21-Nov-2013 - The hospitality industry's food waste bill could reach as much as £3bn by 2016 if businesses fail to take action, a new report by the Waste Resources Action Programme (WRAP) has found.
21-Nov-2013 - Italian restaurant chain Strada is aiming to broaden its appeal through a number of changes to its menu and the design of its restaurants.
21-Nov-2013 - Long-standing London restaurant Big Easy Bar.B.Q & Crabshack is doubling up in the capital with a second venue opening in Covent Garden next year.
21-Nov-2013 - The head chef of Chewton Glen hotel in Hampshire is going solo to pursue his lifelong dream of owning a Michelin-starred restaurant with the opening The Elderflower in nearby Lymington next year.
21-Nov-2013 - Restaurant The High Chapparal in Greenwich has been fined more than £12k for two breaches of the Licensing Act.
20-Nov-2013 - Creativevents and The Fine Food Company have won a five year contract worth more than £4m to supply catering to visitors of the Royal Horticultural Society's (RHS) Hampton Court Flower Show.
20-Nov-2013 - BigHospitality rounds up some of the latest movers and shakers in the industry with the past month seeing a number of key appointments at hotels, restaurants, pubs including and Travelodge, The Savoy and The Cadogan Arms.
20-Nov-2013 - Ibérica Restaurants, the three-strong Spanish group led by two-Michelin-starred chef Nacho Manzano, is actively looking to expand outside of London with plans for up to 10 UK sites in the next five years.
19-Nov-2013 - Hospitality House, the Hospitality Guild’s state-of-the-art training and meeting venue in London, was officially opened yesterday by the Minister for Skills and Enterprise, Matthew Hancock.
19-Nov-2013 - Britain has ranked for the first time within the top 10 most welcoming nations while also retaining its third place as Overall Nation Brand for the third year running.
18-Nov-2013 - Two-Michelin-starred chef Claude Bosi says he must not turn a blind eye to the increasing ‘casualisation’ of fine-dining as he looks to try and keep people flocking through the doors of his Mayfair establishment Hibiscus.
18-Nov-2013 - Chef Peter Gorton is backing an innovative new Restaurant Academy in Plymouth designed to combine modern brasserie dining with a centre of excellence that will launch the careers of the next generation of young hospitality professionals.
18-Nov-2013 - Gazette, the London-based French restaurant company run by Walter Lecocq and Pascal Even, will open its third site in Putney next year.
18-Nov-2013 - Fancy a meal at the UK’s number-one restaurant? If you vote in Restaurant’s Chefs’ Choice survey, you could win a meal for two at Tom Kerridge’s Marlow destination, The Hand & Flowers.
18-Nov-2013 - Twelve restaurants within this year's World's 50 Best Restaurants list have donated meals to a special Christmas auction held by charity Farm Africa.
15-Nov-2013 - Brunning and Price, the Chester-based pub company owned by The Restaurant Group, is opening three more sites by the end of the year, with an ‘even busier’ pipeline next year.
15-Nov-2013 - The Mayor of London Boris Johnson has this week launched ‘Foodsave’, a new scheme to help foodservice businesses maximise profits by reducing food waste and diverting surplus food away from landfill and towards useful purposes.
15-Nov-2013 - Goodman Restaurants, the Russian steakhouse group behind the thriving Burger & Lobster outfit, is launching a new lobster roll concept in Mayfair.
15-Nov-2013 - Café Football, the football-themed venue from former Manchester United teammates Gary Neville and Ryan Giggs, opens in Westfield Stratford next month with two-Michelin-starred chef Michael Wignall overseeing the new restaurant’s menu.
15-Nov-2013 - German-born Petra Wetzel gave up a career in law six years ago to save the restaurant, bar and brewery in Glasgow she'd bought for her ex-husband to run. A self-confessed new-born 'beer nerd' Wetzel has grown the beer hall considerably while the brewery is now a major producer of artisan lagers and wheat beers in Scotland and supplies outlets all over the country.
14-Nov-2013 - Nando’s, the peri peri chicken chain, is to open its first airport site after agreeing to open at Gatwick’s South Terminal in summer 2014.
14-Nov-2013 - Benugo has announced plans to re-open the Great Court Restaurant at The British Museum next January following a three-month refurbishment.
14-Nov-2013 - More than 200 restaurants in Brighton have signed up to a new campaign offering American Express card holders five pounds off the cost of their bill.
14-Nov-2013 - TGI Friday's has reported it has received a five - the Food Standards Agency's (FSA) highest food hygiene rating - at all 60 of its restaurants.
13-Nov-2013 - Harry Ramsden’s has unveiled plans to open at two motorway service stations with the creation of up to 20 new full and part time jobs.