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Keep up to date with the latest openings, closures and property deals in the restaurant, pub and hotel sectors.

Red's True Barbecue secures £5m funding to continue expansion

22-May-2015 - Leeds-based Smokehouse concept Reds True Barbecue has secured a £5m investment from leading figures in the hospitality industry as part of a drive to accelerate its expansion plans.

Lodge Hotel to target CSR businesses with new sustainable events space

21-May-2015 - A west London hotel is to target socially-responsible businesses with a new 1,800 sq ft energy-saving events space.

Hotel group Firmdale installs karaoke at two London venues

21-May-2015 - Firmdale is tapping into the trend of hotel businesses providing unusual extras by adding karaoke to two of its upmarket London venues.

John Burton-Race's The New Angel restaurant to relocate

21-May-2015 - The New Angel restaurant in Notting Hill, the brainchild of celebrity chef John Burton-Race , is relocating to larger premises.

Street Kitchen to open first shop as part of ambitious rollout

21-May-2015 - The owners of street food vendor Street Kitchen are to open their first shop next month as part of a wider strategy to have 15 fixed sites in London over...

Honky Tonk Group launches French-Vietnamese restaurant and boutique hotel

20-May-2015 - The owners of the Honky Tonk Group, the American themed restaurant brand, have launched their first ‘quirky’ boutique hotel in London’s Chinatown.

London businesses boosted by record-breaking year of tourism

20-May-2015 - London received a record-breaking number of international tourists in 2014, according to official figures.

Malmaison Hotel du Vin to open Hotel du Vin in Stratford-upon-Avon

20-May-2015 - Boutique hotel operator Malmaison Hotel du Vin has announced plans to open a Hotel du Vin in Stratford-upon-Avon next year. 

Marylebone Leisure Group opening Clerkenwell & Social

20-May-2015 - The Marylebone Leisure Group is opening Clerkenwell & Social, a new infusion cocktail bar inspired by the literary history of Clerkenwell, in Farringdon on 1 June.

New management team for boutique hotel concept Urban Villa

20-May-2015 - Union Hanover’s operations arm NoHo has named a management team for its new west London boutique hotel concept Urban Villa.

Gordon Ramsay sees national roll-out potential for Maze and Street Kitchen

20-May-2015 - Gordon Ramsay believes he now has two branded operations ready for a national roll-out: Street Kitchen and Maze.

Xavier Rousset to leave Texture and 28°-50° Restaurant Group

19-May-2015 - Xavier Rousset has left Texture and 28°-50° Restaurant Group, the company he co-founded with chef Agnar Sverrisson. 

TripAdvisor reports rise in top rated UK hospitality businesses

19-May-2015 - The number of UK hospitality businesses receiving high ratings from customer reviews has risen in the past year, according to TripAdvisor.

The White Onion opens in Wimbledon

18-May-2015 - The husband and wife team behind Surrey’s The French Table have opened a new restaurant in Wimbledon Village.

Marriott Hotel Park Lane launching Roofnic pop-up restaurant

18-May-2015 - London's Marriott Hotel Park Lane is opening its second restaurant, a pop-up rooftop site, from 23 May.

The Alchemist strikes gold after private equity-backed management buyout

18-May-2015 - Manchester-based bar and restaurant brand the Alchemist is set to be rolled out to a number of UK cities after being taken over in a private equity-backed management buyout.

Accor expands UK portfolio to Leeds and Derby

18-May-2015 - International hotel group Accor has announced plans to open two further sites under its Mecure and ibis Style brands in Derby and Leeds.

Wahaca asks for customer feedback on new ‘beta’ summer menu

15-May-2015 - Mexican restaurant chain Wahaca is inviting customers to try a beta version of its new summer menu and offer their feedback through social media.

Breaking Bad inspired bar popping up in London

15-May-2015 - The team behind London’s first owl cafe are launching a cocktail bar inspired by the television series Breaking Bad.

LOBOS Meat & Tapas Bar opening by Borough Market

15-May-2015 - The former head chef at Tapas Brindisa is opening his first restaurant next to Borough Market.


Claude Bosi on Hibiscus reaching its 15th birthday

15-May-2015 - This May Hibiscus, the fine-dining restaurant owned by French chef Claude Bosi, celebrates its 15th birthday. The chef tells BigHospitality about his time at the restaurant in both Ludlow and London’s...

Benihana outlines UK expansion plans

15-May-2015 - Global Japanese restaurant group Benihana is intending to expand its UK business outside of London and into other major cities. 

Norfolk-based Ingham Swan teams up with local farm in ‘grow your own’ project

14-May-2015 - A Norfolk restaurant is to work with a local farmer to grow and manage the majority of its seasonal British produce.

Bernardi brothers to open Marylebone restaurant in July

14-May-2015 - Two Australian-born brothers of Italian descent are to open a 120-cover restaurant and bar in Marylebone this summer.

Belmond hires Kabelitz to run renovated Cadogan Hotel

14-May-2015 - Hotel group Belmond has appointed a general manager to lead the renovated Cadogan Hotel, in Knightsbridge, when it reopens in autumn 2016.