19-Apr-2012 - Gordon Ramsay Holdings (GRH) is to open two more restaurants this year in the Qatari capital of Doha.
19-Apr-2012 - National tourist board VisitEngland has revealed the names of the hospitality businesses and individuals who have made the final shortlist for 15 award categories in its 2012 Awards for Excellence.
18-Apr-2012 - BigHospitality rounds up the latest appointments in the hospitality industry. This month sees key appointments at hotels, restaurants and pubs including Carberry Tower, Colette's and Doubletree by Hilton.
18-Apr-2012 - In the ten years since the World's 50 Best Restaurants Awards was launched a wide variety of gastronomic and dining styles have been represented in the top 50 so as excitement builds for the 2012 list BigHospitality asked chefs and experts what makes a restaurant world class.
18-Apr-2012 - As the countdown to the London 2012 Olympics reaches the last 100 days hospitality businesses are being urged by VisitBritain and People 1st to 'warm up their welcome' and improve customer service to make the most of the Games.
17-Apr-2012 - A number of high-end restaurateurs and industry experts have condemned the use of online reservation systems, claiming booking websites are contributing to the growing number of people booking tables and not showing up.
17-Apr-2012 - It has been confirmed that the Covent Garden Market Building which was acquired by Jamie Oliver in February is to open under the Union Jacks brand in July.
17-Apr-2012 - Plans to cut VAT on ski lift passes in Scotland from 20 to 5 per cent next year could indicate that the Government wants to put the tourism and hospitality industries on a level playing field with those in Europe, according to a leading VAT campaigner for the hospitality industry.
17-Apr-2012 - Restaurants and pubs have benefited from the unseasonably warm weather of March, with collective like-for-like sales up 1.9 per cent and total sales up 6.3 per cent on the same month last year.
17-Apr-2012 - London-based Japanese restaurant chain Feng Sushi has announced it is to open its eighth site in West Hampstead later this year focusing on diners eating in; the second opening since serial investor Luke Johnson took a majority stake in the business.
17-Apr-2012 - Nestlé Professional has launched its award-winning Viaggi beverage machine in the UK which delivers ‘barista-style’ coffees and hot chocolate to foodservice operators.
16-Apr-2012 - An array of top chefs and restaurateurs swapped their chef whites with nine of the country’s most prolific food critics last night for Action Against Hunger’s Too Many Critics charity event.
16-Apr-2012 - The organisers of a fundraising dinner in honour of Eddie Gilbert’s founder Jonny Dunhill are hoping to raise enough cash to set up a chef bursary in his name.
13-Apr-2012 - National tourist board VisitEngland has today launched a new version of its Access Statement Online Tool, specifically tailored for restaurants and cafés to help them cater for customers with access needs.
13-Apr-2012 - Benny Peverelli, former head chef at healthy fast-food chain Leon, has said London restaurants should not 'rest on their laurels' and must consider value for money as a survey suggests diners think some restaurants might be overpriced.
13-Apr-2012 - The Forum of Private Business has warned the proposed introduction of a Late Night Levy (LNL) is little more than a 'stealth tax' against business and will further harm pubs and operators catering for the night-time economy.
13-Apr-2012 - Food service and hotel operators are being urged to take part in the Gram Green Paper report for 2012 to look at the industry’s attitudes to the environment and sustainability.
13-Apr-2012 - Italian ice cream equipment manufacturer Carpigiani has launched the Freeze & Go machine, allowing chefs to create fresh ice cream and sorbet in just five minutes.
13-Apr-2012 - Restaurants, hotels and pubs, including The Gun in London's Docklands and The Arden Hotel in Stratford-upon-Avon tell BigHospitality about new marketing ideas and promotions they are running to help attract more customers.
12-Apr-2012 - Nicola Horlick, the investment manager dubbed 'superwoman' for balancing her career and family, has described her latest venture, a Barnes restaurant with Trinity chef Adam Byatt in tribute to her late daughter Georgina, as a 'good business proposition' as well as a personal mission.
12-Apr-2012 - Restaurant group D&D London is celebrating achieving a star rating from the Sustainable Restaurant Association (SRA) for all its sites while the group as a whole has been awarded a two star rating for its efforts on sustainable sourcing.
12-Apr-2012 - As the number of people booking tables and then not showing up increases we ask how big a problem is it for the restaurant sector and what can the industry do to guard against it?
12-Apr-2012 - Hospitality businesses have renewed calls for extra support on energy bills and dealing with utility suppliers after the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) announced it was backing Ofgem proposals to help domestic customers.
12-Apr-2012 - The owner of new London restaurant, Lowcountry Bar & Eating House, is hoping to introduce diners to 'authentic and regional' American food when it opens in Fulham High Street next month.
11-Apr-2012 - James Knappett, formerly of The Ledbury and Marcus Wareing's The Berkeley, is to open a new restaurant with his wife combining a hot dog and Champagne concept called Bubbledogs with a more private fine dining element - Kitchen Table.