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

Roxie experiments diner formula at new venue

26-Jun-2014 - Steak restaurant brand Roxie will experiment a fast-casual format based on value at its new Battersea location, due to open on St John’s Road at the beginning of August.

Pizza Pilgrims expands offering for new site

26-Jun-2014 - Street food vendors turned restaurateurs Thom and James Elliot are expanding their food, drinks and entertainment offering for their new site, opening in Kingly Court in late July.

National Restaurant Awards 2014 announced next week

26-Jun-2014 - The UK’s top chefs and restaurateurs will gather at the Hurlingham Club in London on Monday (30 June) for the prestigious National Restaurant Awards 2014.

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London Hilton Park Lane to open new spa

26-Jun-2014 - London Hilton on Park Lane is opening Spa to You on the lower ground floor of the hotel, the first ever permanent Spa to You outlet. 

Living Ventures brings The Trading House bar and restaurant to London

25-Jun-2014 - Living Ventures is to open The Trading House bar and restaurant in the City, the first venture operated under its New World Trading Company outfit to launch in London. 

New Italian concept La Tagliata to open in the City

24-Jun-2014 - Single dish Italian restaurant La Tagliata will open on 14 July on Sandy’s Row in the City of London. 

Ritz London launches academy to train future hospitality stars

24-Jun-2014 - The Ritz London has launched a new hospitality training scheme to help develop the industry leaders of the future.

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Honesty Group eyes ‘eateries with rooms’ sites

24-Jun-2014 - Honesty Group, the company led by cookery writer Romilla Arber, is set to open its first site in Berkshire under its ‘eateries and rooms’ format, according to our sister publication M&C Report.

Neil Snowball takes the helm at Pétrus

23-Jun-2014 - Neil Snowball has been announced as the new head chef of Gordon Ramsay’s Pétrus restaurant.

Accor to open its second UK Pullman branded hotel in Liverpool

23-Jun-2014 - Accor has announced it will open a 216 bedroom hotel under its Pullman brand, due to open in summer 2015 at the Kings Dock in Liverpool.

Red Hot World Buffet to open Leicester’s biggest restaurant

20-Jun-2014 - Red Hot World Buffet will be opening in Leicester at the end of June as the city’s biggest restaurant after a £2m renovation.

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PPHE Hotel Group secures funding for Waterloo hotel

20-Jun-2014 - The PPHE Hotel Group had received approval and funding to go ahead with its redeveloping its Hercules House site near Waterloo in London into a 438-bedroom hotel. 

Novus Leisure to reopen Abacus as Forge bar and restaurant

20-Jun-2014 - As part of their £20 million venue refresh programme, Novus Leisure has closed and renovated its Late Night London venue Abacus in the City of London, which will reopen as Forge bar and restaurant in July.   

Sustainable restaurant Henry’s Kitchen opens in Surrey

19-Jun-2014 - Restaurateur Reza Amini has opened eco-friendly and sustainable restaurant Henry’s Kitchen in Elmbridge Borough in Surrey.

Italian-style bar restaurant Enzo to open in Edinburgh’s Quartermile development

19-Jun-2014 - Scottish company P1 Edinburgh is opening contemporary Italian restaurant and bar Enzo in Edinburgh’s Quartermile in July. 

Eclectic Hotels to open fourth Manchester site

18-Jun-2014 - Eclectic Hotels is opening its fourth property in Manchester, luxury boutique hotel King Street Townhouse, in spring 2015.

Iberian ham specialist to open tapas joint in Soho

18-Jun-2014 - Iberian ham supplier Enrique Tomas is to make its debut in the UK with a shop and dine-in area on Soho’s Wardour Street.

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Park Inn Heathrow sold out of administration

18-Jun-2014 - Heathrow hotel The Park Inn by Radisson has been bought out of administration for over £70m.

St Giles reveals UK hotel expansion plans

18-Jun-2014 - Hotel brand St Giles has revealed plans for a £300m development in Blackfriars, along with expansion of its Heathrow hotel and the potential opening of a small hotel in Richmond.

Biju Bubble Tea to launch in Soho

17-Jun-2014 - Bubble tea shop Biju is opening in Soho in late July, offering a range of milk, fruit, mousse and coconut water-based teas.

Heads and Tales bar opens in Edinburgh’s Rutland hotel

16-Jun-2014 - New Scottish gin focused lounge bar Heads and Tails has opened in the basement of Edinburgh’s Rutland hotel on Rutland Place. 

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Wahaca to open in Cardiff

16-Jun-2014 - Mexican street food restaurant Wahaca is to open its first site outside London and the South East this autumn at St David’s in Cardiff.

Italian burger brand makes UK debut at John Lewis

16-Jun-2014 - Ham Holy Burger is opening its first UK venue at John Lewis’s flagship store on Oxford Street, London.

Contini Caffe to open on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile

16-Jun-2014 - Contini Caffe, a casual Italian caffe and more formal Scottish kitchen and bar, will open in the centre of Scotland’s capital city in July. 

Blue Rainbow Group to launch two new hospitality brands

16-Jun-2014 - Boutique hospitality management company the Blue Rainbow Group has announced the launch of two new hospitality brands, Cityspace and Citycube Hotels, as part of its planned expansion drive. 

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