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

Heatwave boosts interest in UK seaside hotels

06-Jul-2015 - Last week's heatwave helped boost interest in hotels in the UK's most popular seaside resorts according to new data from hotel comparison site Trivago which saw searches increase by up...

In Operation with...La Tasca

06-Jul-2015 - In the second video in our In Operation with... series we visit the Covent Garden branch of La Tasca to find out more about the workings of the Spanish restaurant...

Peyton and Byrne extends contract with National Gallery

06-Jul-2015 - Peyton and Byrne has extended its contract to provide catering at the National Gallery for another eight years.

Shake Shack lines up Cardiff and London openings

06-Jul-2015 - US burger brand Shake Shack has lined up two new openings - in Cardiff and London.

A castle and four hotels: Highland Heritage Ltd. is for sale

03-Jul-2015 - Ian Cleaver, owner of Highland Heritage Limited, is selling up his hotel estate after announcing his intention to retire.  

Gymkhana founders launching third Indian restaurant

03-Jul-2015 - The family behind Michelin-starred Indian restaurants Gymkhana and Trishna are launching a third site inspired by the roadside shacks of southern India and Sri Lanka in October.

Old Street welcomes new Bodean’s BBQ Smoke House branch to London

03-Jul-2015 - Bodean’s BBQ Smoke House has announced that they are opening a new branch in London’s Old Street.

Carom Soho opens second pop-up in London

03-Jul-2015 - Following a successful rooftop venture, D&D London restaurant Carom Soho has announced that it is launching a new pop-up in Butlers Wharf, London.

World of gastronomy 'enters new era of casual-dining'

02-Jul-2015 - Fine-dining chefs and restaurateurs are making continued moves to make their offerings more relaxed and informal as the world of gastronomy shifts towards 'a new era of casual dining'. 

Scotchtails founders opening Nordic-inspired restaurant

02-Jul-2015 - The duo behind gourmet scotch egg brand Scotchtails are launching a Nordic-inspired restaurant and coffee shop in Covent Garden in late July.

Allergy UK launches accreditation scheme for hospitality businesses

02-Jul-2015 - Allergy UK has launched an accreditation scheme for foodservice operators which it says will help them better cater for customers with food allergies.

SMALL TALK

Lucy Townsend of The Greyhound on the Test on juggling her different businesses

02-Jul-2015 - Lucy Townsend runs Michelin Pub of the Year 2014 The Greyhound on the Test in Stockbridge, Hampshire alongside her outside catering company Wilds, launched earlier this year. 

Hospitality Openings: June 2015

01-Jul-2015 - A round-up of June's hospitality openings that include Smith & Wollensky, Vincent Café and Cocktail Bar, and Inn on the Square.

Les 110 de Taillevent London opening in September

01-Jul-2015 - The restaurant group behind two-Michelin starred Le Taillevent in Paris is opening a sister site in London’s Cavendish Square this September.

Chef's Table restaurant wins OpenTable Fit for Foodies award

01-Jul-2015 - Following the National Restaurant Awards 2015, online restaurant booking provider OpenTable has revealed its Top 50 Fit for Foodies restaurants in the UK.

Bella Italia to open 40 new restaurants by 2017

01-Jul-2015 - Bella Italia, the Casual Dining Group restaurant brand, is to open 40 new sites by 2017, with openings lined up in Orpington, Chichester, Burton and Hemel Hempstead among others.

Marco Pierre White to open restaurant at Hinckley Island Hotel

01-Jul-2015 - World-renowned chef, Marco Pierre White, is set to open a new restaurant at The Hinckley Island Hotel in Leicestershire.

National Restaurant Awards 2015: In pictures

01-Jul-2015 - Take a visual tour of the National Restaurant Awards 2015.

Gleneagles Hotel and resort sold to Ennismore

01-Jul-2015 - Gleneagles Hotel and resort has been bought by London-based hospitality group Ennismore for an undisclosed sum.

Galvin Brothers: Bringing restaurant ethos to pubs

01-Jul-2015 - Chef-restaurateur brothers Chris and Jeff Galvin have set up a pub company which Chris said has been prompted by soaring property prices for restaurants and the need to create opportunities...

Phillip Oppenheim sets opening date for second Cubana site

30-Jun-2015 - Former Tory Treasury Minister Phillip Oppenheim has confirmed an October opening date for his second Cubana bar and restaurant site. 

Square Pie to expand further following The O2 restaurant opening

30-Jun-2015 - Square Pie has opened its 'biggest restaurant to date' at The O2 Arena in Greenwich as it sets out plans to expand its operation this year and next. 

Interactive map: National Restaurant Awards 2015 top 50 restaurants

30-Jun-2015 - See where 50 of the UK's top 100 restaurants, as announced at the National Restaurant Awards 2015, are located in our interactive map.  

National Restaurant Awards: Barrafina Adelaide Street takes 2015 title

29-Jun-2015 - Barrafina Adelaide Street has been named the National Restaurant of the Year 2015.

Alan Lorrimer to open live music bar and restaurant The Piano Works

29-Jun-2015 - Serial restaurateur and bar owner Alan Lorrimer will open The Piano Works in Farringdon this week, a live music venue, bar and restaurant that aims to revive the tradition of...