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Business Profile: Kerbisher & Malt

04-Jul-2014 - New wave fish and chip group Kerbisher & Malt has tweaked the standard chippy formula to bring affordable, quality fish and chips to West London – and it’s now starting to cast its net further afield 

St John Bakery Rooms opens at Maltby Street Market

04-Jul-2014 - The St John Group has opened a new sit-in dining space at Maltby Street market, serving light meals alongside fresh breads and pastries from St John’s Druid Street bakery.

St Barts Brewery opens in West Smithfield

04-Jul-2014 - British all-day drinking and dining venue St Barts Brewery has opened in West Smithfield, London.

Restaurant Magazine: Exclusive interview with Gymkhana chef-patron Karam Sethi

03-Jul-2014 - Goat’s brains, absinthe lassi and venison biryani — how Karam Sethi’s Mayfair restaurant, the 2014 National Restaurant of the Year, became an overnight smash.

Gordon Ramsay backs British food sourcing campaign

03-Jul-2014 - Gordon Ramsay is backing the UK Trade and Investment’s (UKTI) ‘Food it GREAT’ campaign and curated a gala menu for its Food & Drink Summit yesterday (3 July).

New restaurants and bars announced for £80m Stansted redevelopment

03-Jul-2014 - Stansted Airport has announced the operators chosen for the 12 new bar and restaurant units which were available as part of its £80m terminal transformation. 

Five Guys closes in on south west debut

03-Jul-2014 - Five Guys UK, the popular US burger chain, is understood to be close to securing its first site in the south west, in Bristol.

Robin Hutson: Pearls of Wisdom

03-Jul-2014 - The hotel-restaurant entrepreneur, who co-founded the ground-breaking Hotel du Vin, has built his latest concept The Pig into a successful four-strong group. He discusses kitchen gardens, the power of a name and training young entrepreneurs

Marco Pierre White confirms Glasgow restaurant opening

03-Jul-2014 - Marco Pierre White has confirmed that he will open his first Glasgow restaurant at Hotel Indigo Glasgow in late August.

Ask the Experts

How to ensure cashless customer payments are secure

02-Jul-2014 - Customer demand for cashless payment is on the rise and independent hospitality businesses must start accepting credit and debit cards or risk losing out to the chains. Here David Maisey, managing director of card payment specialists Chip & PIN Solutions , explains how to switch to secure cashless payments.

Artisan bakery PAUL to open casual dining restaurant in London

02-Jul-2014 - French artisan bakery and patisserie PAUL has announced new brand expansion plans, with its site in Covent Garden currently undergoing refurbishment to become an all-day casual dining restaurant. 

National Restaurant Awards 2014: in pictures

02-Jul-2014 - The seventh National Restaurant Awards, organised by Restaurant magazine and sponsored by Estrella Damm, took place at The Hurlingham Club, London on 30 June.

Tom Kerridge reveals plans for second Marlow pub

02-Jul-2014 - Chef Tom Kerridge has revealed further details of the second pub he hopes to open in Marlow alongside his award-winning flagship business The Hand and Flowers. 

Drake & Morgan aims for 20 sites in next few years

02-Jul-2014 - Privately owned bar and restaurant group Drake & Morgan has acquired two new London sites to bring its current portfolio to nine, with short terms plans to have 20 sites in total. 

National Chef of the Year: finalists revealed

01-Jul-2014 - The Craft Guild of Chefs has announced the finalists for its National Chef of the Year competition and the Chef Stars of the Future competition.

La Tasca partners TripAdvisor on guest feedback

01-Jul-2014 - La Tasca has become the first restaurant company to partner with TripAdvisor by moving its entire internal guest feedback system into the public domain.

News in brief

UK Restaurant Manager of the Year 2014 competition launches

01-Jul-2014 - The Academy of Food & Wine Service’s UK Restaurant Manager of the Year competition, now in its sixth year, has started its search for the 2014 champion. 

Interactive map: National Restaurant Awards 2014 top 10

01-Jul-2014 - Gymkhana stole the top spot at last night's National Restaurant Awards 2014, but what other venues made it into the top 10? Check out our interactive map for more details on the ten best restaurants in the UK.

National Restaurant Awards: Gymkhana takes 2014 title

30-Jun-2014 - Mayfair restaurant Gymkhana has been voted the UK’s best restaurant at the 2014 National Restaurant Awards, beating previous winners The Ledbury and The Hand & Flowers to the top spot.

Gallery: the UK’s first experiential craft brewery

30-Jun-2014 - New Glasgow venture Drygate Brewing Co. claims to be the UK’s first experiential craft brewery, offering a working brewery experience alongside a restaurant, bar, terrace and events space. Here we offer a look inside.

News in brief

Springboard disability employment survey

27-Jun-2014 - Springboard is seeking industry opinions on employing people with disabilities in the hotel sector.

Independents losing out to chains in cashless payments

27-Jun-2014 - Independent hospitality businesses should ensure they offer a card payment option as British consumers increasingly see cashless payments as a decisive factor.

Meat imagery made available for chefs

27-Jun-2014 - EBLEX, a division of the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board, has launched a marketing tool for the meat industry that grants chefs and caterers access to beef and lamb images for use in promoting their business. 

60-Second Skill: Using #foodporn to your advantage

27-Jun-2014 - Customers posting pictures of your food on social media is a trend you can't escape, but by following simple guidelines you can actually use the #foodporn craze to your advantage.

Roxie experiments diner formula at new venue

26-Jun-2014 - Steak restaurant brand Roxie will experiment a fast-casual format based on value at its new Battersea location, due to open on St John’s Road at the beginning of August.