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Restaurants and pubs backing Tax Parity Day report 20% sales uplift

30-Sep-2013 - Restaurant and pub operators backing last week's Tax Parity Day say cutting their prices by 7.5 per cent for one day helped boost sales by up to 20 per cent.

Tonkotsu heads to Hackney railway arch for second site

27-Sep-2013 - Just over a year after opening a debut site in Soho, the team behind ramen restaurant Tonkotsu is doubling up on the concept, with a second venue opening in Hackney this autumn. 

Mark Greenaway: Pearls of Wisdom

27-Sep-2013 - When he left school aged just 15, Mark Greenaway dreamt of having his own restaurant. Twenty years later, that dream was realised with Greenway’s eponymous establishment opening in Edinburgh. Having worked in numerous venues throughout the UK and Australia, the Great British Menu chef certainly has a story to tell.

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People 1st to run free training session at Hospitality House

26-Sep-2013 - Sector skills council People 1st's training company is hosting a free training event at the Hospitality Guild's new training hub Hospitality House next month. 

Michelin Guide 2014: Two stars for Dinner by Heston Blumenthal and Greenhouse

26-Sep-2013 - The Michelin Guide for Great Britain and Ireland 2014 has awarded Heston Blumenthal's Dinner and Mayfair restaurant Greenhouse two Michelin stars, while 15 other establishments including including Lima, Jason Atherton's Social Eating House and Tom Seller's Story have gained a first star.

New chicken restaurant Gallus, Empire of Chicken to open in London with plans for expansion

26-Sep-2013 - A new chicken restaurant called Gallus, Empire of Chicken, will open its doors in London this month with founder and chief executive Ramsey Assal already planning to grow the business into a small chain. 

People on the Move in Hospitality: September 2013

26-Sep-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 

Shaun Rankin: ‘Consistency’ the key to gaining a Michelin star

26-Sep-2013 - Shaun Rankin, whose St Helier restaurant Ormer has received its first star in the 2014 edition of the UK and Ireland Michelin Guide, believes consistency and a good relationship with Michelin are the key to gaining and retaining a star.

Grillshack team to open new restaurant and bar in London's Soho

25-Sep-2013 - The team behind Grillshack, the new fast-casual concept in Soho backed by Richard Caring, has confirmed that it is set to open a new restaurant and cocktail bar called Jackson & Rye in Wardour Street this December.

Michelin Guide 2014: Chefs celebrate new stars

25-Sep-2013 - With Michelin upgrading two restaurants to two-star status and awarding 15 restaurants with their first star, BigHospitality has caught up with some of the chefs who are celebrating their awards in the Michelin Guide Great Britain & Ireland 2014.

Martin Morales' Shoreditch restaurant Andina to open in December

25-Sep-2013 - Ceviche restaurant founder Martin Morales is to open his second restaurant in Shoreditch this December under the name Andina. 

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Creative Taste wins Greenwich Park catering contract

25-Sep-2013 - Creative Taste, the cultural and heritage division of caterer Creativeevents has won a five year contract to provide catering at Greenwich Park's cafes and kiosks.

‘Restaurant hub’ planned for Charter Place in £100m redevelopment

25-Sep-2013 - Shopping centre owner Intu is planning a £100m redevelopment of Charter Place in Watford which will see the addition of a new ‘restaurant hub’, housing 10 new restaurants.

Digital restaurant: How to extend your reach with online innovations

25-Sep-2013 - The likes of social media, online advertising and mobile loyalty apps allow businesses large and small to reach out to increasingly digital-savvy consumers. But how can these ‘digital innovations’ be used in the most effective ways to impact your restaurant’s bottom line?

UCB awards Simpsons chef-patron Andreas Antona honorary doctorate

25-Sep-2013 - Andreas Antona, chef-patron of Simpsons in Edgbaston, Birmingham has been awarded an honorary doctorate by University College Birmingham (UCB) in recognition of his dedication and contribution to education within the hospitality industry.

AA Hospitality Awards 2013-14: Hotel & restaurant winners’ reactions

24-Sep-2013 - World-renowned chefs, prominent hoteliers, hospitality gurus and key industry media descended on London last night for the annual AA Hospitality Awards. While Tom Kerridge took home the big award of the night, 22 UK establishments were rewarded for excellence and success within their chosen categories.

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Compass guest services brand Rapport wins Tower 42 contract

24-Sep-2013 - Compass's guest services brand Rapport has won a three year contract to provide ground floor reception and concierge services at London's Tower 42.

Itsu heads to Oxford for first site outside London

24-Sep-2013 - Julian Metcalfe's Asian-inspired restaurant brand Itsu will open its first site outside London - in Oxford - this week as it looks to grow the business further in the UK and abroad.

AA Hospitality Awards 2013-14: Tom Kerridge crowned Chefs’ Chef of the Year

24-Sep-2013 - Hand & Flowers chef-patron Tom Kerridge picked up the prestigious Chefs’ Chef of the Year accolade in an evening which also saw Harry Murray, Medlar and Red Carnation Hotels take home some of the top gongs. 

The Clink Charity to open third prison restaurant

24-Sep-2013 - The Clink Charity, which currently operates training restaurants at Cymru and High Down prisons, has announced plans to open its third site, at HMP Brixton.

The Magazine restaurant to open within the new Serpentine Sackler Gallery

23-Sep-2013 - German chef Oliver Lange has partnered with hospitality operator Kofler & Kompanie (K&K) London for the upcoming opening of The Magazine restaurant and bar, housed within the new Serpentine Sackler Gallery in Kensington Gardens.

Healthier curries could drive sales for Indian restaurants

23-Sep-2013 - The nationwide call for healthier menus is proving particularly prevalent in the Indian restaurant sector, with 60 per cent of women and 40 per cent of men wanting lower calories and clearer nutritional values for curry dishes. 

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Chartwells Independent chef scoops Mövenpick gourmet dessert competition

23-Sep-2013 - Chartwells Independent chef Ben Sulston has been crowned the 2013 Mövenpick Gourmet Dessert Chef of the Year after winning the live cook-off final.

Operators 'must optimise food distribution and sourcing' as food inflation takes its toll

23-Sep-2013 - With rising food inflation and value-conscious customers continuing to squeeze margins, operators will need to take steps if they want to avoid a significant impact on their bottom line.

Tax Parity Day: Industry set for national day of action

20-Sep-2013 - Managed pub and bar operator TCG and North Yorkshire brewer Blacksheep are the latest hospitality businesses to pledge their support for Tax Parity Day, taking place next Wednesday (25 September).