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

Grosvenor House hotel GM: Why we're about more than our Great Room

30-Jun-2016 - Grosvenor House, A JW Marriott Hotel, is aiming to become known as more than an events venue following an £8m refurbishment of its public spaces.

Skyline Worldwide continues London expansion

30-Jun-2016 - Serviced apartment provider Skyline Worldwide is to open a new Art Deco-style property in London this year.

'High-end' restaurant to give recovering addicts a second chance

30-Jun-2016 - A new Teesside restaurant offering catering job opportunities for ex-offenders, recovering addicts and the long-term unemployed is to open this year.

The Royal Academy of Culinary Arts’ Annual Awards of Excellence 2016: The winners

30-Jun-2016 - The Royal Academy of Culinary Arts has announced the 27 winners of its Annual Awards of Excellence (AAE).

Hospitality Openings: June 2016

29-Jun-2016 - From luxe and louche at Balans Soho to chic and rested at High Field Town House, or simply well fed and watered at Wetherspoon, this month sees a variety of...

Ormer Mayfair announces stellar new management team

29-Jun-2016 - Shaun Rankin’s soon-to-open Ormer Mayfair site will have a team with previous experience including the Michelin-starred Restaurant Sat Bains, Gordon Ramsay at Claridge’s, and Hélène Darroze at The Connaught, it...

Boulud Sud could be permanent if London pop-up is a success

29-Jun-2016 - Two Michelin-starred chef Daniel Boulud could bring his Boulud Sud brand to the UK permanently if his soon-to-open London pop-up is a success, it has been suggested.

Anglian Country Inns acquires seventh site after SRA three star rating

29-Jun-2016 - Anglian Country Inns (ACI) has acquired its seventh site, bar-restaurant-with-rooms The King’s Head, in Letheringsett, Norfolk.

East Coast Concepts receives investment to expand Neighbourhood and Victor's

29-Jun-2016 - Restaurant and bar group East Coast Concepts has received a multi million pound investment from private equity firm NorthEdge Capital to enable it to expand its casual dining brands Neighbourhood...

Red's True Barbecue to open £1m Newcastle site

29-Jun-2016 - Smokehouse brand Red’s True Barbecue has revealed plans to open its eighth restaurant in Newcastle this autumn.

'Gamer's paradise' hotel to launch in the UK

29-Jun-2016 - German chain pentahotels is to launch a new gamer-centric hotel in the uk.

IN PICTURES: The National Restaurant Awards 2016

28-Jun-2016 - Last night saw the awards ceremony of this year's National Restaurant Awards at the Hurlingham Club in Putney, south west London. 

Genji opens Sushi and Robata at Wholefoods Kensington

28-Jun-2016 - Japanese food company Genji has opened Sushi and Robata restaurant at the Whole Foods Market in London's Kensington. 

Brexit Hospitality Summit: Hospitality's fears and how it can face up to them

28-Jun-2016 - Brexit has sent shockwaves across the hospitality industry, but operators attending the British Hospitality Association’s (BHA) Hospitality and Tourism Summit have been urged to embrace change and see the potential...

BBQ pop-up Texas Joe’s to open permanent site in London’s Bermondsey

28-Jun-2016 - Texas Joe’s, a former pop-up specialising in BBQ meat, is to open its first permanent location in London’s Bermondsey on 4 July.

National Restaurant Awards 2016: The Sportsman claims number one spot

27-Jun-2016 - The Sportsman in Kent has been named the UK’s best restaurant in the 2017 National Restaurant Awards.

Firebrand Pizza launches in London ahead of possible roll-out

27-Jun-2016 - Firebrand Pizza, a new pizza venture from a restaurateur and marketing duo, is to launch in London’s Marylebone in July.

Independent B&Bs seeing ten-year ratings high, says TripAdvisor study

27-Jun-2016 - Independent B&Bs and hotels are seeing a ten-year high in average ratings, according to online review site TripAdvisor.

The Gate named UK's first autism-friendly restaurant

24-Jun-2016 - The Gate in Islington has become the first restaurant in the UK to receive the National Autistic Society’s (NAS) Autism Friendly Award.

SMALL TALK

Isaac McHale of The Clove Club on making The World's 50 Best Restaurants list

24-Jun-2016 - Last week The Clove Club in Shoreditch was awarded the Highest New Entry in the The World's 50 Best Restaurants list, making its debut at number 26. Chef Isaac McHale,...

Blanchette founders plan further London restaurants

23-Jun-2016 - The brothers behind Soho’s French bistro Blanchette have revealed that they are keen to open a third London restaurant following the opening of their second venue later this year....

Historic Bromley Court Hotel revamped after £2m investment

23-Jun-2016 - A historic independent hotel that played host to Jimi Hendrix, David Bowie and William Pitt the Younger has been relaunched after a £2m refurbishment.

Sumosan restaurant closes ahead of relocation to Knightsbridge

23-Jun-2016 - Japanese restaurant Sumosan has closed ahead of a relocation to Knightsbridge in October.

Cinnamon Collection in £10m expansion by Boparan Restaurant Holdings

23-Jun-2016 - The Cinnamon Collection – comprising restaurants The Cinnamon Club, Cinnamon Kitchen and Cinnamon Soho – is to expand after a £10m investment from new owners Boparan Restaurant Holdings (BRH).

Muriel’s Kitchen opens first of five MK grab-and-go outlets

23-Jun-2016 - Restaurant-café group Muriel’s Kitchen has launched its first grab-and-go brand extension, MK by Muriel’s Kitchen, in London’s Putney.