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

5cc launches fourth venue in Hoxton Square

30-Oct-2014 - Cocktail bar 5cc has opened its fourth venue in the basement of the Electricity Showrooms in Hoxton Square.

Damien Rigollet appointed head chef at Coq d’Argent

30-Oct-2014 - D&D London has announced that Damien Rigollet will take on the role of head chef at its contemporary French restaurant Coq d’Argent in the City of London.

Third restaurant for Martin Morales

29-Oct-2014 - Peruvian restaurateur Martin Morales has announced the opening of a new Ceviche in Old Street in March 2015.

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Clubhouse Group buys Mercure Parkside House Hotel

29-Oct-2014 - Milton Keynes’ Mercure Parkside House Hotel has been sold to Nazim Manji of the Clubhouse Group for around £2.6m.

Former Ottolenghi and Morito team takes on first venture

29-Oct-2014 - Born of the collaboration between former Ottolenghi head chef Louis Solley and ex Morito general manager Hugo Thurston, informal restaurant Jago will open in mid-November in London’s Brick Lane.

Second Kêu site to open in Soho

29-Oct-2014 - Vietnamese restaurant Kêu will open its second London site in Soho on 3 November. 

Soupe du Jour to open second London site

29-Oct-2014 - Takeaway and restaurant concept Soupe du Jour will open its second London site in the City on 4 November. 

Marriott unveils £1.3m high-tech event space

29-Oct-2014 - Marriott has completed a £1.3m renovation of its London Kensington hotel’s meeting facilities to cater for generation X and Y travellers’ technology expectations.

Noble Inns plans second Smokehouse

29-Oct-2014 - London-based gastropub operator Noble Inns has secured a second site for its Smokehouse concept in Chiswick.

Six new restaurant sites to spring up in Oldham

28-Oct-2014 - Six restaurant sites will be built and let out to operators in Oldham city centre as part of the new Parliament Square development.

Marriott expands Courtyard brand in Scotland

28-Oct-2014 - Marriott is expanding its Courtyard brand further in Scotland, with a new hotel planned for Edinburgh city centre in early 2016. 

Jackson + Rye opens Richmond site

28-Oct-2014 - New York restaurant and bar concept Jackson + Rye has opened its third branch in Richmond, London.

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Paul opens first UK site outside London

28-Oct-2014 - Artisan bakery Paul will open its first site outside London in Oxford on 8 December this year.

Rick Stein confirms Porthleven restaurant opening

28-Oct-2014 - Chef and TV personality Rick Stein has confirmed he is taking over the Clay Quay restaurant in Porthleven, Cornwall.

Product news

Bromic launches outdoor heater

27-Oct-2014 - Bromic has launched the Tungsten Portable heater for hotels and restaurants.

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Manchester hotel and restaurant complex bought for £23m

27-Oct-2014 - Legal & General Property (LGP) has acquired 19/31 Piccadilly Gardens in Manchester, which holds a 157-bed Travelodge as well as two restaurant units, for £23.1m.

Jamie Oliver to open new concept at King’s Cross

27-Oct-2014 - The celebrity chef has received planning consent from Camden Council to turn the historic Fish & Coal buildings and Wharf Road Arches into a new pub and restaurant, set to...

New head chef for Chiswell Street Dining Rooms

27-Oct-2014 - ETM Group has appointed Pieter Fitz-Dreyer as head chef of Chiswell Street Dining Rooms in London.

The Little Yellow Door pops up in Notting Hill

24-Oct-2014 - New ‘flat share’ pop-up restaurant The Little Yellow Door will open in London’s Notting Hill this autumn.

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Chy opens second Liverpool site

24-Oct-2014 - Chinese restaurant Chy will open its second site in Liverpool city centre on 24 October.

Small Talk

Will Brown on Northern Ireland's food scene and the benefits of local sourcing

23-Oct-2014 - Great British Menu chef Will Brown recently refurbished the Old Schoolhouse Inn, introducing a new menu that combines Northern Irish classics with modern European ingredients, and was rewarded with a...

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Mas Q Menos opens second London site

23-Oct-2014 - Spanish restaurant Mas Q Menos has opened its second London site in Soho three months after opening its first site in Holborn.

Inception Group to open seventh site

23-Oct-2014 - The Inception group will open themed-bar Beaver Lodge in London’s Chelsea in January 2015.

FRHI eyes UK Swissôtel and Fairmont expansion

23-Oct-2014 - Canadian hotel company FRHI, which owns the international Fairmont, Raffles and Swissôtel brands, has ambitions to expand its visibility in London, BigHospitality has learnt.

Demon Leisure to open Leeds sports bar

23-Oct-2014 - Demon Leisure will open The Brotherhood of Pursuits and Pastimes sports bar in Leeds city centre on 8 November.