12-Dec-2013 - The Salt Yard Group’s co-founder Simon Mullins and chef director Ben Tish have partnered with three brothers to open a new Parisian restaurant in Soho next week, capping off a year packed full of French bistro openings in the capital.
12-Dec-2013 - Tommi’s Burger Joint, the pop-up-to-permanent Icelandic burger restaurant, is doubling up in the capital with a second venue opening on the King’s Road in Chelsea in January.
12-Dec-2013 - Indian restaurant group the Tamarind Collection is to convert Zaika in Kensington High Street, which it acquired earlier this year, into ‘a new direction lifestyle concept’.
12-Dec-2013 - Pizza Express has launched new undergraduate placements to help recruit future leaders for the hospitality industry.
12-Dec-2013 - The rapid expansion of UK restaurant chains, combined with a rise in standards has created a widening skills gap. Restaurant magazine asks, 'how can the hospitality industry tackle the recruitment challenge'.
12-Dec-2013 - BigHospitality’s owner, William Reed Business Media (WRBM), has bought the Allegra Foodservice business – formerly a division of Allegra Strategies.
12-Dec-2013 - Brothers and restaurateurs Sam and Eddie Hart are opening a second site for their Spanish tapas concept, Barrafina, in Covent Garden next year.
11-Dec-2013 - Polenta, a naturally gluten-free grain most commonly associated with the peasant cuisine of northern Italy, is the basis for a new, health-focussed restaurant opening in Soho next week.
11-Dec-2013 - Restaurant operators headed to Merchants Tavern in Shoreditch last month to find out the winners of this year's R200 Awards.
11-Dec-2013 - The Hospitality Guild’s new hub and training venue aims to help the sector address its skills gap and nurture the talent of the future. BigHospitality headed to the official launch to take a closer look.
11-Dec-2013 - Chris Corbin and Jeremy King are continuing their march across the capital with the opening of a new restaurant in Marylebone next spring.
11-Dec-2013 - TV chef Simon Rimmer has teamed up with the founders of Inventive Leisure to launch a new pub-restaurant business ahead of the opening of his new restaurant at the Doubletree by Hilton hotel in Liverpool.
10-Dec-2013 - Food inflation is predicted to rise by 3.8 per cent next year according to Prestige Purchasing with prices for beef, cheddar and wine in particular set to remain high.
10-Dec-2013 - The View from The Shard, a visit to Edinburgh Castle and a night out in Newcastle are among the top ‘dream activities’ cited by visitors to the UK in a new report released today by VisitBritain.
10-Dec-2013 - Breakfast 'continues to be a bright spot' for restaurants and pubs and could give the operators who add it to their offering quickly a real opportunity to boost trade suggests a report by The NPD Group.
09-Dec-2013 - Whitbread has announced plans to build the second of its new compact hotel brand Hub by Premier Inn alongside a Premier Inn as part of a £150m development to transform the Caltongate area of Edinburgh.
09-Dec-2013 - Jamaican-influenced burger concept Boom Burger is set to open its first permanent restaurant in London's Notting Hill early next year.
09-Dec-2013 - Anne Blackburn, director of Sidona Group , which works with hospitality businesses to help them improve customer experiences, suggests five ways to attract guests from generation Y to your hotel or restaurant.
06-Dec-2013 - Bespoke catering and events company Absolute Taste has launched The Terrace, a new 220-cover restaurant and bar situated within the Fenwick department store in Royal Tunbridge Wells.
06-Dec-2013 - The chef-owner of Noma in Copenhagen – three times voted the S.Pellegrino World’s Best Restaurant – discusses losing and rediscovering his creative spark, aided by writing a newly published journal.
06-Dec-2013 - Renowned cocoa grower and chocolatier Hotel Chocolat is venturing into the North West for the launch of a cocoa café and chocolate shop in the Liverpool One shopping centre.
06-Dec-2013 - Food programme regular and former Pearl executive chef Jun Tanaka is set to open his first restaurant in central London next year.
06-Dec-2013 - Cluck, the new fast-casual dining concept from Simon Beattie, the former head of food and beverage strategy at Travelodge, plans to open up to five sites over the next three years after securing its first site in Sheffield.
05-Dec-2013 - As independent businesses across the UK countdown to Small Business Saturday on 7 December, successful hospitality entrepreneur Sarah Willingham has given her top tips for smaller operators to stay profitable during the festive period and beyond.
05-Dec-2013 - Hospitality businesses have reason to cheer after today's Autumn Statement, with industry bodies unanimously welcoming a package of measures on business rates and the removal of employers’ national insurance contributions for young people.
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