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

Licensed coffee bar and restaurant at heart of former Dundee Royal Exchange development

30-Oct-2012 - Caffe Borsa, a licensed coffee bar and eatery, is set to open early next month on the ground floor of a new event and office space following a £500k refurb...

Redditch and Bluewater developments continue restaurants' growing relationship with shopping centres

29-Oct-2012 - Restaurant operators are being sought for a new shopping centre in the Midlands and Bluewater has reopened its Wintergarden dining area as the potential of high-footfall shopping centres continues to...

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DoubleTree by Hilton opens Marble Arch hotel, seventh London property

29-Oct-2012 - Upscale hotel brand DoubleTree by Hilton has announced it has opened its seventh London property with the launch of the DoubleTree by Hilton London – Marble Arch.

Nando’s swings to profit as chicken restaurant craze shows no sign of abating

29-Oct-2012 - Nando’s, the fast-casual Portuguese chicken restaurant chain, made a £14.7m pre-tax profit in the year to 26 February 2012, marking a strong turnaround from a loss of £7.1m the previous...

Barony Castle set to re-open as Mercure property following sale by De Vere Group

29-Oct-2012 - Barony Castle near Edinburgh will later this month be re-opened as the Mercure Eddleston Barony Castle Hotel and Spa following the sale of the property to Prestige Hotel Management.

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Indian Hotels plans to operate Orient-Express as separate company if takeover succeeds

29-Oct-2012 - Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces owner Indian Hotels has written again to Orient-Express Hotels, reiterating its desire to takeover the Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons owner and revealing it would operate the business...

Joseph Holt acquires two Greater Manchester pubs

29-Oct-2012 - Manchester brewer Joseph Holt has announced it has acquired two Greater Manchester pubs within the last three months as its plans to expand its estate in the North West continue.

Marco Pierre White: Pearls of Wisdom

26-Oct-2012 - Once the holder of three Michelin stars, legendary chef Marco Pierre White is now a regular face on TV, fronting shows such as Hell's Kitchen and Kitchen Wars and is...

Heathrow Terminal 5 restaurant operators join together for pop-up dining concept

26-Oct-2012 - Heathrow Airport has brought together a number of its restaurant operators, including Gordon Ramsay's Plane Food and Giraffe, to design a bespoke menu for a pop-up dining area which may...

St John Chinatown hotel and restaurant placed into administration

26-Oct-2012 - St John Chinatown Limited, the company which operates the St John hotel, restaurant and bar in Leicester Street, London, has entered administration, it has been confirmed.

Admiralty Arch to become luxury hotel complete with public restaurant and bar areas

26-Oct-2012 - Historic London landmark Admiralty Arch is set to be transformed into a luxury hotel with public restaurant and bar areas after the Government announced it had leased the building out...

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InterContinental London Park Lane concierge scoops The Society of the Golden Keys Lifetime Achievement Award

26-Oct-2012 - The winners of the annual Morris Golden Keys Concierge Awards organised by The Society of the Golden Keys and Morris Visitor Publications have been named with Guido Staiano from the InterContinental London Park...

Daniel Clifford on Midsummer House, The Cube and why he's going back to Great British Menu

25-Oct-2012 - Daniel Clifford, chef-patron of the two Michelin-starred Midsummer House is to return to our TV screens next year for the next series of Great British Menu.

Jersey Pottery to open fourth restaurant Banjo in former Gentlemen's Club

25-Oct-2012 - Jersey's family-run restaurant and catering business Jersey Pottery has confirmed plans to open its fourth restaurant on the island this year following the £4m conversion of a former Gentlemen's Club...

Browns launches £150k apprenticeship scheme

25-Oct-2012 - Mitchells & Butlers restaurant brand Browns has invested £150k in launching an apprenticeship scheme in a bid to help address the staff shortage across the sector and better develop its...

Food Roots plans network of educational, protected-product restaurants following In Parma launch

25-Oct-2012 - Christian Pero, the founder of Food Roots, has revealed he plans to open a group of cuisine-specific, 'educational' restaurants in London following the successful launch of In Parma which showcases...

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Cargo owner takes over Duke's Bar in City of London

25-Oct-2012 - Cargo owner Shoreditch Bars Group is to take over the former Duke's Bar in the City of London with plans to turn into a cocktail bar and gourmet pizza restaurant. ...

Cozy Pubs expands hunt for new sites beyond Essex

25-Oct-2012 - Cozy Pub Company has announced it achieved record sales growth in the third quarter of the year and revealed it is looking for new sites sites in locations beyond its Essex base...

Brazilian steakhouse chain Viva Brazil plans expansion to eight restaurants by 2015

25-Oct-2012 - Viva Brazil, the Brazilian steakhouse restaurant chain founded in Liverpool in 2010, is preparing to open its third venue in Cardiff as part of expansion plans that see it operating...

Punch Taverns reveals restructuring talks as profits drop

24-Oct-2012 - Punch Taverns has announced a drop in its pre-tax profits for the last year and revealed it has begun discussions about possible restructuring options for the business.

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Wear Inns acquires two pubs from Orchid

24-Oct-2012 - Wear Inns, the Northern managed community pub operator, has continued its rapid expansion strategy with the acquisition of two sites from Orchid Pub Group.

UK hotels report no evidence of post-Olympics hangover in September

24-Oct-2012 - Despite fears of a post-Games slump, latest performance figures indicate UK hotels are adjusting to life after the Olympics and did not experience any significant downturn in revenue per available...

Tom Aikens Restaurant Group to open Tom's Kitchen at Canary Wharf

24-Oct-2012 - Tom Aikens Restaurant Group has announced plans to open a third Tom's Kitchen, Deli and Bar in Canary Wharf next year as part of major expansion plans for the brand. ...

Daniel Clifford: "I still have a love affair with Midsummer House"

24-Oct-2012 - Michelin-starred chef Daniel Clifford says he would prefer to support his chefs in opening their own restaurants rather than launch another business under his name because he would not want...

People on the Move in Hospitality: October 2012

24-Oct-2012 - In our exclusive People on the Move in Hospitality gallery, BigHospitality rounds up some of the latest movers and shakers in the industry. The past month has seen a number...