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Frankie Dettori relaunches Chelsea Italian restaurant as Sette

21-May-2012 - Jockey Frankie Detorri has launched Italian restaurant Sette on the Chelsea site of his former restaurant Cavallino with a new menu and with chef Stefano Stecca heading up the kitchen after leaving fellow Chelsea restaurant Blummyz in March.

Smeg Foodservice Solutions launches commercial warewashing range in UK

21-May-2012 - Experienced commercial appliance manufacture Smeg Food Service solutions has launched its range of warewashers in the UK adding to its trade portfolio of products that includes cooking equipment.


How hotels can comply with fire safety laws

21-May-2012 - Geoff Wilkinson, a building inspector, fire engineer and managing director of Wilkinson Construction Consultants, explains what hotels and other hospitality businesses need to do to stay within fire safey laws following recent prosecutions.

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Wimbledon's Lawn Bistro owner opens bakery and café

18-May-2012 - Akbar Ashburov, owner of the Lawn Bistro restaurant in Wimbledon, has opened a bakery and cafe just yards from his original restaurant.

Reform Social and Grill to open at The Mandeville Hotel

18-May-2012 - Reform Social and Grill, a 110-cover restaurant and bar serving 'the best of British', is set to open in London's Mandeville Hotel next week.

Nestle Toque d’Or 2012 catering competition final gets underway

18-May-2012 - The grand final of the Nestlé Toque d’Or student catering competition is underway, with eight of the UK’s catering colleges being put through their paces in the most varied range of exciting catering scenarios in the competition’s 24-year history.


The Queen's Diamond Jubilee Special: What's your business doing?

18-May-2012 - To celebrate The Queen's Diamond Jubilee next month, BigHospitality has spoken to restaurants, hotels, pubs and bars from across the UK to find out about the Jubilee-themed special offers and promotions they're running to capitalise on the increased footfall.

Mitchells and Butlers sales rise but profit dips as brand rollout continues

18-May-2012 - Mitchells & Butlers (M&B), which operates the Harvester and All Bar One brands, has reported positive sales growth in its half year results driven by food although profit for the business has dipped and poor weather has hit recent sales. 

Classic Cuisine launches Jubilee-inspired fish, chip and pea pie

18-May-2012 - Foodservice ready meal supplier Classic Cuisine has launched a fish, chip and pea pie 'inspired by everything British', available to restaurants, pubs and bars in time for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

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Carluccio's Simon Kossoff to talk at Arena summer event

17-May-2012 - Simon Kossoff, chief executive of Italian restaurant chain Carluccio's, has been announced as guest speaker at the summer Arena lunch. 

Cold and wet April hits pub and restaurant sales

17-May-2012 - April proved to be a washout for the eating and drinking-out market as unusually cold and wet weather hit like-for-like sales, according to this month’s Coffer Peach Business Tracker.

Chicago Rib Shack sells Knightsbridge restaurant to Buddha Bar

17-May-2012 - CRS Leisure, owner of the Chicago Rib Shack brand, has sold its Knightsbridge restaurant to the global bar and restaurant brand Buddha Bar. 

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Cordon Vert reveals Chef of the Future 2012

17-May-2012 - Cordon Vert, The Vegetarian Society’s cookery school, has crowned Gary Ashley from Southampton as the winner of its annual Chef of the Future competition.

Glass crusher to be rolled out to more pubs, restaurants and hotels following trial success

17-May-2012 - An engineering firm has partnered with recycling company Ekko to roll-out a glass crusher to more pubs, restaurants and hotels following a successful trial in 100 companies, including pub-restaurant chain Mitchells & Butlers.

Wahaca 'pushing boundaries' of sustainable restaurants with recycled Southbank venue

16-May-2012 - Wahaca, the Mexican street food restaurant concept co-founded by Masterchef winner Thomasina Miers, is to open a temporary restaurant at London's Southbank out of recycled ship containers; a development the company says is 'pushing the boundaries' of sustainable restaurant builds.

MWB sells Bistro du Vin restaurants

16-May-2012 - MWB Group, the company behind Hotel du Vin and Malmaison, has today confirmed the sale of two Bistro du Vin restaurants in London to the owners of the Burger & Lobster brand for £1.2m.

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King's Cross restaurants and bars help new concourse post record sales figures

16-May-2012 - Network Rail has revealed it expects to post record retail figures from its newly-launched Western concourse at King's Cross station driven in part by the restaurants and bars on site including Leon and the Fuller's pub The Parcel Yard.

Rossopomodoro hits Camden, four more UK sites to follow

16-May-2012 - Italian restaurant chain Rossopomodoro, which has three venues in London and one in Birmingham, is set to unveil UK site number five in Camden tomorrow, with a further four to follow in the next eight months. 

Alain Roux on three Michelin stars: Things are never for life

16-May-2012 - Alain Roux took over as chef patron of Bray's The Waterside Inn in 2002 and as the restaurant nears its fortieth birthday BigHospitality caught up with him to talk about the pressure of holding three Michelin stars and his passion for nurturing talent.

The Linen Group launches new polyvant linen with Union Jack table range

16-May-2012 - Hotel and restaurant linen supplier The Linen Group has secured an exclusive license for a new ‘polyvant’ range of linen in a bid to provide a more deluxe service for businesses. 

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Les Routiers guide to highlight SRA's sustainability ratings

15-May-2012 - Les Routiers UK & Ireland has become the latest restaurant guide to feature the Sustainable Restaurant Association's (SRA) sustainability ratings. 

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England's Best Burger: Lancashire pub reaches final two

15-May-2012 - A burger served up in The Fence Gate Inn near Burnley, Lancashire, has reached the final two in an EBLEX competition to find England's Best Burger. 

Paul Heathcote 'hangs up his apron' and puts The Longridge Restaurant up for sale

15-May-2012 - Lancashire-based, former Michelin-starred chef Paul Heathcote has announced he is to sell The Longridge Restaurant he first opened 22 years ago in order to concentrate on other projects.

National Chef of the Year 2012 semi-finalists announced

15-May-2012 - The 40 chefs who have made it to the semi-finals of the 2012 National Chef of the Year (NCOTY) competition have been revealed by the Craft Guild of Chefs. 

Rex Restaurants Associates recruits head chef and GM for launch of Brasserie Zédel

15-May-2012 - Rex Restaurants Associates (RRA), the restaurant company headed by Chris Corbin and Jeremy King, has appointed French natives David Collard and Olivier Lavigne du Cadet as head chef and general manager respectively for its new London restaurant Brasserie Zédel.