01-Nov-2013 - Fish and chip restaurant brand Harry Ramsden's will make its return to Yorkshire next year through a new franchise deal with JVP Ventures.
31-Oct-2013 - Peyton & Byrne has won a seven year contract to provide catering at the Imperial War Museum (IWM) in London.
31-Oct-2013 - Anglian Country Inns (ACI), the pub and restaurant company led by James Nye, has taken on its fifth site, the Water Lounge in Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire.
31-Oct-2013 - The hospitality industry provides one of the best opportunities for career progression to graduates, according to a new report by graduate job review website TheJobCrowd.
31-Oct-2013 - The Government’s announcement that it is putting the development and implementation of apprenticeships at the hands of employers has been welcomed by People 1st, but the sector skills council fears that the models developed in other sectors will not be relevant for hospitality businesses.
30-Oct-2013 - New London restaurants including Merchants Tavern, Boulestin and Gymkhana domintate our Hospitality Openings gallery for September and October – although some innovative hotels and pubs also feature…
30-Oct-2013 - Chocolatier Ruth Hinks has been placed in the top five of the World Chocolate Masters 2013, the highest ever place achieved by the UK in the history of the competition.
30-Oct-2013 - Land Securities is continuing its transformation of London’s Victoria with Spanish restaurant Ibérica secured for the property firm’s upcoming Zig Zag Building and two high street operators soon to open within its 62 Buckingham Gate development.
30-Oct-2013 - British artist David Shrigley has been commissioned to re-design the Gallery at Mayfair restaurant Sketch as part of the venue's artists' programme.
29-Oct-2013 - Days after iconic Soho restaurant The Gay Hussar was put up for sale, owner Corus Hotels has announced it will be selling off sister venue, Elena’s L’Etoile in Charlotte Street.
29-Oct-2013 - A petition has been launched urging retailers of ‘pop-up’ premises to be able to qualify for three months business rates relief, according to BigHospitality's sister publication M&C Report.
29-Oct-2013 - James Pare, head chef at Kaspar's Seafood Bar and Grill at The Savoy, has been promoted to executive chef at the five-star London hotel.
28-Oct-2013 - Ruth Hinks, the chocolatier who will represent the UK in the World Chocolate Masters this week, has given her advice to those seeking a career as a chocolatier or pastry chef.
28-Oct-2013 - Following a renewed period of expansion and the opening of a number of new venues, restaurant, bar and hotel operator D&D London has reported a strong year of trading, with revenue and profits up across the group.
28-Oct-2013 - Iconic Soho restaurant The Gay Hussar has been put up for sale after 60 years of serving Hungarian food to politicians and journalists.
28-Oct-2013 - Polpo Ltd, the London based restaurant group led by Russell Norman and Richard Beatty, has secured the All Bar One site in London’s Notting Hill Gate for an opening next year.
28-Oct-2013 - Arnaud Stevens, former executive chef of 40/30 at The Gherkin, is opening Sixtyone – a modern British restaurant in London’s West End.
28-Oct-2013 - Can having two chefs' names above a restaurant door really work? That was one of the questions BigHospitality asked Angela Hartnett and Luke Holder in this exclusive video interview at the Restaurant Show earlier this month.
28-Oct-2013 - Loic Avril, a sommelier at The Fat Duck, has been named the world's best young sommelier after winning the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs 2013 International Young Sommelier of the Year competition.
28-Oct-2013 - Whether you are taking your restaurant from ‘pop-up to permanent’, starting an innovative new hotel concept or planning to open a new chain of destination bars, law firm Pitmans has provided seven top tips for entrepreneurs looking to avoid any legal pitfalls.
25-Oct-2013 - Mamounia Lounge, the Middle Eastern restaurant, cocktail bar and ‘late-night den’ in Knightsbridge, has opened a sister site on Curzon Street in Mayfair.
25-Oct-2013 - Shopping centre developer Queensbury Real Estate has revealed details of the first five restaurants to sign up to its 390,000 sq.ft Friars Walk development in Newport.
25-Oct-2013 - Hudson’s House, an ‘unselfconsciously hip’ bar and restaurant, has officially opened within the St Giles Hotel in central London after a soft launch period.
24-Oct-2013 - The nation's new obsession with home-baking, inspired by the hit TV show Great British Bake Off, could be helping to drive up the number of pastry chefs entering the hospitality industry with colleges reporting an upturn in the number of students enrolling on baking and pastry courses.
24-Oct-2013 - As managing director of Benugo, Guy Kellner has helped almost triple the size of the business since joining four years ago. His career began with Hilton where he rose up the ranks to be food and beverage director at New York's Waldforf Astoria, before leaving to join Restaurant Associates.