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Savoy taps in on casual dining with Kaspar’s Seafood Bar and Grill

20-Mar-2013 - The Savoy hotel is embracing a more casual style of dining with the opening of Kaspar’s Seafood Bar and Grill on Thursday 2 May, in place of the short-lived River...

Budget 2013: The hospitality industry's reaction

20-Mar-2013 - Following the delivery of the Budget by Chancellor George Osborne earlier today BigHospitality caught up with some of the key organisations representing pubs, hotels and restaurants as well as individual...

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Liverpool's Italian Club Group branches out into takeaway

20-Mar-2013 - Liverpool-based restaurant company Italian Club Group has opened a takeaway outlet in the city to serve a gap in the market for 'high standard' takeaway food. 

Budget 2013: What the hospitality industry is hoping for

20-Mar-2013 - Today, once again, the Chancellor will present a Budget which will be closely watched for signs of improvement in the economy or help for businesses, but with rumours swirling about...

Fluid Movement closes Dach & Sons in Hampstead

20-Mar-2013 - Dach & Sons, the hot dog and burger restaurant opened by drinks specialists Fluid Movement in north London last year has closed due to lack of trade. 

Chinawhite nightclub set to re-open as Libertine

19-Mar-2013 - Chinawhite, the Fitzrovia nightspot which has become a popular haunt for celebrities, will re-open later this month as ‘Libertine’ as the venue’s director looks to ‘update the nightclub formula and...

Confidence in the conference: More hotels sign up to service to grab slice of meetings market

19-Mar-2013 - A website which helps conference and meeting organisers find venues easier has seen an increase in the number of hotels signing up to its service which its managing director believes...

Signature Living to open luxury hotel in Liverpool's The Print Building

19-Mar-2013 - Signature Living, which operates a number of serviced apartments and accommodation businesses in Liverpool, has acquired the city's Print Building and will open the Signature Hotel on the site later this month....

The new Soho? Covent Garden’s restaurant resurgence explained

19-Mar-2013 - It was known as the place to grab a pasty while watching the circus acts perform, a tick on a London tourist's destination list. But with a flurry of restaurant launches,...

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Can the Chancellor help boost hotel occupancy?

19-Mar-2013 - Hotels which engaged in discounting managed to increase occupancy in February but action from the Chancellor in Wednesday's Budget could help improve the situation further, according to a new report...

Hoxton Bar & Kitchen sells for £1.9m as Barworks looks to expand

19-Mar-2013 - The Hoxton Bar and Kitchen has been sold to live-music-focussed firm Mama Group by the London-based restaurant and bar operator Barworks as the business looks to grow its portfolio of...

Calcot Kitchens re-launches Westonbirt Restaurant & Cafe

18-Mar-2013 - The Forestry Commision, which manages the Westonbirt tree collection in Gloucestershire, has appointed Calcot Hotels’ outside catering arm Calcot Kitchens to run its public restaurant and café facilities.

The Belfry owner acquires Malmaison Group

18-Mar-2013 - KSL Capital Partners, the US company which bought The Belfry last year, has acquired Malmaison and Hotel du Vin owner the Malmaison Group for an estimated £180m. 

Restaurant Associates considers Tower 42 restaurant future with end of Gary Rhodes contract

18-Mar-2013 - Restaurant Associates, the restaurant management arm of Compass Group, has begun the process of finding a new chef to headline its restaurant at Tower 42 in London following the news...

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Bill’s heads to Westfield London for shopping centre debut

18-Mar-2013 - Bill’s, the Richard Caring-backed restaurant chain, is set to open its first outlet within a shopping centre this spring, having exchanged contracts for a 184-cover site at Westfield London.

Former Welsh rugby league star's ill health forces Llanwenarth Hotel sale

18-Mar-2013 - Former Welsh rugby league star Richard Wallace has dropped the price of his Usk Valley hotel, Llanwenarth Hotel, by £125k in order to force a quick sale because his ill...

Scott Hunter & Maria Larsen: Career Profile

15-Mar-2013 - This young husband and wife are a pub success story, with a knack of reinvigorating dilapidated London boozers into profitable gastropubs. The pair took over the Princess of Shoreditch in...

National Apprenticeship Week 2013: Hospitality industry shines

15-Mar-2013 - As the sixth annual National Apprenticeship Week draws to a close, an array of hotels, restaurants and pubs – and even Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg – have supported the...

Kua ‘Aina eyes London expansion

15-Mar-2013 - Hawaiian burger and sandwich concept Kua ‘Aina, which currently has one UK restaurant in Soho, is actively seeking funding to open two more sites in central London this year, with...

Travelodge targets 145 new London hotels within 15 years

15-Mar-2013 - Grant Hearn, Travelodge chief executive, has revealed the budget hotel company will open three more London hotels this year and is hoping to operate a further 145 in the capital...

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The French by Simon Rogan appoints head chef & restaurant manager

15-Mar-2013 - Adam Reid has been unveiled as the head chef of The French by Simon Rogan, which opened this week within QHotels' Manchester property The Midland Hotel.

JD Wetherspoon’s profits slip on higher costs

15-Mar-2013 - Pub giant JD Wetherspoon posted a ‘reasonable’ set of results for the half-year ending 27 January 2013, with the burden of what the Group calls ‘stealth taxes’ contributing to a...

Camden's Crown & Goose pub to close

15-Mar-2013 - The Crown & Goose pub in Camden will close despite a high-profile campaign to prevent its closure which was backed by Madness star Suggs.

Work starts to improve efficiency of restaurant food waste recycling

15-Mar-2013 - A nationwide project is currently underway to help restaurants, pubs and hotels find more effective ways to recycle their unwanted food waste and help meet targets set by WRAP (Waste...

Hospitality Openings: January-March 2013

14-Mar-2013 - The first three months of the year have seen a slew of long-awaited restaurants, hotels and pubs & bars opening their doors to the public. BigHospitality has rounded up some...