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Glynn Purnell developing Harvey Nichols Brasserie

28-Apr-2015 - Glynn Purnell is developing a new restaurant in partnership with Harvey Nichols.

Sustain declares Bournemouth & Poole first Sustainable Fish City

28-Apr-2015 - Campaign group Sustain has named Bournemouth & Poole the UK's first Sustainable Fish City after the majority of restaurants and catering outlets in the two towns committed to only using...

Akrame Benallal considers London for meat and potatoes bistro

28-Apr-2015 - French chef Akrame Benallal is considering opening an Atelier Vivanda - his meat and potatoes concept bistro - in London. 

Koya to close with Junya Yamasaki's return to Japan

28-Apr-2015 - London's Japanese restaurant Koya will close at the end of May because head chef Junya Yamasaki has decided to return to Japan. 

Belmond first global group to get rated by Sustainable Restaurant Association

27-Apr-2015 - Luxury hotel and travel operator Belmond has become the first global company of its size to be rated by the Sustainable Restaurant Association (SRA). 

Gordon Ramsay Group appoints Kim Woodward head chef of Savoy Grill

27-Apr-2015 - The Gordon Ramsay Group has appointed former York & Albany head chef Kim Woodward as head chef of the Savoy Grill. 

Trends

Diners see Caribbean as most under-represented cuisine in UK restaurants

27-Apr-2015 - Caribbean food has topped a list of the types of cuisine British diners want to see more of on menus with Greek following closely behind. 

Bar and nightclub operators join together to launch Night Time Industries Association

27-Apr-2015 - Operators from within the bar, nightclub and restaurant sectors have come together to form a new trade association which aims to be 'The Voice of the Night Time Industries'.

Renaissance Pubs changes name to Three Cheers Pub Company

27-Apr-2015 - London-based pub company Renaissance has changed its name to the Three Cheers Pub Company following a trademark dispute. 

News in brief

Simon Rogan announces residency at Rogan & Company

24-Apr-2015 - Simon Rogan has announced he will take up personal residence at Rogan & Company in Cartmel, Cumbria, in December.

glh launches Thistle Express budget hotel concept

24-Apr-2015 - London-based glh hotel group has today (24 April) announced the launch of a new budget hotel concept.

VIEWPOINT

Paul Bayliss of Macdonald Hotels on how luxury hotels can survive the budget boom

24-Apr-2015 - Paul Bayliss, the general manager of the Macdonald Manchester Hotel & Spa and Macdonald Manchester Townhouse and Chair of the Manchester Hotelier’s Association (MHA), talks about how the luxury hotel...

Bounce announces second London site and international expansion

23-Apr-2015 - Ping pong entertainment concept Bounce is opening a second site in London and its first in the US following the success of its flagship site in Holborn. 

UK hotels slam Booking.com over price fixing

23-Apr-2015 - The UK B&B Association has branded Booking.com a ‘bully’ following a settlement with the Italian, French and Swedish authorities this week (21 April) which prevents hotels from offering a cheaper...

Holographic receptionist among innovations at COSMO's new £2m flagship Nottingham site

23-Apr-2015 - Multi-cuisine buffet chain COSMO has launched its new £2m flagship site in Nottingham this week (21 April).

Nuno Mendes announces new restaurant

23-Apr-2015 - Nuno Mendes is opening a new Portuguese casual dining restaurant in the heart of London's Old Spitalfields Market.

Des McDonald opening Vintage Salt pop-up on Selfridges rooftop

22-Apr-2015 - Restauranteur Des McDonald is opening his third pop-up restaurant on the roof of Selfridges.

BrewDog plans first hotel as part of £25m crowdfunding campaign

22-Apr-2015 - Craft brewer BrewDog has announced plans to build a craft beer themed hotel as well as expand its UK bar estate and extend its brewery capacity by raising £25m through...

The Good Life Eatery opening second London site

22-Apr-2015 - Chelsea based The Good Life Eatery is bringing its ‘clean food with attitude’ to a second site opening in Marylebone in early May.

Japanese-Latin restaurant MOMMI opening in Clapham

22-Apr-2015 - Japanese-Latin Raw Bar and Grill MOMMI is opening on Clapham High Street in early June.

IHG offers Chinese guests bespoke welcome with launch of Zhou Dao programme

22-Apr-2015 - InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has launched its 'Zhou Dao' programme across its global estate to ensure its hotels are ready to welcome a growing number of Chinese travellers. 

Five-star York hotel to undergo £15m redevelopment

22-Apr-2015 - York’s only five-star hotel is set to undergo a £15m redevelopment, doubling its 107 rooms and opening a new 140-cover restaurant.

G&D Ventures acquire two Norwich sites in bid to put Norfolk on the foodie map

21-Apr-2015 - The owners of Michelin recognised restaurant The Ingham Swan in Norfolk have acquired two Norwich sites in a bid to put the County on the foodie map.

Roomzzz to open aparthotel at Manchester Corn Exchange

21-Apr-2015 - Aparthotel group Roomzzz is opening a site at Manchester's Corn Exchange as part of a £30m redevelopment programme by Aviva Investors and Queensberry Real Estate. 

Put front-of-house in the spotlight says Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons MD

21-Apr-2015 - Philip Newman Hall, the managing director of restaurant and hotel Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons, is calling on the industry to do more to raise the profile of service roles and...