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Le Bistrot Pierre to 'accelerate' expansion with Livingbridge funding

21-Dec-2015 - French restaurant chain Le Bistrot Pierre is planning to 'accelerate its restaurant rollout plans' after receiving a £9.8m investment from private equity firm Livingbridge. 

People on the Move in Hospitality: December 2015

21-Dec-2015 - December 2015 has been an epic month for job changes with new appointments at a number of hotels, restaurants and pubs, including Jumeirah's two London properties, The Coaching Inn Group...

Pub company Distinct Group acquires first hotel

21-Dec-2015 - Pub company Distinct Group has acquired the 76-bedroom Cromwell Hotel in Stevenage as part of a move that group manager Gareth Leakey described as a 'natural progression' for the business. ...

More Brits plan overnight festive trips and meals out

21-Dec-2015 - More Brits are planning overnight trips and meals out this Christmas and New Year than they were last year according to VisitEngland's latest Domestic Trip Tracker.

Plans for controversial £75m Edinburgh hotel rejected

21-Dec-2015 - Controversial plans to transform Edinburgh’s Royal High School building in to a £75m five-star hotel have been rejected by Councillors.

'Ethical' chicken restaurant Hen crowdfunds £150k for London expansion

21-Dec-2015 - Hen – Brighton’s ethical chicken restaurant- is eyeing its first London site after smashing its £100,000 crowdfunding target.

Michelin-starred Brasserie Chavot to close

17-Dec-2015 - Eric Chavot has announced that his Michelin-starred restaurant Brasserie Chavot will close its Mayfair site at the end of the year.

#SiNxSambalShiok: Sambal Shiok popping up at Salvation in Noodles

17-Dec-2015 - Malaysian street-food kitchen, Sambal Shiok, is to pop-up at Salvation in Noodles (SiN), London, and take over the kitchen for a fortnight in January.

Earl of Sandwich relaunching at Bluewater

17-Dec-2015 - Having closed its only UK branch in March 2014, Earl of Sandwich has announced that it is to be returning to England in Bluewater shopping centre, Essex.

Focus Hotels adds Hinckley hotel to its portfolio

16-Dec-2015 - Focus Hotels has announced the acquisition of the long-term management contract for the four-star Sketchley Grange Hotel & Spa in Hinckley.

Casamia to open two casual dining restaurants in Bristol

16-Dec-2015 - Casamia owner Peter Sanchez-Iglesias has announced plans to open two casual dining restaurants within The General development in Bristol next year - a pizzeria and tapas bar. 

Bravas Tapas co-founder to open solo venture Duende

16-Dec-2015 - Bravas Tapas co-founder Victor Garvey has announced plans to open his first solo venture - a modern tapas restaurant in London's Covent Garden. 

More restaurants to open on Christmas Day to meet diner demand

15-Dec-2015 - A number of restaurant owners have decided to open their restaurants on Christmas Day for the first time this year in a bid to meet growing customer demand.

The Good Life Eatery reveals details of third site

15-Dec-2015 - Healthy eating concept The Good Life Eatery's third site will open in Knightsbridge’s Motcomb Street next year. 

St. James’s Hotels opening boutique hotel in Bath

15-Dec-2015 - St. James’s Hotel Group has announced that it is to begin work early in the New Year on a new 117-bedroom boutique hotel in Bath, Somerset.

The North East outpaces London for restaurant and pub openings

15-Dec-2015 - The North East has outpaced London in food-­led premises openings over the past five years, according to the latest Market Growth Monitor report.

Travelodge plans three shopping centre hotels

14-Dec-2015 - Travelodge has announced plans to open three hotels in shopping centres across the UK in a £22m deal.

Icebar London set for second London site in 2016

14-Dec-2015 - Icebar, an ‘ice experience’ bar concept, is set to open its second site in London in 2016.


What to consider when making your pop-up restaurant permanent

14-Dec-2015 - Nigel Mason, partner at Hamlins LLP gives his top tips to pop-up restaurant and pub owners looking to make their concepts a permanent fixture. 

Taiwanese concept Mr. Bao opening in Peckham

11-Dec-2015 - Taiwanese restaurant, Mr. Bao, is set to open its doors Peckham, London, with the aim of ‘breathing new culinary life and much-needed Asian flavours’ into the community.

The Peninsula London: Planning permission granted

10-Dec-2015 - Joint venture developers, Grosvenor Britain & Ireland (Grosvenor) and The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels ltd. (HSH), have been granted planning permission to build The Peninsula London hotel on London’s Hyde...

Soho House gets green light for Brighton seafront development

10-Dec-2015 - Plans for a Soho House development on Brighton seafront including Dirty Burger, Chicken Shop and Pizza East restaurants have been approved.

‘Super-budget’ plans in pipeline for EasyHotel

09-Dec-2015 - The scale of opportunity for a super-budget hotel chain is ‘much greater than previously anticipated’, according to budget hotel chain, EasyHotel.


73% of hospitality operators see soft drinks as growth area

09-Dec-2015 - More than half (60 per cent) of hospitality operators believe soft drinks have become a more important part of their offering over the last year, yet many are not paying...

Brad McDonald of The Lockhart and Shotgun: Redefining southern comfort food

09-Dec-2015 - As executive chef of The Lockhart and now newly opened barbecue restaurant Shotgun in Soho, Mississippi-born Brad McDonald is on a mission to redefine the food of the southern states. ...