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The Trainline.com aims to show affordability of Michelin-starred lunch

03-Jul-2012 - Train bookings website thetrainline.com has documented the price of lunch at Michelin-starred restaurants across the UK to show rail passengers that eating in well-rated restaurants may not be as expensive as they may think. 

Bocuse d'Or 2013: UK team discovers world final ingredients

02-Jul-2012 - Adam Bennett, head chef at Simpsons restaurant in Birmingham and the UK hope for the grand final of the Bocuse d'Or 2013, has discovered what ingredients he must cook with in order to be in with a chance of winning the prestigious culinary competition.

Covent Garden restaurant Tuttons re-opens following major refurb

02-Jul-2012 - Tuttons restaurant in the heart of London’s Covent Garden Piazza has re-opened its doors after a four-month, multi-million-pound refurbishment project.

Search starts to find the most multi-lingual hospitality workplace

02-Jul-2012 - Does your hotel, restaurant or pub boast a large number of employees for whom English is their second language and who can communicate with guests from different countries in their mother –tongue yet also converse perfectly with other guest and employees in English?

New service allows restaurants and hotels to sell gift vouchers direct from their websites

02-Jul-2012 - SecureTrading and Gift Voucher Solutions have teamed up to offer a service which allows restaurants and hotels to sell gift vouchers directly to customers through their own websites. 

Prezzo and JD Wetherspoon help branded restaurants outperform hospitality market

29-Jun-2012 - Italian casual dining chain Prezzo and mass pub operator JD Wetherspoon are helping drive estimated growth in the branded restaurant sector in 2012 of 6.5 per cent.

Westminster Kingsway College students win Nestlé Toque d’Or 2012 competition

29-Jun-2012 - Westminster Kingsway College has been named the winner of the 2012 Nestlé Toque d’Or student catering competition.

Hawksmoor to focus on seafood and steak in fourth London restaurant

29-Jun-2012 - London-based restaurant operator Hawksmoor is to open its fourth site in the capital in October with more of a focus on grilled seafood as well as steak.

Food trends 2012: Asian ascension

29-Jun-2012 - Asian food may already be a huge part of the UK restaurant scene, but the world’s largest continent has a lot more to offer. Restaurant magazine's Joe Lutrario looks at the rise in Asian food in the UK and at how some of the less familiar cuisines are set to become much bigger.

Nespresso launches Zenius: Most 'technologically advanced' coffee machine

29-Jun-2012 - Nespresso has launched Zenius, an automated coffee machine it says is its most 'technologically advanced' to date, to the UK market.

Show us your wine display for the chance to win a trip to Champagne Jacquart - deadline extended

28-Jun-2012 - BigHospitality has teamed up with wine supplier Enotria to launch a competition to find the restaurant, pub or hotel with the best wine display.

Jamie Oliver set to open 'groundbreaking' Gatwick restaurant

28-Jun-2012 - Jamie Oliver's Gatwick Airport restaurant, which has just opened within the North Terminal, is set to become the busiest venue in the celebrity chef's portfolio as the team reveal the challenges in opening an airside restaurant.

Tourists find customer service at London’s hotels below average in run-up to London 2012 Olympics

28-Jun-2012 - London’s hotels have been given a lower customer service score than the capital’s tourist attractions, shops, pubs and restaurants by a sample of overseas visitors who came to the city earlier this year.

Le Gavroche named best in Europe by TripAdvisor, three other London restaurants make top 10

28-Jun-2012 - Four London restaurants have today been named in the top 10 list of the TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Favourite Restaurants in Europe.

Skye Gyngell joins refurbished Heckfield Place as culinary director

28-Jun-2012 - Former Petersham Nurseries head chef Skye Gyngell has been announced as culinary director at Heckfield Place hotel, the former hotel and conference centre in Hampshire which will re-open as a country house hotel in March 2013.

‘Hidden’ restaurants with no website lose out on £31k a year

28-Jun-2012 - Despite recent figures from Google showing that restaurant-related online searches are up 17 per cent year-on-year, a third of outlets still have no website, missing out on a potential £31,000 of revenue every year.

Hospitality industry surviving recession with ‘quick action and determination’, says BHA

28-Jun-2012 - With today’s release of revised gross domestic product (GDP) figures showing that the double-dip recession is deeper than originally feared, the British Hospitality Association (BHA) believes the hospitality industry can have something to smile about, having actually achieved growth during the final quarter of last year.

Bite-size Britain: Tapas-style restaurants sweep the nation

28-Jun-2012 - As Koh Thai Tapas prepares to open its third restaurant in the South East, a number of other new tapas-style concepts are springing up around the country, with sharing dishes and a more informal dining approach beginning to be applied to a variety of world cuisines. 

Hospitality industry unites to support new food waste reduction initiative

27-Jun-2012 - Sixty-nine British hospitality businesses, ranging from hotels, pubs, restaurants, contract caterers and industry bodies, have today signed up to a new, voluntary agreement which aims to cut food waste by 5 per cent and the associated CO2 emissions by more than 230,000 tonnes.

News in brief

Gordon Ramsay and Mary Portas hotel TV show on the hunt for hospitality jobseekers

27-Jun-2012 - The producers of a new Channel 4 TV show which will see Michelin-starred chef Gordon Ramsay and retail guru Mary Portas jointly running a hotel are urging unemployed people seeking jobs in the hospitality industry to apply to take part in the project.

Discount dining: Help or hindrance for the restaurant sector?

27-Jun-2012 - Discount vouchers have traditionally proved an effective tactic by some operators in encouraging consumers to eat in their outlets and have risen in popularity since the recession. But the popularity of these schemes has raised concerns that some operators are now becoming reliant on them.

National Chef of the Year 2012: Eight finalists revealed

27-Jun-2012 - The eight chefs through to the final of the 2012 National Chef of the Year (NCOTY) competition have been revealed with last year's runner up and third placed chef back in the running for the accolade which will be awarded at The Restaurant Show in October.

Gluten-free producer Genius expands foodservice range

27-Jun-2012 - Genius, the producer of gluten-free bread and pastry, has launched an extended range for the foodservice sector and has introduced a direct delivery service for restaurants, hotels and pubs. 

Bruno Loubet's second London restaurant to open January 2013

26-Jun-2012 - Chef Bruno Loubet and his business partners Mark Sainsbury and Michael Benyan have confirmed plans to open a second restaurant in London in January 2013. 

Jimmy's World Grill & Bar to expand to 20 sites by 2014

26-Jun-2012 - Jimmy’s World Grill & Bar is planning to more than double its current estate in the next 18 months and expects to employ 1,000 members of staff to run them by 2014, it claimed today.