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Sir Terence Conran expands Albion café brand with second site at NEO Bankside

09-Jul-2013 - Renowned British designer Sir Terence Conran is doubling up on his British café concept Albion, with the opening of Albion NEO Bankside on London’s South Bank later this month.

The Ledbury tops All in One Ultimate Restaurant list for second year

09-Jul-2013 - The Ledbury has topped the All In One Ultimate Restaurant List for a second year running following another successful year of accolades. 

Business Profile: Gourmet Burger Kitchen

08-Jul-2013 - Gourmet Burger Kitchen has grown to become the UK’s biggest premium patty purveyor, but a host of new players are threatening to shake up the market. 

Final line-up for Young National Chef of the Year 2013 revealed

08-Jul-2013 - The names of seven of the eight young chefs who will be competing to win the title of Young National Chef of the Year 2013 have been revealed. 

The Restaurant Group and Giraffe to open restaurant at Heathrow's T2

08-Jul-2013 - The Restaurant Group (TRG) and Giraffe have joined forces to open a 210-cover all-day casual-dining restaurant at Heathrow Airport's Terminal 2. 

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River Cottage Rising Star finalists to compete in 'live culinary battle'

08-Jul-2013 - Five emerging chefs are set to compete in a 'live culinary battle' this week for the chance to win a year-long apprenticeship with Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and staff at River Cottage HQ in Axminster.

Five Guys to open at Westfield London

08-Jul-2013 - Five Guys, the popular US burger chain, which launched its first UK site to long queues last week in Covent Garden, is understood to have secured a third site here, at Westfield London in Shepherd’s Bush.

Nespresso partners with Michelin-starred chef to launch limited edition Crealto coffee

05-Jul-2013 - Nespresso has partnered with French Michelin-starred chef Mauro Colagreco to create Crealto - a Nespresso Grand Cru coffee inspired by gastronomy - which will be exclusively available to business customers for a limited period this summer. 

Arc Inspirations to open ninth Yorkshire bar following £1m chapel renovation

05-Jul-2013 - Leeds-based bar operator Arc Inspirations is to open its ninth venue later this month when a £1m refurb of a former chapel in York is complete.

Hospitality industry urged to back new vocational qualifications

05-Jul-2013 - Companies and professional bodies in the hospitality sector are to be asked to support a new series of vocational qualifications for 16 to 19 year-olds.

DCMS confirms 5% reduction in VisitBritain budget

05-Jul-2013 - The hospitality and tourism industries have welcomed news that VisitBritain's funding is to be cut by less than expected and VisitEngland's budget is to be frozen.

Gary Neville and Ryan Giggs launch new hotel and restaurant business

04-Jul-2013 - Manchester United star Ryan Giggs and former United defender and pundit Gary Neville have together launched a football-themed hospitality company with a restaurant being launched in Westfield Stratford later this year and a hotel opening in Manchester next Autumn.

Norfolk restaurant chain Zaks plans 30 neighbourhood restaurants in five years

04-Jul-2013 - Zaks, the Norfolk-based American diner restaurant group, has revealed details of a franchise scheme which it hopes will see 30 new diner restaurants open in the next five years.

Shake Shack's Danny Meyer denies a 'burger war', welcomes competition

04-Jul-2013 - New York restaurateur Danny Meyer, who opens the first branch of his burger restaurant Shake Shack outside of the US in London tomorrow, believes there is plenty of space within the market for more burger restaurants, saying he welcomed the arrival of fellow US burger joint Five Guys this side of the Atlantic. 

Editor's Picks: Top 10 hospitality stories in June 2013

04-Jul-2013 - What were the stories that you were clicking on and sharing with your colleagues in June? Find out in our editor's round-up which takes a look back at the month in pictures.

National Chef of the Year 2013: Finalists revealed

04-Jul-2013 - The eight chefs who will battle it out at The Restaurant Show to be crowned National Chef of the Year 2013 have been revealed after four toughly-contested semi-finals.

Huntapac launches root vegetable crisps

04-Jul-2013 - Lancashire-based root vegetable grower Huntapac has launched a packet of crisps using its vegetables which will be exclusively available to wholesale buyers. 

Independents v chains: Are big brands ‘ruining’ the high street?

03-Jul-2013 - The co-owner of a new restaurant in Watford has said the domination of branded restaurant chains and fast food outlets is making it increasingly difficult for independents to stay afloat and contributing to Britain’s obesity crisis.

Jamie turns to trattorias as Union Jacks fails to fly

03-Jul-2013 - “I still worry that it’s all going to come tumbling down. I still feel like I’m 17 and I’ve got it all to prove. I have to pinch myself when I sit down and think about everything that’s happened to me. But I don’t get complacent about it,” so answered Jamie Oliver last month when asked what his biggest fear was.

Scott Hallsworth: Kurobuta expansion likely

03-Jul-2013 - Chef Scott Hallsworth, who announced new Japanese izykaya Kurobuta earlier this week , has said he plans to roll the concept out to other sites once the original is established.

Toasted Restaurant & Wine Shop opens in South London

02-Jul-2013 - A former Attica chef and Fifteen restaurant manager have partnered to launch Toasted, a new restaurant and wine shop in East Dulwich.

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Hospitality Guild opens nominations for Apprenticeship Awards 2013

02-Jul-2013 - The Hospitality Guild is inviting nominations for its second annual apprenticeship awards, which aim to recognise and celebrate the achievements of apprentices, employers and mentors in the hospitality industry.

Restaurant magazine: Bruno Loubet going against the grain

02-Jul-2013 - Chef Bruno Loubet's new restaurant Grain Store, which unusually places vegetables, instead of meat or fish at the heart of its dishes, is put under scrutiny in the July issue of Restaurant magazine. 

Ex-Wabi chef to open Japanese izakaya Kurobuta in London

01-Jul-2013 - Ex-Wabi chef Scott Hallsworth is to open a Japanese izakaya called Kurobuta at Connaught Village in London later this year. 

Royal Academy of Culinary Arts reveals Annual Awards of Excellence 2013 winners

01-Jul-2013 - Chefs and front-of-house staff from The Ritz, Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons and Gleneagles are among the winners in the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts' 2013 Awards of Excellence.