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Rick Stein: Pearls of Wisdom

11-May-2012 - The chef and TV presenter runs three seafood restaurants in Cornwall, as well as two fish and chips shops and numerous related ventures. Now based partly in Australia, he talks fish, fights and fair portions.

Public lends support to VAT cut for pubs, restaurants and hotels

10-May-2012 - A large percentage of the public has supported calls for a VAT cut for the hospitality sector according to the results of a new survey.

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YO! Sushi to open first US site this summer

09-May-2012 - YO! Sushi is to open its first US restaurant this summer at Union Station in Washington DC. 

BO Innovation's 'Demon Chef' Alvin Leung to open London restaurant

09-May-2012 - Alvin Leung, the chef behind the two Michelin-starred restaurant BO Innovation in Hong Kong has confirmed plans to open a restaurant in London this year. 

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Tonkotsu: Tsuru Sushi's new ramen concept unveiled

09-May-2012 - London-based sustainable Japanese restaurant chain Tsuru Sushi has revealed details of the first restaurant set to open under its new ramen concept in early July.

Manchester restaurateur behind Southern Eleven announces second concept

08-May-2012 - James Hitchen, the restaurateur behind Manchester's Southern Eleven restaurant, is to open a second concept, Neighbourhood, in the city's Spinningfields development less than a year after his first project.

Hospitality Action Week 2012: How to get involved

08-May-2012 - The entire UK hospitality industry, from five-star hotels and country pubs to catering colleges, restaurants and industry workers, is uniting to take part in Hospitality Action Week from 14-20 May. 


How to improve environmental and commercial sustainability

08-May-2012 - Robert Morrall, managing director of Route Organisation , explains how hotels, pubs and restaurants can gain commercial benefit from improving their environmental credentials.

Amadeus wins Coventry Cathedral catering contract

08-May-2012 - The NEC Group's catering company Amadeus has won a £2m contract to supply catering at Coventry Cathedral for the next five years.

Raw food café concept launches in Mayfair

08-May-2012 - 42°Raw – a healthy, raw food café concept serving plant-based dishes all cooked under 42° - has opened within the site of The Royal Academy of Arts in the heart of London’s Mayfair.

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AFWS Moët UK Sommelier of the Year finalists announced

04-May-2012 - The Academy of Food & Wine Service (AFWS) has announced the 12 sommeliers who have made it through to this year's final of the Moët UK Sommelier of the Year competition.

World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2012: Were three British restaurants enough?

04-May-2012 - With only three UK restaurants on the list at Monday night’s World’s 50 Best Restaurants awards, BigHospitality spoke with Noma’s René Redzepi, along with a 50 Best judge, a restaurant critic and two British restaurants that did make the grade, to find out why there was such a poor British showing.

Unexpected drop in hospitality administrations

04-May-2012 - Accountancy firm Baker Tilly has analysed the latest figures from insolvency regulators The Insolvency Service and revealed the number of hotel and licensed businesses appointing administrators dropped unexpectedly in the first quarter of the year.

The Collection lounge bar launches new restaurant

04-May-2012 - The Collection lounge bar in Chelsea has launched a new restaurant, Kitchen 264, headed up by Israeli executive chef Oded Oren offering a modern Mediterranean menu.

Career Profile: Barrie St Clair

04-May-2012 - Yorkshire-born Barrrie St Clair spent the first half of his career working through the ranks as a hotel chef. After working as a sous-chef at the Le Meridien hotel, St Clair worked with Marco Pierre-White for an unsuccessful stint before joining the Waterloo restaurant and wine bar The Archduke. 

Cooks & Co launches new recipe pestos for foodservice

04-May-2012 - The Cooks & Co brand, owned by fine food distributor R.H. Amar, has launched new recipes for its two pesto pasta sauces for foodservice operators.

Brett Graham admits Highest Climber award will put more pressure on The Ledbury

03-May-2012 - Brett Graham, the Australian chef whose two Michelin-starred restaurant The Ledbury scooped the Highest Climber award at this year's World's 50 Best Restaurants Awards, has admitted the accolade will put further pressure on his Notting Hill team.

Liverpool and Manchester competing with London for international tourists

03-May-2012 - Liverpool and Manchester have experienced big rises in the number of international tourists they attract as cities in the regions begin to emerge as rivals to Edinburgh and London for foreign visitors.

Average price of three-course meal breaks £20 barrier

03-May-2012 - The average price of a three-course meal in a UK restaurant has risen by 7.1 per cent to £20.90 - up from £19.52 last year, while the average price of an individual dish has risen nearly 3 per cent year-on-year, from £6.19 to £6.41.

Ignite Group appoints new managing director of Bumpkin

03-May-2012 - Ignite Group has announced the former commercial director of Ping Pong Restaurants, Tina English, is to join the company this month as the new managing director of British food restaurant chain Bumpkin.

Business Profile: ETM Group

02-May-2012 - Attention to detail and a moulding of the product to suit specific markets has seen ETM Group become arguably London’s most successful pub-restaurant outfit.

The World's 50 Best Restaurants awards 2012: in pictures

02-May-2012 - In what was the tenth year of the World's 50 Best Restaurants awards, Noma cemented its position as the best place to eat on the planet after topping the list for a third consecutive year. Here are our photos from the night. 

The World's 50 Best Restaurants Awards 2012: Interviews with Brett Graham, Ashley Palmer-Watts and Fergus Henderson

02-May-2012 - The World's 50 Best Restaurants Awards - one of the biggest events in the culinary calendar - took place on Monday night at London's Guildhall with dozens of the world's top chefs, including Rene Redzepi and Ferran Adria in attendance. 

Sat Bains, Claude Bosi and Tom Kitchin to cook at Southbank Centre pop-up

02-May-2012 - Sat Bains and Tom Kitchin are among six chefs with eight Michelin stars between them who will be cooking at a pop-up restaurant on top of the Royal Festival Hall this Summer.

Little Chef outsources operations and marketing as it closes headquarters

02-May-2012 - Little Chef has brought in external agencies to manage operations and its marketing and PR across the group following chairman Graham Sims’ recent restructure of the business.