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East Asian BBQ restaurant Bó Drake comes to Soho

23-Jul-2014 - Bó Drake, a modern East Asian BBQ restaurant and Anju bar will be opening in September on Greek Street in London’s Soho.

Simon Gregory joins Ace Hotels London Shoreditch

23-Jul-2014 - Ace Hotels London Shoreditch has confirmed that former Gordon Ramsay Restaurants group executive chef Simon Gregory will take over its kitchens next month.

Carpigiani unveils countertop whipped cream maker

23-Jul-2014 - Equipment provider Carpigiani has launched a countertop whipped cream maker called MiniWip.

Salt beef bar concept Delancey & Co comes to London

22-Jul-2014 - Delance y& Co will be opening in London this autumn, a modern take on a New York-style salt beef and smoked salmon bar. 

Chicken and gluten-free star on menu trends

22-Jul-2014 - ‘Chickenisation’ and the rise of gluten-free labelling are some of the menu trends outlined in Allegra Foodservice’s latest report.

Warning over employment checks as government doubles fines for illegal workers

22-Jul-2014 - As the government cracks down on illegal workers, hospitality employers have been urged to carry out stringent right-to-work checks on potential staff.

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Training for staff retention: Jamie's Italian

21-Jul-2014 - Staff retention can be greatly improved by providing new recruits with the right training. BigHospitality visited a Jamie's Italian kitchen to find out more about the company's training programme.

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Recruitment: A 5-step legal guide

21-Jul-2014 - Aside from the challenge of attracting, selecting and keeping the right candidates, recruitment brings a range of legal risks hospitality businesses should be aware of. 

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Recruitment: Improving staff retention through training and incentives

21-Jul-2014 - At 20 per cent, staff turnaround in hospitality is one of the highest in the UK. Though this is an improvement on the 30 per cent recorded in 2008, continued retention efforts are needed to relieve the sector’s recruitment burden.

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Recruitment: Making hospitality an attractive career option

21-Jul-2014 - With the continued growth of the hospitality sector, combined with the lowest unemployment rate since 2008, finding new recruits is set to become more and more challenging. So where can restaurants, hotels and pubs find potential candidates, and what can they do to make the industry an attractive career prospect?

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Recruitment: Selecting the right candidates

21-Jul-2014 - Once the challenge of attracting applicants has been overcome, hospitality recruiters find themselves with the task of selecting the right candidates for their brand - ultimately aiming for improved staff retention.

Bourne & Hollingsworth Buildings all-day brasserie and bar to open in Clerkenwell

21-Jul-2014 - The Bourne & Hollingsworth Buildings will be opening in London’s Clerkenwell this September, offering a modern British take on Brasserie food.

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Young National Chef of the Year Awards: final line-up

21-Jul-2014 - The Craft Guild of Chefs has announced the complete line-up of its Young National Chef of the Year Awards finalists.

Scott Hallsworth to open late night venue in South Kensington

18-Jul-2014 - Ex-Nobu head chef and Kurobuta founder Scott Hallsworth is to open a new late night venue and restaurant in the former Brompton Club in South Kensington.

Banks are failing SMEs, finds competition watchdog

18-Jul-2014 - Banks are failing to provide the service and value that small and medium-sized (SME) businesses such as bars, restaurants and hotels need to thrive, according to a new report from the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA).

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MeatLiquor rebrands Wishbone into ChickenLiquor

18-Jul-2014 - Meatailer has rebranded recently acquired Brixton chicken shop Wishbone into ChickenLiquor.

Skye Gyngell to open Spring at Somerset House in October

18-Jul-2014 - Chef Skye Gyngell has confirmed that her long-anticipated first solo venture, Spring, will open at London's Somerset House in October.

London in the Sky brings Michelin dining to new heights

18-Jul-2014 - Five London chefs are set to reproduce the dining experience of their Michelin-starred restaurants at a pop-up venue 100ft from the ground this September.

Young's adds boutique hotel rooms to Richmond pub

17-Jul-2014 - Young's is adding 13 boutique hotel rooms to The Orange Tree pub in Richmond-upon-Thames, which is due to re-open in September following a £1.7m refurbishment.

Eelbrook to bring al fresco dining to South West London

17-Jul-2014 - West London’s latest all-day eatery Eelbrook will open in Fulham later this month, offering al fresco dining with a European and North African twist.

Customers less satisfied with leisure sector

17-Jul-2014 - Customer satisfaction with leisure sector businesses has fallen slightly over the past six months, new research shows.

Flat June sales for restaurants despite #WorldCup2014

17-Jul-2014 - Managed pub and restaurant groups’ collective like-for-like sales grew just 0.4 per cent in June, according to the Coffer Peach Business Tracker.

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Nathan Outlaw, Simon Hulstone and Eric Lanlard join forces for charity dinner

17-Jul-2014 - Chefs Nathan Outlaw, Simon Hulstone and Eric Lanlard are set to host a fundraising dinner for industry charity Hospitality Action later this year.

Giorgio Locatelli to open Marylebone pizza pop-up

16-Jul-2014 - Renowned Italian chef Giorgio Locatelli is opening a pop-up pizza restaurant in Marylebone with his wife Plaxy this September.

CAU to open all-day dining restaurant in Bristol

16-Jul-2014 - Argentinian steakhouse concept CAU will open its sixth and largest UK site in Bristol next month.