16-Dec-2013 - The Spanish restaurant revolution in London is set to take another turn next year as Camino, the four-strong tapas restaurant and bar group, is embarking on an ambition expansion programme to reach 10 sites over the next three years.
16-Dec-2013 - D&D London has become the latest hospitality operator to capitalise on the increased demand for more casual, American-inspired cuisine with the announcement that it is to re-launch its modern British restaurant, Avenue.
16-Dec-2013 - Vietnamese restaurant chain Pho has secured another two sites in London - in Chiswick and Battersea - as part of its plans to open five restaurants over the next year.
16-Dec-2013 - Chefs from across the industry who baked mince pies for the Mince Pie Project have raised more than £39k for charities Food Cycle and Kids Company.
13-Dec-2013 - Exclusive Hotels and Venues has launched a new career development programme which will give young chefs the opportunity to work alongside MasterChef: The Professionals winner Steven Edwards along with some of the group’s Michelin-starred chefs.
13-Dec-2013 - Drake & Morgan, the highly-regarded, bar-restaurant operator, has confirmed that its seventh site, The Fable, will open next February at Sixty London in Holborn, and said that it has 'many more exciting openings in the pipeline'.
13-Dec-2013 - Pub and restaurant operators ‘must embrace new technologies’ in order to be profitable next year, as the pace of change and the use of smartphones and social media is set to accelerate even further.
13-Dec-2013 - Fresh from being crowned winner of MasterChef: The Professionals 2013, Steven Edwards has told BigHospitality he wants to use the experience as a springboard for his career and perhaps eventually open a restaurant of his own.
12-Dec-2013 - The Salt Yard Group’s co-founder Simon Mullins and chef director Ben Tish have partnered with three brothers to open a new Parisian restaurant in Soho next week, capping off a year packed full of French bistro openings in the capital.
12-Dec-2013 - Tommi’s Burger Joint, the pop-up-to-permanent Icelandic burger restaurant, is doubling up in the capital with a second venue opening on the King’s Road in Chelsea in January.
12-Dec-2013 - Indian restaurant group the Tamarind Collection is to convert Zaika in Kensington High Street, which it acquired earlier this year, into ‘a new direction lifestyle concept’.
12-Dec-2013 - Pizza Express has launched new undergraduate placements to help recruit future leaders for the hospitality industry.
12-Dec-2013 - The rapid expansion of UK restaurant chains, combined with a rise in standards has created a widening skills gap. Restaurant magazine asks, 'how can the hospitality industry tackle the recruitment challenge'.
12-Dec-2013 - BigHospitality’s owner, William Reed Business Media (WRBM), has bought the Allegra Foodservice business – formerly a division of Allegra Strategies.
12-Dec-2013 - Brothers and restaurateurs Sam and Eddie Hart are opening a second site for their Spanish tapas concept, Barrafina, in Covent Garden next year.
11-Dec-2013 - Polenta, a naturally gluten-free grain most commonly associated with the peasant cuisine of northern Italy, is the basis for a new, health-focussed restaurant opening in Soho next week.
11-Dec-2013 - Restaurant operators headed to Merchants Tavern in Shoreditch last month to find out the winners of this year's R200 Awards.
11-Dec-2013 - The Hospitality Guild’s new hub and training venue aims to help the sector address its skills gap and nurture the talent of the future. BigHospitality headed to the official launch to take a closer look.
11-Dec-2013 - Chris Corbin and Jeremy King are continuing their march across the capital with the opening of a new restaurant in Marylebone next spring.
11-Dec-2013 - TV chef Simon Rimmer has teamed up with the founders of Inventive Leisure to launch a new pub-restaurant business ahead of the opening of his new restaurant at the Doubletree by Hilton hotel in Liverpool.
10-Dec-2013 - Food inflation is predicted to rise by 3.8 per cent next year according to Prestige Purchasing with prices for beef, cheddar and wine in particular set to remain high.
10-Dec-2013 - The View from The Shard, a visit to Edinburgh Castle and a night out in Newcastle are among the top ‘dream activities’ cited by visitors to the UK in a new report released today by VisitBritain.
10-Dec-2013 - Breakfast 'continues to be a bright spot' for restaurants and pubs and could give the operators who add it to their offering quickly a real opportunity to boost trade suggests a report by The NPD Group.
09-Dec-2013 - Whitbread has announced plans to build the second of its new compact hotel brand Hub by Premier Inn alongside a Premier Inn as part of a £150m development to transform the Caltongate area of Edinburgh.
09-Dec-2013 - Jamaican-influenced burger concept Boom Burger is set to open its first permanent restaurant in London's Notting Hill early next year.