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Chicken Shop and Dirty Burger to merge in new Whitechapel venue

30-Apr-2014 - Soho House is bringing its Chicken Shop and Dirty Burger brands under one roof at a new all-day dining venture opening in East London on 21 May.

Small restaurant chains expanding at a rapid rate, says Horizons

30-Apr-2014 - Small restaurant chains are growing at the fastest rate experienced for several years, with a noticeable movement towards niche offerings, according Horizon’s latest Ones to Watch report.

Restaurant magazine: Fergus Henderson on life, cooking and nose-to-tail eating

30-Apr-2014 - Fergus Henderson received the Diners Club Lifetime Achievement award at this year's World’s 50 Best Restaurant Awards for his contribution to Britain's culinary landscape. In the cover feature of this month’s Restaurant magazine, editor Stefan Chomka speaks to him about his life as a chef, his passion for nose-to-tail cooking and his impact on world cuisine.

World's 50 Best Restaurants Awards 2014: in pictures

29-Apr-2014 - The world's best chefs and restaurateurs gathered at London's Guildhall on Monday (28 April) for the World's Best Restaurant Awards 2014, sponsored by S.Pellegrino & Acqua Panna.

​Whitbread FY lfls up 4.2%

29-Apr-2014 - Whitbread has reported a 4.2% rise in like-for-like sales in the year to 27 February, with growth accelerating in the second half.

Bodo’s Schloss launches new restaurant concept for summer

29-Apr-2014 - Bodo’s Schloss will launch a new restaurant area and menu at its site in Kensington in May, aiming to offer the feel of an ‘alpine escape’ in the centre of London. 

Domestic trips on the rise for budget-conscious Brits

29-Apr-2014 - Ninety per cent of British travellers are planning at least one domestic trip in 2014, up from 84% last year, and almost all of them choose holidays based on special offers.

World's 50 Best Restaurants 2014: which countries performed best?

28-Apr-2014 - Noma has been named the S.Pellegrino World’s Best Restaurant for the fourth time, stealing the title back from the 2013 winner, Spain’s El Celler de Can Roca. But what countries dominated the listings this year?

The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2014: Top 10 gallery

28-Apr-2014 - The World’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards 2014 have been announced, with Noma beating El Celler de Can Roca to reclaim the top spot.

The World's 50 Best Restaurants 2014: 51-100

28-Apr-2014 - UK restaurants performed strongly in the World’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards 2014 – with two in the top ten for the first time ever - and there were also some impressive achievements for British restaurants on the 51-100 list.

London’s first all-day Creole bar and kitchen to launch in June

28-Apr-2014 - All-day Creole bar and Kitchen Bayou is to launch in London’s Camden in early June, offering an experience of Southern American food, drink and music culture inspired by Bayou country.

World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2014: Top chefs descend on London

28-Apr-2014 - Chefs and restaurateurs from The World’s 50 Best Restaurants are set to descend on London tonight (28 April) for the 12th annual World’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards. Follow the action with BigHospitality on Facebook and Twitter for updates, photos and gossip as the evening unfolds.

Attack of the TripAdvisors: Should review websites allow anonymity?

25-Apr-2014 - Review website TripAdvisor has reiterated that blackmail from customers is ‘strictly against guidelines’ after a Yorkshire-based restaurateur claimed reviewers were threatening to leave negative comments unless they received a free meal at one of his outlets.

Toto’s Italian restaurant launching in Knightsbridge

25-Apr-2014 - Italian restaurant and bar Toto’s will be opening in London’s Knightbridge in May following a £3m two-year refurbishment. 

Lee Westcott to open Typing Room restaurant at Town Hall Hotel

25-Apr-2014 - Chef Lee Westcott’s first solo venture the Jason Atherton backed Typing Room restaurant will open at London's Town Hall Hotel on 16 May. 

World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2014: Will El Celler de Can Roca retain top spot?

25-Apr-2014 - The World’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards, sponsored by S.Pellegrino and Acqua Panna, takes place on Monday (28 April) and speculation is beginning to mount - will Spanish restaurant El Celler de Can Roca hold off the likes of Noma and Osteria Francescana to stay at number one?

News in brief

Shaun Rankin teams up with Blue Islands airline

24-Apr-2014 - High profile chef Shaun Rankin has teamed up with Channel Island airline Blue Islands to offer a local seasonal menu to passengers this summer.

Carl Clarke oversees new bar and restaurant offering at Hertford House

24-Apr-2014 - Chef Carl Clarke is currently overseeing the new food and beverage offering at Hertford House Hotel, re-launching the restaurant, bar and cocktail lounge. 

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Bistrot Pierre launches new site in the South West

23-Apr-2014 - French restaurant group Bistrot Pierre is opening a new site at the sea front in Torquay within the Abbey Sands development and is recruiting up to 60 new staff members for the venture. 

Think.Eat.Drink ethically-sourced restaurant to open in King’s Cross

23-Apr-2014 - New bar and restaurant Think.Eat.Drink (T.E.D) will open in King’s Cross in June, serving ethically-sourced British food in an environmentally-friendly setting. 

Tube strike: London's hospitality businesses face further disruption

23-Apr-2014 - London’s hospitality businesses are facing further disruption as a result of transport disputes, with two more tube strikes and a 48-hour walkout on Heathrow Express planned over the next two months.

Top 10 things to do and see at Hotelympia 2014

23-Apr-2014 - Hotelympia is fast approaching and the hospitality industry getting ready to descend on the ExCel centre in London on 28 April - 1 May for the biennial event.

New restaurant concept Pavilion to open in Kensington

22-Apr-2014 - Chef Adam Simmonds, who held a Michelin star at his previous site, is overseeing a new restaurant concept opening on London’s Kensington High Street on 31 May. 

American diner trend continues: Zaks announces first franchise

22-Apr-2014 - Blue Sky Leisure’s Norfolk-based American diner chain Zaks is opening a fourth restaurant in the south west of the county under its first franchise partnership.

Gusto undertakes MBO from Living Ventures

22-Apr-2014 - Restaurant and bar group Gusto has completed a management buyout from Living Ventures, the Tim Bacon-led premium operator, with funding from private equity group Palatine as it looks to add about 15 sites over the next four years, including a move into the London area, M&C Report has learnt.