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

Jesse Dunford Wood heads up Kensal Green gastropub relaunch

02-Nov-2012 - The Regent in Kensal Green has been relaunched by chef Jesse Dunford Wood and the team at Perritt & Perritt as gastropub Parlour; the first of two venues under the...

Peter McAlister: Career Profile

02-Nov-2012 - Peter McAlister from the Culloden Estate & Spa in Belfast was last month crowned the 2012 UK Restaurant Manager of the Year by the Academy of Food & Wine Service...

One step forward, two steps back for campaigners seeking planning law protection for pubs

02-Nov-2012 - A Parliamentary Bill which would have prevented the demolition or change of use of local pubs has been stalled, while the legality of new guidance from Cambridge City Council, also...

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Young's taps into chicken trend with menu in latest pub opening

02-Nov-2012 - London-based brewer and pub operator Young's has this week opened it latest pub, the King's Head in Roehampton, with a menu focused on chicken.

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K10 Sushi rolls out second restaurant in the City

02-Nov-2012 - Modern Japanese restaurant K10 Sushi is to open a second site in the City of London after acquiring the former Ping Pong unit in Broadgate.

Rib eyes and L’Italiano: Hotel chains up food offerings based on customer feedback

01-Nov-2012 - Hotel chains are enhancing their food operations based on customer feedback as Jurys Inn launches a new restaurant menu across its entire estate and Park Plaza is opening a new...

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Luke Johnson confirmed to speak at Arena Christmas Lunch

01-Nov-2012 - Serial restaurant investor Luke Johnson has been confirmed as guest speaker at hospitality networking association Arena's Christmas Lunch. 

Ash Mair to open first UK restaurant for Spanish group Bilbao Berria

01-Nov-2012 - Ash Mair, the winner of Masterchef: The Professionals 2011, has revealed details of his first UK restaurant project; a London outpost for Spanish pintxos restaurant group Bilbao Berria.

Flat Iron goes permanent with new Soho restaurant

01-Nov-2012 - Following a short-term residency above the Owl and Pussycat pub in Shoreditch, new steak concept Flat Iron is to move to a permanent site in the heart of Soho in...

Malmaison and Hotel du Vin owner suspends shares to work out debt repayment

01-Nov-2012 - MWB Group Holdings, owner of the boutique hotel chains Malmaison and Hotel du Vin, has suspended its shares from the London Stock Exchange to enable it to discuss how it...

Michelin names Norfolk pub The Gunton Arms its Pub of the Year 2013

01-Nov-2012 - Michelin has named the Mark Hix-inspired Gunton Arms in Thorpe Market, Norfolk, its Pub of the Year with the release of its Eating Out in Pubs Guide 2013. 

Which? reports significant divide between best and worst rated hotel chains in the UK

31-Oct-2012 - Warner Leisure Hotels has topped a list of the best hotel chains operating in the UK with Which? members praising its child-free, luxury offer. 

Latin American Barrio Bars aiming for five London sites by 2013

31-Oct-2012 - The team behind Latin American-inspired bar concept Barrio Bars is aiming to increase its reach across the capital with plans to add sites in Clapham, south London and Notting Hill,...

Menzies' Prince Regent hotel in Chigwell undergoes £1m refurbishment

31-Oct-2012 - Independent hotel group Menzies Hotels has started a major renovation of the Prince Regent hotel in Chigwell as part of a £7m redevelopment programme across its 15-strong estate. 

Recession-proof? How Jamie Oliver's restaurants are dealing with the downturn

31-Oct-2012 - In a special audio report recorded at The Restaurant Show, Jacques Dejardin, head of operations at Jamie Oliver, reveals how the group is looking to retail, takeaway and collection, event catering...

Gourmet Burger Kitchen ramps up its expansion plans

30-Oct-2012 - Gourmet Burger Kitchen (GBK) has revealed plans to open another five restaurants before February 2013 as the brand steps up its expansion and acknowledges the explosion in diner demand for...

Patty and Bun completes ‘golden triangle’ of West End burger joints

30-Oct-2012 - Patty and Bun, the burger joint which has been running pop-up venues in London's Battersea and Soho, is set to open its first permanent site on James Street later this...

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Lussmanns Fish & Grill Restaurants scoops independent restaurant prize at RSPCA Good Business Awards

30-Oct-2012 - Lussmanns Fish & Grill Restaurants, which operates two sites in St Albans and Hertford, has won the independent restaurant prize at the 2012 RSPCA Good Business Awards which celebrates high...

Jason Atherton to open second London restaurant in partnership with Paul Hood

30-Oct-2012 - Jason Atherton is to open a second restaurant in London after signing the lease on a site in Soho’s Poland Street.

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...