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

Meantime Brewery launches container bar BeerBox

25-Jul-2014 - Meantime Brewery has signed a three-year contract with Knight Dragon to open a shipping container bar called BeerBox on the Greenwich Peninsula.

Kipferl raises £125K through crowdfunding and is set to expand

25-Jul-2014 - London’s Austrian coffee house and restaurant concept Kipferl raised £125K through crowdfunding platform CrowdBnk in less than three hours, leaving it set to open its second site in the capital.

BOBO Social to bring burgers and bohemia to Charlotte Street

25-Jul-2014 - A new high-end burger and small plate concept is set to launch in London’s Charlotte Street next month.

IHG’s Westminster hotel to be rebranded Hilton Conrad

25-Jul-2014 - The Intercontinental London Westminster hotel will become part of the Conrad brand in September, after owner Supreme Hotels signed a franchise agreement with Hilton Worldwide.

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Itsu to open first branch in Brighton

25-Jul-2014 - Asian-inspired fast food brand Itsu will open its first site in the south coast city of Brighton this September.

Grenache restaurant re-launches with new owner chef Mike Jennings

24-Jul-2014 - Mike Jennings, head chef at fine dining restaurant Grenache in Manchester, has bought and re-launched the venue with aims for national acclaim. 

Tom's Kitchen to open at St Katharine Docks in August

24-Jul-2014 - The fifth Tom’s Kitchen Restaurant and Deli will open in the newly developed Commodity Quay development at London’s St Katharine Docks next month.

Gallery: Roth Bar & Grill combines gastronomy with contemporary art

24-Jul-2014 - Roth Bar & Grill opened this month at new Somerset gallery and arts centre Hauser & Wirth, located on Durton Farm in Bruton.

Ethos meat-free restaurant concept comes to London

24-Jul-2014 - Meat-free casual dining restaurant Ethos will be opening in Mayfair this September. 

Independent restaurants could suffer as eating out market grows

23-Jul-2014 - The total UK eating out market will reach £82.8bn this year, but independent restaurants are set to struggle as consumers switch to branded chains, according to Allegra Foodservice strategy director Simon Stenning.

St James hotel launches in Nottingham

23-Jul-2014 - The St James boutique hotel, formerly the Rutland Square hotel, has launched in Nottingham’s historic castle quarter after a complete rebranding and refurbishment.

Michael Riemenschneider to re-open Canvas in Chelsea

23-Jul-2014 - Swiss chef and restaurateur Michael Riemenschneider is to re-open his Canvas restaurant in Chelsea next month.

Beverley to welcome six restaurants at Flemingate development

23-Jul-2014 - The £120m Flemingate mixed-use development, due to open in late October 2015 in Beverley, will include a mix of six national chain and independent restaurants.

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Holiday Inn Express Stansted adds rotisserie to restaurant

23-Jul-2014 - Holiday Inn Express London Stansted Airport has launched a rotisserie in its refurbished Great Room Restaurant.

East Asian BBQ restaurant Bó Drake comes to Soho

23-Jul-2014 - Bó Drake, a modern East Asian BBQ restaurant and Anju bar will be opening in September on Greek Street in London’s Soho.

Simon Gregory joins Ace Hotels London Shoreditch

23-Jul-2014 - Ace Hotels London Shoreditch has confirmed that former Gordon Ramsay Restaurants group executive chef Simon Gregory will take over its kitchens next month.

Brasserie Bar Co begins brand roll-out

22-Jul-2014 - The Brasserie Bar Co has begun rolling out its White Brasserie pub brand after receiving funding from ESO Capital, with aims to open 20 pubs in three years.

Salt beef bar concept Delancey & Co comes to London

22-Jul-2014 - Delance y& Co will be opening in London this autumn, a modern take on a New York-style salt beef and smoked salmon bar. 

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Young’s to open two new hotels

22-Jul-2014 - Young’s has announced the acquisition of The Fox and Anchor in Smithfield Market and The Lamb in Hindon, Wiltshire, as part of its hotel portfolio expansion.

Bourne & Hollingsworth Buildings all-day brasserie and bar to open in Clerkenwell

21-Jul-2014 - The Bourne & Hollingsworth Buildings will be opening in London’s Clerkenwell this September, offering a modern British take on Brasserie food.

Qbic reveals UK expansion plans

21-Jul-2014 - Hotel pod specialist Qbic has revealed plans to open two new locations a year in the UK starting next year, after launching its first London venture last November.

IHG adds another three Holiday Inn Express hotels to UK portfolio

21-Jul-2014 - InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has signed three Holiday Inn Express hotels in London, Leigh and Wigan to its UK portfolio

Scott Hallsworth to open late night venue in South Kensington

18-Jul-2014 - Ex-Nobu head chef and Kurobuta founder Scott Hallsworth is to open a new late night venue and restaurant in the former Brompton Club in South Kensington.

City Marque to launch Lambeth North units

18-Jul-2014 - London-based serviced apartment provider City Marque is set to unveil eight new luxury apartments in Lambeth North on 31 July.

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MeatLiquor rebrands Wishbone into ChickenLiquor

18-Jul-2014 - Meatailer has rebranded recently acquired Brixton chicken shop Wishbone into ChickenLiquor.

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