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New Tom’s pop-up to launch evening bar and bistro

22-Aug-2014 - Tom Conran’s Notting Hill pop-up New Tom’s is launching New Tom’s Bar & Bistro, which will open in September on the former site of Tom's Deli.

Bristol institution Melbournes reopens after 15 years

22-Aug-2014 - Melbournes, which operated on a BYO model in Bristol for over a decade before being sold in 2000, is reopening in a different location on 10 September.

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BHA partners with European tourism association

22-Aug-2014 - The British Hospitality Association (BHA) has partnered with the European tourism association (ETOA) to promote the merits of UK tourism to international visitors.

Albert Roux signs deal with luxury Scottish hotel

22-Aug-2014 - French chef Albert Roux is to open another restaurant at a Scottish hotel in a deal with luxury Borders property the Roxburghe Hotel & Golf Course.

Bunnychow opens first permanent site in Soho

22-Aug-2014 - Bunnychow is opening its first permanent venue on Wardour Street after the success of its food truck and Boxpark Shoreditch pop-up.


Eric Partaker on Chilango and spearheading a new funding route for SMEs

22-Aug-2014 - Eric Partaker is the co-founder of Chilango, the Mexican chain that has raised £1.8m via a mini-bond hosted on crowdfunding platform Crowdcube. He talks to BigHospitality about the success of this initiative and why crowdfunding is a great alternative to traditional financing.

Carom completes express refurb

21-Aug-2014 - Soho Indian restaurant Carom is putting the focus on small plate in its newly-refurbished Wardour Street venue.

Eenmaal considers permanent venue in London as UK solo dining rises

21-Aug-2014 - Dutch solo dining pop-up concept Eenmaal is planning a UK event and potential permanent venue in London, as new research suggests that eating out alone is growing in popularity.

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Koh Thai Tapas secures Koh Noi site in Dorset

21-Aug-2014 - The Thai tapas restaurant Koh Thai Tapas is to open a second site in its new Thai tapas bar and takeaway concept Koh Noi, the company’s seventh UK site overall.

Mary-Ellen McTague launches 5-week pop-up

21-Aug-2014 - The Aumbry head chef is bringing the essence of the restaurant to Manchester’s Northern Quarter while her kitchen gets refurbished.

Rick Stein to open seafood restaurant in Winchester

20-Aug-2014 - Chef and TV personality Rick Stein is opening his first venue outside of Cornwall - a seafood restaurant in the Hampshire town of Winchester.

Chef apprenticeship standards approved by government

20-Aug-2014 - The first industry-developed apprenticeship standards for hospitality have been approved by the government.

Pestaurant brings bug-based menu back to London

20-Aug-2014 - Pest control provider Rentokil is bringing its ‘Pestaurant’ pop-up back to London on 21 August.

Tourism to enjoy £2.1bn boost over bank holiday

20-Aug-2014 - Domestic tourism is set to soar over the August bank holiday, with a quarter of the British population considering an overnight trip during the long weekend, according to the latest data from VisitEngland.

Spice Market debuts Sushi Bar

20-Aug-2014 - Spice Market London is launching Sushi Bar @ Spice Market on 1 September, bringing its Doha offering to the capital.

Wi-Fi accreditation scheme open to hospitality businesses

19-Aug-2014 - Hotels, restaurants and cafes can now sign up to a government supported scheme that aims to recognise businesses that take responsibility for protecting children and young people using their public Wi-Fi.

Ippudo to open first UK restaurant

19-Aug-2014 - Japanese ramen chain Ippudo has revealed plans to open its first UK restaurant in central London next month.

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Restaurants set to profit from bank holiday splurge

19-Aug-2014 - Restaurants are set to enjoy a profitable August bank holiday as Brits are planning to spend 120 per cent more than on a normal weekend, according to research by

Burger & Lobster eyes Canary Wharf opening

18-Aug-2014 - Burger & Lobster, the London-based group, is in talks to open its seventh site in the capital in Canary Wharf, according to BigHospitality's sister title M&C Report.

Fewer burgers on menus as operators widen range of American-style foods

18-Aug-2014 - Burger popularity has peaked in the UK, with branded operators serving increasingly innovative American and street food inspired dishes, according to the latest Menurama study from Horizons.

Restaurants targeted by scammers

18-Aug-2014 - Restaurant owners have been asked to remain vigilant as Financial Fraud Action UK (FFA) has noted an upsurge in phone scams targeting diners.

Just Eat targets dine-in restaurants with collection-only app

15-Aug-2014 - Online takeaway platform Just Eat is targeting traditional dine-in restaurants with the acquisition of collection-only app Orogo.

D&D London re-launches Quaglino’s

15-Aug-2014 - Restaurant and late night venue Quaglino’s in London’s Mayfair is set to re-open this October after undergoing a multi-million pound renovation.

How to make the most of the drop in food inflation

15-Aug-2014 - Food inflation predictions have been lowered to 2 per cent for 2014, following favourable climatic conditions and price pressure in the retail sector. BigHospitality looks at how restaurants can make the most of the lowest inflation levels the market has seen for years.

Coopers to open two new venues in Bourne End

14-Aug-2014 - Coffee, food and wine group Coopers has announced expansion plans across Bourne end, with a restaurant and a café set to open between November 2014 and January 2015.

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