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Urban Meadow springs up in Hyde Park

18-Sep-2013 - A new, British meadow-themed café and bar offering all-day dining has just opened on the edge of London’s Hyde Park.

Two solicitors take Tiger Bills restaurant franchise to North East

18-Sep-2013 - Qualified solicitors Mustaque Rahman and Istiaq Hasan are taking Tex Mex and Thai restaurant brand Tiger Bills to the North East next month with the opening of a new site...

UK's first Halal Food Festival to prove halal is about 'more than a kebab roll'

18-Sep-2013 - Chefs Cyrus Todiwala of Cafe Spice Namaste, Vivek Singh of the Cinnamon Club and Muayad Ali of La Sophia are among those supporting a festival dedicated to halal food this month in...

Parents of pre-schoolers say restaurants, pubs and cafes are failing to cater for children

17-Sep-2013 - The majority of parents of children of pre-school age say high street restaurants, pubs and cafes are failing to cater for their needs with almost two thirds saying they refuse...

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Heritage Portfolio opens permanent café at The Signet Library in Edinburgh

17-Sep-2013 - Event caterer Heritage Portfolio, the company behind the Edinburgh Fringe Festival's Pommery Champagne Café Bar at The Signet Library, has opened a permanent café on the same site....

Le Manoir's Josh Bingham takes Highest Achiever title in Craft Guild of Chefs Graduate Awards 2013

17-Sep-2013 - Josh Bingham, a chef at Raymond Blanc's Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons, has been named this year's Highest Achiever by the Craft Guild of Chefs in its 2013 Graduate Awards.

Champagne + Fromage to expand to Brixton Village

17-Sep-2013 - Champagne + Fromage, the grower Champagne and cheese specialist which opened its first shop and restaurant in Covent Garden two years ago, is to open a site in Brixton Village...

Amber Taverns ramps up expansion plans with £27.5m funding deal

16-Sep-2013 - Amber Taverns, the Lancashire-based community pub operator, is set to acquire around 30 more sites over the next three years after agreeing a major funding deal with Lloyds Bank.

Choice Hotels launches Digital Direct Programme to help hotel owners boost online bookings

16-Sep-2013 - Choice Hotels has launched its Digital Direct Programme in Europe to help franchisees boost their presence on the web and secure more bookings. 

Anthony Demetre to open pop-up restaurant at Tower 42

16-Sep-2013 - Arbutus, Wild Honey and Les Deux Salons chef-patron Anthony Demetre has partnered with Restaurant Associates to open AD12 atT42, a 12-week pop-up restaurant at Tower 42 in the City of London.

Two Fat Ladies heading for Troon

16-Sep-2013 - Two Fat Ladies - the four-strong, Glasgow-based restaurant chain – is opening its first restaurant outside of the city on Friday (20 September).

Restaurant & Bar Design Awards 2013: Winners revealed

16-Sep-2013 - Tramshed, Kitchen Table and the Atrium Champagne Bar were among the UK winners of the 2013 Restaurant & Bar Design Awards, held last week in London.

Ollie Dabbous trademarks Barnyard name and considers Somerset House for second restaurant

16-Sep-2013 - Ollie Dabbous, whose eponymous restaurant won its first Michelin star eight months after opening last year, is believed to have picked the name Barnyard for his mooted second site, which...

Great British Pub Awards 2013: Winners revealed

13-Sep-2013 - The Red Lion Inn, based in Cricklade, Wiltshire, has been crowned the BT Sport Great British Pub of the Year at the 2013 Great British Pub Awards.

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Brindisa brings Food Rooms to Brixton

13-Sep-2013 - Brindisa Spanish Foods, sister company to Brindisa Tapas Kitchens, is launching a new bar and shop in Brixton this autumn.

Cote Restaurants acquired by CBPE

13-Sep-2013 - Cote Restaurants, the 45-strong French bistro chain founded by Andy Bassadone and Chris Benians, has been acquired by private equity firm CBPE Capital in a deal reportedly worth £100m. 

K10 to trial ramen concept before launching permanent site

12-Sep-2013 - Japanese restaurant K10 is to trial a ramen concept at its Appold Street branch with a view to opening permanent units under a separate brand next year. 

Robson brothers to open Austrian 'schnitzel & spritz' restaurant Boopshi's in London

12-Sep-2013 - Brothers Ed and Ben Robson are set to open their first hospitality business in London this autumn, a Viennese inspired restaurant called Boopshi's that will specialise in schnitzels and spritz...

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Good Beer Guide 2014: Pub of the Year finalists revealed

12-Sep-2013 - The 16 regional finalists of Camra’s Pub of the Year competition have been announced today, marking the launch of the 2014 Good Beer Guide. 

Good Beer Guide 2014 raises a glass to Britain's brewery boom

12-Sep-2013 - The past 12 months have seen a ‘boom’ in the growth of the brewing industry, with the opening of 187 new breweries taking the number of regularly brewed British beers to over 5200.

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The Palace Southend owners seek restaurant and bar owners to take up leisure space

12-Sep-2013 - Restaurant and bar operators are being given the chance to open sites within a redevelopment of The Palace hotel in Southend-on-Sea. 

Chuck’s Clubhouse: New York-style pizza restaurant coming to Covent Garden

11-Sep-2013 - The restaurant resurgence of Covent Garden will take another turn next month with the addition of Chuck’s Clubhouse – a New York-style pizza restaurant from the team behind GO Food.

Jurgen Ammerstorfer appointed hotel manager of Shangri-La at The Shard as opening date is pushed back

11-Sep-2013 - Former Trafalgar Hotel general manager Jurgen Ammerstorfer has been appointed hotel manager of Shangri-La at the Shard, the luxury hotel which is set to occupy the 34th to 52nd floors...

Benugo wins £20m contract to run restaurants and cafes at Regent's Park

11-Sep-2013 - Restaurant, cafe and contract catering group Benugo has won a £20m contract to run restaurants, cafes and refreshment kiosks at Regent's Park in London. 

Bryn Williams returns home for new restaurant

11-Sep-2013 - Bryn Williams is planning to return to his native North Wales as the celebrity chef confirmed he would be opening a bistro at a multi-million-pound development in Colwyn Bay.