Keep up to date with the latest openings, closures and property deals in the restaurant, pub and hotel sectors.
12-Dec-2013 - The Salt Yard Group’s co-founder Simon Mullins and chef director Ben Tish have partnered with three brothers to open a new Parisian restaurant in Soho next week, capping off a year packed full of French bistro openings in the capital.
12-Dec-2013 - Tommi’s Burger Joint, the pop-up-to-permanent Icelandic burger restaurant, is doubling up in the capital with a second venue opening on the King’s Road in Chelsea in January.
12-Dec-2013 - Indian restaurant group the Tamarind Collection is to convert Zaika in Kensington High Street, which it acquired earlier this year, into ‘a new direction lifestyle concept’.
12-Dec-2013 - Brothers and restaurateurs Sam and Eddie Hart are opening a second site for their Spanish tapas concept, Barrafina, in Covent Garden next year.
11-Dec-2013 - Polenta, a naturally gluten-free grain most commonly associated with the peasant cuisine of northern Italy, is the basis for a new, health-focussed restaurant opening in Soho next week.
11-Dec-2013 - Restaurant operators headed to Merchants Tavern in Shoreditch last month to find out the winners of this year's R200 Awards.
11-Dec-2013 - The Hospitality Guild’s new hub and training venue aims to help the sector address its skills gap and nurture the talent of the future. BigHospitality headed to the official launch to take a closer look.
11-Dec-2013 - Chris Corbin and Jeremy King are continuing their march across the capital with the opening of a new restaurant in Marylebone next spring.
11-Dec-2013 - TV chef Simon Rimmer has teamed up with the founders of Inventive Leisure to launch a new pub-restaurant business ahead of the opening of his new restaurant at the Doubletree by Hilton hotel in Liverpool.
10-Dec-2013 - Choice Hotels has added hotels in Manchester and Richmond to its portfolio, taking its UK estate up to 46.
10-Dec-2013 - Food inflation is predicted to rise by 3.8 per cent next year according to Prestige Purchasing with prices for beef, cheddar and wine in particular set to remain high.
10-Dec-2013 - Breakfast 'continues to be a bright spot' for restaurants and pubs and could give the operators who add it to their offering quickly a real opportunity to boost trade suggests a report by The NPD Group.
09-Dec-2013 - Whitbread has announced plans to build the second of its new compact hotel brand Hub by Premier Inn alongside a Premier Inn as part of a £150m development to transform the Caltongate area of Edinburgh.
09-Dec-2013 - Jamaican-influenced burger concept Boom Burger is set to open its first permanent restaurant in London's Notting Hill early next year.
09-Dec-2013 - The Association of Serviced Apartment Providers (ASAP) is to launch a quality assurance programme for serviced apartment companies in the UK to help provide a benchmark for the growing sector.
09-Dec-2013 - Small Luxury Hotels of the World has launched a competition to find a new logo for the brand.
06-Dec-2013 - Bespoke catering and events company Absolute Taste has launched The Terrace, a new 220-cover restaurant and bar situated within the Fenwick department store in Royal Tunbridge Wells.
06-Dec-2013 - Renowned cocoa grower and chocolatier Hotel Chocolat is venturing into the North West for the launch of a cocoa café and chocolate shop in the Liverpool One shopping centre.
06-Dec-2013 - Food programme regular and former Pearl executive chef Jun Tanaka is set to open his first restaurant in central London next year.
06-Dec-2013 - Cluck, the new fast-casual dining concept from Simon Beattie, the former head of food and beverage strategy at Travelodge, plans to open up to five sites over the next three years after securing its first site in Sheffield.
05-Dec-2013 - As independent businesses across the UK countdown to Small Business Saturday on 7 December, successful hospitality entrepreneur Sarah Willingham has given her top tips for smaller operators to stay profitable during the festive period and beyond.
05-Dec-2013 - Hilton Worldwide has announced plans to open a 206-bedroom hotel under its flagship brand Hilton Hotels & Resorts alongside the First Direct Arena in Leeds.
05-Dec-2013 - Restaurant and café brands have scored highly in a list of the top 50 high street brands for customer satisfaction with Wagamama taking the number one spot overall.
05-Dec-2013 - The high street is still the preferred place for consumers to eat out and visit coffee shops, new research has shown, despite the growth in restaurant activity in out-of-town locations.
05-Dec-2013 - Burgeoning pizza chain Franco Manca is to open a further six sites in London over the next 18 months and is exploring options to franchise the concept overseas.
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