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

Ex-Lockhart chef to open Butifarra Peruvian restaurant in Soho

27-May-2016 - A former Lockhart chef is to launch a new Peruvian street food restaurant in Soho.

Reinventing the carvey: New cashless concept eyes 30 sites

27-May-2016 - A former London barrister's clerk is planning to modernise the carvery concept with a new cashless restaurant group.

Compass Hospitality Group secures first Scottish hotel management contract

27-May-2016 - Asian hotel operator Compass Hospitality Group has secured its first management contract in Scotland and its ninth in the UK.

Steven Ellis on his new pub Oxford Blue

27-May-2016 - Fresh from seven years with Clare Smyth at Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, and two years with Andrew Pern at the Star Inn, Steven Ellis is raring to go with Oxford Blue,...

Michelin chef Christoffer Hruskova to launch The Bread Station in London

26-May-2016 - Michelin chef Christoffer Hruskova is to launch his debut Danish bakery and café in London this summer.

Nadler Hotels acquires Covent Garden site

26-May-2016 - Nadler Hotels has announced plans to open a 56-room boutique hotel in Covent Garden.

London's first gin hotel to open on Portobello Road

26-May-2016 - Portobello Road Gin has revealed plans to open a new venue where guests can literally eat, drink and sleep all things gin.

Olympics 2016: Cabana restaurants aim to capture spirit of Rio

26-May-2016 - Brazilian restaurant group Cabana is gearing up for an ‘amazing summer’ as it aims to bring the spirit of the Rio Olympics to the UK through its restaurants and beach...

Hawskmoor staff improve communication with British Sign Language training

26-May-2016 - Front-of-house staff at Hawksmoor's Spitalfields restaurant have been trained in British Sign Language (BSL) to enable them to better communicate with each other and with their deaf and hard of...

Meatcure turns to crowdfunding to bring the burger boom to the Midlands

26-May-2016 - Restaurant group Meatcure is to launch a crowdfunding campaign to take the ‘better burger’ craze beyond London.

The Coppa Club to open in London

25-May-2016 - Berkshire-based The Coppa Club is set to open its first site in London this month. 

US chain Smashburger sets out UK expansion plans

25-May-2016 - Cult US chain Smashburger has announced plans to open six UK restaurants over the next year.

The Chestnut Group targets another six sites

25-May-2016 - East-Anglian based hospitality business The Chestnut Group is planning to add another six sites to the business over the next four years as it looks set to complete its ‘largest...

Silk Road-inspired restaurant Samarkand to open in Fitzrovia

25-May-2016 - A restaurant which claims to be one of the first in London to celebrate Uzbekistan’s cuisine will open its doors this summer.

Sodexo extends partnerships with Scottish castles and visitor attraction

25-May-2016 - Sodexo has extended its partnerships with two castles and a visitor attraction in Scotland in deals worth more than £6m. 

Redcomb Pubs to develop casual dining restaurant concept

24-May-2016 - Pub operator Redcomb Pubs has announced plans to develop a casual dining concept as it looks to 'stretch and broaden' its business portfolio. 

Gauthier Soho goes vegan after demands from celebrity diners

24-May-2016 - A top Soho restaurant has become the first fine-dining venue in London to permanently offer a fully vegan tasting menu in response to growing customer demand.

Clare Smyth lines up Notting Hill restaurant site

24-May-2016 - Clare Smyth, the first female chef in England to hold three Michelin stars, is in advanced talks on a site in London’s Notting Hill for her own restaurant, according to...

Shoryu founder and Michelin partner to open Japanese restaurant Sakagura in Mayfair

24-May-2016 - Shoryu Ramen founder Tak Tokumine has partnered with two Michelin-starred restaurant The Araki to launch a new ‘accessible’ Mayfair restaurant.

Harry Ramsden's to open restaurant and pub in Edinburgh

23-May-2016 - Fish & chips brand Harry Ramsden's will make its entrance in Edinburgh this week with the opening of two new sites in the Scottish capital. 

Boxpark Croydon reveals final restaurant line-up

23-May-2016 - Street food development Boxpark Croydon has released details of its (almost) final line-up four months ahead of its opening. 

Raw fish restaurant Ahi Poké to open in Fitzrovia

23-May-2016 - The trio behind Mayfair’s North Audley Cantine and Chez Chow are set to debut a new Hawaiian-themed restaurant in London this summer. 

Restaurants 'missing out' on half a million vegan diners

20-May-2016 - Restaurants are missing out on thousands of vegan customers by failing to offer a variety of dishes without animal products.

£53m hotel and restaurant scheme to open in Dover

20-May-2016 - More than £53m is to be ploughed into a Kent-based town centre regeneration scheme that will see the opening of a Travelodge and six restaurants next autumn. 

Ex-Arbutus chefs to open second Picture in Marylebone

20-May-2016 - The team behind Fitzrovia's neighbourhood restaurant Picture are to open a second site in Marylebone this July.