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Soho House development planned for Brighton seafront

16-Oct-2014 - Plans have been submitted for a Soho House development on Brighton seafront, incorporating Dirty Burger, Chicken Shop and Pizza East restaurants and a private members club.

Atul Kochhar will open Sindhu at Compleat Angler

15-Oct-2014 - Details have been released for Michelin-starred chef Atul Kochhar’s new Indian restaurant Sindhu, which will open at the Macdonald Compleat Angler Hotel in Marlow. 

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Cabbages & Condoms to open in Cheltenham

15-Oct-2014 - Cabbages & Condoms –the restaurant chain offering Thai food and sexual health advice – will open its second UK restaurant in Cheltenham next month.

Paleo and gluten-free restaurant to open in London

15-Oct-2014 - The UK’s first gluten-free and paleo restaurant Pure Taste will open in West London after securing the site of the former El Pirata Deptapas on Westbourne Grove.

Recruitment strategy change needed to tackle £2.7m turnover cost

14-Oct-2014 - The hospitality industry needs to change its recruitment and staff retention strategy in order to reduce turnover, which currently costs the sector £2.7m a year.

MSC updates sustainable fishing standards

14-Oct-2014 - The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) has overhauled its fishery certification standards to offer better protection to marine life and workers, with benefits for restaurants looking to source sustainable fish.

Adam Bennett: 'We can make a dent in the Bocuse d'Or'

14-Oct-2014 - Speaking to BigHospitality at The Restaurant Show, Adam Bennett, who is representing the UK in the Bocuse d'Or 2015 and recently won his first Michelin Star as chef director of The Cross, spoke about how he prepares for high-profile competition, and British cuisine's status on the world food scene.

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Sake Sommelier of the Year: 2 UK competitors in semi-final

14-Oct-2014 - Two UK sommeliers have made it through to the semi-final of the 2014 Sake Sommelier of the Year competition

Hospitality and tourism leads the field on customer satisfaction

14-Oct-2014 - Hospitality and tourism is outperforming other industries in terms of customer satisfaction and experience, according to the latest analysis.

Fourth Middletons Steakhouse & Grill to open in Colchester

13-Oct-2014 - Restaurateur Stephen Hutton will open a fourth Middletons Steakhouse & Grill restaurant in Colchester at the end of this month, with further expansion imminent.

Obesity experts call for crack down on eating out sector

13-Oct-2014 - Health experts have called for tough new pressures on fast food outlets and restaurant chains to tackle the obesity epidemic in the UK.

Regulators in Wales propose new food hygiene rating rules for takeaways

13-Oct-2014 - The Welsh government wants to force restaurants to print a statement encouraging consumers to find out their food hygiene rating on all takeaway and catering menus.

108 Bar & Grill to reopen after complete revamp

13-Oct-2014 - The Doyle Collection will reopen its 108 Bar & Grill restaurant in Marylebone on 3 November after a complete renovation.

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Herman ze German opens third site

13-Oct-2014 - German hotdog brand Herman ze German has opened its third site in London’s Fitzrovia.

Dish Deconstructed: Salt baked chicken from Mews of Mayfair

10-Oct-2014 - Michael Lecouteur, executive chef of Mews of Mayfair, recently told BigHospitality the secrets behind the restaurant’s Salt Baked Chicken.

Des McDonald to open Le Chalet on Selfridges’ roof

10-Oct-2014 - Restaurateur Des McDonald will open new Alpine-style restaurant Le Chalet on the rooftop of Selfridges from 22 October until late February. 

Martin Wishart to open 2nd The Honours restaurant

10-Oct-2014 - Michelin-starred chef Martin Wishart will open his second The Honours restaurant at Malmaison Glasgow on 14 November.

Introduce young people to the industry earlier, say experts

09-Oct-2014 - Visiting schools and educating youngsters about cooking could help solve recruitment issues, according to a panel of chefs and industry experts.

Small Talk

Jason Wright on The Fish Eatery, local suppliers and restaurant identity

09-Oct-2014 - Jason Wright, executive chef of Steak restaurant at Twelve Picardy Place hotel in Edinburgh, has recently opened The Fish Eatery next door and plans to open further restaurants in the next few years.

James Knappett and Sandia Chang: ‘It’s all down to our staff’

09-Oct-2014 - In another BigHospitality interview at the Restaurant Show 2014, James Knappett and Sandia Chang, the duo behind Bubbledogs and recently Michelin-starred Kitchen Table, talked about the importance of nurturing staff.

Tourism spend rise on track despite fewer August visits

09-Oct-2014 - VisitBritain is on track to deliver its 2015 target of £2bn extra visitor spend, despite a slight 1 per cent increase year to date.

Details released for ‘M’ by ex-Gaucho MD

09-Oct-2014 - Details have been released for new steak restaurant M by former Gaucho managing director Martin Williams, which will open next month in the City of London.

Multi-cuisine restaurant chain to launch in Cardiff

09-Oct-2014 - November will see the launch of a new multi-cuisine restaurant brand called FED in Cardiff.

Russell Bateman named National Chef of the Year 2014

08-Oct-2014 - Colette’s at The Grove head chef Russell Bateman won the Craft guild of Chefs’ National Chef of the Year award last night (7 October) after a heated competition held during the Restaurant Show.

Restaurant Show: Day two highlights

08-Oct-2014 - The Restaurant Show continued yesterday (7 October) at Earls Court. Here are some of the highlights of the day.