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60-Second Skill with Nigel Haworth: finely chopped onion

08-Aug-2014 - Being able to chop finely is an essential skill if you want to make sauces or stocks with an onion base. Here Nigel Haworth, chef patron of the Michelin-starred Northcote hotel, gives BigHospitality the 60-second lowdown on the best way to finely chop an onion.

Mile High creators launch long-term pop-up space Carousel

08-Aug-2014 - Shuttlecock Inc, the company behind pop-up event range Mile High, has taken on a five-year lease on a three-storey Marylebone property which will host a variety of pop-ups and chef residencies.

106 Café to open on Baker Street

08-Aug-2014 - 106 café will offer a seasonal all-day menu in a casual setting on London’s Baker Street from 11 August.

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Customer service voted most important factor for choosing a restaurant

07-Aug-2014 - Customer service has been voted more important than food quality and value for money when choosing where to dine out, according to an annual survey conducted by Grass Roots.

Seventh opening for The Stable

07-Aug-2014 - Craft cider and pizza venue The Stable will be opening a site in Falmouth on 28 August.

Restaurant Associates appoints new managing director

07-Aug-2014 - Restaurant Associates, the restaurant management division of Compass Group, has appointed a new managing director to replace outgoing boss Andy Harris.

Five tips to cut the cost of regulatory compliance

07-Aug-2014 - The Forum for Private Business has published advice which could help small- and medium-sized hospitality businesses cut the cost of complying with regulatory changes.

Chatime to have at least 10 sites by year’s end

06-Aug-2014 - Bubble tea shop Chatime is currently franchising at a rapid rate. The brand has just opened its sixth site in Nottingham and its seventh will open in London by the end of the month. 

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Café Rouge launches grab-and-go format at Victoria Place

06-Aug-2014 - Café Rouge has launched an experimental new format at its latest site in Victoria Place, with a focus on food-to-go to tempt commuters and shoppers.

Manchester Corn Exchange to become dining hub

06-Aug-2014 - Aviva Investors Property Trust has announced plans with Queensberry Real Estate to renovate Machester’s Corn Exchange and turn it into a large independent dining facility.

Ask the Experts

How to serve great beer

06-Aug-2014 - Whether a hotel, restaurant or pub, the quality of beer served can have an impact on customer satisfaction, profits, sales and waste. Here, Steve Lakin of drinks dispense service Innserve gives his tips on good cellar management for great beer.

Slow-cooked meat concept Pull’d comes to the City

05-Aug-2014 - A new pulled meat food-to-go concept, Pull’d, will be opening in the City of London at the end of September.

Salmontini to open first UK restaurant with plans for expansion

05-Aug-2014 - Smoked salmon specialist Salmontini is opening its first UK restaurant in London’s Belgravia in September, with plans for further expansion.

Dish Deconstucted: José Pizarro's roasted monkfish with Serrano ham, black olives and thyme

05-Aug-2014 - At the recent Estrella Damm Gastronomy Congress, chef and restaurateur José Pizarro revealed the method behind a dish full of Spanish flavour: roasted monkfish with black olives, Serrano ham and thyme. 

Fields all-day café to open on Clapham Common

04-Aug-2014 - All day-dining concept Fields will be opening in late September on London’s Clapham Common, a ‘big sister’ site to the co-founders first café; M1LK in Balham. 

River Cottage on the hunt for young culinary talent

01-Aug-2014 - River Cottage has opened entries to its Rising Star competition 2014, which offers 16-24 year olds the chance win a year-long apprenticeship with Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and staff at River Cottage HQ in Axminster.

Theodore Kyriakou gives details on new venture The Greek Larder

01-Aug-2014 - The Real Greek founder Theodore Kyriakou is opening new restaurant The Greek Larder in London’s King’s Cross this September. He talked to BigHospitality with details of the venture. 

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Mövenpick announces Gourmet Dessert Chef of the Year finalists

01-Aug-2014 - Ice cream company Mövenpick has announced the six contestants that will take part in its annual Gourmet Dessert Chef of the Year competition’s final on 25 September in London. 

Rabbit ‘wild food’ restaurant to launch in Chelsea

31-Jul-2014 - The team behind The Shed restaurant in Notting Hill is launching Rabbit, a British ‘wild food’ restaurant concept in London’s Chelsea. 

Ed’s Easy Diner launches Ed’s Dinerette

31-Jul-2014 - Ed’s Easy Diner has announced its new brand expansion, Ed’s Dinerette, which will open in smaller units in areas of high footfall. 

BBQs & Brews to launch in Hereford

31-Jul-2014 - Local Hereford pub, The Hop Pole, is re-launching as an American deep South pit barbeque restaurant concept. 

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Notes to open two new venues

31-Jul-2014 - Notes Coffee Shop is set to open two new venues in London in September this year and summer 2015.

CAU to launch Liverpool venue

30-Jul-2014 - CAU, the casual dining restaurant concept, will make its debut in the north west, in Liverpool, in the first quarter of next year, BigHospitality's sister publication M&C Report has learnt.

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Chefs tackle hunger in charity football tournament

30-Jul-2014 - Sixteen teams from the restaurant industry managed to raise over £2,700 for Farm Africa through a football tournament last Sunday in Birmingham.

Edwardian Group London opens fish and chip shop in Leicester Square

30-Jul-2014 - Luxury hospitality group the Edwardian Group London has launched a new fish and chips restaurant concept, Great British Fish Co., next to its hotel in London’s Leicester Square.