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Ramada hotels in Salford and Birmingham sell for £21.5m

09-Jul-2015 - Ramada hotels at Salford Quays and the Mailbox in Birmigham which went on the market in January have been sold for £21.5m. 

How The Dairy became a cult hit

09-Jul-2015 - Robin and Sarah Gill's Clapham restaurant The Dairy serves 900 plates a night and hosts dinners that finish at 7am, Restaurant magazine's Joe Lutrario looks at how it became such...

Top 10 most visited UK cities 2014

08-Jul-2015 - With the summer holidays coming BigHospitality looks at the top 10 most visited cities in the UK in 2014.

School-themed pop-up The After School Club coming to London

08-Jul-2015 - A retro school-themed pop-up, hosted by The Art of Dining, is coming to the London Borough of Hackney at the end of July.

UK cities continue to be key target for Staycity

08-Jul-2015 - Serviced apartment operator Staycity has said large cities in the UK continue to be a key target for its brand. 

Casa Brasil open new restaurant in Portsmouth

08-Jul-2015 - Brazilian all you can eat restaurant chain Casa Brasil has opened a new branch in Portsmouth’s Port Solent.

Business Profile: Ibérica

07-Jul-2015 - An unwillingness to compromise on the quality of its ingredients and the authenticity of its cooking has seen premium Spanish restaurant group Ibèrica make the transition from the capital to the regions with...

Lancashire hotel to undergo £2.5m redevelopment

07-Jul-2015 - The Dalmeny Resort Hotel in St Annes, Lancashire, is to undergo a £2.5m refurbishment as part of a drive to increase leisure, corporate and events bookings.

Casual Dining Group acquires Las Iguanas

07-Jul-2015 - Casual Dining Group (CDG) has acquired the 41­-strong Las Iguanas restaurant chain from private equity firm Bowmark Capital in a deal thought to be worth between £80m and £90m.

The Ledbury tops All In London’s ‘ultimate’ London restaurant list for a fourth time

07-Jul-2015 - The Ledbury restaurant has been named the best restaurant in London after topping London’s All In One Ultimate Restaurant list for the fourth year in a row.

In Operation with...La Tasca

06-Jul-2015 - In the second video in our In Operation with... series we visit the Covent Garden branch of La Tasca to find out more about the workings of the Spanish restaurant...

Heatwave boosts interest in UK seaside hotels

06-Jul-2015 - Last week's heatwave helped boost interest in hotels in the UK's most popular seaside resorts according to new data from hotel comparison site Trivago which saw searches increase by up...

Peyton and Byrne extends contract with National Gallery

06-Jul-2015 - Peyton and Byrne has extended its contract to provide catering at the National Gallery for another eight years.

Shake Shack lines up Cardiff and London openings

06-Jul-2015 - US burger brand Shake Shack has lined up two new openings - in Cardiff and London.

A castle and four hotels: Highland Heritage Ltd. is for sale

03-Jul-2015 - Ian Cleaver, owner of Highland Heritage Limited, is selling up his hotel estate after announcing his intention to retire.  

Gymkhana founders launching third Indian restaurant

03-Jul-2015 - The family behind Michelin-starred Indian restaurants Gymkhana and Trishna are launching a third site inspired by the roadside shacks of southern India and Sri Lanka in October.

Old Street welcomes new Bodean’s BBQ Smoke House branch to London

03-Jul-2015 - Bodean’s BBQ Smoke House has announced that they are opening a new branch in London’s Old Street.

Carom Soho opens second pop-up in London

03-Jul-2015 - Following a successful rooftop venture, D&D London restaurant Carom Soho has announced that it is launching a new pop-up in Butlers Wharf, London.

World of gastronomy 'enters new era of casual-dining'

02-Jul-2015 - Fine-dining chefs and restaurateurs are making continued moves to make their offerings more relaxed and informal as the world of gastronomy shifts towards 'a new era of casual dining'. 

Scotchtails founders opening Nordic-inspired restaurant

02-Jul-2015 - The duo behind gourmet scotch egg brand Scotchtails are launching a Nordic-inspired restaurant and coffee shop in Covent Garden in late July.

Allergy UK launches accreditation scheme for hospitality businesses

02-Jul-2015 - Allergy UK has launched an accreditation scheme for foodservice operators which it says will help them better cater for customers with food allergies.


Lucy Townsend of The Greyhound on the Test on juggling her different businesses

02-Jul-2015 - Lucy Townsend runs Michelin Pub of the Year 2014 The Greyhound on the Test in Stockbridge, Hampshire alongside her outside catering company Wilds, launched earlier this year. 

Hospitality Openings: June 2015

01-Jul-2015 - A round-up of June's hospitality openings that include Smith & Wollensky, Vincent Café and Cocktail Bar, and Inn on the Square.

Les 110 de Taillevent London opening in September

01-Jul-2015 - The restaurant group behind two-Michelin starred Le Taillevent in Paris is opening a sister site in London’s Cavendish Square this September.

Chef's Table restaurant wins OpenTable Fit for Foodies award

01-Jul-2015 - Following the National Restaurant Awards 2015, online restaurant booking provider OpenTable has revealed its Top 50 Fit for Foodies restaurants in the UK.