18-Oct-2012 - According to two surveys, hospitality operators are increasingly realising the importance of coffee to their businesses with national pub chains now selling more cups of the beverage than their coffee shop neighbours on the high street.
18-Oct-2012 - International restaurant group Hakkasan is set to launch ‘Ling Ling’, a new sophisticated late-night lounge concept, at the company’s original site in London's Hanway Place on 1 November.
18-Oct-2012 - Communities Secretary Eric Pickles this week joined Britain’s leading Indian chefs and restaurateurs to launch a new scholarship programme for students to develop their careers in high-end Asian cuisine and restaurant management.
18-Oct-2012 - Despite price-sensitive diners booking Christmas dinners and events later than ever, pub and bar operator Orchid has already seen bookings up 10 per cent on last year. The group has given us some timely top tips to help with that last-minute festive planning.
17-Oct-2012 - Italian restaurant chain Carluccio's has invested £250k in a new, in-house chef training academy above its Upper Street restaurant in Islington.
17-Oct-2012 - The successful future of the restaurant sector may lie with longer opening hours and multi-concept operations in one site, according to industry experts and operators.
17-Oct-2012 - Buddha Bar, the pan-Asian restaurant and bar concept, will officially make its return to London in November with the reopening of the former Chicago Rib Shack site in Knightsbridge.
17-Oct-2012 - Leading chef and restaurateur Rick Stein has revealed he is looking to build more accommodation partnerships and manage new hotels and rooms businesses.
17-Oct-2012 - A successful marketing expert and restaurateur have teamed up to launch a book for those looking for tips and advice on how to run their restaurant well during the recession.
16-Oct-2012 - The husband and wife team behind Lola Rojo Spanish restaurant in Northcote Road have acquired a second site less than 300 metres away - Rosita, a new restaurant and bar specialising in sherry and tapas.
16-Oct-2012 - The London Restaurant Festival (LRF) drew to a close last night (15 Oct) with an awards evening held at Vinopolis celebrating the various qualities that attract people to venues around the capital.
16-Oct-2012 - The Institute of Hospitality (IoH) has announced Peter Ducker, currently executive director at the Hotel Booking Agents Association (HBAA), will succeed Philippe Rossiter as chief executive.
16-Oct-2012 - At 22.7bn and in growth, the UK on-trade beer, wine and spirits market remains a star performer. This panel discussion at The Restaurant Show explores some of the current trends and identifies how you should be revising your drinks list over the next 12 months accordingly.
16-Oct-2012 - September's rain and bad weather held back sales growth at Britain’s leading pub and restaurant groups with like-for-like sales up just 0.7 per cent, according to the latest Coffer Peach Business Tracker.
16-Oct-2012 - Foodservice poultry supplier Plusfood has expanded its frozen Hot ‘n’ Kickin’ range to include a chicken fillet covered in the crispy coating with a kick of chilli that has become a signature of the product range.
15-Oct-2012 - Country Range has introduced a Rainforest Alliance certified coffee and chocolate drink to its foodservice product range.
15-Oct-2012 - Three brothers - a farmer, chef and restaurateur – have brought their skills together to open The Shed, a new restaurant and bar in Notting Hill with an emphasis on seasonal British produce.
15-Oct-2012 - The 2012 Gram Green Paper – a study into the hospitality industry’s attitudes towards sustainability – has been released, providing a comprehensive review of the sustainable attitudes and behaviours within the hotel, restaurant and pub sectors.
15-Oct-2012 - With a second instalment of its take on India’s traditional café-restaurants about to open, Dishoom is successfully carving its own niche in the UK’s all-day dining space.
15-Oct-2012 - The Phoenix Inn in Hartley Wintney, Hampshire, has won the 'Best British Roast Dinner accolade after a mystery diner expert scored its roast dinner with all the trimmings the best in Britain.
12-Oct-2012 - The annual three-day restaurant extravaganza has finished for another year and, with tonnes of chef interviews, restaurateur panels, product launches and competitions, it's easy to feel you missed something, so BigHospitality produced this must-read Top 10 of what we learnt at The Restaurant Show.
12-Oct-2012 - Chef Eric Chavot has returned to the UK from his two-year stint in America to launch his own restaurant – Brasserie Chavot – adjacent to the Westbury Hotel in Mayfair next year.
12-Oct-2012 - High street restaurants are moving away from two-for-one discount deals in favour of vouchers offering smaller reductions available for more limited periods – could this be the first sign of a break in the ‘discount bind’?
12-Oct-2012 - Ross Shonhan, ex-head chef of Zuma London and Nobu Dallas, is set to open Japanese ramen concept Bone Daddies in Soho next month, and the Australian has revealed that he has a few more ideas in the pipeline as he hopes to compete with his former employers.
12-Oct-2012 - The notoriously dedicated chef – a long-time proponent of foraging and ingredient experimentation – is celebrating 25 years at his two-star Cheltenham restaurant Le Champignon Sauvage, which he runs with wife Helen.