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Harry Ramsden's to return to Yorkshire under new franchise agreement

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. 

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Peyton & Byrne wins Imperial War Museum catering contract

31-Oct-2013 - Peyton & Byrne has won a seven year contract to provide catering at the Imperial War Museum (IWM) in London. 

Anglian Country Inns adds fifth pub to estate

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.

Graduates state hospitality is best industry for career progression

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.

Apprenticeship reform: Will it help hospitality?

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.

Hospitality Openings: September/October 2013

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…

UK's Ruth Hinks in top five of World Chocolate Masters 2013

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.

Restaurants confirmed for new Victoria developments

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.

Artist David Shrigley to re-design Sketch's Gallery restaurant

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. 

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The Gay Hussar’s sister restaurant also up for sale

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.

Petition asks for rates relief for pop-up businesses

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. 

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James Pare promoted to executive chef at The Savoy

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. 

World Chocolate Masters' UK candidate Ruth Hinks shares pastry chef career tips

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. 

D&D London reports 'important year of growth'

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.

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Iconic Soho restaurant The Gay Hussar up for sale

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. 

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Polpo to open restaurant in Notting Hill

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.

Arnaud Stevens to open Sixtyone restaurant with Searcys

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. 

Chef collaboration: Angela Hartnett and Luke Holder on working together at Hartnett Holder & Co.

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. 

The Fat Duck's Loic Avril named world's best young sommelier

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. 

From start-up to global chain: Law firm provides hospitality checklist

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.

Mamounia Lounge doubles up in the capital

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.

Big brands reserve restaurants at Newport shopping centre development

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.

Hudson’s House joins VQ at St Giles Hotel

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.

Great British Bake Off: Could it be inspiring the pastry chefs of the future?

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. 

Guy Kellner: Pearls of Wisdom

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.