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GALLERY: Trufflesecco truffle and prosecco bar is latest in London's truffle ingredients craze

21-Apr-2016 - Trufflesecco – a restaurant focusing on truffles and prosecco, as the name suggests – has opened in London’s Camden, and is the latest specialist-ingredients focused venue for the capital. 

The Ivy restaurant opening new outpost in Bath

21-Apr-2016 - Serial restaurateur Richard Caring is to open a new branch of London celebrity haunt The Ivy in Bath.

Compass Group UK & Ireland: By 2020 50% of chef workforce will be female

20-Apr-2016 - Compass Group UK & Ireland is working to tackle the shortage of female chefs in the industry by pledging to have at least 50 per cent of its chef workforce...

Global Wellness Day: Hospitality businesses urged to pledge their support

20-Apr-2016 - The UK representative for an international event designed to encourage health and well-being is rallying hotels and restaurants to get behind it and make the most of its promotional opportunities. ...

London's first naked restaurant opening in June

20-Apr-2016 - While restaurant dress codes are nothing new, an upcoming London opening is asking diners to eat in nothing but their birthday suit.

Yorkshire Meatball Company hits £100k crowdfunding target

20-Apr-2016 - The Yorkshire Meatball Company has hit its £100,000 crowdfunding target with one day to go.

The Italian Job to expand after overreaching crowdfunding target

20-Apr-2016 - Italian craft beer specialist The Italian Job has overreached its crowdfunding target of £350k by £72k giving the company the chance to push forward with plans for its second site. ...

Third of diners demand more British craft beers in restaurants

20-Apr-2016 - One in three people would visit restaurants more often if they served a range of British craft beer, new independent research for the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) has revealed.

Drake & Morgan announces trio of new sites, including first two in Manchester

19-Apr-2016 - Restaurant and bar group Drake & Morgan is to open three new sites over the next 12 months, including its first and second openings in Manchester, and a venue in...

Starbucks franchisee 23.5 Degrees expands with latest Little Chef acquisition

19-Apr-2016 - Starbucks franchisee 23.5 Degrees has acquired a Little Chef property in West Sussex, after buying the site from Travelodge.

Holborn Dining Room opens 400-strong gin bar

19-Apr-2016 - Holborn Dining Room, the restaurant at Rosewood London, has opened a gin bar which its owners claim stocks the largest collection of gins in the capital. 

Cronut creator to open first London bakery

19-Apr-2016 - The Michelin pastry chef who famously invented the croissant-doughnut hybrid the Cronut is to open his first London bakery.

Caspian-style Iranian-Turkish restaurant Jan to open in London in June

19-Apr-2016 - Jan, a middle Eastern-style restaurant inspired by the Caspian flavours of Iran and Turkey, is set to open in south west London’s Clapham in June.

Compass Hospitality acquires Oldham hotel

19-Apr-2016 - Asian hotel operator Compass Hospitality has acquired its second hotel in the UK since receiving a funding boost from The Royal Bank of Scotland earlier this month. 

Pret A Manger opening vegetarian-only store in Soho

19-Apr-2016 - Pret A Manger is to open a vegetarian-only store in Soho to trial more meat-free dishes on its menu.

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Staycations increase as overseas safety fears rise

19-Apr-2016 - The number of short breaks Brits intend to take within the UK is set to increase this year as worries about personal safety overseas curb appetites for holidays abroad. 

The Hotel Collection hotels up for sale for £130m

18-Apr-2016 - The 10 remaining hotels within the Hotel Collection portfolio have been placed on the market for £130m. 

C’Alice wine bar to launch in London with north and south Italian menu

18-Apr-2016 - C’Alice, an Italian restaurant and wine bar from a husband-and-wife team from contrasting parts of Italy, is to launch in London’s Fulham in May.

Seafood Pub Company acquires eighth pub

18-Apr-2016 - Lancashire-based food, drink and accommodation business The Seafood Pub Company will open its eighth site this summer after acquiring former pub The Forest Inn in Pendle. 

Six Hilton hotels sold for total asking price of £40m

18-Apr-2016 - Six managed regional Hilton hotel properties have been sold for a total asking price of £40m, by individual, undisclosed buyers.

Ceviche founder Martin Morales to open Casita Andina

18-Apr-2016 - Ceviche founder Martin Morales is to open Casita Andina, a new restaurant in London’s Soho on 28 July.

VIDEO: Cyrus Todiwala on the secret to successful hotel restaurants

15-Apr-2016 - Indian chef Cyrus Todiwala, with his wife Pervin, is the chef-proprietor of Café Spice Namasté, Mr. Todiwala's Kitchen, and Assado, including sites at the Hampton by Hilton in London's Waterloo and...

Novotel Reading hailed as pioneer as AccorHotels updates sustainability scheme

14-Apr-2016 - The 178-bedroom Novotel Reading Centre hotel in Berkshire has been hailed by AccorHotels as a UK pioneer in its company-wide sustainability scheme Planet 21, as the company announces the programme’s...

London Marriott Hotel Park Lane launching Notch pop-up restaurant

14-Apr-2016 - The London Marriott Hotel Park Lane is launching a new rooftop bar and restaurant on 5 May.

Gleneagles announces multi-million pound investment programme

14-Apr-2016 - Gleneagles, the five-red-AA star, 232-bedroom luxury hotel in Perthshire, Scotland has announced a multi-million pound investment and upgrade programme.