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Nose-to-tail cookery and thoughtful meat use crucial for sustainability

20-Mar-2012 - Whole-animal butchery, nose-to-tail cookery and more thoughtful meat use are all crucial in ensuring sustainability in food production and to help the environment, according to Sustain, the alliance for better food and farming.

BHA welcomes bank lending scheme for hospitality businesses

20-Mar-2012 - A £20bn government scheme to boost bank lending to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) has been welcomed by the British Hospitality Association (BHA).

Terroirs, Brawn and Soif duo to open fourth restaurant

20-Mar-2012 - Oli Barker and Ed Wilson, the duo behind Terroirs, Brawn and Soif, are set to open their fourth restaurant in September. 

Charbrew tea launches first range for food service trade

20-Mar-2012 - Charbrew, a range of teas aimed at the younger tea drinker launched last year, has unveiled its first individually-wrapped range designed for the food service trade. 

National Minimum Wage: Springboard expresses disappointment at freeze for under-21s

19-Mar-2012 - The Government has announced the National Minimum Wage (NMW) will rise for adults and apprentices but will be frozen for 16-20 year-olds in a move that the hospitality careers charity Springboard described as disappointing.

St. James's Market development to create 45,000sq.ft of restaurant, retail and leisure space

19-Mar-2012 - The Crown Estate has launched plans for a £400m redevelopment of three sites in St. James's which will create 45,000sq.ft of restaurant, retail and leisure space in the area between Regent Street and Haymarket in central London.

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Qype reveals restaurant nominees in first UK Business Awards

19-Mar-2012 - Reviews website Qype has revealed the ten restaurants vying for Restaurant of the Year award in its first UK Business Awards which are based on comments and reviews posted on the site over the past year.

Resident DJ to launch Meter Bar & Eatery at CAMP in Shoreditch

19-Mar-2012 - This Wednesday (21 March) sees the opening of Meter Bar & Eatery – a new pizzeria and bar concept from acclaimed DJ James Priestley, aiming to offer 'a slice of Naples in urban Shoreditch'.

Temporary Event Notices: Hospitality lawyers advise licensees to apply before law change and Olympics

19-Mar-2012 - Hospitality licensees considering applying for future Temporary Event Notices (TENs) for events including those during the London 2012 Olympics and the Diamond Jubilee celebrations have been advised to apply now before the system becomes more restrictive after 6 April.

Groupon forced to change trading practices by OFT

16-Mar-2012 - Voucher website Groupon has been forced to change some of its trading practices and how it interacts with merchants and businesses after an investigation by the Office of Fair Trading found 'widespread' examples of breached consumer regulations.

New Italian restaurant Blummyz not ‘too expensive’, insists owner

16-Mar-2012 - Blummyz, a new fine dining Italian restaurant and bar on the border of Chelsea and South Kensington, opened its doors last month, but the owner has already had to fight off claims from the restaurant’s executive head chef that it is ‘too expensive’ and ‘under-filled’.

Byron and Union Jacks to open restaurants at Bluewater

16-Mar-2012 - Byron and Union Jacks are the latest restaurants to recognise the business potential of high-footfall shopping centre locations, with the opening of two new sites at Bluewater in the coming months. 

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Jamie Oliver honours Kevin Boyle at ten-year anniversary of London Fifteen

16-Mar-2012 - Jamie Oliver has paid tribute to Kevin Boyle, one of the first apprentices at the original Fifteen restaurant who was found dead in January, in a supper club event to celebrate the ten-year anniversary of the project.

Pearls of Wisdom: Gerard Basset

16-Mar-2012 - The owner of Hotel TerraVina in the New Forest and co-founder of Hotel du Vin discusses wine, cheffing and his conversion into a true Brit.


Mother's Day Afternoon Tea at the Waldorf Hilton and St Patrick's Day Menu at the RIBA

16-Mar-2012 - In this special edition of Ideas from you Peers, hotels, restaurants and bars including the Waldorf Hilton, Vinopolis, the RIBA and the Chophouse brasserie, tell BigHospitality what they're doing to attract more customers this weekend.

The Sustainable Restaurant Association signs up pub companies Peach and Renaissance

15-Mar-2012 - Pub companies Peach and Renaissance have pledged to become more environmentally friendly and continue to improve on areas such as dealing with food waste and sourcing food locally by signing up to the Sustainable Restaurant Association's (SRA) rating system.

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Women in hospitality boardrooms: More needs to be done, says HVS Executive Search

15-Mar-2012 - Women in hospitality are now more present at senior level but remain under-represented in the boardroom and more needs to be done to rectify this and encourage senior female managers to reach for directorships, according to global executive search company HVS Executive Search.

Bubbas restaurant brings Caribbean fine dining to South London

15-Mar-2012 - Bubbas – a new Caribbean restaurant which aims to ‘redefine Caribbean food’ – has opened its doors in South London.

Food and drink matching trends: Wine

15-Mar-2012 - Of all the drinks categories, wine is the most traditional match to food. Wine lists are given out readily with food menus in the vast majority of restaurants and most diners will expect to see one at least integrated into the food menu if not given to them separately. 

London's restaurants urged to sign up to voluntary healthy eating scheme

14-Mar-2012 - Restaurants and other food outlets in London are being urged to sign up to a voluntary scheme which would see them accredited for actively making their menus healthier. 

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The Draft House to open fourth site in London

14-Mar-2012 - Burgeoning London-based pub group The Draft House has acquired its fourth site in East Dulwich, Southwark.

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Former Quo Vadis head chef Jean-Philippe Patruno heads to Quaglino's

14-Mar-2012 - Former Quo Vadis head chef Jean-Philippe Patruno has joined D&D London's St James restaurant Quaglino's as executive head chef, replacing Darron Bunn. 

Top 50 northern hospitality industry members named

14-Mar-2012 - The Northern Restaurant & Bar Show has named its top 50 members of the hospitality industry who are based in the north of England. 

Chipotle to open third, fourth and fifth restaurants in London

13-Mar-2012 - Mexican restaurant chain Chipotle is set to launch its third, fourth and fifth sites in London in the second quarter of 2012 as part of its continued expansion plans.

Philip Howard and Rebecca Mascarenhas to partner up for second restaurant

13-Mar-2012 - Chef Philip Howard and restaurateur Rebecca Mascarenhas have announced they are to work together on a second restaurant project this year.