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Gold Service Reward trip: Bordeaux 2015

13-Oct-2015 - The Gold Service Scholarship has awarded some of the best young front of house staff in the country with a trip to the French wine destination Bordeaux. BigHospitality joined the...

Hilton to introduce music initiative to London with Jess Glynne concert

12-Oct-2015 - Hilton Worldwide will extend its Hilton@PLAY concert initiative to London next week with plans for singer Jess Glynne to perform a one-off gig at the soon-to-open Hilton London Bankside hotel....

Margaux founders to open Southern French restaurant Bandol

12-Oct-2015 - Sylvia Kontek and Vittorio Monge, the founders of Chelsea-based European restaurant Margaux, will open the doors to their second restaurant - Bandol - this week. 

Jun Tanaka to open first solo restaurant

09-Oct-2015 - Former Pearl executive chef Jun Tanaka is to launch his first solo restaurant - The Ninth - on London’s Charlotte Street in November.

Neil Rankin and Noble Inns forging ahead with Smokehouse

09-Oct-2015 - Noble Inns executive chef Neil Rankin says the company is on the cusp of securing a new site for its barbecue restaurant brand Smokehouse.


Andy Oliver of Som Saa on crowdfunding and opening his first permanent restaurant

09-Oct-2015 - Smash-hit east London residency Som Saa closes this month, but Thai food specialist Andy Oliver and his partners have already reached their crowdfunding target for their first permanent restaurant, also...

Gerry Calabrese to open East London bar Wringer & Mangle

08-Oct-2015 - Hoxton Pony founder Gerry Calabrese will open a new bar and restaurant - Wringer & Mangle - in East London next month. 

Beyond London opening in Kensington

08-Oct-2015 - Beyond London, a new lounge bar specialising in pan-Asian food and cocktails is set to open in Kensington on 20 October.

Urban Coterie: Searcys and Anthony Demetre unveil new concept

08-Oct-2015 - Searcys has announced that Urban Coterie, a new restaurant concept in collaboration with Anthony Demetre, will open in east London’s M by Montcalm Hotel on 5 November.

Michael Caines to leave Gidleigh Park after 21 years

08-Oct-2015 - Michael Caines is to leave Gidleigh Park in Chagford Devon after 21 years to pursue his business ventures in Devon, Shropshire, Wales and Abu Dhabi. 

Lake District hotel given go ahead for luxury resort plans

08-Oct-2015 - The green light has been given to transform Low Wood Bay Resort Hotel & Marina into the Lake District’s first luxury resort hotel.

First Hippo Inns pub opens in Forest Hill

08-Oct-2015 - The first pub from the Enterprise Inns and Rupert Clevely joint venture Hippo Inns will open in Forest Hill in South London today. 

Star Pubs & Bars unveil multi-million pound Newcastle investment

08-Oct-2015 - Star Pubs & Bars has announced a £3.7m investment into its properties in the Newcastle area by the end of 2015 and confirmed that the North East would be at...

Second Zaap Thai streetfood restaurant to open

08-Oct-2015 - The Yorkshire-based Sukho Group has announced plans to open a second Zaap Thai Street Food restaurant in Nottingham next month. 

US chicken wing concept Wing Zone to open first UK restaurant

07-Oct-2015 - Wing Zone, the US-founded chicken wing concept, will open its first UK restaurant in London's Finsbury Park next month. 

Coaching Inn Group acquires North Yorkshire inns from Homfray Hotels

07-Oct-2015 - Coaching Inns Group, formerly known as Bulldog Hotel Group, has acquired two inns in North Yorkshire - The Golden Fleece in Thirsk and The Feathers in Helmsley - from Homfray...

The Robert Parker Collection: New branding for luxury hotels

06-Oct-2015 - A group of six privately owned luxury hotels across the north of England and Southern Scotland have been rebranded as The Robert Parker Collection (RP Collection).

Orange Elephant Steak opening in London

06-Oct-2015 - Orange Elephant Steak, a new menu-free steak restaurant from head chef Jai Parkinson, is to open in Fulham Road, London, in November.

Daniel Clifford named Chefs' Chef of the Year at AA Hospitality Awards

06-Oct-2015 - Daniel Clifford was named AA Chefs’ Chef of the Year 2015 at the annual AA Hospitality Awards last night.

The ONE Group announce UK's first STK Rebel site

06-Oct-2015 - The ONE Group, the New York-based hospitality group led by Englishman Jonathan Segal, has secured the first site in the UK for its casual dining concept STK Rebel in Edinburgh.

Restaurant and Bar Design Awards 2015: Winners announced

05-Oct-2015 - Dandelyan, Dirty Martini and Nando’s were among UK winners at the 2015 Restaurant and Bar Design Awards, which took place in London last week.

Intercontinental London - O2 unveils five destination restaurants and bars

05-Oct-2015 - The Intercontinental London – The O2 has unveiled five destination restaurants and bars opening at the luxury hotel when it launches at Greenwich Peninsula this winter.

Darwin & Wallace to open fourth London site

02-Oct-2015 - Bar & restaurant group Darwin & Wallace is continuing its expansion in the capital with the acquisition of its fourth venue - an old fire station in Chiswick.

Clare Smyth leaving Restaurant Gordon Ramsay to open her own London venture

02-Oct-2015 - Clare Smyth is leaving her role as chef patron at Restaurant Gordon Ramsay to open her own standalone London restaurant with the backing of the celebrity chef.

Bompas & Parr opening British Museum of Food

01-Oct-2015 - The culinary creatives behind London’s breathable cocktail bar are launching a new museum dedicated to the history, science and art of food.