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

Matt Gillan planning to open Brighton restaurant

28-Sep-2016 - Chef Matt Gillan is to host a series of pop-ups in Brighton ahead of plans to launch his first restaurant in the city in 2017.

James Durrant now executive chef of the Stafford London hotel

28-Sep-2016 - James Durrant, former executive chef at Jason Atherton’s Maze and Maze Grill, is now executive chef at the five-star, 105-bedroom Stafford London hotel in St James.

Emilia's pasta restaurant to open at St Katharine Docks

28-Sep-2016 - Padella is facing competition from a new fresh pasta restaurant opening at London’s St Katharine Docks.

In Operation with...Dishoom

28-Sep-2016 - In this latest video from our In Operation with... series we visit Indian restaurant group Dishoom to find out about its origins, its people focus and future plans. 

AccorHotels launches Jo&Joe brand to appeal to Millennials

27-Sep-2016 - Hotels giant AccorHotels is to launch new brand, Jo&Joe, in a bid to combine the traditional hotel format with the newer, more disruptive hostel and private-rental concepts.

Harrods plans to open first late-night restaurant

27-Sep-2016 - Harrods is planning to transform the basement space currently occupied by its fine wine department into a late-night restaurant. 

LOBOS meat and tapas bar to open second London site

27-Sep-2016 - London meat and tapas bar LOBOS is to open its second site, in Soho’s Frith Street, in mid-November.

Rita's team to open Genovese Argentinian Canteen Quilombero

27-Sep-2016 - Missy Flynn and Gabriel Pryce of Hackney bar and restaurant Rita's are to open a new canteen-style restaurant at workspace campus Republic at East India Dock. 

Ivy Collection to open Guildford restaurant

27-Sep-2016 - The Ivy Collection, the Richard Caring­-backed group, has confirmed it will open a site in Guildford next year at the Tunsgate Quarter development, according to BigHospitality's sister site MCA.

Simon Rogan named Chef of the Year at AA Hospitality Awards 2016

27-Sep-2016 - Simon Rogan has been named Chef of the Year at the 2016 AA Hospitality Awards. 

The Clove Club to host Franco-Japanese event with stellar Paris chef line-up

26-Sep-2016 - The Clove Club's Isaac McHale is to hold a collaborative tasting menu event with Franco-Japanese chefs Atsushi Tanaka, Hideki Nishi, and Ryuji Teshima.

Flagship Cha Cha Moon restaurant on the market

26-Sep-2016 - Cha Cha Moon - the restaurant opened by Alan Yau in Soho’s Kingly Court - has been put on the market eight years after it first launched.

Michael O'Hare to open Manchester restaurant

26-Sep-2016 - Michelin chef Michael O’Hare is to launch a new restaurant, The Rabbit in the Moon, at Manchester’s National Football Museum later this year.

Jupiter Hotels purchases three hotels under Holiday Inn and Mercure

26-Sep-2016 - Jupiter Hotels has announced that it has purchased three hotels under its umbrella – the Holiday Inn Darlington, Holiday Inn Dumfries, and Mercure Sheffield Parkway – off a reported guide...

The Grill at McQueen opening delayed by almost a month

23-Sep-2016 - The opening of The Grill at McQueen, a new steak restaurant from two former Hawksmoor chefs at Shoreditch venue McQueen has been delayed by nearly a month.

Bourgee steak and lobster group to expand to Chelmsford and beyond

23-Sep-2016 - Bourgee, the steak and lobster restaurant in Southend-on-Sea, is set to expand significantly, with a new site in Chelmsford and plans for Suffolk and Norwich in 2017.

Corazón taqueria from former Corbin & King GM to open in London

23-Sep-2016 - Corazón, a new Mexican-style taco restaurant from former Corbin & King manager Laura Sheffield and former Sartoria chef Paul Daniel will open in London's Soho this November. 

Lao Café pop-up, from Rosa’s Thai Café, to launch permanent site

23-Sep-2016 - Lao Café, the pop-up concept from Saiphin Moore and the team behind Rosa’s Thai Café, is to launch a permanent London site this winter.

Goodwood Estate to re-brand The Richmond Arms as The Farmer, Butcher, Chef

23-Sep-2016 - Goodwood Estate is to refurbish and re-name its restaurant The Richmond Arms to better showcase the links it has with the estate's producers. 


Goodwood Estate's Darron Bunn on why hospitality businesses have a duty to invest in future talent

23-Sep-2016 - Darron Bunn has racked up more than 20 years' as a chef, working with Marco Pierre White and Nico Ladenis before running gastropubs, leading brigades at five-star hotels and more....

Pentahotels puts focus on UK as it secures first London site

22-Sep-2016 - The managing director of German hotel chain Pentahotels says the UK is an 'important market' for the expansion of the brand with more than 30 new locations currently under scrutiny. 

Island Poké, backed by former Soho House director, to open in London

22-Sep-2016 - Island Poké, a new restaurant concept backed by Chris Miller, founder of investment platform the White Rabbit Fund, is to open in London’s Soho this October.

Tom Kerridge and Adam Byatt to cook at Greyhound pub for Alex Lewis Trust

22-Sep-2016 - Chefs Tom Kerridge and Adam Byatt are to appear at Stockbridge pub The Greyhound on the Test, which was named Michelin Pub of the Year in 2014, for a series...

Spanish chef David Muñoz to open London restaurant

22-Sep-2016 - David Muñoz, who holds three Michelin stars at Diver XO in Madrid, is to open his long-awaited London restaurant later this year.

Hippo Inns to launch The Islington Townhouse in London

22-Sep-2016 - Pub-style restaurant and bar The Islington Townhouse, from London-based pub group Hippo Inns, is to launch its sixth venue in London’s Angel this winter.