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

Kanada-Ya team to launch Machiya Japanese restaurant

23-Mar-2017 - The team behind ramen group Kanada-Ya are to launch a new London restaurant focusing on traditional Japanese home cooking.

Ollie Dabbous to close Barnyard

22-Mar-2017 - Ollie Dabbous has closed his London restaurant Barnyard after three years of trading.

Iconic Seafood Restaurant in St Andrews sold

22-Mar-2017 - The iconic Seafood Restaurant in St Andrews has been sold to a 22-year-old entrepreneur who intends to redevelop the site.

Mark Poynton and Gareth Ward join latest Simpsons guest chef series

22-Mar-2017 - Simpsons, the Michelin-starred restaurant near Birmingham, has announced Mark Poynton and Gareth Ward as the latest chefs to appear in its guest series.

Mitchells & Butlers jumps on the bao bandwagon

22-Mar-2017 - Taiwanese bao is a familiar site in London thanks to the likes of Flesh & Buns and Mr Bao, but now restaurant giant Mitchells & Butlers is bringing the steamed...

Chefs’ Secrets of Success: Adam Byatt

22-Mar-2017 - “Try to be better today than you were yesterday…faster, cleaner, sharper.”

English wine sommelier says Sussex is better than Champagne

21-Mar-2017 - A sommelier specialising in English wine has said that sparkling wine from England easily rivals traditional Champagne from France.

Wasted opportunity: Can restaurants really be zero-waste rated?

21-Mar-2017 - The industry is under pressure to cut food waste and be more sustainable. But is it really possible for restaurants to be zero-waste rated?

Duck & Waffle Local could expand if successful

21-Mar-2017 - Duck & Waffle Local, the upcoming fast-casual offshoot of the hit 24-hour London restaurant, could potentially roll-out to several other sites if its debut is successful.

BHA welcomes quicker food hygiene re-inspections

20-Mar-2017 - Restaurants can now have their food hygiene rating re-evaluated as soon as they make improvements, rather than waiting months or years, in a move welcomed by the British Hospitality Association...

Hutson looking at two new Pigs in 2018

20-Mar-2017 - Hotel du Vin founder Robin Hutson is looking to open two more The Pig sites in Sussex and Kent in 2018, which would bring the restaurant-with-rooms concept to seven, reports our...

GBR restaurant to launch at Dukes London hotel with former South Lodge chef

20-Mar-2017 - An all-day British-style restaurant – aptly named GBR, or Great British Restaurant – from a former South Lodge and The Samling chef, is to open in the luxury Dukes London...

Ramsay's Union Street Cafe launches olive-themed pop-up

17-Mar-2017 - An immersive Italian pop-up celebrating the humble olive has launched at Gordon Ramsay’s Union Street Café in Southwark, London.

Gary Neville to rethink Manchester hotel development

17-Mar-2017 - Gary Neville has rubbished rumours that plans for his controversial hotel and restaurant development in Manchester have been scrapped.

Palé Hall wins Wales’ first five AA star rating in a decade

17-Mar-2017 - Palé Hall, the hotel and restaurant advised by former Michelin-starred chef Michael Caines, has become the first in North Wales to receive a five star AA rating.

Opening of the week: Mere

17-Mar-2017 - What: Mere is the debut restaurant from long-time Le Gavroche senior sous chef and MasterChef judge Monica Galetti and her husband David, who runs front...


Gary Jones on why young chefs today are better than ever

17-Mar-2017 - The executive head chef at Raymond Blanc’s Belmond Le Manoir Aux Quat’Saisons and newly-appointed chair of judges for this year’s National Chef of the Year and Young Chef of the...

Peg & Patriot bartender to open Scout cocktail bar in London’s Hoxton

16-Mar-2017 - Bartender Mark Whiley, of the Peg & Patriot in London’s Bethnal Green, and the Talented Mr. Fox bar consultancy, is to open new cocktail bar Scout, in the city’s Hoxton...

Italian pizza group makes UK debut

16-Mar-2017 - Italian pizza and craft beer concept Lievito has opened the doors of its first UK restaurant in London.

Tattu Chinese restaurant to open second site in Leeds

16-Mar-2017 - Contemporary Chinese restaurant group Tattu is to open a second site in Leeds this year.

Northern cities lead independent restaurant boom

16-Mar-2017 - Northern cities are seeing a boom in independent restaurant openings with growth rates outstripping traditional hotspots such as London and Edinburgh, a new study shows.

Sweet, fresh, spicy: How to make classic prawn rolls with Thaikhun

16-Mar-2017 - Sal Taylor, assistant business manager and head chef at Thaikhun at the Metrocentre in Gateshead, is originally from Thailand, but has been a proud resident of Newcastle for almost three...

MasterChef finalist Sven-Hanson Britt to open first restaurant

15-Mar-2017 - MasterChef: The Professionals finalist Sven-Hanson Britt has revealed plans to open a destination restaurant in Derbyshire.

Eco-friendly Asian food hall launching in London

15-Mar-2017 - An eco-friendly Asian food hall housing over 30 traders is to launch in north London later this summer.

London’s Lupins to serve “sunshine food” from two former Medlar chefs

14-Mar-2017 - Lucy Pedder and Natasha Cooke ‒ two former chefs from Medlar in London’s Chelsea, and founders of catering and events company The Cooking Collective ‒ will open a new restaurant in Flat...

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