06-Oct-2014 - Gordon Ramsay Group has announced that Heddon Street Kitchen will open next month, with Maria Tampakis appointed as the restaurant’s head chef.
06-Oct-2014 - After a five-year hiatus and a shrinking estate, barbecue brand Bodean’s is back on the expansion trail. Founder Andre Blais discusses why he won’t be getting his fingers burnt this time round.
03-Oct-2014 - Provence-inspired Café Pistou, the latest venture by former CAU and Gaucho managing director Charlie McLean, is set to open its doors by the end of October on Exmouth Market, London.
03-Oct-2014 - London restaurant Brigade Bar & Bistro has won a Lord Mayor’s Dragon Award for training homeless people to become chefs.
03-Oct-2014 - The Association for Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR) has welcomed the Prime Minister’s pledge that a future Conservative government would cut income tax for low paid workers.
03-Oct-2014 - Greek restaurant The Life Goddess has opened its doors at Kingly Court, London, offering a menu of simple and authentic dishes.
03-Oct-2014 - Danish restaurant Snaps & Rye is set to open on 28 October in North Kensington, offering a menu of authentic Danish dishes made with organic and seasonal ingredients.
03-Oct-2014 - The Swiss-German chef recently re-opened his Canvas restaurant in Chelsea and has taken over the lease of the Black Boys Inn in Berkshire.
02-Oct-2014 - Chefs from the UK’s best restaurants gathered on 1 October at Westminster Kingsway College, London, to discuss their careers and share recipes at the Development Chef Club Food Forum.
02-Oct-2014 - The number of photos posted online by diners and management directly affects engagement from prospective customers, according to TripAdvisor’s first restaurant engagement study.
02-Oct-2014 - Tragus has announced the completion of its financial restructuring and the appointment of Martin Robinson as non-executive chairman as part of a ‘transformational reorganisation’.
02-Oct-2014 - Atul Kochhar, the Michelin-starred chef/patron of the Benares restaurant in Mayfair, is to operate the fine-dining restaurant at the Macdonald Compleat Angler Hotel in Marlow, Buckinghamshire, according to BigHospitality's sister publication M&C Report .
02-Oct-2014 - This year’s National Chef of the Year (NCOTY) competition will see the Exceptional Presentation Award winner chosen by the public over social media.
01-Oct-2014 - Barbecue restaurant HotBox will open its first permanent site in Spitalfields this November, having tested the concept out as a series of pop-ups across the capital.
01-Oct-2014 - Chris Upton is to take over as chairman of The Hospitality Professionals Association for Finance, Revenue Management and IT (HOSPA).
30-Sep-2014 - Italian wine café Veeno has launched a crowdfunding campaign and aims to open four new sites by June 2015.
30-Sep-2014 - One Canada Square, Topolski and Hutong Shard were among the UK winners of the 2014 Restaurant and Bar Design Awards, held in London this week.
30-Sep-2014 - Restaurateur Des McDonald will open his second The Fish & Chip Shop restaurant in the City of London this October, with plans to develop the concept into a national chain.
30-Sep-2014 - Japanese restaurant Roka will open its latest venue in Aldwych in the last week of October.
29-Sep-2014 - The Restaurant Show 2014 will take place at Earls Court in London from 6-8 October.
29-Sep-2014 - US-based The Church Group has secured a site in London to launch its Louisiana-themed bar and restaurant concept Ninth Ward in the UK in early 2015.
29-Sep-2014 - Tragus Group has sold 43 Strada restaurants to Sun Capital Partners (SCP) for £37m, claiming to have ‘secured a sustainable future for the business’.
29-Sep-2014 - British food is still the nation’s favourite according to Travelzoo’s latest survey on eating out preferences.
29-Sep-2014 - The increase in eating out and higher customer expectations are driving the continued growth of ‘informed but informal’ dining experiences.
26-Sep-2014 - Food start-up Grub Club will launch a crowdfunding campaign on 29 September to raise £250,000 to further the business.