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Hospitality food waste bill could reach £3bn by 2016, warns WRAP

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.

Strada aims to broaden appeal with menu and design changes

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.

Big Easy heads to Covent Garden

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.

Chewton Glen chef to open first solo venture

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.

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Greenwich restaurant The High Chaparral fined for alcohol licence breaches

21-Nov-2013 - Restaurant The High Chapparal in Greenwich has been fined more than £12k for two breaches of the Licensing Act. 

Creativevents and The Fine Food Company win Hampton Court Flower Show catering contract

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. 

People on the Move in Hospitality: November 2013

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.

Ibérica reveals UK expansion plans

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.

Hospitality House: New training centre open for business

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.

Hospitable nation: Britain ranks in top 10 of most welcoming countries

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. 

Claude Bosi: Hibiscus must evolve to stay on top

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.

Peter Gorton backs new Restaurant Academy

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.

Gazette to open third restaurant in Putney

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. 

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Last chance to vote in Restaurant’s Chefs’ Choice survey

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.

The World's 50 Best Restaurants donate meals to Farm Africa's Christmas auction

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.

More pubs for Brunning & Price as owner The Restaurant Group reports ‘good progress’

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.

Boris Johnson launches new scheme to help restaurants cut food waste

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.

Goodman Restaurants launches lobster roll concept

15-Nov-2013 - Goodman Restaurants, the Russian steakhouse group behind the thriving Burger & Lobster outfit, is launching a new lobster roll concept in Mayfair.

Gary Neville and Ryan Giggs to open Café Football next month

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.

Petra Wetzel: Career Profile

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.

Nando's to open first airport site at Gatwick's South Terminal

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. 

Benugo to re-launch Great Court restaurant at The British Museum

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. 

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AMEX launches Small Business Saturday to help independent businesses

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.

TGI Friday's receives top hygiene rating at all 60 restaurants

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. 

Harry Ramsden's drives Welcome Break deal

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.