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Redcomb Pubs to develop casual dining restaurant concept

24-May-2016 - Pub operator Redcomb Pubs has announced plans to develop a casual dining concept as it looks to 'stretch and broaden' its business portfolio. 

Gauthier Soho goes vegan after demands from celebrity diners

24-May-2016 - A top Soho restaurant has become the first fine-dining venue in London to permanently offer a fully vegan tasting menu in response to growing customer demand.

Clare Smyth lines up Notting Hill restaurant site

24-May-2016 - Clare Smyth, the first female chef in England to hold three Michelin stars, is in advanced talks on a site in London’s Notting Hill for her own restaurant, according to...

Shoryu founder and Michelin partner to open Japanese restaurant Sakagura in Mayfair

24-May-2016 - Shoryu Ramen founder Tak Tokumine has partnered with two Michelin-starred restaurant The Araki to launch a new ‘accessible’ Mayfair restaurant.

Harry Ramsden's to open restaurant and pub in Edinburgh

23-May-2016 - Fish & chips brand Harry Ramsden's will make its entrance in Edinburgh this week with the opening of two new sites in the Scottish capital. 

Boxpark Croydon reveals final restaurant line-up

23-May-2016 - Street food development Boxpark Croydon has released details of its (almost) final line-up four months ahead of its opening. 

Raw fish restaurant Ahi Poké to open in Fitzrovia

23-May-2016 - The trio behind Mayfair’s North Audley Cantine and Chez Chow are set to debut a new Hawaiian-themed restaurant in London this summer. 

Restaurants 'missing out' on half a million vegan diners

20-May-2016 - Restaurants are missing out on thousands of vegan customers by failing to offer a variety of dishes without animal products.

£53m hotel and restaurant scheme to open in Dover

20-May-2016 - More than £53m is to be ploughed into a Kent-based town centre regeneration scheme that will see the opening of a Travelodge and six restaurants next autumn. 

Ex-Arbutus chefs to open second Picture in Marylebone

20-May-2016 - The team behind Fitzrovia's neighbourhood restaurant Picture are to open a second site in Marylebone this July.

Masseria Group to open second Ostuni

19-May-2016 - North London-based restaurant and pub operator The Masseria Group is opening a second site under its Ostuni brand. 

£5m restaurant space to open in former Mayfair church

19-May-2016 - The Duke of Westminster’s property firm Grosvenor is to develop a £5m restaurant and retail space in the Grade-I listed former St Mark’s Church in Mayfair.

Punch plans to drive accommodation across estate

19-May-2016 - Leased pub owner Punch is pushing forward with plans to boost its accommodation business across the UK after seeing success with a pilot scheme in Scotland. 

Young's opens first standalone BurgerShack & Bar

19-May-2016 - Young’s pub group has launched its first standalone BurgerShack & Bar restaurant after the concept proved a hit with younger diners.

Interstate Europe signs 13 new UK hotels

19-May-2016 - Interstate Hotels and Resorts Europe has signed 13 new management contracts for hotels in the UK, bringing its total number of UK-based operational and signed pipeline hotels to 74. 

Pub’s trade doubles with arrival of Harry Ramsden’s

18-May-2016 - Trade at the first Punch Taverns pub to partner with Harry Ramsden’s has doubled since the iconic fish and chips brand took over its operations according to its head of...

Coffee chains launch Google's Android Pay in the UK

18-May-2016 - Customers at the UK’s major high street chains will be able to buy their coffee using Google’s Android Pay from today.

Culinary Ability Awards asks for industry support

18-May-2016 - The organiser of an initiative which gives people with disabilities the chance to test their hospitality skills in a commercial setting is looking for support from more independent restaurants following...

Leon to open at railway stations across the UK

18-May-2016 - Healthy fast food chain Leon has signed a five-year deal to open restaurants at railway stations across the UK.

Rök to open second Nordic smokehouse in Islington

18-May-2016 - Nordic smokehouse and bar Rök has announced plans to open its second restaurant in Islington on 1 July.

Winners announced on BBC’s professional pastry chef Bake Off

18-May-2016 - Bake Off: Creme de la Creme, the professional pastry chef contest on BBC Two, has crowned Mark Tilling’s team the winners after last night’s final.

Travelodge acquires hotels in Milton Keynes, Chatham and Derby

17-May-2016 - Travelodge has acquired three mid-market branded hotels - Ramada Encore hotels in Milton Keynes and Chatham and a Days Inn in Derby - boosting its estate to 530. 

Smoke Shack out to launch the next national restaurant chain

17-May-2016 - Barbecue brand Smoke Shack has launched a crowdfunding campaign to expand from two sites in to a national restaurant chain.

£15k fund to boost Chinese visitors to the North of England

17-May-2016 - Hospitality businesses in the North West are set to benefit from a £15,000 fund to market the region to Chinese tourists.

Randy’s Wing Bar to open at Here East development

17-May-2016 - Randy’s Wing Bar, the pop-up chicken wing concept, has become the latest operator to confirm its opening in the Canalside area of Hackney’s Here East development.