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‘High-end operators’ sought to fill restaurant space at Bath Colonnades

17-Mar-2014 - Bath & North East Somerset council is seeking high-end restaurant operators for a new dining quarter in Bath city centre.

Mikael Jonsson revealed as chef behind Antidote Wine Bar

17-Mar-2014 - Hedone chef-patron Mikael Jonsson has confirmed he is now overseeing the menus at Antidote Wine Bar which has just re-opened in Soho.

Hospitality stars honoured at industry awards

17-Mar-2014 - Heston Blumenthal, Fred Sirieix, Chris Corbin and Jeremy King were among some of the biggest names from the hospitality industry to receive honorary awards from the University of West London’s School of Hospitality & Tourism.

Scotland’s first 'neo-bistro' to open in Edinburgh

17-Mar-2014 - New neo-bistro Aizle is opening in Edinburgh in April, the first restaurant of its kind to come to Scotland.

Marcus Wareing to open third London restaurant

17-Mar-2014 - Marcus Wareing Restaurants, led by the eponymous two-Michelin-starred chef, is opening a third London restaurant in Covent Garden which marks an 'exciting stage of growth' for the business.

Albert and Michel Roux to run restaurant at Epsom Derby

14-Mar-2014 - Albert and Michel Roux Jr Roux are returning to the horseracing circuit to run a restaurant at Epsom Downs Racecourse during the world-famous Investec Derby in June.

News in brief

YO Sushi! strengthens London presence

14-Mar-2014 - Japanese restaurant chain YO! Sushi has its eyes set firmly on London with the launch of five new sites in the capital this year.

Harry Ramsden's to open 50 new restaurants in Scotland

14-Mar-2014 - Fish & chip restaurant brand Harry Ramsden’s plans to open 50 sites in Scotland over the next five years after signing a major franchise deal with Sevenseas Ventures.

Small Talk

Brett Sutton on the White Post, British pubs and his love of making bread

13-Mar-2014 - Chef Brett Sutton built a name for himself at the Eastbury hotel in Dorset, where he won numerous accolades and awards. He recently took over The White Post - a historical pub in Rimpton on the Dorset/Somerset border - with his wife Kelly. 

The Stable opens Fistral Beach restaurant

13-Mar-2014 - West Country pizza and cider brand The Stable will open its sixth site on Cornwall’s famous Fistral Beach next month.

Restaurants and pubs have reason to cheer despite ‘flat February’

12-Mar-2014 - Sales for the nation’s pub, bar and restaurant groups evened out in February, with collective like-for-like sales up by just 0.2 per cent on the same month last year.

Vapiano looks past London

12-Mar-2014 - Fast-casual Italian restaurant chain Vapiano has announced it is looking for ‘entrepreneurial partners’ to support its UK expansion outside of London.

Alain Ducasse brings Rivea to London

12-Mar-2014 - Legendary French chef Alain Ducasse is set to launch Rivea – an informal Mediterranean restaurant situated within the five-star Bulgari Hotel in West London - in May.

Shaken and stirred: Zilouf's transformed by 100 Hoxton team

12-Mar-2014 - The team behind 100 Hoxton have refurbished Islington bar and restaurant Zilouf's, with a new Asian-fusion menu and cocktail offering to tempt local workers.

Development Chef Awards 2014 shortlist announced

11-Mar-2014 - The shortlist for the inaugural Development Chef Awards 2014, which recognises and rewards the best menus, dishes and multi-site chefs across the restaurant and pub sector, has been announced.

Work-based hospitality training programme launches in Merseyside

11-Mar-2014 - A new training initiative has been launched to educate and empower young people from across Merseyside to allow them to begin their careers in the hospitality industry.

Michel Roux Jr quits MasterChef: The Professionals over clash with BBC

11-Mar-2014 - “Negotiating with the BBC can be a frustrating process,” said Michel Roux Jr as the legendary two-Michelin-starred chef announced he will not be working for the corporation for the foreseeable future.

Mayfair hotel plays host to interactive pop-up

11-Mar-2014 - Grovesnor House Apartments by Jumeirah Living is to host a week-long pop-up featuring two award-winning chefs.

Pension auto-enrolment: Hospitality checklist

11-Mar-2014 - With major changes gathering pace in the world of workplace pensions, BigHospitality has spoken to a number of industry experts to give you everything you need to know to ensure a smooth transition into the automatic enrolment scheme.

Taste of Peru: Lima team to open second London restaurant

10-Mar-2014 - Peruvian chef Virgilio Martinez is to open a second London restaurant with the Gonzales brothers this summer.

Heston Blumenthal reveals details of new T2 restaurant

10-Mar-2014 - Heston Blumenthal’s new ‘nostalgic British restaurant’ will be called The Perfectionists’ Café and will open at Heathrow’s newly redeveloped Terminal 2 in June. 

James Petrie to join The Ledbury

10-Mar-2014 - Former Fat Duck chef James ‘Jocky’ Petrie has been appointed head of development at The Ledbury in Notting Hill.

News in brief

Young National Chef of the Year 2014

10-Mar-2014 - The Craft Guild of Chefs is once again hunting for the UK’s brightest upcoming culinary star in the Young National Chef of the Year competition. 

Watergate Bay Hotel opens new brasserie

07-Mar-2014 - Cornwall’s Watergate Bay Hotel is opening a new brasserie that blends local influence with American and European cuisine.

National Apprenticeship Week 2014: Hospitality leads the way

07-Mar-2014 - As the seventh annual National Apprenticeship Week draws to a close, BigHospitality has heard from an array of hotels, restaurants and pubs - and even Boris Johnson – all pledging their support for the initiative.