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Chef Jesse Dunford Wood takes on ownership of Parlour, Kensal Green

28-Aug-2013 - Jesse Dunford Wood has taken on full ownership of Kensal Green gastropub Parlour after severing ties with the Perritt & Perritt group. 

Chef Norman Musa unveils new products to help put Malaysian food on the map

28-Aug-2013 - Ning restaurants co-owner and executive chef Norman Musa is aiming to introduce more of the trade and home cooks to Malaysian food with the launch of three new product lines designed for foodservice and retail.

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Chefs with Altitude: Top chefs and restaurateurs reach Kilimanjaro summit

28-Aug-2013 - Chefs Ashley Palmer-Watts, Paul Foster and John Freeman and Bar Boulud maitre d' Paolo de Tarso have reached the summit of Kilimanjaro six days after starting their climb.

Risk Capital Partners takes majority stake in Red Hot World Buffet

28-Aug-2013 - Risk Capital Partners, the Luke Johnson-led investment vehicle, has completed the acquisition of a majority stake in Red Hot World Buffet (RHWB), the seven-strong group, founded by Helen and Parmjit Dhaliwal.

Comptoir Libanais confirms Gatwick Airport for sixth restaurant

27-Aug-2013 - Lebanese restaurant chain Comptoir Libanais has confirmed plans to open its first airport restaurant at Gatwick's North Terminal later this year. 

Restaurants, hotels and pubs at busiest since 2007, yet profits fall sharply

27-Aug-2013 - Restaurants, hotels and pubs have seen business volumes rise at their fastest rate since August 2007, according to the CBI's quarterly Service Sector Survey with further growth expected 'through this year and into next'. 

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Wright Brothers to open third London oyster and seafood restaurant

27-Aug-2013 - Ben Wright and Robin Hancock are to open their third London oyster and seafood restaurant on the former site of Meson los Barriles in Spitalfield Market.

TAG Restaurant Holdings to open UK's first Kitchenette restaurant in Putney

27-Aug-2013 - Turkish restaurant company TAG Restaurant Holdings is to open its first Kitchenette restaurant in the UK in Putney next month. 

Texas Joe's beef jerky founder to open BBQ and craft beer restaurants

27-Aug-2013 - Joe Walters, the entrepreneur behind the Texas Joe’s beef jerky brand whose investors include BrewDog co-founder James Watt, has said he hopes to open a chain of barbecue and craft beer restaurants nationwide after securing his first stand-alone site in London’s Farringdon.

Searcys to re-launch Barbican restaurant as Gin Joint brasserie and bar

23-Aug-2013 - Contract caterer Searcys is re-launching its restaurant at The Barbican next month as a brasserie and bar called Gin Joint. 

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Michael Caines to develop food-to-go range for Harrods

23-Aug-2013 - Gidleigh Park executive chef Michael Caines is to develop a food-to-go range for London department store Harrods.

Warm weather offers August Bank Holiday trade boost for industry

23-Aug-2013 - Predictions of warm weather for the August Bank Holiday, coupled with an already strong summer, have led to an increase in the number of Brits planning to take a trip in the UK over the weekend which could result in an industry trade boost of £1bn, says VisitEngland.

Copita and Barrica founder to open traditional Sherry tavern Drakes Tabanco

23-Aug-2013 - Copita and Barrica founder Tim Luther and business partner Nigel Howell will open a traditional Sherry tavern in London this autumn with plans to 'reignite' the nation's thirst for the 'often misunderstood wines'. 

Prezzo plans to open four restaurants under Cleaver brand

23-Aug-2013 - Prezzo, the Jonathan Kaye-led restaurant group, will open four sites in total this year under new brand Cleaver before assessing the potential of the chicken, burgers and ribs concept.

Gregg Wallace's restaurant to close as Bermondsey Square Hotel association comes to 'natural end'

22-Aug-2013 - London's Bermondsey Square Hotel has refuted claims that Gregg Wallace's restaurant Gregg's Bar & Grill is being closed later this year because it received negative reviews.

The Bavarian Beerhouse to open in Bristol, first outside London

22-Aug-2013 - A third branch of German beer, food and entertainment concept The Bavarian Beerhouse is set to open in Bristol this month as the company looks to expand outside its London heartland.

Consider hospitality for career, industry tells school leavers

22-Aug-2013 - School leavers picking up their GCSE results today have been urged to consider a career within hospitality with employers saying it ‘offers young people far more than just a salary’. 

Smith of Smithfields to re-launch The Luxe as SMITHS

22-Aug-2013 - Smiths of Smithfield is to launch a new all-day dining concept called SMITHS on the site of John Torode's former restaurant The Luxe in London’s Spitalfields Market next month.

People on the Move in Hospitality: August 2013

21-Aug-2013 - BigHospitality rounds up some of the latest movers and shakers in the industry with this last month seeing a number of new appointments at hotels, restaurants, pubs including ME London, Allium Brasserie and Inventive Leisure. 

Tom Kitchin & Dominic Jack on Michelin stars, the rise of Edinburgh and running a 'gastropub'

21-Aug-2013 - Edinburgh's dining scene is almost unimaginable without Tom Kitchin and Dominic Jack, chef-patrons of the Michelin-starred The Kitchin and Castle Terrace restaurants who recently opened their family-friendly dining pub The Scran & Scallie.

Mae Ping Wimbledon to re-launch as Thai tapas restaurant

21-Aug-2013 - Thai restaurant group Mae Ping will re-launch its Wimbledon branch as a Thai tapas restaurant next month following a successful trial of the concept across its estate.

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Chefs’ Forum hits Bath and the Cotswolds

21-Aug-2013 - The Manor House Hotel in Castle Combe and its Michelin-starred chef Richard Davies played host to another event from The Chefs’ Forum earlier this week – this time representing Bath and the Cotswolds. 

London's Koya to open Koya Bar next door

21-Aug-2013 - Soho-based Japanese restaurant Koya is to open a second restaurant - Koya Bar - next door next month. 

Burger & Lobster confirms Harvey Nichols as fifth restaurant location

20-Aug-2013 - Burger & Lobster has confirmed it will open its fifth London restaurant on the fifth floor of Knightsbridge department store Harvey Nichols this autumn.

SRA report shows healthy dishes more important to diners than locally-sourced or organic

20-Aug-2013 - A report into consumer attitudes towards eating out has shown that diners now care more about whether restaurants offer healthy and nutritious dishes and deal with food waste effectively than if they serve locally-sourced or organic food.