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

Gallery: Belsfield Hotel re-launches with Laura Ashley interiors

29-Jul-2014 - Laura Ashley has partnered with the Belsfield Hotel in the Lake District, seeing it undergo a complete refurbishment and a rebrand as Laura Ashley Hotel, the Belsfield. 

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Eclectic Bar Group to open Liverpool site

29-Jul-2014 - Eclectic has just reported that it has signed a lease on a new Liverpool site, a key target city for the group. 

Spiaggia beach-themed Italian restaurant comes to Fulham

29-Jul-2014 - Casual dining concept Spiaggia (‘beach’ in Italian) will be opening in London’s Fulham Broadway in late September.

The Zetter Group to share profits with staff

28-Jul-2014 - The Zetter Group has announced a profit sharing scheme for staff – believed to be the first of its kind in the UK hospitality sector.

Rosa’s secures expansion fund and new sites

28-Jul-2014 - Rosa’s, the London-based Thai café concept led by Alex Moore, has secured £500k of new funding and two new sites in Chelsea and Angel as it looks to grow from four to 10 London restaurants by the end of 2017, BigHospitality's sister publication M&C Report has reported.

Meantime Brewery launches container bar BeerBox

25-Jul-2014 - Meantime Brewery has signed a three-year contract with Knight Dragon to open a shipping container bar called BeerBox on the Greenwich Peninsula.

Kipferl raises £125K through crowdfunding and is set to expand

25-Jul-2014 - London’s Austrian coffee house and restaurant concept Kipferl raised £125K through crowdfunding platform CrowdBnk in less than three hours, leaving it set to open its second site in the capital.

BOBO Social to bring burgers and bohemia to Charlotte Street

25-Jul-2014 - A new high-end burger and small plate concept is set to launch in London’s Charlotte Street next month.

IHG’s Westminster hotel to be rebranded Hilton Conrad

25-Jul-2014 - The Intercontinental London Westminster hotel will become part of the Conrad brand in September, after owner Supreme Hotels signed a franchise agreement with Hilton Worldwide.

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Itsu to open first branch in Brighton

25-Jul-2014 - Asian-inspired fast food brand Itsu will open its first site in the south coast city of Brighton this September.

Grenache restaurant re-launches with new owner chef Mike Jennings

24-Jul-2014 - Mike Jennings, head chef at fine dining restaurant Grenache in Manchester, has bought and re-launched the venue with aims for national acclaim. 

Tom's Kitchen to open at St Katharine Docks in August

24-Jul-2014 - The fifth Tom’s Kitchen Restaurant and Deli will open in the newly developed Commodity Quay development at London’s St Katharine Docks next month.

Gallery: Roth Bar & Grill combines gastronomy with contemporary art

24-Jul-2014 - Roth Bar & Grill opened this month at new Somerset gallery and arts centre Hauser & Wirth, located on Durton Farm in Bruton.

Ethos meat-free restaurant concept comes to London

24-Jul-2014 - Meat-free casual dining restaurant Ethos will be opening in Mayfair this September. 

Independent restaurants could suffer as eating out market grows

23-Jul-2014 - The total UK eating out market will reach £82.8bn this year, but independent restaurants are set to struggle as consumers switch to branded chains, according to Allegra Foodservice strategy director Simon Stenning.

St James hotel launches in Nottingham

23-Jul-2014 - The St James boutique hotel, formerly the Rutland Square hotel, has launched in Nottingham’s historic castle quarter after a complete rebranding and refurbishment.

Michael Riemenschneider to re-open Canvas in Chelsea

23-Jul-2014 - Swiss chef and restaurateur Michael Riemenschneider is to re-open his Canvas restaurant in Chelsea next month.

Beverley to welcome six restaurants at Flemingate development

23-Jul-2014 - The £120m Flemingate mixed-use development, due to open in late October 2015 in Beverley, will include a mix of six national chain and independent restaurants.

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Holiday Inn Express Stansted adds rotisserie to restaurant

23-Jul-2014 - Holiday Inn Express London Stansted Airport has launched a rotisserie in its refurbished Great Room Restaurant.

East Asian BBQ restaurant Bó Drake comes to Soho

23-Jul-2014 - Bó Drake, a modern East Asian BBQ restaurant and Anju bar will be opening in September on Greek Street in London’s Soho.

Simon Gregory joins Ace Hotels London Shoreditch

23-Jul-2014 - Ace Hotels London Shoreditch has confirmed that former Gordon Ramsay Restaurants group executive chef Simon Gregory will take over its kitchens next month.

Brasserie Bar Co begins brand roll-out

22-Jul-2014 - The Brasserie Bar Co has begun rolling out its White Brasserie pub brand after receiving funding from ESO Capital, with aims to open 20 pubs in three years.

Salt beef bar concept Delancey & Co comes to London

22-Jul-2014 - Delance y& Co will be opening in London this autumn, a modern take on a New York-style salt beef and smoked salmon bar. 

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Young’s to open two new hotels

22-Jul-2014 - Young’s has announced the acquisition of The Fox and Anchor in Smithfield Market and The Lamb in Hindon, Wiltshire, as part of its hotel portfolio expansion.

Bourne & Hollingsworth Buildings all-day brasserie and bar to open in Clerkenwell

21-Jul-2014 - The Bourne & Hollingsworth Buildings will be opening in London’s Clerkenwell this September, offering a modern British take on Brasserie food.

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