28-Aug-2014 - The Bulgarian-born executive chef of the recently opened Shangri-La at The Shard oversees all food and wine at the luxurious – and somewhat elevated - London hotel.
27-Aug-2014 - Our latest round of up of the hottest hospitality openings includes exotic burger joint BOBO Social, Marco Pierre White's new Steakhouse Bar & Grill in Glasgow, the largest CAU so far in Bristol and Flying Butlers' new serviced townhouses in Marble Arch.
27-Aug-2014 - Martin Williams, who stepped down as managing director of Gaucho earlier this year, has secured the first site for his new restaurant and bar venture M in the heart of the City of London.
27-Aug-2014 - The Chicago Rib Shack has launched a new site in Clapham as part of its new neighbourhood format and has plans for further expansion in the next year.
27-Aug-2014 - The restaurants scored a 10 out of 10 in Waitrose’s yearly publication – the first time in 15 years that three restaurants got the top mark.
26-Aug-2014 - Bang Bang Canteen, which claims to be the first ever ‘Noodle Noir’ restaurant, will be opening in London this September.
26-Aug-2014 - A new steak and lobster concept called Bourgee is launching in Essex with views to expand across the rest of the UK.
26-Aug-2014 - The cost of implementation of the new EU allergen regulations coming into force on 13 December could reach £200m a year for food businesses, according to the British Hospitality Association (BHA).
22-Aug-2014 - It’s the time of year that the hospitality industry starts putting together its festive plans for Christmas, with a number of bigger venues already taking bookings. BigHospitality is starting our special feature on planning for Christmas with a look at what venues can do to make themselves stand out this festive season, and how they can get the customers in.
22-Aug-2014 - Tom Conran’s Notting Hill pop-up New Tom’s is launching New Tom’s Bar & Bistro, which will open in September on the former site of Tom's Deli.
22-Aug-2014 - Melbournes, which operated on a BYO model in Bristol for over a decade before being sold in 2000, is reopening in a different location on 10 September.
22-Aug-2014 - The British Hospitality Association (BHA) has partnered with the European tourism association (ETOA) to promote the merits of UK tourism to international visitors.
22-Aug-2014 - French chef Albert Roux is to open another restaurant at a Scottish hotel in a deal with luxury Borders property the Roxburghe Hotel & Golf Course.
22-Aug-2014 - Bunnychow is opening its first permanent venue on Wardour Street after the success of its food truck and Boxpark Shoreditch pop-up.
22-Aug-2014 - Eric Partaker is the co-founder of Chilango, the Mexican chain that has raised £1.8m via a mini-bond hosted on crowdfunding platform Crowdcube. He talks to BigHospitality about the success of this initiative and why crowdfunding is a great alternative to traditional financing.
21-Aug-2014 - Soho Indian restaurant Carom is putting the focus on small plate in its newly-refurbished Wardour Street venue.
21-Aug-2014 - Dutch solo dining pop-up concept Eenmaal is planning a UK event and potential permanent venue in London, as new research suggests that eating out alone is growing in popularity.
21-Aug-2014 - The Thai tapas restaurant Koh Thai Tapas is to open a second site in its new Thai tapas bar and takeaway concept Koh Noi, the company’s seventh UK site overall.
21-Aug-2014 - The Aumbry head chef is bringing the essence of the restaurant to Manchester’s Northern Quarter while her kitchen gets refurbished.
20-Aug-2014 - Chef and TV personality Rick Stein is opening his first venue outside of Cornwall - a seafood restaurant in the Hampshire town of Winchester.
20-Aug-2014 - The first industry-developed apprenticeship standards for hospitality have been approved by the government.
20-Aug-2014 - Pest control provider Rentokil is bringing its ‘Pestaurant’ pop-up back to London on 21 August.
20-Aug-2014 - Domestic tourism is set to soar over the August bank holiday, with a quarter of the British population considering an overnight trip during the long weekend, according to the latest data from VisitEngland.
20-Aug-2014 - Spice Market London is launching Sushi Bar @ Spice Market on 1 September, bringing its Doha offering to the capital.
19-Aug-2014 - Hotels, restaurants and cafes can now sign up to a government supported scheme that aims to recognise businesses that take responsibility for protecting children and young people using their public Wi-Fi.