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Steve Smith on Bohemia and why he doesn’t want his own restaurant in the UK

18-Dec-2014 - Steve Smith just won his fourth AA Rosette for Bohemia in Jersey. He talks about what’s so special about cooking on the island, and the accolade system in the UK....

New restaurant Jar Kitchen to open in central London

17-Dec-2014 - First time restaurateurs Lucy Brown and Jenny Quintero will open their first restaurant, Jar Kitchen, on Drury Lane in February 2015.

Tapas Revolution to open third London site

17-Dec-2014 - Spanish chef Omar Allibhoy will open his third Tapas Revolution restaurant in Shoreditch in February 2015.

OpenTable names its top 100 UK restaurants

17-Dec-2014 - Chef Tom Seller’s Restaurant Story in London took the top spot on this year’s OpenTable Top 100 Best Restaurants list.

Marco Pierre White to launch new franchise brand in new year

17-Dec-2014 - The chairman of the franchising group behind Marco Pierre White’s New York Italian and Steakhouse Bar & Grill concepts has told M&C Report another brand is likely to be launched...

Hospitality Openings: Nov/Dec 2014

16-Dec-2014 - Our latest roundup of the hottest openings in hospitality include Martin William’s first solo venture M, new Danish concept Snaps & Rye and Tom Kerridge’s new gastropub The Coach, as...

Chef Richard Allen joins Rockliffe Hall

16-Dec-2014 - Michelin-starred chef Richard Allen will take over the running of The Orangery restaurant at Rockliffe Hall hotel in Country Durham in January.  

Japanese restaurant Murakami to launch in January

16-Dec-2014 - Japanese restaurant Murakami will open on St Martin’s Lane on 5 January 2015.

Twr y Felin luxury hotel to open in Wales

16-Dec-2014 - The Retreats Group will open boutique hotel Twr y Felin in the UK’s smallest city, St David’s in Wales, in the summer of 2015.

Japanese-Peruvian concept Amaru to open in London

15-Dec-2014 - All-day Japanese and Peruvian restaurant and takeaway Amaru will open in London’s St Katharine Docks on 5 January 2015.

New restaurant The Richmond to launch in East London

15-Dec-2014 - The Richmond restaurant will open in spring 2015 in London, serving snacks and comfort foods in a relaxed atmosphere.

Travelodge completes £57m modernisation programme

15-Dec-2014 - Travelodge has completed its £57m nationwide hotel modernisation programme started in March 2013. 

Marriott to open second Residence Inn in Scotland

15-Dec-2014 - Marriott International has signed a deal to open its second Residence Inn hotel in Scotland at the Marischal Square development in Aberdeen.

Zinnia to open on Fulham Road this week

15-Dec-2014 - Elysium Group has released further details for its first London venue Zinnia, which will open in Chelsea on Thursday.

News in brief

Grind & Co plans expansion

15-Dec-2014 - London-based craft coffee house and cocktail concept Grind & Co is planning to open two further London sites in the first half of 2015.

Ken Hom masterclass: Whole Stuffed Chicken Skin

12-Dec-2014 - During a special masterclass at the School of Wok to celebrate the launch of its professional school, The Oriental Culinary Institute , chef and TV presenter Ken Hom demonstrated his legendary Whole Stuffed...

Allergen regulation: Time’s up

12-Dec-2014 - The much-anticipated EU Food Information for Consumers Regulation came into force on 13 December. BigHospitality looks at what is changing, and the impact of the new law on the industry.

Carousel announces 2015 guest chef series

12-Dec-2014 - Marylebone restaurant Carousel has announced the chefs participating in its guest chef series ‘Carousel presents...’ for the first quarter of 2015.

CAU secures first central London site and plans to open more

12-Dec-2014 - Argentinian steakhouse concept CAU will open its first central London site in St Katharine Docks next year and intends to expand its presence in the capital.

Pushy waiters deter diners from leaving tips

12-Dec-2014 - Over-attentive waiting staff has been named as the most irritating practice in British restaurants in a survey commissioned by restaurant critic Barry Verber.


Even Frydenberg on Aloft and mid-scale hotels’ need for change

12-Dec-2014 - Even Frydenberg is senior vice president of operations for Western Europe and global initiatives at Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide. He talks to BigHospitality about the Aloft brand and how mid-scale...

Barry Hilton launches Ceru pop-up restaurant

11-Dec-2014 - Restaurateur Barry Hilton launched Eastern Mediterranean street food restaurant Ceru in Fitzrovia at the beginning of December. 

The Queensbury Kitchen opens in west London

11-Dec-2014 - All-day bar and grill The Queensbury Kitchen opened in the Willesden area of London on 10 December.

News in brief

Hilton Garden Inn opens at Heathrow

11-Dec-2014 - Hilton has opened new mid-market hotel the Hilton Garden Inn London Heathrow Airport this month.

Shake Shack to open second London venue at Westfield Stratford

11-Dec-2014 - Burger brand Shake Shack will open its second London restaurant at Westfield Stratford in mid-2015.