures released this week indicate that Britain is well-placed to build on encouraging inbound Olympic visitors, but a post-Games review by foodservice consultancy Horizons shows that the event actually came at a big cost for hotels, restaurants and pubs.
16-Nov-2012 - Sushi cookery school Your Sushi is now offering training courses to professional chefs and restaurant groups in response to growing demand for training following changes to immigration laws.
15-Nov-2012 - Soho House Group will open a restaurant in partnership with Chicago chef and restaurateur Brendan Sodikoff at The Electric cinema in Notting Hill next month.
15-Nov-2012 - Pierre Koffmann is to offer the winner of this year's Le Cordon Bleu Scholarship a nine month apprenticeship at his restaurant Koffmann's at the Berkeley Hotel in Knightsbridge.
15-Nov-2012 - Nando's was named Best Overall Restaurant Chain at last night's R200 Awards where Geronimo Inns, Banana Tree and Byron were also rewarded for their work within the eating-out sector.
15-Nov-2012 - Stonegate Pub Company has opened bar and restaurant Missoula and nightclub Luna following the major refurbishment of a High Street building in the West Midlands town of Solihull.
15-Nov-2012 - Fenland celery, a variety of winter celery only grown in the Fens of East Cambridgeshire, is being made available to chefs operating in and around London this winter as it returns to the New Covent Garden market.
14-Nov-2012 - With 75 days to go until the grand final of the Bocuse d'Or 2013, the UK team president Brian Turner has called on Olympics-inspired support for Adam Bennett.
14-Nov-2012 - CAU, Charlie McLean’s Argentinian steak concept which opened its first restaurant in Guildford last year, is set to launch a second site in Cambridge in January followed by a third in Kingston later in 2013.
14-Nov-2012 - The Hospitality Guild has unveiled a shortlist of nominees for its first ever apprenticeship awards, designed to honour apprentices, employers and training providers.
14-Nov-2012 - Brasserie Bar Co, the group behind the Raymond Blanc-founded casual dining chain Brasserie Blanc, maintains the view that its rare lamb's liver dish does not pose a health risk to customers, despite having been banned from serving it at all of its restaurants.
14-Nov-2012 - Brighton's vegetarian restaurant Terre à Terre, which closed in October after a fire broke out in the kitchen, has been forced to remain shut over Christmas due to 'red tape delays' and a long wait for new equipment.
14-Nov-2012 - Peter Weeden, formerly the head chef at The Boundary and Paternoster Chop House, is set to go it alone for the first time with the launch of a Fitzrovia bar and restaurant - Newman Street Tavern.
14-Nov-2012 - Britain’s leading restaurant and pub groups saw collective like-for-like sales down 1.7 per cent in October compared with the same month last year, caused in part by the later school half-term holidays, according to the latest Coffer Peach Business Tracker.
13-Nov-2012 - No.12 Picardy Place in Edinburgh, former home to Mark Greenaway’s eponymous restaurant, is re-launching as a boutique hotel, bar and terrace under new branding and with new directors The Edinburgh New Town Company.
13-Nov-2012 - Japan Centre Group, which owns the eponymous food shop on Regent Street, have opened the nearby Shoryu Ramen, specialising in authentic tonkotsu ramen noodles from the Hakata district of Fukuoka city.
13-Nov-2012 - London-based burrito restaurant group Poncho 8 has revealed details of its third restaurant in the capital ahead of 'several' new sites next year as the chain looks to meet an ambitious expansion target.
12-Nov-2012 - Immigration lawyers Newland Chase will be holding a free webinar this week to advise and inform restaurateurs in the Asian and Oriental restaurant sectors who may be affected by changes to the shortage occupation list.