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Gary Usher confirms fourth site’s name as Wreckfish, ahead of new crowdfund

13-Dec-2016 - Chef Gary Usher – of the restaurants Sticky Walnut, Burnt Truffle and Hispi Bistro ‒ has confirmed plans to open a fourth bistro, this time named Wreckfish, in Liverpool, early next year.

Bundobust opens Manchester restaurant

13-Dec-2016 - Leeds-based Indian street food and craft beer restaurant Bundobust is to open a site in Manchester this week. 

Business Profile: San Carlo

13-Dec-2016 - Family-run Italian restaurant group San Carlo is switching focus away from its northern heartland to expand across the capital.

AB InBev to open craft beer bar in London

12-Dec-2016 - Brewing giant Anheuser-Busch InBev is to open its first food-led bar in London based on the US beer brand Goose Island. 

Golf resort Whittlebury Park acquires Whittlebury Hall hotel

12-Dec-2016 - Northamptonshire-based golf and camping resort, Whittlebury Park has acquired Whittlebury Hall hotel to allow both businesses to operate as one. 

Cairn Group rebrands Edinburgh's Royal British Hotel

12-Dec-2016 - Edinburgh’s Royal British Hotel has been converted to InterContinental Hotel Group's Hotel Indigo brand following a multi-million-pound refurbishment.

The top 5 stories in hospitality this week – 05/12/16 – 09/12/16

09-Dec-2016 - From Tom Kerridge's first London restaurant, a £24m investment from Accor, to warnings of scams, we round up the week's biggest news

Bea Vo’s Soul Food Enterprises to launch third site, The Famous Flames

09-Dec-2016 - Soul Food Enterprises, the restaurant company from Bea Vo of Stax Diner and Boondocks, has secured a new venue in London’s Kentish Town to launch new concept The Famous Flames....

Gleneagles announces trio of top new staff

09-Dec-2016 - Gleneagles, the five-red-AA-star, 232-bedroom luxury hotel resort in Perthshire, Scotland, has announced a new hotel manager, executive chef, and director of leisure.

Chef Adam Handling partners with Sodexo corporate services

09-Dec-2016 - Chef Adam Handling, of The Frog E1 in east London, has partnered with foodservice firm Sodexo to develop its Corporate Services business.

ETM Group’s Aviary opens at the Montcalm Royal London House Hotel

08-Dec-2016 - Aviary, the latest restaurant and bar from the ETM Group, has opened on the 10th floor of the 253-bedroom Montcalm Royal London House, after first being announced in August.

Two London hotels join Marriott's Luxury Collection

08-Dec-2016 - Two London hotels are to join The Luxury Collection, the former Starwood brand now owned by Marriott International.

Restaurants warned against ‘Dan/Don’ scammer after PR raises alarm

08-Dec-2016 - Restaurants across the UK have been warned to watch out for a scammer seeking free food and drink in return for a ‘review’, after a scam email came to light...

Boparan Restaurant Group announces Tom Crowley as new CEO

08-Dec-2016 - Boparan Restaurant Group (BPG), the parent company of the brands Giraffe World Kitchen, Ed’s Easy Diner, Wondertree and Harry Ramsden’s, has announced Tom Crowley as new chief executive.

Stevie Parle to open fifth restaurant, Rome-inspired Palatino

07-Dec-2016 - Chef Stevie Parle, owner of London restaurants Craft London, Rotorino, Dock Kitchen, and Sardine, is to launch Palatino, his fifth site, in February.

Matt Gillan to open debut Brighton restaurant

07-Dec-2016 - Chef Matt Gillan has confirmed he will open his long-awaited debut restaurant Pike and Pine in Brighton in 2017.

UK one of Europe’s fastest-growing coffee markets, says report

06-Dec-2016 - The UK is among the countries with the fastest-growing coffee market, which is still thriving and innovating to stay ahead, according to new research.

John Burton Race to open restaurant at The Grosvenor Hotel Torquay

06-Dec-2016 - John Burton-Race is to open a signature restaurant at The Grosvenor Hotel in Torquay where he has been employed to run the property's food and beverage operations. 

Bar Soba aiming to expand in to a national brand

06-Dec-2016 - Asian restaurant group Bar Soba is hoping to become a national brand after securing a £3m investment from the Business Growth Fund.

Waffle restaurant Pure Waffle to relaunch in London

06-Dec-2016 - Pure Waffle, the waffle restaurant group previously found in London’s Duke Street, is to relaunch in Knightsbridge, as part of a stated expansion plan in the UK and abroad.

Stonegate buys Walkabout owner Intertain

06-Dec-2016 - Slug & Lettuce and Yates owner Stonegate Pub Company has acquired Intertain, operator of Australian bar brand Walkabout.

Prime Minister’s local pub sold to Chinese investor

05-Dec-2016 - A pub made famous when it was visited by David Cameron and the president of China has been sold to a Chinese company which aims to turn it into an...

Yumchaa brews up tea cafe expansion plans

05-Dec-2016 - Tea café Yumchaa is planning to open several new sites in 2017 in a bid to capitalise on the growing out-of-home tea market.

Tom Kerridge to open first London restaurant

05-Dec-2016 - Tom Kerridge, chef at the two-Michelin-starred Hand and Flowers pub in Marlow, is to open a new restaurant in 216-bedroom luxury Knightsbridge hotel the Jumeirah Carlton Tower.

Fairview Hotels buys four Novotels

05-Dec-2016 - Fairview Hotels is continuing its UK expansion with the acquisition of four Novotel properties.