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New head chef for Chiswell Street Dining Rooms

27-Oct-2014 - ETM Group has appointed Pieter Fitz-Dreyer as head chef of Chiswell Street Dining Rooms in London.

The Little Yellow Door pops up in Notting Hill

24-Oct-2014 - New ‘flat share’ pop-up restaurant The Little Yellow Door will open in London’s Notting Hill this autumn.

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Chy opens second Liverpool site

24-Oct-2014 - Chinese restaurant Chy will open its second site in Liverpool city centre on 24 October.

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Will Brown on Northern Ireland's food scene and the benefits of local sourcing

23-Oct-2014 - Great British Menu chef Will Brown recently refurbished the Old Schoolhouse Inn, introducing a new menu that combines Northern Irish classics with modern European ingredients, and was rewarded with a...

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Mas Q Menos opens second London site

23-Oct-2014 - Spanish restaurant Mas Q Menos has opened its second London site in Soho three months after opening its first site in Holborn.

Inception Group to open seventh site

23-Oct-2014 - The Inception group will open themed-bar Beaver Lodge in London’s Chelsea in January 2015.

FRHI eyes UK Swissôtel and Fairmont expansion

23-Oct-2014 - Canadian hotel company FRHI, which owns the international Fairmont, Raffles and Swissôtel brands, has ambitions to expand its visibility in London, BigHospitality has learnt.

Demon Leisure to open Leeds sports bar

23-Oct-2014 - Demon Leisure will open The Brotherhood of Pursuits and Pastimes sports bar in Leeds city centre on 8 November.  

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Fraq’s Lobster Shack to open on Goodge Street

22-Oct-2014 - Another lobster-focused casual dining concept is set to hit London next month, offering East Coast-inspired seafood to eat-in or take-out.

Adam Simmonds seeks funding for London restaurant

22-Oct-2014 - Chef Adam Simmonds is seeking to raise £1.1m through the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) to open his first solo restaurant in central London.

Re-vamped Zaika returns to Kensington

22-Oct-2014 - Indian restaurant Zaika will return to its former London site on Kensington High Street this November after the closure of One Kensington.

Brew to open fourth London site

22-Oct-2014 - All-day dining concept Brew will open its fourth London site in Putney on 10 November.

World's 50 Best Restaurants: 2015 date confirmed

22-Oct-2014 - The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2015, sponsored by S.Pellegrino & Acqua Panna, will return to London with a new summer date next year.

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Chop Chop seeks investment for expansion

21-Oct-2014 - Chinese dumpling concept Chop Chop has launched a crowdfunding campaign to support its UK expansion plans.

Old Tom & English to open in Soho

21-Oct-2014 - Old Tom & English, a new British restaurant offering small plates, cocktails and wine, will open in the heart of Soho next month.

Mitch Tonks secures fourth Rockfish site

21-Oct-2014 - Mitch Tonks, the high-profile chef, is to open the fourth site under his Rockfish seafood brand in Brixham, Devon, as part of plans to grow the brand to 15 restaurants...

Allied London announces plans for Manchester events hotel

20-Oct-2014 - Property investment company Allied London has announced plans to develop the Manchester Grande events hotel in the city’s St John’s Quarter.

Crescent Group opens second hotel

20-Oct-2014 - The Crescent Group’s second boutique hotel the Crescent Turner Whitstable opened in Kent last week.

Tom Sellers takes over The Lickfold Inn

20-Oct-2014 - Restaurant Story chef patron Tom Sellers hopes to bring new life to The Lickfold Inn in West Sussex from the end of November.

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Maine-inspired Lobster Kitchen arrives in London

20-Oct-2014 - Maine-inspired lobster and seafood concept Lobster Kitchen will open on London’s Great Russell Street later this month.

Young's acquires London pub operator 580

20-Oct-2014 - Young's has expanded its London portfolio with the acquisition of pub operator 580 Limited - which runs four pubs across the capital - for £10.4m.

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Underfield Hotels goes into administration

20-Oct-2014 - Underfield Hotels, which operates a hotel and leisure facility in Aberporth, Wales, has been placed into administration following a ‘prolonged period of difficult trading conditions’.

Piper takes stake in Hickory’s Smokehouse

20-Oct-2014 - Piper, the private equity backer of Loungers and Be At One, has acquired a stake in Hickory’s Smokehouse, the north west-based American BBQ restaurant chain.

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Café KaiZen cocktail lounge opens in Mayfair

17-Oct-2014 - Asian fusion dining and cocktail bar concept Café KaiZen opened in London’s Hanover Square at the start of this month. 

Som saa Thai pop-up to open in east London

17-Oct-2014 - Pop-up Thai restaurant Som saa will open at Climpsons Arch in London Fields on 25 October.