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Luke Thomas to open restaurant at Puma Hotels' The Lygon Arms

10-Jun-2013 - Chef Luke Thomas will open a 35-cover bistro at Cotswolds hotel The Lygon Arms this summer after entering a partnership with its owner Puma Hotels. 

Green House named Considerate Hotel of the Year

10-Jun-2013 - The Green House Hotel in Bournemouth has been named the 2013 Considerate Hotel of the Year at the Considerate Hoteliers’ annual awards which celebrate the environmental, sustainable and socially responsible...

Pair behind Outsider Tart bakery launch Blue Plate restaurant

10-Jun-2013 - David Muniz and David Lesniak, who launched the Outsider Tart bakery in Chiswick, have opened Blue Plate, a 'soul food joint', in the premises next door.

Will Holland: 'Not ruling anything out' for first venture after La Bécasse

07-Jun-2013 - Will Holland, chef patron of Alan Murchison's former Michelin-starred restaurant La Bécasse, has told BigHospitality he has not made any plans for his next venture after he departs in September...

Holiday Inn expands new open lobby concept to second London hotel

07-Jun-2013 - InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has converted a second Holiday Inn hotel lobby in London to its new open lobby concept which has been inspired by new business traveller trends.

Focus on wine: Sommeliers share their restaurant's top food and wine pairings

07-Jun-2013 - We've seen which regions are top of the wine list, now to find the food to go with them. Concluding this week's focus on wine, we ask sommeliers to suggest...

First UK Noodle House to be prototype for new concept

07-Jun-2013 - Casual-dining chain The Noodle House will open its first UK restaurant under a set of new brand guidelines - 'The Noodle House 2020 Vision' - in London by the end...

Fuller's hails pub acquisitions as revenues jump 7%

07-Jun-2013 - Fuller's has revealed its pub acquisition and development programme has helped deliver a strong set of full-year financial results with rising revenue and a growth in pre-tax profits.

Commune Hotels launches 'value conscious' hotel brand Tommie in US, London on horizon

07-Jun-2013 - Commune Hotels & Resorts, the owner of hotel brands Thompson Hotels and Joie de Vivre, has launched its 'value-conscious' hotel brand Tommie in the US which it plans to expand...

Joseph Kirtley: Career Profile

07-Jun-2013 - American-born Joseph Kirtley started out as a bellboy at Miami Beach's Delano Hotel before climbing the ladder at Morgans Hotel Group to eventually become hotel manager. He opened Belgraves, A...

Bramwell Pub Company to launch Wild Lime Bar & Kitchen concept in Southampton

07-Jun-2013 - The Bramwell Pub Company is to launch a new casual dining concept - Wild Lime Bar & Kitchen - at a former Varsity venue in Southampton.

Rhubarb to open three restaurant and bar concepts at 20 Fenchurch Street

06-Jun-2013 - Event contract caterer and restaurant operator Rhubarb has announced it will create two new restaurants and a canapé & champagne bar as part of the Sky Garden events space in the...

Jamie Oliver to launch smaller format Jamie's Italian Trattoria restaurants

06-Jun-2013 - Jamie Oliver is to launch a smaller format brand extension to his Jamie's Italian restaurant concept - Jamie's Italian Trattoria will launch in Richmond next month.

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Marriott Hotel County Hall to take on The Edge Hotel School students

06-Jun-2013 - The London Marriott Hotel County Hall has announced a new partnership with The Edge Hotel School after Luke Teeling became the first student from the Essex-based hotel school to complete an...

Bjorn van der Horst to oversee F&B at Rosewood London

06-Jun-2013 - Chef Bjorn van der Horst is to return to London to oversee all food and beverage operations at the Rosewood London hotel when it opens its doors later this year. ...

Focus on wine: The most exciting wine regions of 2013

06-Jun-2013 - While including popular wines such as a Pinot Grigio from Italy or a Merlot from France on your wine list is a sensible idea, there are times when you might...

Optimism in the eating-out sector hits a six-year high

06-Jun-2013 - Increased spending in the eating-out sector will provide some welcome relief for restaurateurs this year and could help pave the way for an economic recovery, according to figures released by the CBI....

Capitalising on coffee: Hotels and pubs boost beverage offering as demand increases

05-Jun-2013 - A hotel group and two village pubs are among the businesses who have turned their attention to coffee in a bid to capitalise on the UK consumer's increasing interest in...

Peel Hotels reveals 'modest' financial improvement, thanks 'long suffering' shareholders

05-Jun-2013 - Struggling London-based hotel firm Peel Hotels has revealed it achieved a 'modest' improvement in the last financial year and believes it can 'dramatically improve' it’s profitably in the future. ...

Northern Ireland's South West College team wins Nestle Toque d'Or 2013

05-Jun-2013 - A team from South West College in Northern Ireland has won the 2013 Nestle Toque d'Or competition after a challenging four day final. 

Camra claims majority of tied publicans earn less than the minimum wage

05-Jun-2013 - Camra has revealed new figures which it says proves the majority of publicans tied to large pubcos are earning less than the minimum wage, however the BBPA has responded by...

Diners ask restaurants to offer different portion sizes to help cut food waste

04-Jun-2013 - Diners would like to see a wider range of portion sizes offered to them in restaurants, hotels and pubs as research revealed by WRAP shows that more than a quarter...

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The Beagle hands control of restaurant to Manchester street food collective Guerilla Eats

04-Jun-2013 - South Manchester-based restaurant The Beagle has announced it is rethinking its food offer and has teamed up with local street food collective Guerilla Eats whose traders will take turns to...

Wynyard Hall Hotel to kick off £4m redevelopment

04-Jun-2013 - Wynyard Hall Hotel, a country house hotel in the Tees Valley, has been given the go-ahead to start a £4m redevelopment plan to create a new cookery school with additional event...

Jamie's Italian revenue surges by more than 30% in 2012

04-Jun-2013 - Jamie Oliver's chain of Italian restaurants had a successful 2012 according to the company's latest financial results, which show that revenue surged to nearly £94m last year, helping to drive...