Keep up to date with the latest openings, closures and property deals in the restaurant, pub and hotel sectors.
07-Nov-2013 - Michel Roux Jr’s legendary Mayfair restaurant Le Gavroche offers ‘the top gastronomic experience’ in London, according to a survey of over 9,000 diners by revered restaurant guide Harden’s.
07-Nov-2013 - Small businesses in the restaurant, hotel and pub sectors are being reminded about the Government's new Employment Allowance which comes into force next April.
07-Nov-2013 - How can a cramped market-town pub be voted the UK's number one restaurant? Answer: Tom Kerridge. Restaurant magazine visits the chef at the Hand & Flowers to find out more about the business and what contributes to its success.
07-Nov-2013 - Informal food-led bar and restaurant operator Loungers has been named the Operator of the Year at the 2013 R200 Awards.
07-Nov-2013 - Fresh from opening the successful Fish & Chip concept in Islington earlier this year, Des McDonald is opening a new BBQ restaurant and bar in Camden.
06-Nov-2013 - The owners of Pizza and cider restaurant company The Stable are looking to grow the business outside of its South West heartland with London and the South East the main locations being looked at for expansion.
06-Nov-2013 - Richard Balfour-Lynn, the founder of MWB Group Holdings, the former owner of the Hotel du Vin and Malmaison chains, is looking to build an estate of pubs in London, according to BigHospitality's sister publication M&C Report.
06-Nov-2013 - InterContinental Hotel Group (IHG) has confirmed it will open its second London Staybridge Suites property in Vauxhall in early 2015.
06-Nov-2013 - A number of pub, hospitality and drinks trade associations have joined together to ask the Government to re-think its plans on abolishing personal licences.
06-Nov-2013 - Hoteliers often call Online Travel Agents (OTAs) such as booking.com, Expedia and LateRooms ‘a necessary evil’ as they help to market and sell bedrooms, yet in doing so take a considerable chunk of the business’s bottom line through commission.
05-Nov-2013 - The granddaughters of the current generation of Gordon’s Wine Bar owners are opening a new coffee house and restaurant in the same road in central London.
05-Nov-2013 - The costs involved in dealing with food waste could be cut by as much as 30 per cent if hospitality companies collaborated on waste collection, says the author of a report into food waste management.
05-Nov-2013 - Travelodge is adding 579 rooms to its growing UK portfolio with today’s announcement that the budget hotel chain is beginning work on six new hotels in Glasgow, London, Southampton, Winnersch and the Isle of Wight.
05-Nov-2013 - A specialist firm that converts canal and river trust assets into hotels has secured planning permission to redevelop a site on the Isle of Dogs as a 130-bedroom property which will become the fifth London hotel for Malaysian low-cost chain Tune Hotels.
04-Nov-2013 - Pop-up restaurant veteran Carl Clarke fell into a career in hospitality at the age of 15, working as a chef in hotels and the military before ditching it all to become a world-famous DJ. He returned to cooking in the 1990s, working for Marco Pierre White, U2 and Simon Rogan before launching his pop-up restaurant business, which has included the pop-ups Rock Lobsta, God Save the Clam and Disco Bistro.
04-Nov-2013 - Streetsmart, the charity organisation that adds an additional £1 donation to table bills, has kicked off its 2013 campaign to raise additional funds for homelessness.
04-Nov-2013 - Stuart P Johnson, general manager at Brown's Hotel in London, has been named Hotelier of the Year 2013 at the European Hospitality Awards 2013.
04-Nov-2013 - Simon Rogan has admitted that there is a lot of pressure to emulate what Gordon Ramsay created at Claridge’s, but the chef is confident that he can deliver a long-lasting modern restaurant that reflects the timelessness of the five-star London hotel.
04-Nov-2013 - Gidleigh Park in Devon, the restaurant run by Michael Caines, has returned to the top of The Sunday Times Food List, the UK's top 100 restaurants according to consumers.
04-Nov-2013 - Visionary chef and restaurateur Simon Rogan is opening a new restaurant at Claridge’s following Gordon Ramsay’s departure from the five-star hotel earlier this year.
01-Nov-2013 - The Seafood Restaurant in Padstow has promoted Jack Stein to the role of executive chef, overseeing the company’s five restaurants, pub, cookery school and brigade of 117 chefs.
01-Nov-2013 - Hotel and restaurant operators are being urged to consider opening new ventures in Dundee as a the regeneration project of the city’s Waterfront looks set to attract up to 300,000 extra visitors every year.
01-Nov-2013 - QHotels has been named ‘the best hotel chain in the UK’ while Britannia Hotels has come bottom of the same survey by consumer watchdog Which?
01-Nov-2013 - Michelin has named The Greyhound on the Test in Stockbridge, Hampshire, its Pub of the Year 2014 as guide editor Rebecca Burr hails the number of 'thriving' good food pubs now in operation across the UK.
01-Nov-2013 - Restaurants, hotels and pubs paying employees less than the National Minimum Wage (NMW) could be at serious risk of damaging their reputation and losing business, says the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) after research showed that 80 per cent of people would not use a company if it paid staff less than the current rate.
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