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

ETM Group’s Aviary opens at the Montcalm Royal London House Hotel

08-Dec-2016 - Aviary, the latest restaurant and bar from the ETM Group, has opened on the 10th floor of the 253-bedroom Montcalm Royal London House, after first being announced in August.

Two London hotels join Marriott's Luxury Collection

08-Dec-2016 - Two London hotels are to join The Luxury Collection, the former Starwood brand now owned by Marriott International.

Restaurants warned against ‘Dan/Don’ scammer after PR raises alarm

08-Dec-2016 - Restaurants across the UK have been warned to watch out for a scammer seeking free food and drink in return for a ‘review’, after a scam email came to light...

Boparan Restaurant Group announces Tom Crowley as new CEO

08-Dec-2016 - Boparan Restaurant Group (BPG), the parent company of the brands Giraffe World Kitchen, Ed’s Easy Diner, Wondertree and Harry Ramsden’s, has announced Tom Crowley as new chief executive.

Stevie Parle to open fifth restaurant, Rome-inspired Palatino

07-Dec-2016 - Chef Stevie Parle, owner of London restaurants Craft London, Rotorino, Dock Kitchen, and Sardine, is to launch Palatino, his fifth site, in February.

Matt Gillan to open debut Brighton restaurant

07-Dec-2016 - Chef Matt Gillan has confirmed he will open his long-awaited debut restaurant Pike and Pine in Brighton in 2017.

UK one of Europe’s fastest-growing coffee markets, says report

06-Dec-2016 - The UK is among the countries with the fastest-growing coffee market, which is still thriving and innovating to stay ahead, according to new research.

John Burton Race to open restaurant at The Grosvenor Hotel Torquay

06-Dec-2016 - John Burton-Race is to open a signature restaurant at The Grosvenor Hotel in Torquay where he has been employed to run the property's food and beverage operations. 

Bar Soba aiming to expand in to a national brand

06-Dec-2016 - Asian restaurant group Bar Soba is hoping to become a national brand after securing a £3m investment from the Business Growth Fund.

Waffle restaurant Pure Waffle to relaunch in London

06-Dec-2016 - Pure Waffle, the waffle restaurant group previously found in London’s Duke Street, is to relaunch in Knightsbridge, as part of a stated expansion plan in the UK and abroad.

Stonegate buys Walkabout owner Intertain

06-Dec-2016 - Slug & Lettuce and Yates owner Stonegate Pub Company has acquired Intertain, operator of Australian bar brand Walkabout.

Prime Minister’s local pub sold to Chinese investor

05-Dec-2016 - A pub made famous when it was visited by David Cameron and the president of China has been sold to a Chinese company which aims to turn it into an...

Yumchaa brews up tea cafe expansion plans

05-Dec-2016 - Tea café Yumchaa is planning to open several new sites in 2017 in a bid to capitalise on the growing out-of-home tea market.

Tom Kerridge to open first London restaurant

05-Dec-2016 - Tom Kerridge, chef at the two-Michelin-starred Hand and Flowers pub in Marlow, is to open a new restaurant in 216-bedroom luxury Knightsbridge hotel the Jumeirah Carlton Tower.

Fairview Hotels buys four Novotels

05-Dec-2016 - Fairview Hotels is continuing its UK expansion with the acquisition of four Novotel properties.

Pidgin team open 'Hackney’s smallest wine bar'

01-Dec-2016 - The team behind London’s Pidgin restaurant, which won its first Michelin Star this year, are to open a new wine bar in Hackney from today (1 December).

Rusk & Rusk to open third site in Glasgow

01-Dec-2016 - Glasgow-based restaurant group Rusk & Rusk will open its third site - The Spanish Butcher - in the city this week. 

ASAP Awards 2016: Winners revealed

01-Dec-2016 - The Association of Serviced Apartment Providers (ASAP) has revealed the winners of its 2016 awards with Cheval Residences and SITU Serviced Apartments among the winners. 

Irish O'Callaghan group to open first UK hotel

01-Dec-2016 - The Irish O’Callaghan hotel group is to launch its first UK hotel in Cambridge early next year.

In Operation with...Rosa's Thai Cafe

30-Nov-2016 - For the latest video in our series focusing on emerging restaurant groups, we visit Rosa's Thai Cafe, the Thai restaurant brand created by husband-and-wife team Alexander and Saiphin Moore. 

Chefs' Secrets of Success: Francesco Mazzei

30-Nov-2016 - In the latest of our Chefs' Secrets of Success series, we talk to chef-patron of Sartoria Francesco Mazzei about passion, 'superstar chefs', and nurturing new talent

Hospitality Openings: November 2016

30-Nov-2016 - From barbecue pop-ups to dining department stores to another new Jason Atherton site, November's been eventful. We look at some of the top openings from this busy month

Chef Adam Rawson to take on Fitzrovia pub residency and supperclubs

30-Nov-2016 - Adam Rawson, former head of Pachamama, is to hold a number of weekend supperclubs as part of his new residency at Fitzrovia pub, The George & Dragon.

Bookatable launches restaurant music festival to explore food-music link

30-Nov-2016 - Online restaurant booking platform Bookatable is to hold a festival exploring the links between food and music, as part of wider research into the subject.

Scottish Rugby extends Elior UK catering contract

30-Nov-2016 - Elior UK's contract to supply corporate hospitality, conference and event matchday catering at BT Murrayfield has been extended by another 10 years.