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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
31-Mar-2014 - Chef Mark Hix has revealed plans open a second Hixter on Great Guildford Street, Bankside this summer.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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’.
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).
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.
26-Mar-2014 - Loungers, the Piper-backed cafe bar operator, is to increase its opening rate next year with up to 20 sites planned.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
21-Mar-2014 - A new pizza and ice cream concept has opened this week in the heart of Camden Town’s Stable Market.
21-Mar-2014 - Former hotelier and gastro-pub owner Andrew Coggings will open a sustainable burger restaurant, Coggings and Co, in Brighton next month.
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.