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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...

SMALL TALK

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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