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

Hotel restaurants to serve up 507 tonnes of turkey every day in December

30-Nov-2015 - Hotel restaurants across the UK are expected to serve an average of 507 tonnes of turkey, 9.9 million chipolatas and 50 tonnes of stuffing to guests every day over the next...

Hospitality Openings: November 2015

30-Nov-2015 - BigHospitality monthly round-up of openings includes the highly anticipated German Gymnasium as well as a first solo venture for Jun Tanaka.

Ex-Salt Yard chef opening 90's inspired Soho chicken restaurant

27-Nov-2015 - Ex-St John and Salt Yard chef Billy Stock is opening a new Soho fried chicken restaurant which claims to cook-up ‘the best chicken burger in the capital’.

Christmas dinner bookings up 200% since 2012

27-Nov-2015 - Christmas dinner bookings in pubs and restaurants have risen 202 per cent since 2012, according to research by Mitchells & Butlers, the company behind Toby Carvery, Harvesters and Sizzling Pubs.

Restaurants and bars to open in Waterloo’s ‘Banksy Tunnel’

26-Nov-2015 - London restaurateurs will be given the chance to open in the Waterloo railway arches made famous by street artist Banksy.

Plans announced for North West sports village

26-Nov-2015 - Further plans have been unveiled for Mill Farm Sports Village in Lancashire which will now include a sports bar, restaurant and café.

Permanent site for Lucky Chip Burger & Wine

26-Nov-2015 - London-based pop-up restaurant, Lucky Chip, is set for its first permanent site with the announcement that it will open the 70-cover Lucky Chip Burger & Wine on Dalston’s Ridley Road...

Punch and Neil Morrissey to create chain of sustainable pubs

25-Nov-2015 - Punch and actor Neil Morrissey's pub company have formed a new business partnership with the aim of creating a 'credible chain of sustainable pubs'. 

Crowne Plaza and Holiday Inn Express to open at Heathrow T4

25-Nov-2015 - Plans to build a Crowne Plaza and adjoining Holiday Inn Express at Heathrow's T4 have been given the go-ahead. 

Star Wars Cantina bar opening in Manchester

24-Nov-2015 - Drinkers in Manchester are about to be transported to a galaxy far, far away as a Star Wars themed bar opens its doors in the city.

Marriott confirms first two AC Hotels in UK

24-Nov-2015 - Marriott is to open its first two hotels in the UK under its design-led lifestyle brand AC Hotels.

Marco's New York Italian restaurant to open at Mercure London Bridge

24-Nov-2015 - Marco Pierre White's 11th Marco's New York Italian restaurant will open its doors within the Mercure London Bridge hotel next month. 

Third Steak of the Art restaurant to open

23-Nov-2015 - Steak of the Art, the steak restaurant and art gallery concept is opening its third site in Southampton next year. 

Chef Adam Newth to open first restaurant The Tayberry in Dundee

23-Nov-2015 - Adam Newth, formerly head chef at Castlehill Restaurant in Dundee and The Seafood Restaurant in St Andrews, is opening his own restaurant - The Tayberry at Broughty Ferry in Dundee. ...

Harbour Hotels acquires The Ship in Chichester

23-Nov-2015 - Harbour Hotels has acquired The Ship Hotel in Chichester, West Sussex, expanding its portfolio to 10.

'Posh' chicken restaurant Hen crowdfunding for London expansion

20-Nov-2015 - Hen – the ethically-sourced Brighton chicken restaurant – has launched a crowdfunding campaign to open a series of London sites.

Focus Hotels adds new Bristol property

19-Nov-2015 - UK hotel management company, Focus Hotels, has announced long term management contract for a hotel in Bristol.

Non-profit artists hotel opening in London in 2016

19-Nov-2015 - A non-profit hotel designed to offer affordable accommodation to cash-strapped actors and artists is opening in London in 2016.

Hotel 41: How personalised service took the boutique hotel to the top

19-Nov-2015 - In the next installment of our Spotlight on Service campaign, Malcolm Hendry, general manager of London’s five-star Hotel 41, explains why front-of-house employees are integral to creating a positive guest...

Tea’s time: Good & Proper Tea to open permanent site

17-Nov-2015 - Loose leaf tea and crumpet concept Good & Proper Tea is set to open its first permanent site in London’s Shoreditch next week with the hope it will help establish...

Giggling Squid speed up expansion plans after investment

16-Nov-2015 - Giggling Squid, the Thai restaurant chain led by Andy Laurillard, is set to accelerate its expansion plans after confirming that the Business Growth Fund (BGF) has taken a significant minority...

Marriott International buys Starwood creating world's biggest hotel company

16-Nov-2015 - Marriott International has bought Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide in a deal worth $12.2bn creating the world's biggest hotel company. 

Hospitality businesses support Bath Hotel and Restaurant School

16-Nov-2015 - Sixteen hospitality businesses including the Macdonald Bath Spa Hotel, the Bath Pub Company, the Abbey Hotel and the Hilton Hotel, have signed up to support the Bath Hotel and Restaurant School...

D&D London opening rooftop restaurant in Leeds

16-Nov-2015 - London-based restaurant group, D&D London, is continuing its expansion into the north of England with the announcement of a second opening in Leeds in late 2016.

Dark Star to open pub in Horsham

16-Nov-2015 - Sussex­-based Dark Star Brewing Co. has secured a second site for its new pub vehicle in the space of two months, after acquiring a site in Horsham.