Keep up to date with the latest openings, closures and property deals in the restaurant, pub and hotel sectors.
15-Jul-2014 - Ibérica Restaurants has confirmed that it will open its first site outside of London at Manchester’s Spinningfields this autumn, serving a unique à la carte menu designed by executive chef and business partner Nacho Manzano.
15-Jul-2014 - London-based hotel group glh is launching a limited-feature four-star hotel brand called every, rebranding four hotels in its existing portfolio and looking at expansion through management contracts.
14-Jul-2014 - The team behind tapas restaurant La Boqueria is expanding its London presence with a new site recently opened in Battersea and a sherry bar to launch in the near future in the same neighbourhood.
14-Jul-2014 - Fish and chip restaurant brand Harry Ramsden’s is to open ten new outlets across West Sussex under a new franchise agreement with local businessman Ruslan Kyshtoobaev.
14-Jul-2014 - Thai tapas brand Giggling Squid is opening a site in Sevenoaks on 5 August – the first of a series of new venues that will double the size of the business by this time next year.
14-Jul-2014 - MeatLiquor founders Yianni Papoutsis and Scott Collins have secured their fourth London location in Islington.
14-Jul-2014 - Ribble Valley Inns has re-opened its award-winning Kirky Lonsdale pub The Highwayman after an extensive refurbishment, with new head chef Jason ‘Bruno’ Birbeck taking the reins in the kitchen.
14-Jul-2014 - Rosehall Estate, famous for being Coco Chanel’s love nest with the 2nd Duke of Westminster Hugh Grosvenor, is to be restored and turned into an upmarket boutique hotel.
11-Jul-2014 - Sanguine Hospitality, the hotelier with a master franchise agreement with Marco Pierre White, is planning to open UK 12 restaurants under the Steakhouse Bar & Grill and New York Italian brandsthis year as part of its plans to roll out 50 over the next five years.
11-Jul-2014 - The One Group, the New York-based hospitality group led by Englishman Jonathan Segal, plans to launch Rebel by STK, a casual dining take on its successful premium steak-led concept STK, in the UK.
11-Jul-2014 - Spanish tapas restaurant and bar Toro Gordo is opening this month on London’s King Street.
11-Jul-2014 - Foundation Coffee House, a healthy fast food and coffee concept, will open in Manchester in the autumn.
10-Jul-2014 - British gastro pub The Honor Oak will be opening in August in Forest Hill after gaining new owners and undergoing a £600,000 refurbishment.
10-Jul-2014 - AmeriKorean street food van Busan BBQ will be opening as a pop-up at the Old Bengal Bar in the City of London throughout August.
10-Jul-2014 - Japanese ramen restaurant Kanada-Ya is launching its first UK location at 64 St. Giles High Street, London, at the start of August.
09-Jul-2014 - The owners of the Honky Tonk group, the American-themed restaurant brand with venues in Clapham and Chelsea, have purchased the One Leicester Street hotel in London with plans to make it ‘boutique and cool’.
09-Jul-2014 - Pop-up specialist Mile High is set to open Destination: Andalucia between 30 July and 9 August in a secret London location.
09-Jul-2014 - Hotel chain Travelodge is investing £75m to expand its Scottish presence, with the creation of 200 jobs.
09-Jul-2014 - Caprice Holdings has announced that Harvey Ayliffe will be taking over from Paul Brown as head chef of Mayfair’s 34 restaurant this coming Saturday (12 July).
08-Jul-2014 - Fish Club restaurant owners Steve Orme, James Thomson and Jack Sutton are opening their first pub, Shepperton’s Red Lion, in September.
08-Jul-2014 - Bella Italia has revealed plans to open 100 new restaurants over the next five years and introduce a new all-day dining concept at existing sites.
07-Jul-2014 - The third Artist Residence boutique hotel is to open in London’s Pimlico in September, a follow on from its sister hotels in Brighton and Penzance in Cornwall.
07-Jul-2014 - Choice Hotels International has made the Clarion Collection Harte & Garter Hotel & Spa in Windsor the brand’s UK flagship.
07-Jul-2014 - US-based steak house brand Smith & Wollensky is set to open its first international restaurant in London in early spring 2015.
07-Jul-2014 - Spanish all day dining concept MasQMenos has launched in the UK and opened its first restaurant in London’s Holborn.
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