16-Apr-2014 - Britain’s restaurant and pub groups saw collective like-for-like sales grow 4.6 per cent in March against the same month last year, marking 12 consecutive months of positive growth for the sector.
15-Apr-2014 - Former head chef of the McLaren Formula One team Jonathan MacDonald is launching new restaurant Ox and Finch in Glasgow’s Kelvingrove next month.
15-Apr-2014 - Restaurant group Hakkasan has today announced the formation of a joint-venture with gaming and hospitality company MGM Resorts International, to create a new international hotel management company - MGM Hakkasan Hospitality.
15-Apr-2014 - Liverpool restaurant What’s Cooking? has taken on the running of the food and drink operation at the nearby 62 Castle Street hotel.
15-Apr-2014 - ‘A new era is dawning’ for T.G.I Friday’s as the American restaurant chain today announced it will be opening its first outlet at a key transport hub under a newly created quick-service format.
14-Apr-2014 - According to a new report from Innova Market Insights, free-from foods are moving into the mainstream, with people now opting to avoid gluten and dairy for lifestyle reasons as well as food intolerances and allergies.
14-Apr-2014 - A new pop-up from the founder of Street Feast opened its doors for the first time Saturday, bringing food, drinks and festival fun to Haggerston.
14-Apr-2014 - Charterhouse Leisure, operator of the Coal Grill & Bar brand, has reported a 13.2% rise in company EBITDA to £727,000 for the year to the end of February and said it plans to grow from six to about 24 sites over the next three years.
11-Apr-2014 - Late Night London’s latest bar and restaurant Core opened in the City last week, combining the company’s new take on day-time eating and drinking with a late night offering.
11-Apr-2014 - Turtle Bay, the modern Carribean restaurant concept by former Las Iguanas director Ajith Jayawickrema, has secured a site at The Scene leisure development in Walthamstow.
11-Apr-2014 - Yorkshire’s hospitality sector has enjoyed a significant boost over recent months, with the regions’ restaurants now outperforming the rest of the country, according to data from insolvency trade body R3.
11-Apr-2014 - Renowned fish chef and restaurateur Mitch Tonks will open his third Rockfish restaurant in Torquay this summer with his business partner Mat Prowse.
11-Apr-2014 - Home delivery service Meals.co.uk is launching in London, giving restaurants in the Capital the chance to tap into the takeaway trend and pull in as much as £200k additional revenue a year.
10-Apr-2014 - Young people still value good customer service when they visit restaurants, with price and convenience also influencing choice, according to new research from Voxburner.
10-Apr-2014 - New southern Italian restaurant and wine bar Rotorino, a collaboration by Dock Kitchen’s Stevie Parle and wine expert Ruth Spivey, opens today (10 April) in Dalston.
10-Apr-2014 - Esteemed restaurateur and designer Sir Terence Conran is to receive Hotelympia’s Lifetime Achievement Award, which recognises his 50 years’ worth of involvement in London’s hospitality sector and the great impression he has made on the industry.
10-Apr-2014 - Deli and café brand The Natural Kitchen has taken the former Canteen site on Baker Street for its fourth delicatessen and artisan food store in central London.
09-Apr-2014 - Jumeirah Restaurants’ Southeast Asian casual dining brand The Noodle House is opening its first UK restaurant in London on 17 April under a franchise agreement with the EQ Group.
09-Apr-2014 - Masterchef Professional 2013 finalist Adam Handling has stormed to victory in the British Culinary Federation (BCF) Chef of the Year 2014 awards.
09-Apr-2014 - The Melia White House hotel’s new restaurant concept The Place, which focuses on lunchtime trade and takeaway, is having a positive effect on food and beverage revenue at the hotel.
09-Apr-2014 - Prezzo, the Jonathan Kaye-led restaurant group, has reported a 13 per cent rise in adjusted EBITDA to £28.9m in the year to 29 December on revenue up 15 per cent to £166.5m, and said it planned to open 25-30 new sites by the end of this year.
08-Apr-2014 - Inception Group, the London bar and restaurant operator, is looking to branch out into opening multiple sites under its existing brands and could open outside the capital, and potentially overseas, co-founder Charlie Gilkes has told our sister title M&C Report.
08-Apr-2014 - Fergus Henderson, a founding partner of infamous London restaurant St. John, has been awarded The Diners Club Lifetime Achievement Award as part of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards 2014.
08-Apr-2014 - Celebrity chef John Burton-Race is returning to London after 12 years, with the opening of The New Angel in Notting Hill later this month.
08-Apr-2014 - Colliers International is seeking operators for four new leisure units at the large Two Snowhill office development in Birmingham, located next to the city’s main retail zone.