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Casual Dining Group acquires La Tasca

01-Sep-2015 - Casual Dining Group (CDG), the Café Rouge and Bella Italia operator, has completed its second significant deal in the sector in under two months, after agreeing to acquire La Tasca,...

House of Moli launches crowdfunding campaign to grow business and rebrand

28-Aug-2015 - Corporate serviced apartment provider House of Moli has launched a campaign to crowdfund £250k-£500k to expand its business and rebrand as the Serviced Apartments.

Five tips for managing tips

27-Aug-2015 - With tipping practices back in the spotlight, BigHospitality speaks to Lydia Christie, senior associate at law firm Howard Kennedy who suggests five ways restaurant groups can check that their policies...

Valor Hospitality Europe: Growth in hotel market will put increased pressure on staffing

27-Aug-2015 - Continuing growth in the hotel market will put increased pressure on companies to find and retain skilled staff, says Valor Hospitality Europe managing director Brian McCarthy.

Kurobuta announces Harvey Nichols residency

27-Aug-2015 - Ex-Nobu chef Scott Hallsworth has announced that his Japanese restaurant concept Kurobuta will take up residency at Harvey Nichols’ Knightsbridge store later this year.

Chef Selin Kiazim to open restaurant in Shoreditch

27-Aug-2015 - Ex-Kopapa head chef Selin Kiazim will open her first permanent restaurant in Shoreditch this autumn. 

Conflict Café: Peace promoting pop-up restaurant returns to London

26-Aug-2015 - Conflict Café, a pop-up restaurant which promotes peace through food will return to London next month with chefs from Honey & Co and Tas Restaurant Group among those cooking for guests....

Pubs expecting Rugby World Cup boost

26-Aug-2015 - Pubs around the UK are expecting a boost in September as the Rugby World Cup kicks off, figures from Greene King demonstrate.

Former Murano chef opening Beef & Brew

25-Aug-2015 - Jessica Simmons, former chef at Angela Hartnett’s Murano and Whitechapel Gallery Dining Room, is to open a new beer and steakhouse restaurant in Kentish Town.

Casamia to relocate to former Bristol General site

25-Aug-2015 - Michelin-starred Bristol-based restaurant Casamia will relocate to a new site at the former Bristol General Hospital next year as it looks to ‘push its high standards to the next level’. ...

Marco Pierre White pop-up to run in Southampton

20-Aug-2015 - Marco Pierre White is taking a pop-up version of his Wheeler’s of St. James’s restaurant to the Grand Harbour Hotel in Southampton in September.

Ivy off-shoots planned for Marylebone and Kensington

19-Aug-2015 - Caprice Holdings has confirmed it is to open two further sites under its Ivy Café/Grill format in London, in Marylebone and High Street Kensington.

Tennis champion Andy Murray invests further in hospitality businessess

19-Aug-2015 - Andy Murray has been revealed as one of the investors backing healthier eating chain Tossed on crowdfunding platform Seedrs.

Hackney restaurant Il Cudega to open September 2015

18-Aug-2015 - Il Cudega, the Italian restaurant and deli created by Giovanni Brighi and Luca Gaggioli, will open for business in Hackney's London Fields in September. 

Valor Hospitality Europe grows UK portfolio to 20

18-Aug-2015 - Hotel management company Valor Hospitality Europe has grown its UK portfolio to 20 hotels after being appointed to manage hotels in Liverpool, Salford Quays and Birmingham. 

New World Trading Company: ‘Unparalleled’ training scheme aiding staff retention

17-Aug-2015 - An ‘unparalleled’ training scheme for the pub sector which sees all members of staff spend two and a half weeks learning both in the classroom and on-site before opening is...

Patara to open fifth London restaurant

17-Aug-2015 - Thai restaurant brand Patara is to open its fifth restaurant in London this year after securing a site in Berners Street. 

70% of hospitality operators foresee negative impact of National Living Wage

17-Aug-2015 - More than 70 per cent of restaurant and pub operators believe the introduction of the National Living Wage for the over-25s next year will have a negative impact on their...

SACO to open 187-unit aparthotel in Edinburgh

14-Aug-2015 - The Serviced Apartment Company (SACO) is planning to convert a former office building in to a 187-unit aparthotel in Edinburgh.


Daniel Clifford on new pub The Flitch of Bacon and Great British Menu

14-Aug-2015 - Daniel Clifford, chef-patron of the two Michelin-starred Midsummer House, speaks exclusively to Big Hospitality about returning to Great British Menu and opening his own pub, the Flitch of Bacon, in...

Hilton London Euston set for multi-million pound refurbishment

14-Aug-2015 - The Hilton London Euston hotel, in London’s Bloomsbury, is set to undergo an £8m refurbishment that will see a further 17 rooms added, bringing the total number to 167.

#WhatThePho: Vietnamese chain runs awareness campaign ahead of Manchester launch

13-Aug-2015 - Vietnamese restaurant chain Pho has launched an innovative awareness campaign around its name and main dish ahead of its latest opening in Manchester. 

Red's True Barbecue set for Liverpool

13-Aug-2015 - Red’s True Barbecue, the fast­growing smokehouse concept, is to make its debut in Liverpool this November after securing a site in the city’s Hanover Street, BigHospitality's sister publication M&C Allegra...

Hilton Bankside to open with OXBO restaurant and Distillery bar

12-Aug-2015 - Hilton Worldwide is planning to 'mark an exciting new generation of Hilton hotels' with the opening of Hilton Bankside, its first Hilton hotel to open in London since 2006.

ODE True Food to launch Pizza concept at Devon holiday park

12-Aug-2015 - Devon-based restaurant and cafe business ODE True Food has announced plans to open a pizza restaurant within a holiday park next year.