16-Sep-2013 - Tramshed, Kitchen Table and the Atrium Champagne Bar were among the UK winners of the 2013 Restaurant & Bar Design Awards, held last week in London.
16-Sep-2013 - Ollie Dabbous, whose eponymous restaurant won its first Michelin star eight months after opening last year, is believed to have picked the name Barnyard for his mooted second site, which is thought will be located at London's cultural and arts centre Somerset House.
13-Sep-2013 - Brindisa Spanish Foods, sister company to Brindisa Tapas Kitchens, is launching a new bar and shop in Brixton this autumn.
13-Sep-2013 - The chef-owner of Dock Kitchen in west London and star of Channel 4’s six-part TV series Spice Trip talks about the importance of travel, being fleet-of-foot, and why he dislikes concept restaurants.
13-Sep-2013 - Cote Restaurants, the 45-strong French bistro chain founded by Andy Bassadone and Chris Benians, has been acquired by private equity firm CBPE Capital in a deal reportedly worth £100m.
12-Sep-2013 - Japanese restaurant K10 is to trial a ramen concept at its Appold Street branch with a view to opening permanent units under a separate brand next year.
12-Sep-2013 - Brothers Ed and Ben Robson are set to open their first hospitality business in London this autumn, a Viennese inspired restaurant called Boopshi's that will specialise in schnitzels and spritz cocktails.
12-Sep-2013 - Restaurant and bar operators are being given the chance to open sites within a redevelopment of The Palace hotel in Southend-on-Sea.
11-Sep-2013 - The restaurant resurgence of Covent Garden will take another turn next month with the addition of Chuck’s Clubhouse – a New York-style pizza restaurant from the team behind GO Food.
11-Sep-2013 - Restaurant, cafe and contract catering group Benugo has won a £20m contract to run restaurants, cafes and refreshment kiosks at Regent's Park in London.
11-Sep-2013 - Bryn Williams is planning to return to his native North Wales as the celebrity chef confirmed he would be opening a bistro at a multi-million-pound development in Colwyn Bay.
11-Sep-2013 - The hot summer weather continued to boost trade at the UK's restaurants and pubs according to the Coffer Peach Business Tracker, which shows a like-for-like growth of 1.9 per cent in August compared to the same month the previous year.
10-Sep-2013 - The UK’s largest hotel and restaurant group, Whitbread, has today reported ‘another good performance’ in its half-year results, with total and like-for-like sales increasing by 12.4 and 2.6 per cent respectively.
10-Sep-2013 - Tortilla, the Quilvest-backed fast casual Mexican chain, has secured another seven sites both inside and outside London, which it hopes to bring online over the next 12 months, including four that will open before the end of the year.
09-Sep-2013 - Black Lion House, a 75,000 sq.ft office block in London’s East End, is to be converted into a 220-bedroom boutique hotel and rooftop restaurant in a £16m development from Union Hanover Securities and Southern Grove.
09-Sep-2013 - The hot summer turned into a 'long dry drought' for the on-trade according to the Wine & Spirit Trade Association's (WSTA) latest Market Report, which shows that alcohol sales at restaurants and pubs have fallen six per cent in the last three months.
09-Sep-2013 - Andrew Dargue and Donna Conroy, the duo behind London vegetarian restaurants Vanilla Black and Orchard, are launching a smaller, takeaway-focussed offshoot of the latter casual dining concept.
09-Sep-2013 - Independent brasserie group Lussmanns Fish & Grill Restaurants has just opened a third venue in Hertfordshire after a 10-year search for the right location.
06-Sep-2013 - The team behind Blue Rainbow Aparthotels, a collection of serviced apartments in Manchester and Edinburgh, are investing heavily in Tea 42 Restaurants – a new, ‘alternative’ café and tearoom experience which it hopes to grow to more than 20 sites in two years.
06-Sep-2013 - Fayre & Square, the 157-strong family pub offering from Spirit Pub Company, is the latest brand to tap into the rising popularity of American food concepts with the launch of its new autumn menu.
06-Sep-2013 - Sophie Michell, one of the youngest female executive chefs in Britain, is heading up Pont St. – a contemporary seafood restaurant opening on the former site of Hix Belgravia within Thompson’s five-star Belgraves hotel in London.
06-Sep-2013 - Caterers from across the UK are being encouraged to ‘add some sizzle’ to their menus and celebrate British Sausage Week, running from 4-10 November.
06-Sep-2013 - By his own admission, Jonny Boud prefers to be the organiser of an event than to attend one as a guest. This ethos is reflected in his hospitality businesses, with PING, The Rum Kitchen and Love Brunch all focused on offering customers an all-night ‘experience’. So what’s next for this budding entrepreneur and his business partners?
06-Sep-2013 - The Sustainable Restaurant Association (SRA) has developed the first ever sustainability accreditation for food destinations, after its research found that 70 per cent of consumers would choose a sustainable restaurant given the option, and more than half would pay more for the dining experience there.
05-Sep-2013 - VQ, the 24-hour café and diner on London’s Fulham Road, is opening a second venue in the capital after almost 18 years, having acquired the ground-floor unit of the St Giles Hotel in Bloomsbury.