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Meat & Shake eyes expansion after change in direction

28-May-2015 - Meat & Shake, the London-based concept, is eyeing further expansion after securing three new sites and changing its model from burger-led to a more smokehouse-based format, according to BigHospitality's sister...

Allan Pickett announces Sanderson hotel restaurant residency

28-May-2015 - Chef Allan Pickett is joining forces with the Sanderson hotel in London’s West End to launch its first ever summer restaurant residency from 5 June.

O' My Buns! eyes UK franchise agreement

27-May-2015 - International cafe brand O’ My Buns! is opening its first UK site in Leicester in June, and plans to expand nationwide.

Gladwin brothers to take forged food pop-up on the road

27-May-2015 - Two brothers are to combine the best of their wild food-themed west London restaurants into a pop-up in time for the summer festival season.

Caprice Holdings to open Berkeley Square Brasserie

27-May-2015 - Restaurant group Caprice Holdings Ltd is launching a new pan-Asian fish and shellfish restaurant in September.

Angela Hartnett reveals June opening date for second Café Murano site

27-May-2015 - TV chef Angela Hartnett has unveiled further details of her second Italian-themed London café and restaurant concept Café Murano.

Apartment Group owner acquires the Percy Arms Hotel

26-May-2015 - Duncan Fisher, owner of North East hospitality operator The Apartment Group, has acquired the Percy Arms Hotel at Otterburn.

Valor Hospitality Europe expands UK hotel portfolio

26-May-2015 - Newly formed management company Valor Hospitality Europe has added a further five hotels to its expanding portfolio.

Dining trends: Fewer than one in 10 pub visits now solely drink occasions

26-May-2015 - The continued growth of food in pubs has been borne out by the fact that fewer than one in 10 visits in 2014 were drink-only occasions.

World's 50 Best Restaurants 2015: 100-51 list announced

26-May-2015 - The World’s 50 Best Restaurants has announced the list of restaurants ranked 51st-100th in 2015, ahead of the annual awards ceremony in London on 1 June.

‘Urban adventurers’ are most popular leisure traveller, SACO survey finds

26-May-2015 - ‘Urban adventurers’ who like to be in the heart of city life have become the predominant form of leisure traveller, new research has found.

Brighton's Grand Hotel planning second restaurant

26-May-2015 - The Grand Brighton Hotel is planning to open a second on-site restaurant following its sale to a private investor last year.

Outside in: How creative use of outside space is proving big business for hospitality

26-May-2015 - Despite the unpredictable British weather, pubs, restaurants and hotels are investing more in their outside spaces and using them more creatively than ever before. 

Red's True Barbecue secures £5m funding to continue expansion

22-May-2015 - Leeds-based Smokehouse concept Reds True Barbecue has secured a £5m investment from leading figures in the hospitality industry as part of a drive to accelerate its expansion plans.

Lodge Hotel to target CSR businesses with new sustainable events space

21-May-2015 - A west London hotel is to target socially-responsible businesses with a new 1,800 sq ft energy-saving events space.

Hotel group Firmdale installs karaoke at two London venues

21-May-2015 - Firmdale is tapping into the trend of hotel businesses providing unusual extras by adding karaoke to two of its upmarket London venues.

John Burton-Race's The New Angel restaurant to relocate

21-May-2015 - The New Angel restaurant in Notting Hill, the brainchild of celebrity chef John Burton-Race , is relocating to larger premises.

Street Kitchen to open first shop as part of ambitious rollout

21-May-2015 - The owners of street food vendor Street Kitchen are to open their first shop next month as part of a wider strategy to have 15 fixed sites in London over...

Honky Tonk Group launches French-Vietnamese restaurant and boutique hotel

20-May-2015 - The owners of the Honky Tonk Group, the American themed restaurant brand, have launched their first ‘quirky’ boutique hotel in London’s Chinatown.

London businesses boosted by record-breaking year of tourism

20-May-2015 - London received a record-breaking number of international tourists in 2014, according to official figures.

Malmaison Hotel du Vin to open Hotel du Vin in Stratford-upon-Avon

20-May-2015 - Boutique hotel operator Malmaison Hotel du Vin has announced plans to open a Hotel du Vin in Stratford-upon-Avon next year. 

Marylebone Leisure Group opening Clerkenwell & Social

20-May-2015 - The Marylebone Leisure Group is opening Clerkenwell & Social, a new infusion cocktail bar inspired by the literary history of Clerkenwell, in Farringdon on 1 June.

New management team for boutique hotel concept Urban Villa

20-May-2015 - Union Hanover’s operations arm NoHo has named a management team for its new west London boutique hotel concept Urban Villa.

Gordon Ramsay sees national roll-out potential for Maze and Street Kitchen

20-May-2015 - Gordon Ramsay believes he now has two branded operations ready for a national roll-out: Street Kitchen and Maze.

Xavier Rousset to leave Texture and 28°-50° Restaurant Group

19-May-2015 - Xavier Rousset has left Texture and 28°-50° Restaurant Group, the company he co-founded with chef Agnar Sverrisson.