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Aviator hotel launches One Eleven casual dining restaurant

19-Apr-2013 - Aviator, the design-led hotel from TAG Group situated on the Surrey/Hampshire border, has this week launched One Eleven – an informal, British restaurant and bar open to both guests of...

Big ambitions: Keith Richardson on turning around a business made infamous in The Hotel TV series

19-Apr-2013 - Keith Richardson, the owner of Richardson Hotels, has revealed he expects to make a profit in the first full financial year of owning the Grosvenor hotel in Torquay which famously...

Goodman Restaurants follows Burger & Lobster success with new steak and crab concept

19-Apr-2013 - Russian steakhouse group Goodman Restaurants, which operates three eponymous restaurants and the thriving Burger & Lobster chain in London, is set to launch a new ‘premium’ concept in November, having...

Spirit Pub Company opens first pub under new 'premium food' concept

19-Apr-2013 - Spirit Pub Company has opened The George Belsize Park, a premium food pub which is thought to be a trial for a possible new concept for the Burton upon Trent-based...

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Michael Wignall unveils Rib Room Bar & Restaurant pop-up

19-Apr-2013 - Michael Wignall, head chef at two Michelin-starred restaurant The Latymer at Pennyhill Park, is to run a short pop-up at the Rib Room Bar & Restaurant in Knightsbridge next month....

Center Parcs reveals restaurants, cafés and hotel for new village

19-Apr-2013 - International holiday park owner Center Parcs has revealed the range of restaurants and cafés that will be included within the new Woburn Forest village when it opens in spring 2014....

Benugo reveals plans for Lincoln's Bar & Kitchen

18-Apr-2013 - Public space restaurant operator Benugo has announced it is to invest £500k in a building in Lincoln’s Inn Fields in order to open Lincoln's Bar & Kitchen - a new park restaurant and café...

Dulwich Estate to add boutique hotel to refurbished Crown and Greyhound pub

18-Apr-2013 - Planning permission has been granted for an ambitious scheme which will see the Crown & Greyhound pub in Dulwich Village refurbished and extended with the addition of a 20-bedroom boutique...

Starwood's second Aloft hotel set for Liverpool

18-Apr-2013 - Starwood Hotels & Resorts has today announced the signing of the second UK hotel for its modern mid-market brand Aloft, with a 116-room property opening in Liverpool in 2014.

Joel Kissin plans September opening for Boulestin restaurant

18-Apr-2013 - Former Conran Restaurants director Joel Kissin has revealed he is due to start work on the site of his Boulestin restaurant in the next few weeks and is hoping to open...

Hutong at The Shard: Aqua Restaurant Group reveals skyscraper restaurant plans

18-Apr-2013 - Aqua Restaurant Group has revealed details of the two restaurants it will open later this year within the Shard skyscraper development in London - a modern British eatery and Hutong...

Premier Inn ramps up expansion plans with five hotels in South East

18-Apr-2013 - Hot off the heels of Travelodge opening its fifth hotel at Heathrow Airport, rival budget hotel operator Premier Inn has secured five new properties across the South East, creating over 225 jobs...

Jason Atherton on ambitions, Gordon Ramsay and why Social Eating House is an investment in talent

18-Apr-2013 - In an exclusive video interview filmed at his newest restaurant Social Eating House, chef-restaurateur Jason Atherton has spoken about his ambitions for his growing empire and revealed how he has...

River Cottage searches for face of Young Chef Apprenticeship Scheme

17-Apr-2013 - Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's River Cottage has started the search for a young rising star of the culinary world who it hopes will become the face of its new Young Chef Apprenticeship...

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UK team wins Wines of Roussillon Dessert Trophy European final

17-Apr-2013 - Patissier Sarah Frankland and sommelier Robert Giorgione of the William Curley Dessert Bar have won the European final of the Wines of Roussillon Dessert Trophy. 

Revere gives details of next two pubs with rooms

17-Apr-2013 - Revere Pub Company, the premium pub format created by Marston's, is to convert another two pubs - the White Hart in Wiltshire and the Hedgehog Inn in West Sussex -...

James Sommerin opens first restaurant at Beachcliff with Michelin star ambitions

17-Apr-2013 - James Sommerin, former head chef of the Michelin-starred Crown at Whitebrook in South East Wales, is set to open his first solo venture within Penarth’s multi-million-pound Beachcliff development this autumn....

Pub sales hit hardest by the impact of March snow

17-Apr-2013 - Pubs and pub restaurants were badly affected by the snow and freezing temperatures last month as like-for-like sales for the entire eating out sector dropped by 3 per cent year...

Mezzè Restaurants snaps up another community pub, eyes 15 sites across South West

17-Apr-2013 - Mezzè Restaurants, the South West-based, family-run restaurant group, is set to open its fifth site in as many years next month, with overall plans to expand to up to 15...

People on the Move in Hospitality: April 2013

16-Apr-2013 - In this exclusive gallery, BigHospitality rounds up some of the latest movers and shakers in the hospitality industry. The past month has seen a number of new appointments at hotels,...

Kenny Atkinson starts search for North East restaurant

16-Apr-2013 - Kenny Atkinson has started the search for a restaurant in the North East following his departure from Rockliffe Hall where he was food director for four years. 

HKK, Lima and Restaurant Mark Greenaway make Craft Guild of Chefs 2013 awards shortlist

16-Apr-2013 - HKK, Lima and Restaurant Mark Greenaway have made the shortlist in the New Restaurant of Year Category in the Craft Guild of Chefs' (CGC) 2013 Awards. 

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Amadeus renews contract to cater at Scottish Open

16-Apr-2013 - The event arm of contract caterer Amadeus has signed a contract worth £2.5m to be the catering provider for the Scottish Open for the next five years. 

Kenny Atkinson to part ways with Rockliffe Hall

16-Apr-2013 - Chef Kenny Atkinson has left County Durham hotel Rockliffe Hall as director of food to focus on a 'new challenge'. 

De Vere Venues put up for sale

16-Apr-2013 - Hotel operator and meeting and events space provider De Vere Venues has today been put up for sale with an estimated price tag of up to £300m, but parent company...