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Tom Kerridge and Atul Kochhar saddle up for Royal Ascot 2014

02-Apr-2014 - Tom Kerridge and Atul Kochhar have become the latest chefs to align themselves with major sporting events, with the pair set to host two new fine-dining restaurants during this year’s Royal Ascot. 

Kurobuta goes permanent as Scott Hallsworth prepares second site

02-Apr-2014 - Ex-Nobu chef Scott Hallsworth is going from pop-up to permanent with his Kurobuta restaurant in Chelsea and is set to double up on the concept with the long-awaited site in Marylebone opening later this month. 

Restaurant magazine: Coffee shop creep

01-Apr-2014 - Coffee shops and café brands are increasingly encroaching into restaurant and pub territory by offering extensive breakfast, lunch and even dinner menus, writes Stefan Chomka in the April issue of Restaurant magazine.

Foxcroft and Ginger launches second London site

01-Apr-2014 - Artisan café Foxcroft and Ginger is opening its second London site in Whitechapel on 3 April, after the success of its Soho site.

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Five Guys heads to the Bullring

01-Apr-2014 - US burger chain Five Guys is ploughing on with its expansion across the UK with an upcoming opening at the Bullring shopping centre in Birmingham this summer.

Mark Hix to open second Hixter south of the river

31-Mar-2014 - Chef Mark Hix has revealed plans open a second Hixter on Great Guildford Street, Bankside this summer.

#AskMark: Our inspiring Twitter Q&A with Mark Sargeant reviewed

31-Mar-2014 - Whether it was his advice for young chefs, his memories of working with Gordon Ramsay or his plans for the year ahead, Mark Sargeant revealed all in our Twitter Q&A – here’s a full recap of what he said…

New Moroccan fusion restaurant is franchised

31-Mar-2014 - The Lifestyle Hospitality Group has franchised its Moroccan fusion restaurant Casa Maroc with Devon-based business AIS Hospitality Ltd (AIS) and intends to franchise five or six more nationally by the end of the year. 

Blumenthal takes The Fat Duck Down Under

31-Mar-2014 - Heston Blumenthal is temporarily relocating his legendary three-Michelin-starred restaurant The Fat Duck while carrying out a six-month refurbishment of the original site in Bray.

New seafront tapas restaurant to open in Birchington

28-Mar-2014 - New tapas restaurant Taste of the Med @ the Minnis is opening in Kent in May, fronted by chef patron Jason Freedman and situated above his current eatery Minnis Bar & Restaurant.

Cider, spirits and soft drinks show strongest on-trade growth

28-Mar-2014 - Cider, spirits and soft drinks are outperforming the rest of the on-trade drinks market, according to the latest data from CGA Strategy.

#AskMark: Get career advice from Mark Sargeant in our live Twitter Q&A

27-Mar-2014 - Are you a budding chef hoping to make it in the restaurant industry? Or perhaps you’re an employer keen to encourage and nurture more young talent? Our upcoming Twitter Interview with chef Mark Sargeant gives you the chance to #AskMark all of your hospitality career-related questions.

First-time restaurateur to open piri piri chicken restaurant in Chelsea

27-Mar-2014 - New piri piri chicken restaurant Fire and Feathers will be opening in May, situated on London’s Fulham Road and fronted by first time restaurateur Harry Deighton.

Rogan reveals Claridge's restaurant details

27-Mar-2014 - Simon Rogan’s new restaurant at Claridge’s will be called Fera, opening in May and offering a selection of multi-course menus featuring ‘the L’Enclume DNA’.

VIDEO: Jason Atherton cooks up ‘Food for Good’ at Farm Africa Ball

26-Mar-2014 - Michelin-starred chef Jason Atherton says he wants to ‘give something back’ and send out a strong philanthropic message to the next generation of chefs when he prepares a three-course dinner for Farm Africa tomorrow night (27 March).

Contemporary restaurant and cocktail bar to open in Warwick

26-Mar-2014 - A townhouse restaurant under new local ownership is opening in Warwick this summer as contemporary eatery and cocktail bar Number Six Castle Street.

Loungers plans 20 openings in 2015

26-Mar-2014 - Loungers, the Piper-backed cafe bar operator, is to increase its opening rate next year with up to 20 sites planned.

£1.3m investment to turn landmark Glasgow building into three floor dining experience

26-Mar-2014 - The A-listed Hutchesons’ Hall in Glasgow is currently undergoing a £1.3m transformation by independent restaurateur James Rusk in an aim to bring a new dining concept to the city centre. 

Details released for the Blues Kitchen opening in east London

25-Mar-2014 - Details have been released for the Columbo Group’s new venture the Blues Kitchen opening in Shoreditch in May, a sister site to the Blues Kitchen in Camden.

Eclectic brings Dirty Blonde to Brighton

25-Mar-2014 - Eclectic Bar Group is using Brighton as the location for another new concept – this time for the launch of premium bar and restaurant brand, Dirty Blonde.

American BBQ restaurant to open third site in south London

24-Mar-2014 - Red Dog Saloon founder Tom Brooke is opening Red Dog South in Clapham after the success of his other two American BBQ-style Red Dog eateries.

Doggy bags pilot aims to cut restaurant food waste in Scotland

21-Mar-2014 - A pilot scheme running in 11 Scottish restaurants aims to prevent the equivalent of one in six meals going to waste by encouraging customers to take home their leftovers. 

Pizza & Ice Cream concept hits Camden

21-Mar-2014 - A new pizza and ice cream concept has opened this week in the heart of Camden Town’s Stable Market. 

Sustainable burger restaurant launching in Brighton

21-Mar-2014 - Former hotelier and gastro-pub owner Andrew Coggings will open a sustainable burger restaurant, Coggings and Co, in Brighton next month. 

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CAU hits Kingston

21-Mar-2014 - Argentinian steakhouse concept CAU will open its fifth UK site next month, having secured a unit at the new Riverside development in Kingston-upon-Thames.