Keep up to date with the latest openings, closures and property deals in the restaurant, pub and hotel sectors.
05-Aug-2014 - InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has reported a strong upturn in revenues for the first six months of 2014, with first half trading ‘particularly strong’ amongst its UK properties.
05-Aug-2014 - At the recent Estrella Damm Gastronomy Congress, chef and restaurateur José Pizarro revealed the method behind a dish full of Spanish flavour: roasted monkfish with black olives, Serrano ham and thyme. ...
04-Aug-2014 - All day-dining concept Fields will be opening in late September on London’s Clapham Common, a ‘big sister’ site to the co-founders first café; M1LK in Balham.
04-Aug-2014 - New TwoRuba bar is to open at the Hilton London Tower Bridge this September, running as a standalone venture.
04-Aug-2014 - Belgian hotel investor Algonquin has acquired the Novotel Liverpool Central from administrator Chantrey Vellacot DKF for £13.5m.
01-Aug-2014 - Roka, Rainer Becker’s contemporary Japanese robatayaki restaurant brand, is entering the casual dining market with a new concept called Shochu Kanteen housed in the basement of its Charlotte Street restaurant....
01-Aug-2014 - River Cottage has opened entries to its Rising Star competition 2014, which offers 16-24 year olds the chance win a year-long apprenticeship with Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and staff at River Cottage...
01-Aug-2014 - Five-star Park Lane hotel Grosvenor House has completed the first stage of a £7m refurbishment programme, with its new Executive Lounge now open.
01-Aug-2014 - New Glasgow pub WEST on the Corner is being launched this November by Petra Wetzel, owner of the city’s WEST Brewery in the Templeton building.
01-Aug-2014 - The Real Greek founder Theodore Kyriakou is opening new restaurant The Greek Larder in London’s King’s Cross this September. He talked to BigHospitality with details of the venture. ...
31-Jul-2014 - The team behind The Shed restaurant in Notting Hill is launching Rabbit, a British ‘wild food’ restaurant concept in London’s Chelsea.
31-Jul-2014 - Ed’s Easy Diner has announced its new brand expansion, Ed’s Dinerette, which will open in smaller units in areas of high footfall.
31-Jul-2014 - Local Hereford pub, The Hop Pole, is re-launching as an American deep South pit barbeque restaurant concept.
31-Jul-2014 - Notes Coffee Shop is set to open two new venues in London in September this year and summer 2015.
30-Jul-2014 - CAU, the casual dining restaurant concept, will make its debut in the north west, in Liverpool, in the first quarter of next year, BigHospitality's sister publication M&C Report has learnt....
30-Jul-2014 - Luxury hospitality group the Edwardian Group London has launched a new fish and chips restaurant concept, Great British Fish Co., next to its hotel in London’s Leicester Square.
30-Jul-2014 - Following the success of his restaurant Steak at Picardy Place in Edinburgh, executive head chef Jason Wright is opening his second restaurant Fish Eatery right next door.
30-Jul-2014 - Our latest round of up of the hottest hospitality openings includes Dev Biswal's new Ambrette in Canterbury, Wahaca's latest fast-casual concept DF/Mexico, Virgilio Martinez's second Peruvian venue Lima Floral, Hawksmoor's fifth...
30-Jul-2014 - British food critic and writer Matthew Fort has been appointed as food curator of London railway station, St Pancras International.
29-Jul-2014 - Laura Ashley has partnered with the Belsfield Hotel in the Lake District, seeing it undergo a complete refurbishment and a rebrand as Laura Ashley Hotel, the Belsfield.
29-Jul-2014 - Eclectic has just reported that it has signed a lease on a new Liverpool site, a key target city for the group.
29-Jul-2014 - Casual dining concept Spiaggia (‘beach’ in Italian) will be opening in London’s Fulham Broadway in late September.
28-Jul-2014 - The Zetter Group has announced a profit sharing scheme for staff – believed to be the first of its kind in the UK hospitality sector.
28-Jul-2014 - Rosa’s, the London-based Thai café concept led by Alex Moore, has secured £500k of new funding and two new sites in Chelsea and Angel as it looks to grow from...
25-Jul-2014 - Meantime Brewery has signed a three-year contract with Knight Dragon to open a shipping container bar called BeerBox on the Greenwich Peninsula.