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Keep up to date with the latest openings, closures and property deals in the restaurant, pub and hotel sectors.

Four Seasons hotel to open in Ten Trinity Square

18-Sep-2014 - Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts has announced plans with investor and developer Reignwood Group to transform London’s grade II listed Ten Trinity Square building into a luxury hotel and residential...

Sous-vide concept Suchef opens second site in Farringdon

18-Sep-2014 - Sous-vide cooking concept Suchef has opened its second London site in Farringdon, and plans to open more in quick succession.

Ex-Zafferano chef launches neighbourhood Italian restaurant

18-Sep-2014 - Former Zafferano head chef Andy Needham has launched his first solo project, L’Amorosa, on the site of the former Lola & Simón café in West London.

Will Ricker wins Westminster licensing battle

18-Sep-2014 - Restaurateur Will Ricker has won an appeal against Westminster City Council to allow customers at his Soho restaurant, La Bodega Negra , to buy alcohol without food.

People on the Move in Hospitality: September 2014

17-Sep-2014 - We've rounded up some of the latest movers and shakers in the hospitality industry, with the past month seeing key appointments by Giraffe and Marston’s, as well as venues including...

Heston Blumenthal to open The Fat Duck Melbourne in February

17-Sep-2014 - Heston Blumenthal has revealed further details of his plans for The Fat Duck in Melbourne, which is due to open on 3 February 2015.

Bodean's Blais teams up with Plateau's Pickett

17-Sep-2014 - Andre Blais, of Bodean’s BBQ restaurant group, is teaming up with Allan Pickett, head chef of London’s Plateau restaurant, to open a French restaurant called Piquet in early spring 2015....

Heineken agrees sale of 111 pubs to Admiral Taverns

16-Sep-2014 - Heineken has agreed to sell a significant portion of its Star Pubs & Bars estate to Admiral Taverns for an undisclosed sum.

Death Row Dinners pop-up comes under fire

16-Sep-2014 - The organisers of a death row themed pop-up restaurant in London’s Hoxton Square have apologised after the concept provoked a furious backlash. 

Top chefs prepare to take the stage at the Restaurant Show 2014

15-Sep-2014 - Tom Kerridge, Phillip Howard, Brett Graham and Clare Smyth MBE are among the chefs that will take to the stage at the Restaurant Show 2014.

New YouTube series to explore independent London eateries

15-Sep-2014 - New YouTube series Bites by Get Lifted TV is set to explore a number of ‘undiscovered’ independent restaurants, bars and cafes around the UK capital with a programme format that...

Friends’ Central Perk coffee shop set for UK expansion

15-Sep-2014 - The Central Perk franchise, based on the coffee shop featured on popular US sitcom Friends, has just opened its third site in the UK in Liverpool and has ambitious expansion...

News in brief

Cromlix House hits headlines after failing food hygiene inspection

15-Sep-2014 - Andy Murray’s Cromlix House hotel claims it has fixed the problem that caused its Chez Roux restaurant to fail a food hygiene inspection earlier this year.

Accor reveals ambitious UK expansion plans

12-Sep-2014 - Accor plans to open a further 90 hotels across the UK by 2018, focusing primarily on its economy and mid-scale brands.

The Town House hotel opens in Ludlow

12-Sep-2014 - Brothers Claude Bosi, the chef behind London’s Hibiscus restaurant, and Cedric Bosi, chef patron at The Charlton Arms pub in Ludlow, are opening a B&B style hotel in the Shropshire...

Small Talk

James Robson on Cartizze and making it in Mayfair

11-Sep-2014 - Investor and entrepreneur James Robson has established a portfolio of exclusive venues in London, including Mews of Mayfair, La Cave, Mayfair Pizza Co and his latest venture, Cartizze.  ...

Porky’s BBQ comes to Shoreditch

11-Sep-2014 - American barbecue restaurant Porky’s BBQ is expanding quickly by opening its third London site in Shoreditch, having opened its second site in Bankside earlier this summer. 

Stonegate brings Missoula – Montana Bar & Grill to Nottingham

10-Sep-2014 - Stonegate Pubs is converting the Living Room bar in Nottingham into its third Missoula – Montana Bar & Grill this September after an investment of £310,000.

River Cottage releases details of Winchester Canteen

10-Sep-2014 - River Cottage has revealed the details of its new Canteen opening in Winchester on 24 September.

Ask the experts

Avoiding legal pitfalls when starting a hospitality business

10-Sep-2014 - Whether you are opening a pop-up restaurant, starting a new hotel or launching a new concept business within the hospitality sector, here are top tips to avoid any legal pitfalls,...

St James’s buys Legacy Falcon Hotel

10-Sep-2014 - St James’s Hotel Group has acquired the Legacy Falcon Hotel in Stratford-upon-Avon after it was placed into administration on 8 September.

News in brief

New luxury hotel and leisure development planned for Scotland

09-Sep-2014 - Planning consent has been granted to develop a hotel and golf resort on the 500 acre Kersewell Estate on the outskirts of Edinburgh, with owners currently looking for hotel operators...

Battersea Power Station to become collective food hub

09-Sep-2014 - Battersea Power Station will welcome an eclectic mix of local and international street food vendors, pop-ups and permanent restaurants from 2016.

Corner Room appoints new head chef

09-Sep-2014 - Corner Room, the brasserie at London’s Town Hall Hotel, has appointed John Christie as its new head chef.

Business Profile: Loch Fyne

08-Sep-2014 - Liz Williams, director and general manager of the UK’s biggest seafood restaurant group Loch Fyne, talks discounting, the competition and chasing the grey pound.