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Top chefs prepare to take the stage at the Restaurant Show 2014

15-Sep-2014 - Tom Kerridge, Phillip Howard, Brett Graham and Clare Smyth MBE are among the chefs that will take to the stage at the Restaurant Show 2014.

Tom Kerridge's latest TV show hits screens next month

15-Sep-2014 - BBC Two has released further details of Tom Kerridge’s latest TV series, which will see him travel around the UK to cook up innovative versions of some of Britain’s favourite meals.

Friends’ Central Perk coffee shop set for UK expansion

15-Sep-2014 - The Central Perk franchise, based on the coffee shop featured on popular US sitcom Friends, has just opened its third site in the UK in Liverpool and has ambitious expansion plans, aiming to have 300 UK franchises in the next decade. 

News in brief

Cromlix House hits headlines after failing food hygiene inspection

15-Sep-2014 - Andy Murray’s Cromlix House hotel claims it has fixed the problem that caused its Chez Roux restaurant to fail a food hygiene inspection earlier this year.

News in brief

Restaurants see steady growth in August

12-Sep-2014 - Despite the cooler weather, restaurants in the UK saw a 17th consecutive month of growth this August, according to Coffer Peach Business Tracker.

Special report

Scottish independence: what impact on hospitality?

12-Sep-2014 - As Scotland draws closer to its historic vote on independence, BigHospitality takes a look at the potential impact of a yes vote on the Scottish hospitality sector.

Mixed growth for restaurants and pubs

12-Sep-2014 - Restaurants and pubs are forecast to grow, despite continued pressure in terms of outlets and value over the next few years, according to Allegra Foodservice.

UK to refund the cost of 25,000 Chinese visas

12-Sep-2014 - Chancellor George Osborne has revealed plans to refund the cost of thousands of Chinese visas to boost inbound tourism and strengthen relations between the UK and China.

Small Talk

James Robson on Cartizze and making it in Mayfair

11-Sep-2014 - Investor and entrepreneur James Robson has established a portfolio of exclusive venues in London, including Mews of Mayfair, La Cave, Mayfair Pizza Co and his latest venture, Cartizze.  

Inbound visits reach another record

11-Sep-2014 - The first seven months of 2014 saw 7 per cent more visits to the UK from overseas residents than in the same period the year before, according to the latest inbound tourism report from the Office of National Statistics (ONS).

Consumers ditch healthy choices when eating out

11-Sep-2014 - The healthy eating trend observed in recent years experienced strong decline in Q2 2014, with almost half of consumers seeing eating out as a treat, according to the latest Eating Out Report by Allegra Foodservice.

Kate Nicholls steps up as ALMR chief executive

11-Sep-2014 - Kate Nicholls has been appointed new chief executive of the Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR) after David McHattie stepped down from the role to concentrate on his pub operation.

Customers more satisfied with fast food than full-service restaurants

11-Sep-2014 - Quick-service restaurants are outperforming full-service restaurants in terms of customer satisfaction for the first time, according to the latest National Customer Satisfaction Index (NCSI-UK).

Porky’s BBQ comes to Shoreditch

11-Sep-2014 - American barbecue restaurant Porky’s BBQ is expanding quickly by opening its third London site in Shoreditch, having opened its second site in Bankside earlier this summer. 

Stonegate brings Missoula – Montana Bar & Grill to Nottingham

10-Sep-2014 - Stonegate Pubs is converting the Living Room bar in Nottingham into its third Missoula – Montana Bar & Grill this September after an investment of £310,000.

August insolvency risk drop shows restaurant sector recovery

10-Sep-2014 - The number of restaurants at risk of insolvency has dropped nationwide, according to research by insolvency trade body R3.

News in brief

Gaucho Holdings posts 3% sales increase

10-Sep-2014 - Gaucho Holdings has posted a 3 per cent sales increase for 2013.

River Cottage releases details of Winchester Canteen

10-Sep-2014 - River Cottage has revealed the details of its new Canteen opening in Winchester on 24 September.

Ask the experts

Avoiding legal pitfalls when starting a hospitality business

10-Sep-2014 - Whether you are opening a pop-up restaurant, starting a new hotel or launching a new concept business within the hospitality sector, here are top tips to avoid any legal pitfalls, by Nicola Kirk, head of the hospitality sector at Pitmans LLP .

Protect hospitality employees with new laws on tips, urges MP

10-Sep-2014 - An MP has called for new legislation to ensure hospitality employers pass on tips and service charges to their staff.

Spending grows at restaurants, bars and hotels

09-Sep-2014 - Two new surveys have pointed to strong growth in the industry in August.

Battersea Power Station to become collective food hub

09-Sep-2014 - Battersea Power Station will welcome an eclectic mix of local and international street food vendors, pop-ups and permanent restaurants from 2016.

Britain's culture and heritage still major tourist draw

09-Sep-2014 - Britain’s culture and heritage is a key driver for inbound tourism, with food and drink an important part of the cultural package, according to a new report.

UK’s top 20 fish and chip shops announced

09-Sep-2014 - Seafish has announced the top 20 fish and chip shops in the UK, all still in the running for the Independent Takeaway Fish and Chip Shop of the Year title in its 2015 National Fish & Chip Awards.

Corner Room appoints new head chef

09-Sep-2014 - Corner Room, the brasserie at London’s Town Hall Hotel, has appointed John Christie as its new head chef.

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