10-Feb-2014 - Pubs employed over half a million people last year, but difficult trading conditions are putting jobs at risk, according to a new report.
10-Feb-2014 - Cacao Barry has revealed the theme for the sixth biannual World Chocolate Masters competition, with pâtissiers, chocolatiers and chefs being called upon to take an ‘Inspiration from Nature’.
10-Feb-2014 - The inflation-busting price hikes announced by ‘the big six’ electricity and gas firms last year have hit hospitality businesses hard, with 90 per cent of restaurateurs claiming rising energy costs have forced them to reassess menu prices.
07-Feb-2014 - The first of two strikes on the London Underground disrupted the journeys of millions of commuters this week, but for the capital’s restaurant and pubs, the business effects were varied, with some actually reporting an increase in trade.
07-Feb-2014 - Restaurateur Rebecca Mascarenhas has renewed plans to open her modern Italian trattoria concept Bibo, having secured the site of what used to be Gregg Wallace’s Wallace & Co restaurant in Putney.
07-Feb-2014 - Foodservice sustainability group Footprint has launched a new initiative to encourage hospitality and catering businesses to source more British food.
06-Feb-2014 - After years of industry campaigning, Parliament will next week hold a debate on VAT rates for tourism and hospitality.
06-Feb-2014 - One of the UK's biggest restaurant brands may have had a tricky few years, but a huge investment will increase Pizza Hut's chances in the ultra-competitive pizza space.
06-Feb-2014 - Chef Ben Spalding is planning on turning his pop-up ventures No Rules and Stripped Back into 'huge brands' while continuing to find a site for a permanent restaurant that he hopes will 'change London's dining scene'.
05-Feb-2014 - Meantime Brewing Company is bringing back its first ever beer, the Union Lager, as a limited edition seasonal brew.
05-Feb-2014 - New casual dining concepts such as Dirty Bones and Jackson & Rye and boutique hotels dominate in our latest round-up of hospitality openings.
05-Feb-2014 - Darwin & Wallace has taken The Frog in Clapham as the second in a series of London acquisitions for the Imbiba Partnership-backed bar and restaurant group.
04-Feb-2014 - Sushi Tei, the Singapore-based restaurant operator is looking for partners and investors to help the Japanese restaurant brand launch into the UK.
04-Feb-2014 - UK coffee company Taylor Street Baristas will be serving up camel milk coffee this week as part of a fundraising drive for Farm Africa.
04-Feb-2014 - American restaurant chain TGI Friday’s is ploughing on with its expansion across the UK, having secured two new units at shopping centre developments in Glasgow and Liverpool.
03-Feb-2014 - As competition for good space intensifies, restaurateurs are having to become increasingly bricks and mortar-savvy, writes Joe Lutrario in the February issue of Restaurant magazine.
03-Feb-2014 - Two Michelin-starred chef Antonio Mellino is bringing the taste of Southern Italy to London with a new restaurant on Mayfair’s Dover Street.
03-Feb-2014 - Lifestyle Hospitality Group (LHG) has signed a contract with a new master franchisee to roll out its ‘East meets West’ casual dining concept Tiger Bills across London.
03-Feb-2014 - Heston Blumenthal’s two-Michelin-starred London restaurant Dinner has shut up shop for a week following an outbreak of norovirus affecting members of staff and guests.
31-Jan-2014 - A historic building in Nottingham has undergone a £1.5 million transformation into a new boutique hotel, bar and restaurant, at a time when business in the East Midlands city is growing fast.
31-Jan-2014 - With latest figures showing that consumer confidence suffered an unexpected dip in the final quarter of 2013, foodservice consultancy Horizons believes the eating-out sector will remain in ‘stop-start mode’ until the economy has fully recovered.
31-Jan-2014 - La Pâtisserie des Rêves, the Parisian boutique patisserie concept from pastry chef Philippe Conticini, is opening its first UK outlet today (31 January) with a site in Marylebone High Street.
31-Jan-2014 - The Pub & Bars Careers programme has launched a survey to gather young people's views on working in the pub and bar sector.
30-Jan-2014 - From large bespoke oven ranges to small salamander grills, chefs' requirements' for their perfect kitchen are often as varied and fanciful as they are mind-blowingly expensive. But hopefully this picture guide of 15 of the hottest pieces of kit to hit the market will appeal to all tastes and budgets.
30-Jan-2014 - Hospitality Action is encouraging catering and hospitality businesses to join a new scheme providing 24-hour support to employees facing hard times.