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

Ibérica confirms Manchester Spinningfields site

15-Jul-2014 - Ibérica Restaurants has confirmed that it will open its first site outside of London at Manchester’s Spinningfields this autumn, serving a unique  à la carte menu designed by executive chef and business partner Nacho Manzano.

glh launches limited 4-star brand ‘every hotels’

15-Jul-2014 - London-based hotel group glh is launching a limited-feature four-star hotel brand called every, rebranding four hotels in its existing portfolio and looking at expansion through management contracts.

Boqueria team continues London expansion

14-Jul-2014 - The team behind tapas restaurant La Boqueria is expanding its London presence with a new site recently opened in Battersea and a sherry bar to launch in the near future in the same neighbourhood.

Harry Ramsden's signs franchise agreement for 10 new sites across West Sussex

14-Jul-2014 - Fish and chip restaurant brand Harry Ramsden’s is to open ten new outlets across West Sussex under a new franchise agreement with local businessman Ruslan Kyshtoobaev.  

Giggling Squid to double group size in 12 months

14-Jul-2014 - Thai tapas brand Giggling Squid is opening a site in Sevenoaks on 5 August – the first of a series of new venues that will double the size of the business by this time next year.

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MeatLiquor to open fourth London site in 2015

14-Jul-2014 - MeatLiquor founders Yianni Papoutsis and Scott Collins have secured their fourth London location in Islington.

Ribble Valley Inns re-opens The Highwayman and unveils fifth pub the Nag's Head

14-Jul-2014 - Ribble Valley Inns has re-opened its award-winning Kirky Lonsdale pub The Highwayman after an extensive refurbishment, with new head chef Jason ‘Bruno’ Birbeck taking the reins in the kitchen.

Coco Chanel’s Rosehall Estate to become boutique hotel

14-Jul-2014 - Rosehall Estate, famous for being Coco Chanel’s love nest with the 2nd Duke of Westminster Hugh Grosvenor, is to be restored and turned into an upmarket boutique hotel.

Marco Pierre White to open 12 franchises this year

11-Jul-2014 - Sanguine Hospitality, the hotelier with a master franchise agreement with Marco Pierre White, is planning to open UK 12 restaurants under the Steakhouse Bar & Grill and New York Italian brandsthis year as part of its plans to roll out 50 over the next five years.

One Group plans Rebel at STK roll-out

11-Jul-2014 - The One Group, the New York-based hospitality group led by Englishman Jonathan Segal, plans to launch Rebel by STK, a casual dining take on its successful premium steak-led concept STK, in the UK.

Spanish tapas joint Toro Gordo to open in London

11-Jul-2014 - Spanish tapas restaurant and bar Toro Gordo is opening this month on London’s King Street.

Foundation to mix coffee and design in Manchester

11-Jul-2014 - Foundation Coffee House, a healthy fast food and coffee concept, will open in Manchester in the autumn.

The Honor Oak pub to reopen in south east London

10-Jul-2014 - British gastro pub The Honor Oak will be opening in August in Forest Hill after gaining new owners and undergoing a £600,000 refurbishment.

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Busan BBQ pop-up comes to Old Bengal Bar

10-Jul-2014 - AmeriKorean street food van Busan BBQ will be opening as a pop-up at the Old Bengal Bar in the City of London throughout August.

Ramen venue Kanada-Ya to open first UK location

10-Jul-2014 - Japanese ramen restaurant Kanada-Ya is launching its first UK location at 64 St. Giles High Street, London, at the start of August.

Honky Tonk Group to launch ‘quirky’ boutique hotel

09-Jul-2014 - The owners of the Honky Tonk group, the American-themed restaurant brand with venues in Clapham and Chelsea, have purchased the One Leicester Street hotel in London with plans to make it ‘boutique and cool’.

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Mile High to open Spanish summer pop-up

09-Jul-2014 - Pop-up specialist Mile High is set to open Destination: Andalucia between 30 July and 9 August in a secret London location.

Travelodge invests £75m in Scotland expansion

09-Jul-2014 - Hotel chain Travelodge is investing £75m to expand its Scottish presence, with the creation of 200 jobs.

Harvey Ayliffe announced as new 34 head chef

09-Jul-2014 - Caprice Holdings has announced that Harvey Ayliffe will be taking over from Paul Brown as head chef of Mayfair’s 34 restaurant this coming Saturday (12 July).

Fish Club owners take on first pub venture

08-Jul-2014 - Fish Club restaurant owners Steve Orme, James Thomson and Jack Sutton are opening their first pub, Shepperton’s Red Lion, in September.

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Bella Italia pushes forward with expansion plans

08-Jul-2014 - Bella Italia has revealed plans to open 100 new restaurants over the next five years and introduce a new all-day dining concept at existing sites.

Artist Residence hotel to open in London

07-Jul-2014 - The third Artist Residence boutique hotel is to open in London’s Pimlico in September, a follow on from its sister hotels in Brighton and Penzance in Cornwall.

Choice Hotels makes Windsor venue Clarion Collection flagship

07-Jul-2014 - Choice Hotels International has made the Clarion Collection Harte & Garter Hotel & Spa in Windsor the brand’s UK flagship.

US steak house Smith & Wollensky to open UK venue

07-Jul-2014 - US-based steak house brand Smith & Wollensky is set to open its first international restaurant in London in early spring 2015. 

Spanish restaurant MasQMenos launches in the UK

07-Jul-2014 - Spanish all day dining concept MasQMenos has launched in the UK and opened its first restaurant in London’s Holborn. 

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