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

New Tom’s pop-up to launch evening bar and bistro

22-Aug-2014 - Tom Conran’s Notting Hill pop-up New Tom’s is launching New Tom’s Bar & Bistro, which will open in September on the former site of Tom's Deli.

Dish Deconstructed: Mushroom spaghetti with ceps pil pil from Tickets, Barcelona

22-Aug-2014 - At the recent Estrella Damm Gastronomy Congress, Fran Aguda – head chef of Tickets in Barcelona – revealed the method behind the restaurant’s mushroom spaghetti with ceps pil pil.

Bristol institution Melbournes reopens after 15 years

22-Aug-2014 - Melbournes, which operated on a BYO model in Bristol for over a decade before being sold in 2000, is reopening in a different location on 10 September.

Albert Roux signs deal with luxury Scottish hotel

22-Aug-2014 - French chef Albert Roux is to open another restaurant at a Scottish hotel in a deal with luxury Borders property the Roxburghe Hotel & Golf Course.

Bunnychow opens first permanent site in Soho

22-Aug-2014 - Bunnychow is opening its first permanent venue on Wardour Street after the success of its food truck and Boxpark Shoreditch pop-up.

Marylebone Leisure Group to launch Barsmith

22-Aug-2014 - The Marylebone Leisure Group is to open Barsmith this September, a new cocktail bar concept in London’s Farringdon.

Amazing Venues to open No Man’s Fort as hotel

21-Aug-2014 - Man-made island in the middle of the Solent, No Man’s Fort, is currently undergoing a complete renovation before opening as a space for overnight stays and events this November. 

Carom completes express refurb

21-Aug-2014 - Soho Indian restaurant Carom is putting the focus on small plate in its newly-refurbished Wardour Street venue.

Eenmaal considers permanent venue in London as UK solo dining rises

21-Aug-2014 - Dutch solo dining pop-up concept Eenmaal is planning a UK event and potential permanent venue in London, as new research suggests that eating out alone is growing in popularity.

News in brief

Koh Thai Tapas secures Koh Noi site in Dorset

21-Aug-2014 - The Thai tapas restaurant Koh Thai Tapas is to open a second site in its new Thai tapas bar and takeaway concept Koh Noi, the company’s seventh UK site overall.

Mary-Ellen McTague launches 5-week pop-up

21-Aug-2014 - The Aumbry head chef is bringing the essence of the restaurant to Manchester’s Northern Quarter while her kitchen gets refurbished.

Rick Stein to open seafood restaurant in Winchester

20-Aug-2014 - Chef and TV personality Rick Stein is opening his first venue outside of Cornwall - a seafood restaurant in the Hampshire town of Winchester.

Pestaurant brings bug-based menu back to London

20-Aug-2014 - Pest control provider Rentokil is bringing its ‘Pestaurant’ pop-up back to London on 21 August.

Spice Market debuts Sushi Bar

20-Aug-2014 - Spice Market London is launching Sushi Bar @ Spice Market on 1 September, bringing its Doha offering to the capital.

Eclectic to re-launch two venues

19-Aug-2014 - Eclectic Bar Group has announced the major refurbishment and rebranding of two of its venues.

Ippudo to open first UK restaurant

19-Aug-2014 - Japanese ramen chain Ippudo has revealed plans to open its first UK restaurant in central London next month.

Think Apartments denies administration reports

19-Aug-2014 - Serviced apartment provider Think has dismissed reports that the firm had been placed into administration.

Accor expands UK porfolio with five new hotels

19-Aug-2014 - International hotel operator Accor has strengthened its UK portfolio with the signing of five new hotels in London and Edinburgh due to open by the end of 2015. 

Burger & Lobster eyes Canary Wharf opening

18-Aug-2014 - Burger & Lobster, the London-based group, is in talks to open its seventh site in the capital in Canary Wharf, according to BigHospitality's sister title M&C Report.

Travelife aims for UK expansion

18-Aug-2014 - Sustainability certification provider Travelife has revealed plans to increase its UK presence as part of a target to certify 3,000 hotels worldwide by 2017.

Brunei Sultan reported to be Grosvenor House ‘highest bidder’

18-Aug-2014 - The Sultan of Brunei, who owns The Dorchester Collection and was recently the target of public outrage for introducing death penalty for homosexuals in his country, has reportedly offered about US$2bn to buy three luxury hotels including London’s Grosvenor House.

London Village Inns to open sixth pub

15-Aug-2014 - Pub operator London Village Inns has taken over the franchise of Punch Taverns’ Westbury in Wood Green, and will reopen it in October after a £400k refurbishment.

D&D London re-launches Quaglino’s

15-Aug-2014 - Restaurant and late night venue Quaglino’s in London’s Mayfair is set to re-open this October after undergoing a multi-million pound renovation.

Coopers to open two new venues in Bourne End

14-Aug-2014 - Coffee, food and wine group Coopers has announced expansion plans across Bourne end, with a restaurant and a café set to open between November 2014 and January 2015.

Rock and Sole Plaice set to expand

14-Aug-2014 - Covent Garden’s Rock and Sole Plaice fish and chip shop, which claims to be London’s oldest, is set to expand and aims to open four new casual dining sites in the next five years, alongside smaller takeaways. 

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