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

Pacific West-Coast-inspired Wedge Issue Pizza + Beer to open second site

27-Jun-2017 - Clerkenwell pizza and beer group Wedge Issue is to open its second site, in Shoreditch, this July.

Stoke House shakes up menu and service after poor review

27-Jun-2017 - London restaurant Stoke House has revamped its menu and service style nearly two months after opening.

Tombo poké and matcha tea group to open third site

27-Jun-2017 - Poké and matcha tea restaurant group Tombo is to open its third site, in London’s Fitzrovia, this July.

Opportunity to run one of London's highest restaurants

27-Jun-2017 - Operators are being sought to run what will become one of London's highest restaurants at the Arena Tower in Canary Wharf.

The differentiation game: 5 ways to get clever with coffee

27-Jun-2017 - Restaurants are getting smarter with coffee and tea selections, linking them back to their overarching concept. We explore the best ways to provide a point of difference and drive sales

Government to consider cutting Tourism VAT in Northern Ireland

27-Jun-2017 - The Government is to reconsider the rate of Tourism VAT in Northern Ireland as part of the Conservative deal with the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP).

The AMLR welcomes PM details on post-Brexit EU worker rights

26-Jun-2017 - Details revealed by Prime Minister Theresa May on safeguarding EU workers’ rights after Brexit have been welcomed by the Association of Multiple Licensed Retailers (AMLR).

Tom Sellers to step back from Restaurant Ours at the end of June

26-Jun-2017 - Chef and restaurateur Tom Sellers is to step back from Restaurant Ours, the London restaurant he opened in April 2016.

Entries open for 51st Taittinger Prix Culinaire with Michel Roux Jr

26-Jun-2017 - Entries are now open for the 51st annual Taittinger Prix Culinaire International, with Michel Roux Jr as presidential judge for the third year running, and the UK panel already including Pascal...

Bistro Vadouvan’s Durga Misra on combining French technique with Middle Eastern and Indian cooking

26-Jun-2017 - The Eric Chavot protege on surviving in the suburbs and the joy of creating new dishes

Jacob Kenedy closes Italian street food restaurant Vico in Cambridge Circus

26-Jun-2017 - Vico, the Italian street food restaurant launched by Bocca di Lupo founders Jacob Kenedy and Victor Hugo in London’s Cambridge Circus in 2015 has closed.

Will Holland named executive chef at The Atlantic Hotel, Jersey

26-Jun-2017 - Chef Will Holland has been appointed executive chef at the Ocean restaurant at The Atlantic Hotel in Jersey, beginning October this year.

Silo chef and Mr Lyan to launch London restaurant Cub

23-Jun-2017 - Doug McMaster, chef-owner at Brighton’s zero-waste restaurant Silo, is teaming up with world champion bartender Mr Lyan to launch his first London project.

Maitre Choux is bringing its eclairs to Soho

23-Jun-2017 - Joakim Prat - former head pastry chef at Barcelona’s three-Michelin-starred Can Fabes – is to launch a second London outpost of his Maitre Choux patisserie in Soho this year.

Adam Handling to launch coffee shop and deli Bean & Wheat

23-Jun-2017 - Adam Handling will next week (26 June) open a coffee shop and deli on London’s Liverpool Street.

Opening of the week: Issho

23-Jun-2017 - What: D&D London’s huge new restaurant and bar in Leeds on the roof of the city’s newish £165m Victoria Gate development. The opening of Issho...

David Biffani on bringing Copenhagen's Mother pizza to Battersea Power Station

23-Jun-2017 - Cult Copenhagen pizza restaurant Mother is launching its first international outpost at the Battersea Power Station development next month. We spoke to co-owner David Biffani about his plans.

Two new restaurants announced for Flemingate development

22-Jun-2017 - Northern restaurant brands FirePit Smokehouse & Sports Bar and Buca di Pizza are to open in Flemingate, Beverley later this summer.

Gardener's Cottage opens second Edinburgh restaurant

20-Jun-2017 - The team behind Edinburgh's Gardener’s Cottage restaurant have launched a second site in the city.

Steve Drake reveals opening date and top team for Sorrel

20-Jun-2017 - Steve Drake has revealed that the opening of his upcoming restaurant Sorrel has been delayed until September.

Mixed emotions: The new flavours mixing things up

20-Jun-2017 - The mixer category is fizzing at the moment, with a raft of more unusual flavours alongside more traditional options – and even ones that contain a touch of the hard...

Michelin-starred The Yorke Arms up for sale

20-Jun-2017 - The Yorke Arms, the Michelin-starred restaurant with rooms, has been put up for sale.

"It's bulls**t that all food in China is delicious": Andrew Wong's top six Chinese food myths

19-Jun-2017 - The well-regarded chef busts the most common myths and misconceptions about Chinese cooking and champions the importance of proper technique

Sub Cult to open shipping container site in The City

19-Jun-2017 - Street food outfit Sub Cult is to open an 18-month pop-up shipping container site on White Cross Place, just off Finsbury Avenue Square in the City of London.

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6 steps to successfully rebranding your restaurant

18-Jun-2017 - Mike Hardman, from catering wholesaler Alliance Online, shares his top tips for rebranding a restaurant business