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

Malmaison Hotel du Vin to open in York

20-Jan-2017 - Boutique hotel group Malmaison Hotel du Vin is to open a 160-bedroom hotel at Yorkshire House in York after receiving planning permission for its multi-million pound renovation proposal.

Restaurant chains' sustainable fish use rises but diners still unsure

20-Jan-2017 - High street restaurant chains have been commended for their increasing use of sustainable fish and seafood, but still need to increase information given to diners, a new report has concluded.

Karaoke bar Lucky Voice shapes up F&B, seeks London expansion

19-Jan-2017 - Karaoke bar Lucky Voice has announced plans to open a third site in London as it shapes up its F&B offer and adds more languages to its playlist. ...

Balans Soho Society to open in Clapham

19-Jan-2017 - Balans Soho Society is to launch a new restaurant and bar in Clapham, London to mark its 30th anniversary later this year.

Urban Leisure Group to open 70s-inspired bar Bobby Fitzpatrick

18-Jan-2017 - Urban Leisure Group, operator of London bars Coin Laundry and Alice House, is to open a 70s-inspired bar in West Hampstead this week. 

Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts to open Indian restaurant at Hibiscus site

18-Jan-2017 - Indian hotel group Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts is to open an Indian restaurant on the site of Claude Bosi's former restaurant Hibiscus. 

Dirty Bones to open first restaurant outside London

17-Jan-2017 - Dirty Bones is to open its first restaurant outside of London later this year at the new Westgate Oxford development. 

H&M Hotels to create 'character' hotel chain

17-Jan-2017 - New hotel group H&M Hotels has purchased its first property in the Lake District ahead of plans to create a larger chain.

Borough Market opens restaurant using traders' produce

17-Jan-2017 - Borough Market has opened its own restaurant serving dishes created entirely from produce sold by its resident traders. 

Jamie Oliver's second Barbecoa to open in Piccadilly next month

17-Jan-2017 - The second London location for Jamie Oliver's Barbecoa will open in Piccadilly next month. 

Restaurant from Hambleton Hall chef and “The Mafia’s Banker” opens in London

17-Jan-2017 - 108 Garage, a new contemporary-style restaurant from a former Hambleton Hall chef and a one-time notorious international banker, has opened in London’s Notting Hill.

Gidleigh Park restaurant and chef Michael Wignall awarded five AA Rosettes

17-Jan-2017 - The two-Michelin-starred restaurant at the 24-bedroom, luxury Gidleigh Park hotel, which saw Michael Wignall join as executive head chef in January 2016, has been awarded the top accolade of five...

Elior teams up with The Urban Rajah

17-Jan-2017 - Contract catering giant Elior UK has teamed up with TV chef and author Ivor Peters – aka The Urban Rajah – to create a new Indian street food concept.

Restaurant Eats Out: Anzu

17-Jan-2017 - As part of its inaugural Restaurant Eats Out food tour Restaurant takes a group of operators to some of London's hottest Asian dining spots. 

Redefine¦BDL Hotels announces fourth Edinburgh hotel

16-Jan-2017 - Redefine¦BDL Hotels (RBH) has announced the Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh City Centre as the latest in its portfolio.

Banishing Blue Monday: 10 of the best

16-Jan-2017 - Whether you’re feeling the blues this Monday or firmly believe it’s a made-up concept designed to capitalise on our waning New Years’ Resolutions, there’s no denying Blue Monday is making...

New York food waste pop-up WastED to launch at Selfridges

16-Jan-2017 - WastED, a New York-based pop-up focusing on food waste from chef Dan Barber, is to open at London’s Selfridges department store this February.

Casual Dining Group creates two new brands for new Jersey Airport contract

13-Jan-2017 - The Casual Dining Group (CDG) is to create two new brands in its portfolio after landing the contract to run all food and beverage concessions at Jersey Airport.

Established brands under pressure as restaurant property prices grow 14 per cent

13-Jan-2017 - Prices for restaurant sites have grown by 14 per cent, according to leisure property specialist Christie & Co, which warned that operators needed to drive footfall with original ideas and...

Indian firm to open £50m London hotel

13-Jan-2017 - Luxury Indian firm The Lalit Suri Hospitality Group is to launch a £50m hotel in London later this month.

First UK Maison Kayser restaurant and bakery opens in London

13-Jan-2017 - The UK’s first Maison Kayser bakery has opened on London’s Baker Street today, just over twenty years after founder, baker, author and entrepreneur Eric Kayser opened his first site in...

More than half of consumers seek greater choice of soft drinks in pubs and bars

12-Jan-2017 - Pubs and bars should do more to promote their non-alcoholic drinks, say 55 per cent of consumers with more than a quarter saying they struggle to know what to order...

Chef Daniel Boulud to make personal appearance at Harrods pop-up

12-Jan-2017 - New-York-based, two-Michelin-starred French chef Daniel Boulud has confirmed he is to make a personal appearance in the kitchen at his first ever Bar Boulud pop-up at Harrods department store this...

Club Mexicana secures first permanent site

12-Jan-2017 - Vegan pop-up Club Mexicana is to open its first permanent restaurant in London later this month 

Novus Leisure buys Rocket Restaurants

12-Jan-2017 - London bar and restaurant operator Novus Leisure has bought three Rocket Restaurants sites for an undisclosed sum.