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

Ethos meat-free restaurant concept comes to London

24-Jul-2014 - Meat-free casual dining restaurant Ethos will be opening in Mayfair this September. 

Independent restaurants could suffer as eating out market grows

23-Jul-2014 - The total UK eating out market will reach £82.8bn this year, but independent restaurants are set to struggle as consumers switch to branded chains, according to Allegra Foodservice strategy director...

St James hotel launches in Nottingham

23-Jul-2014 - The St James boutique hotel, formerly the Rutland Square hotel, has launched in Nottingham’s historic castle quarter after a complete rebranding and refurbishment.

Michael Riemenschneider to re-open Canvas in Chelsea

23-Jul-2014 - Swiss chef and restaurateur Michael Riemenschneider is to re-open his Canvas restaurant in Chelsea next month.

Beverley to welcome six restaurants at Flemingate development

23-Jul-2014 - The £120m Flemingate mixed-use development, due to open in late October 2015 in Beverley, will include a mix of six national chain and independent restaurants.

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Holiday Inn Express Stansted adds rotisserie to restaurant

23-Jul-2014 - Holiday Inn Express London Stansted Airport has launched a rotisserie in its refurbished Great Room Restaurant.

East Asian BBQ restaurant Bó Drake comes to Soho

23-Jul-2014 - Bó Drake, a modern East Asian BBQ restaurant and Anju bar will be opening in September on Greek Street in London’s Soho.

Simon Gregory joins Ace Hotels London Shoreditch

23-Jul-2014 - Ace Hotels London Shoreditch has confirmed that former Gordon Ramsay Restaurants group executive chef Simon Gregory will take over its kitchens next month.

Brasserie Bar Co begins brand roll-out

22-Jul-2014 - The Brasserie Bar Co has begun rolling out its White Brasserie pub brand after receiving funding from ESO Capital, with aims to open 20 pubs in three years.

Salt beef bar concept Delancey & Co comes to London

22-Jul-2014 - Delance y& Co will be opening in London this autumn, a modern take on a New York-style salt beef and smoked salmon bar. 

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Young’s to open two new hotels

22-Jul-2014 - Young’s has announced the acquisition of The Fox and Anchor in Smithfield Market and The Lamb in Hindon, Wiltshire, as part of its hotel portfolio expansion.

Bourne & Hollingsworth Buildings all-day brasserie and bar to open in Clerkenwell

21-Jul-2014 - The Bourne & Hollingsworth Buildings will be opening in London’s Clerkenwell this September, offering a modern British take on Brasserie food.

Qbic reveals UK expansion plans

21-Jul-2014 - Hotel pod specialist Qbic has revealed plans to open two new locations a year in the UK starting next year, after launching its first London venture last November.

IHG adds another three Holiday Inn Express hotels to UK portfolio

21-Jul-2014 - InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has signed three Holiday Inn Express hotels in London, Leigh and Wigan to its UK portfolio

Scott Hallsworth to open late night venue in South Kensington

18-Jul-2014 - Ex-Nobu head chef and Kurobuta founder Scott Hallsworth is to open a new late night venue and restaurant in the former Brompton Club in South Kensington.

City Marque to launch Lambeth North units

18-Jul-2014 - London-based serviced apartment provider City Marque is set to unveil eight new luxury apartments in Lambeth North on 31 July.

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MeatLiquor rebrands Wishbone into ChickenLiquor

18-Jul-2014 - Meatailer has rebranded recently acquired Brixton chicken shop Wishbone into ChickenLiquor.

Skye Gyngell to open Spring at Somerset House in October

18-Jul-2014 - Chef Skye Gyngell has confirmed that her long-anticipated first solo venture, Spring, will open at London's Somerset House in October.

London in the Sky brings Michelin dining to new heights

18-Jul-2014 - Five London chefs are set to reproduce the dining experience of their Michelin-starred restaurants at a pop-up venue 100ft from the ground this September.

Young's adds boutique hotel rooms to Richmond pub

17-Jul-2014 - Young's is adding 13 boutique hotel rooms to The Orange Tree pub in Richmond-upon-Thames, which is due to re-open in September following a £1.7m refurbishment.

Eelbrook to bring al fresco dining to South West London

17-Jul-2014 - West London’s latest all-day eatery Eelbrook will open in Fulham later this month, offering al fresco dining with a European and North African twist.

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Cedar Court Grand Hotel & Spa launches two new restaurants

16-Jul-2014 - York hotel and spa Cedar Court Grand has launched two new restaurant concepts – Hudsons and HQ - within its five-star property.

Giorgio Locatelli to open Marylebone pizza pop-up

16-Jul-2014 - Renowned Italian chef Giorgio Locatelli is opening a pop-up pizza restaurant in Marylebone with his wife Plaxy this September.

Four new Holiday Inns for IHG

16-Jul-2014 - InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has announced the signing of four more Holiday Inn hotels in Cardiff, London - West, London Heathrow Terminal 5 and Birmingham North.

CAU to open all-day dining restaurant in Bristol

16-Jul-2014 - Argentinian steakhouse concept CAU will open its sixth and largest UK site in Bristol next month.