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New Moon Pub Company announces details of second pub and restaurant

04-Jul-2012 - The New Moon Pub Company, founded by acclaimed North West chef David Mooney and former Living Ventures director Paul Newman, has announced details of its second pub and restaurant in Cheshire.

Generation Y: Eating out becomes ‘lifestyle’ for young people, finds Taste of the Nation survey

04-Jul-2012 - Consumers from ‘Generation Y’ (18-34 year-olds) are continuing to defy the recession by going out to eat and drink 29 per cent more often than last year, a survey has found.

Fluid Movement to open speakeasy style bar and restaurant Dach & Sons in Hampstead

04-Jul-2012 - Fluid Movement, the team behind London bars Purl and Worship Street Whistling Shop, will open their third venue - Dach & Sons, a 70-cover speakeasy bar and restaurant - in Hampstead next week. 

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Jamie's Italian launches first deli in Bath

04-Jul-2012 - Jamie's Italian, the restaurant chain led by celebrity chef Jamie Oliver, has launched its first deli selling takeaway meals and produce under the brand name at a site in Bath where there is also a full Jamie's Italian eatery. 

Final preparations: is your business ready for the London 2012 Olympics?

04-Jul-2012 - With less than a month to go until the London 2012 Olympics kick off, the Mayor of London Boris Johnson has called on the capital’s business leaders to finalise their travel plans, urging them not to chance it by adopting a ‘wait and see’ approach.

How to improve restaurant coffee: Consistency, quality and training

04-Jul-2012 - With the meteoric rise in the UK of the popularity of coffee shops, baristas and a flat white or a latte over a regular filter coffee, keeping the quality up in restaurants can be a grind as BigHospitality discovered in a special video report.

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Sommeliers and pastry chefs urged to enter Wines of Roussillon Dessert Trophy 2012

03-Jul-2012 - Sommeliers and pastry chefs are being urged to come together and enter this year's UK Wines of Roussillon Dessert Trophy for the chance to win a place in the competition's European final and a three-day visit to the Roussillon region. 

Restaurant magazine: When street food came in from the cold

03-Jul-2012 - How the street food revolution took off and became a viable way of breaking into the restaurant world is the main focus of this month's Restaurant magazine. 

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Petersham Nurseries chef launches pop-up restaurant in London's Cuckoo Club

03-Jul-2012 - From 4 to 7 July, London’s Cuckoo Club will be the location of A Piece On The Side, a new pop-up restaurant headed up by Eloise Schwerdt, formerly of Petersham Nurseries.

Food trends 2012: Natural & subtle

03-Jul-2012 - The ‘Rene Redzepi factor’ is set to take the UK by storm, with an increasing number of chefs and restaurants taking a more natural approach to food, using less meat products and incorporating raw ingredients into dishes. 

The aims to show affordability of Michelin-starred lunch

03-Jul-2012 - Train bookings website has documented the price of lunch at Michelin-starred restaurants across the UK to show rail passengers that eating in well-rated restaurants may not be as expensive as they may think. 

Bocuse d'Or 2013: UK team discovers world final ingredients

02-Jul-2012 - Adam Bennett, head chef at Simpsons restaurant in Birmingham and the UK hope for the grand final of the Bocuse d'Or 2013, has discovered what ingredients he must cook with in order to be in with a chance of winning the prestigious culinary competition.

Covent Garden restaurant Tuttons re-opens following major refurb

02-Jul-2012 - Tuttons restaurant in the heart of London’s Covent Garden Piazza has re-opened its doors after a four-month, multi-million-pound refurbishment project.

Search starts to find the most multi-lingual hospitality workplace

02-Jul-2012 - Does your hotel, restaurant or pub boast a large number of employees for whom English is their second language and who can communicate with guests from different countries in their mother –tongue yet also converse perfectly with other guest and employees in English?

New service allows restaurants and hotels to sell gift vouchers direct from their websites

02-Jul-2012 - SecureTrading and Gift Voucher Solutions have teamed up to offer a service which allows restaurants and hotels to sell gift vouchers directly to customers through their own websites. 

Prezzo and JD Wetherspoon help branded restaurants outperform hospitality market

29-Jun-2012 - Italian casual dining chain Prezzo and mass pub operator JD Wetherspoon are helping drive estimated growth in the branded restaurant sector in 2012 of 6.5 per cent.

Westminster Kingsway College students win Nestlé Toque d’Or 2012 competition

29-Jun-2012 - Westminster Kingsway College has been named the winner of the 2012 Nestlé Toque d’Or student catering competition.

Hawksmoor to focus on seafood and steak in fourth London restaurant

29-Jun-2012 - London-based restaurant operator Hawksmoor is to open its fourth site in the capital in October with more of a focus on grilled seafood as well as steak.

Food trends 2012: Asian ascension

29-Jun-2012 - Asian food may already be a huge part of the UK restaurant scene, but the world’s largest continent has a lot more to offer. Restaurant magazine's Joe Lutrario looks at the rise in Asian food in the UK and at how some of the less familiar cuisines are set to become much bigger.

Nespresso launches Zenius: Most 'technologically advanced' coffee machine

29-Jun-2012 - Nespresso has launched Zenius, an automated coffee machine it says is its most 'technologically advanced' to date, to the UK market.

Show us your wine display for the chance to win a trip to Champagne Jacquart - deadline extended

28-Jun-2012 - BigHospitality has teamed up with wine supplier Enotria to launch a competition to find the restaurant, pub or hotel with the best wine display.

Jamie Oliver set to open 'groundbreaking' Gatwick restaurant

28-Jun-2012 - Jamie Oliver's Gatwick Airport restaurant, which has just opened within the North Terminal, is set to become the busiest venue in the celebrity chef's portfolio as the team reveal the challenges in opening an airside restaurant.

Tourists find customer service at London’s hotels below average in run-up to London 2012 Olympics

28-Jun-2012 - London’s hotels have been given a lower customer service score than the capital’s tourist attractions, shops, pubs and restaurants by a sample of overseas visitors who came to the city earlier this year.

Le Gavroche named best in Europe by TripAdvisor, three other London restaurants make top 10

28-Jun-2012 - Four London restaurants have today been named in the top 10 list of the TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Favourite Restaurants in Europe.

Skye Gyngell joins refurbished Heckfield Place as culinary director

28-Jun-2012 - Former Petersham Nurseries head chef Skye Gyngell has been announced as culinary director at Heckfield Place hotel, the former hotel and conference centre in Hampshire which will re-open as a country house hotel in March 2013.