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

Casa Malevo pair to open Zoilo Restaurant & Bar in London next month

09-Oct-2012 - Diego Jacquet and Alberto Abbate, the duo behind Casa Malevo in London’s Connaught Village, are opening a second Argentine restaurant in the capital with the launch of Zoilo Restaurant & Bar in...

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Waverley TBS enters liquidation after failing to find a buyer

09-Oct-2012 - Drinks wholesaler Waverley TBS has been placed into liquidation after administrators failed to find a buyer for the business, leaving 685 employees redundant and further job losses expected.

Accor expands Mercure portfolio to 75 UK hotels

09-Oct-2012 - Hotel giant Accor is expanding its Mercure portfolio to 75 properties in the UK, with four hotels opening under the mid-scale brand within the next four months.

Hospitality insolvencies continue to rise

09-Oct-2012 - Hospitality and leisure (H&L) was one of the worst-hit sectors in the UK in terms of insolvencies over the past year, a new report has found.

Michael Caines appointed non-exec director at Bath Priory, steps down from exec chef role

09-Oct-2012 - Michael Caines is to stand down as executive chef at the newly Michelin-starred Bath Priory after being appointed a non-executive director at Andrew Brownsword's country house hotel group Bath Priory...

Street Food: Is there a danger the trend could become too popular for its own good?

09-Oct-2012 - Restaurant operators have been warned the growing popularity of the street food trend could lead to an unsustainable growth in the market and a dilution of the original origins of...

The Ledbury wins National Restaurant Award hat trick

08-Oct-2012 - The Ledbury has been voted the UK's best restaurant for the third year running at the National Restaurant Awards, beating Pollen Street Social and The Hand and Flowers to the...

Legacy to run Bournemouth's Orchid and Woodcroft hotels

08-Oct-2012 - Legacy Hotels & Resorts has taken over the running of two hotels in Bournemouth, the Orchid Hotel and the Woodcroft Hotel, taking the company into the seaside resort for the...

Tom Kerridge's apprentice honoured in HTP Training Awards for Excellence

08-Oct-2012 - Connor Black, who is about to begin an apprenticeship in Tom Kerridge's Michelin-starred pub The Hand & Flowers, is among hospitality industry individuals and employers who have been honoured in the...

Soren Jessen to open 1776 restaurant next to 1 Lombard Street

08-Oct-2012 - Soren Jessen, the man behind 1 Lombard Street in London’s Bank, is set to open a second restaurant neighbouring the fine-dining establishment later this month.

Michelin Guide 2013: What makes a Michelin-starred restaurant?

05-Oct-2012 - Following last week's early release of the 2013 Michelin Guide to Great Britain & Ireland, the Guide's editor Rebecca Burr has revealed how the inspectors define a Michelin-starred restaurant and what...

Gordon Ramsay: Hospitality businesses should be doing more to help UK unemployed

05-Oct-2012 - Gordon Ramsay believes today’s unemployed ‘have it too easy’ and that more hospitality businesses should be rolling out their own modern-day apprenticeship programmes as opposed to hiring migrant workers for...

Bath Ales set to open largest food-led pub to date

05-Oct-2012 - Independent south west-based brewer Bath Ales is set to open its 11th managed pub and its largest to date when the latest site under the Graze brand launches near Bath...

Atrium and Blue owners return to Edinburgh's restaurant scene with Timberyard

04-Oct-2012 - Andrew and Lisa Radford, the husband-and-wife team behind the long-running Edinburgh restaurants Atrium and Blue, have returned to the industry with the opening of a new restaurant called Timberyard which...

Work to start on Gary Neville's hotel in February 2013, could be first of many

04-Oct-2012 - Ex-England and Manchester United footballer Gary Neville's Manchester hotel, which he hopes to get started on next year, could be one of many if successful.

The Tippling House bar & restaurant to open in Aberdeen

04-Oct-2012 - The man behind cocktail catering company 10 Dollar Shake is launching his first bar and restaurant, The Tippling House, in Aberdeen later this month.

Prezzo and Pizza Hut add gluten-free options, is the industry doing enough?

04-Oct-2012 - With Prezzo and Pizza Hut the latest branded national operators to up their gluten-free offerings, the rest of the industry needs to ‘get up to speed’ when it comes to...

De Vere Group acquires Portsmouth site for Village Urban Resorts, names expansion targets

03-Oct-2012 - The De Vere Group has announced it has acquired a site in Portsmouth for the first new hotel under its Village Urban Resorts concept since relaunching the brand earlier this...

The Ambrette fine-dining Indian restaurant set for South East and London expansion

03-Oct-2012 - Dev Biswal, chef patron of The Ambrette restaurant which has sites in Margate and Rye, has revealed plans to expand the Indian fine-dining concept to six sites in the South...

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Drinks wholesaler WaverleyTBS enters administration

03-Oct-2012 - WaverleyTBS, one of the UK’s largest wholesalers and distributors of alcoholic and soft drinks, has fallen into administration, with business advisory firm Deloitte appointed as the administrator.

Pizza Pilgrims devise menu for revamped Princess of Wales pub

03-Oct-2012 - Street food vendors The Pizza Pilgrims have been appointed chef consultants at Clapton pub The Princess of Wales, which has re-launched this week following a five-week revamp. 

Hen party: London goes chicken crazy

03-Oct-2012 - The recent flurry of new chicken-led restaurants shows no signs of abating with more set to launch in the capital in the coming months.

Behind the scenes at Hotel GB: Will the TV show benefit hospitality?

02-Oct-2012 - Gordon Ramsay is dishing out the orders in the restaurant, Mary Portas is in charge of the rooms and Gok Wan is running the bar. The stars of Hotel GB...

Restaurant groups cut energy consumption by up to 15% by changing staff behaviour

02-Oct-2012 - Restaurant and pub groups such as Nando's, Pizza Hut, Mitchells & Butlers and JD Wetherspoon are cutting their energy consumption across the business by as much as 15 per cent...

Stoneleigh Park uses portable hotel concept to more than double its size

02-Oct-2012 - Stoneleigh Park is the first exhibition and events venue in the UK to have installed Snoozebox – a new transportable modular accommodation concept which has allowed the hotel to increase...