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Adam Handling apologises for TripAdvisor outburst but calls feedback “unfair”

31-Aug-2016 - Chef Adam Handling has branded online criticism as “unfair, frustrating, and personal", but has apologised for replying to a negative TripAdvisor review by saying the customer was an “imbecile” who...

Cairn Group adds York bar The Parish to portfolio

31-Aug-2016 - North East hotel and bar operator Cairn Group has acquired York café bar The Parish. 

Claude Bosi to close Hibiscus

31-Aug-2016 - Chef Claude Bosi is to close his two Michelin-starred restaurant Hibiscus in London's Mayfair on 1 October. 

Drake & Morgan plans Corney & Barrow site conversions

31-Aug-2016 - Bar operator Drake & Morgan will convert two Corney & Barrow sites to its own brand by the end of the year as it looks to integrate the city-based wine...

Chicago Rib Shack secures sixth site

31-Aug-2016 - Barbecue and burger brand Chicago Rib Shack is to open its sixth restaurant.

In Operation with... Drake & Morgan

31-Aug-2016 - The return of our popular video series In Operation with... sees us find out more about the inner workings of bar and restaurant group Drake & Morgan.

Ikea to launch DIY pop-up restaurant in Shoreditch

30-Aug-2016 - Swedish retailer Ikea is taking a break from flat-packing furniture to launch a pop-up ‘do-it-yourself’ restaurant in Shoreditch next month.

"I missed cooking": Chef Mike Jennings on why he loves running someone else's kitchen

30-Aug-2016 - North West chef Mike Jennings has returned to the kitchen as head chef of Bacchus restaurant in Prestbury following the closure of his Manchester restaurant Grenache. 

Late-night restaurant delivery service Feast HQ builds hotel offering

30-Aug-2016 - The founder of a late night food delivery service is targeting hotels to help them offer quality room service without running their kitchens after 11pm.

Ravinder Bhogal to open first London restaurant Jikoni

30-Aug-2016 - TV chef and food writer Ravinder Bhogal is set to open her first permanent restaurant in London next month.

London ice skating rink Queens to re-open as Skate-Bowl-Dine

30-Aug-2016 - London ice skating rink Queens – which claims to be the city’s only permanent rink and first opened in the 1930s ‒ is to re-open its doors this 16 November...

The doggy dollar: How hospitality is recognising our love of dogs

26-Aug-2016 - It’s no secret that Brits love their dogs, and recent trends suggest that hospitality is starting to wake up to the business benefits of catering to customers' canine friends.  ...

The top 5 stories in hospitality this week 22/08 - 26/08

26-Aug-2016 - From high-profile restaurant lists to chefs writing to the Mayor of London, it was eventful this week. Here’s some of the top stories

UK restaurants help raise money for Italian Red Cross after earthquake

26-Aug-2016 - Restaurants across the UK are helping to raise money for the victims of the Italian earthquake, via the Italian Red Cross.

The Clink teams up with London Hilton Park Lane for charity dinner

26-Aug-2016 - The Clink Restaurant charity – which trains prisoners in hospitality skills and runs high-end restaurants in prisons ‒ has partnered with the 453-bedroom London Hilton on Park Lane for a fundraising dinner.

Gusto to launch £1m site in Birmingham amid wider expansion

26-Aug-2016 - Gusto, the Italian-style restaurant group, is to launch its first site in Birmingham next month after a £1m investment, amid wider expansion plans.

Multi-generational workforce can boost happiness, says McDonald’s

25-Aug-2016 - Businesses with employees of different ages can boost employee happiness and productivity, and increase customer satisfaction, according to research from fast food giant McDonald’s.

Maxwell's to open Covent Garden bar in £1m investment

25-Aug-2016 - Maxwell’s Restaurants Group has revealed plans to open a new Covent Garden venue as part of a wider £1m investment across its late-night estate.

Simpsons to hold regular 'more relaxed' chef collaborations

25-Aug-2016 - Simpsons, the Michelin-starred restaurant near Birmingham, is to hold a series of chef collaborations, following news of the forthcoming one-off dinner with the team of Sticky Walnut.

Chef Andrew Jones increases stake in Chamberlain's in 15th anniversary year

25-Aug-2016 - Chamberlain’s chef-patron Andrew Jones has increased his shareholding in the business to give him ‘greater control’ as it celebrates its 15th year of trade. 

Nathan Outlaw reveals new seafood-focused Burj Al Arab menu

25-Aug-2016 - Nathan Outlaw, the Michelin-starred chef whose Restaurant Nathan Outlaw flagship came in second place in the 2017 Waitrose Good Food Guide, has revealed a new seafood-focussed menu for his soon-to-open...

L'Enclume named UK's best restaurant in 2017 Good Food Guide

25-Aug-2016 - Simon Rogan’s L’Enclume has been named the UK’s best restaurant for the fourth year running in the 2017 Waitrose Good Food Guide

People On The Move In Hospitality: August 2016

24-Aug-2016 - This month saw a host of new starters across the best of the industry, from Angela Ellis as new general manager for The Zetter Hotel and Townhouse, Andy McCue as...

Simpsons and Sticky Walnut dinner sells out in 2.5 hours

24-Aug-2016 - A one-off collaboration between Chester restaurant Sticky Walnut and Michelin-starred Birmingham site Simpsons has sold out in two and a half hours.

Brazilian barbecue site Bossa to open in Leeds

24-Aug-2016 - Bossa, a new Brazilian-style restaurant, is to open in Leeds city centre on 19 September.