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Alain Roux on three Michelin stars: Things are never for life

16-May-2012 - Alain Roux took over as chef patron of Bray's The Waterside Inn in 2002 and as the restaurant nears its fortieth birthday BigHospitality caught up with him to talk about the pressure of holding three Michelin stars and his passion for nurturing talent.

The Linen Group launches new polyvant linen with Union Jack table range

16-May-2012 - Hotel and restaurant linen supplier The Linen Group has secured an exclusive license for a new ‘polyvant’ range of linen in a bid to provide a more deluxe service for businesses. 

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Les Routiers guide to highlight SRA's sustainability ratings

15-May-2012 - Les Routiers UK & Ireland has become the latest restaurant guide to feature the Sustainable Restaurant Association's (SRA) sustainability ratings. 

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England's Best Burger: Lancashire pub reaches final two

15-May-2012 - A burger served up in The Fence Gate Inn near Burnley, Lancashire, has reached the final two in an EBLEX competition to find England's Best Burger. 

Paul Heathcote 'hangs up his apron' and puts The Longridge Restaurant up for sale

15-May-2012 - Lancashire-based, former Michelin-starred chef Paul Heathcote has announced he is to sell The Longridge Restaurant he first opened 22 years ago in order to concentrate on other projects.

National Chef of the Year 2012 semi-finalists announced

15-May-2012 - The 40 chefs who have made it to the semi-finals of the 2012 National Chef of the Year (NCOTY) competition have been revealed by the Craft Guild of Chefs. 

Rex Restaurants Associates recruits head chef and GM for launch of Brasserie Zédel

15-May-2012 - Rex Restaurants Associates (RRA), the restaurant company headed by Chris Corbin and Jeremy King, has appointed French natives David Collard and Olivier Lavigne du Cadet as head chef and general manager respectively for its new London restaurant Brasserie Zédel. 

Kraft Foods makes ‘wholebean instant’ coffee Kenco Millicano available to the trade

15-May-2012 - Kraft Foods has launched its ‘wholebean instant’ coffee Kenco Millicano into the out-of-home sector following the product's success in retail.

Gordon Ramsay to run a hotel with Mary Portas for Channel 4 TV series

15-May-2012 - Gordon Ramsay is to turn his focus on the hotel industry when the celebrity chef takes on the running of a hotel with retail guru Mary Portas for a new Channel 4 TV series with the working title Hotel Britannia.

Stars of World’s 50 Best to open Peruvian restaurant LIMA

14-May-2012 - London is set to welcome its second Peruvian restaurant this year, with the opening of LIMA from World's 50 Best chef Virgilio Martinez in the ever-popular Fitzrovia neighbourhood next month. 

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Ruby Tuesday to open second UK site, first in England

14-May-2012 - The team behind the UK franchise of American casual dining chain Ruby Tuesday has signed a deal for a site in Cheltenham which will become the first outside Wales for the operator.

Bill’s Produce renews Horsham bid: Four more sites in pipeline

14-May-2012 - Bill’s Produce Store, the Richard Caring-backed restaurant, café and fresh produce business has renewed its bid to open a restaurant in Horsham Town Hall as part of major expansion plans this year. 

BHA restructures in bid to raise hospitality industry’s influence on Goverment

14-May-2012 - The British Hospitality Association (BHA) has restructured its organisation, with the creation of a Board of Directors to replace the former BHA Council and National Executive. 

English wine's marketing board gets new look

14-May-2012 - English Wine Producers (EWP), the marketing board for English wine, has redesigned its logo as part of a move to better promote what it feels is a modern, growing industry to the trade. 

René Redzepi reignites restaurant no-shows debate

11-May-2012 - Following last month’s restaurant no-shows podcast and follow-up news article, Noma's René Redzepi has told BigHospitality that it is still a ‘mega problem’ for the industry, and that diners should ‘respect a restaurant reservation like a trip to the dentist’.

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Flower Power at Le Cercle and Champagne Experience at Wynyard Hall

11-May-2012 - Restaurants and hotels including Le Cercle, Royal China, Artichoke, Wynyard Hall and The Park Inn tell BigHospitality about some of the special offers and promotions they're running to help attract more customers.

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Chefs invited to explore the 'outdoor larder' on Craft Guild of Chefs study day

11-May-2012 - The Craft Guild of Chefs is inviting chefs and caterers to explore the 'outdoor larder' in a study day to mark the launch of the inaugural Universal Cookery & Food Festival. 

Sustainability no longer a 'buzzword' but an 'insurance' for restaurants

11-May-2012 - Silla Bjerrum, the co-founder of Japanese restaurant and takeaway chain Feng Sushi and one of the restaurant industry's biggest sustainability champions, has told BigHospitality attitudes towards sustainability have changed beyond recognition in the last five years.

Restaurants leave customers playing the waiting game

11-May-2012 - More than half of UK diners believe that speed of payment is now a more important issue for a restaurant to address than the quality of food, with 89 per cent claiming that slow payment has ruined their evening.

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Bukhara, former Best Restaurant in Asia, comes to London in hotel pop-up

11-May-2012 - Celebrated Indian restaurant Bukhara, formerly awarded the title as The Best Restaurant in Asia in The World's 50 Best Restaurants Awards, is coming to London with chef Manjit Gill opening a pop-up at the Sheraton Park Tower hotel.

Rick Stein: Pearls of Wisdom

11-May-2012 - The chef and TV presenter runs three seafood restaurants in Cornwall, as well as two fish and chips shops and numerous related ventures. Now based partly in Australia, he talks fish, fights and fair portions.

Public lends support to VAT cut for pubs, restaurants and hotels

10-May-2012 - A large percentage of the public has supported calls for a VAT cut for the hospitality sector according to the results of a new survey.

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YO! Sushi to open first US site this summer

09-May-2012 - YO! Sushi is to open its first US restaurant this summer at Union Station in Washington DC. 

BO Innovation's 'Demon Chef' Alvin Leung to open London restaurant

09-May-2012 - Alvin Leung, the chef behind the two Michelin-starred restaurant BO Innovation in Hong Kong has confirmed plans to open a restaurant in London this year. 

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Tonkotsu: Tsuru Sushi's new ramen concept unveiled

09-May-2012 - London-based sustainable Japanese restaurant chain Tsuru Sushi has revealed details of the first restaurant set to open under its new ramen concept in early July.