04-May-2012 - The Academy of Food & Wine Service (AFWS) has announced the 12 sommeliers who have made it through to this year's final of the Moët UK Sommelier of the Year competition.
04-May-2012 - With only three UK restaurants on the list at Monday night’s World’s 50 Best Restaurants awards, BigHospitality spoke with Noma’s René Redzepi, along with a 50 Best judge, a restaurant critic and two British restaurants that did make the grade, to find out why there was such a poor British showing.
04-May-2012 - Accountancy firm Baker Tilly has analysed the latest figures from insolvency regulators The Insolvency Service and revealed the number of hotel and licensed businesses appointing administrators dropped unexpectedly in the first quarter of the year.
04-May-2012 - The Collection lounge bar in Chelsea has launched a new restaurant, Kitchen 264, headed up by Israeli executive chef Oded Oren offering a modern Mediterranean menu.
04-May-2012 - Yorkshire-born Barrrie St Clair spent the first half of his career working through the ranks as a hotel chef. After working as a sous-chef at the Le Meridien hotel, St Clair worked with Marco Pierre-White for an unsuccessful stint before joining the Waterloo restaurant and wine bar The Archduke.
04-May-2012 - The Cooks & Co brand, owned by fine food distributor R.H. Amar, has launched new recipes for its two pesto pasta sauces for foodservice operators.
03-May-2012 - Brett Graham, the Australian chef whose two Michelin-starred restaurant The Ledbury scooped the Highest Climber award at this year's World's 50 Best Restaurants Awards, has admitted the accolade will put further pressure on his Notting Hill team.
03-May-2012 - Liverpool and Manchester have experienced big rises in the number of international tourists they attract as cities in the regions begin to emerge as rivals to Edinburgh and London for foreign visitors.
03-May-2012 - The average price of a three-course meal in a UK restaurant has risen by 7.1 per cent to £20.90 - up from £19.52 last year, while the average price of an individual dish has risen nearly 3 per cent year-on-year, from £6.19 to £6.41.
03-May-2012 - Ignite Group has announced the former commercial director of Ping Pong Restaurants, Tina English, is to join the company this month as the new managing director of British food restaurant chain Bumpkin.
02-May-2012 - Attention to detail and a moulding of the product to suit specific markets has seen ETM Group become arguably London’s most successful pub-restaurant outfit.
02-May-2012 - In what was the tenth year of the World's 50 Best Restaurants awards, Noma cemented its position as the best place to eat on the planet after topping the list for a third consecutive year. Here are our photos from the night.
02-May-2012 - The World's 50 Best Restaurants Awards - one of the biggest events in the culinary calendar - took place on Monday night at London's Guildhall with dozens of the world's top chefs, including Rene Redzepi and Ferran Adria in attendance.
02-May-2012 - Sat Bains and Tom Kitchin are among six chefs with eight Michelin stars between them who will be cooking at a pop-up restaurant on top of the Royal Festival Hall this Summer.
02-May-2012 - Little Chef has brought in external agencies to manage operations and its marketing and PR across the group following chairman Graham Sims’ recent restructure of the business.
02-May-2012 - Black Garlic Limited - the company which produces the first ingredient of its kind, transformed from local and European white garlic in 14 days – is to be produced in the UK and made more accessible for chefs.
01-May-2012 - René Redzepi, whose Danish restaurant Noma has been crowned the World’s Best Restaurant for the third year running, tells BigHospitality how the diminutive but innovative restaurant has been able to remain so consistent.
01-May-2012 - Hotel Terravina, the hotel and restaurant owned by world-renowned sommelier Gerard Basset and his wife Nina, has merged with Alan Murchison's fine-dining restaurant group 10 in 8.
01-May-2012 - While just three UK restaurants featured on the World’s 50 Best Restaurants list this year, a further five venues came in the top 100.
01-May-2012 - The World's 50 Best Restaurants awards 2012 have been announced and, while Rene Redzepi’s Noma scooped top spot, the movers and shakers further down the list have made for some interesting findings.
01-May-2012 - The 2011 Masterchef winner Tim Anderson is to launch a pop-up restaurant in association with Citroën in Shoreditch offering a five course tasting menu inspired by the five senses.
30-Apr-2012 - Danish restaurant Noma has been voted the World's Best Restaurant for the third year running, beating Spanish restaurants El Cellar de Can Roca and Mugaritz respectively to the top spot.
30-Apr-2012 - More than 150 chefs, restaurateurs and food producers operating in the UK, as well as some of the World’s 50 Best chefs, are visiting Downing Street today to launch a campaign to promote the UK’s food scene abroad.
30-Apr-2012 - The branded restaurant sector is to grow by more than 20 per cent in three years and fast food operators are to spearhead growth in the eating out industry, according to the Allegra Project Restaurant 2012 report from Allegra Strategies and Barclays.
30-Apr-2012 - With just hours to go until the World’s 50 Best Restaurants awards, make sure you tune in to BigHospitality on Facebook and Twitter for all the gossip, with live updates, photos and exclusive video interviews throughout the evening.