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Hartnett to Lead new Ramsay Restaurant in London

31-Jan-2008 - Angela Hartnett is to head up a new restaurant at the York and Albany hotel, near Regents Park, which is set to open its doors in April.

Double Delight for Dakota Forth Bridge Restaurant

30-Jan-2008 - The Grill, at the Dakota Forth Bridge hotel, scoops two top prizes at the first Scottish Restaurant Awards earlier this week.

Hilton Signs Up to Terminal Five

29-Jan-2008 - Hotel giant outlines plans to double its UK and Ireland portfolio after signing franchise agreement for 350-room hotel at Heathrow

Apex Scoops Seasonal Food Prize

28-Jan-2008 - Apex Hotels scoops the Promoting Seasonal Food gong at the Considerate Hotelier of the Year Awards, held in the companys home city of Edinburgh.

Raymond Blanc's BBC Show The Restaurant set to Return

28-Jan-2008 - Your chance to star in the new series of the hit BBC 2 show in which the famous chef offers contestants the chance to run their own restaurant.

Novelli Signs Up With Genting Stanley

25-Jan-2008 - French celebrity chef signs deal to help Genting Stanley improve its restaurant offering and to train chefs at his Hertfordshire academy

Major Honour for Heston

24-Jan-2008 - Heston Blumenthal has won the Grand Prix de lArt de la Cuisine 2008 - a prestigious prize awarded by the culinary institution lAcademie International de la Gastronomie

Fat Duck to Axe a la carte

24-Jan-2008 - Heston Blumenthal reveals two tasting menus will replace the a la carte option at his three Michelin star restaurant in Bray, including a new historic British tasting menu.

Michelin Stamp of Approval for Goose

24-Jan-2008 - Head chef at the Goose in Oxfordshire says the Michelin star picked up by the pub is a stamp of approval for his teams hard work.

Townhead Cafe Scoops Chippie Gong

24-Jan-2008 - The Townhead Cafe in the Scottish Borders town of Biggar is named the 20th Seafish Fish and Chip Shop of the Year.

First Five-Star Hotel for Birmingham

24-Jan-2008 - US firm Starwood Hotels & Resorts confirms it is set to open the first five-star hotel in the Second City in 2010

Sportsman Celebrates Michelin Star

23-Jan-2008 - Owners joy as Kent pub the Sportsman is awarded a prestigious Michelin star.

Michelin Guide for the UK & Ireland 2008

23-Jan-2008 - The new Michelin guide fails to promote any restaurants to three-star status for the fourth consecutive year in a disappointing set of awards.

Two Pubs Awarded Michelin Stars in New Guide

23-Jan-2008 - Two pubs have beeen awarded Michelin stars in the new guide for Great Britain and Ireland

Gordon Ramsay Opens Latest Venture

22-Jan-2008 - Michelin-starred celebrity chef opens Foxtrot Oscar in Chelsea, just down the road from his flagship restaurant, as his empire continues its relentless growth.

Kids to Learn Kitchen Skills at School

22-Jan-2008 - Government pledges to make every child learn cookery at secondary school in an effort to tackle soaring childhood obesity and give them an understanding of cooking techniques.

Curry King Passes Away

22-Jan-2008 - Abdul Latif, the Newcastle restaurateur who claimed to serve the worlds hottest curry, has died of a heart attack aged 53.

New Chairman for Arena

21-Jan-2008 - Hospitality industrys networking group announces successor to Andy Kemp, who is stepping down after three years in the post.

D&D London Performance Offers Reassurance for Restaurant Sector

21-Jan-2008 - Upmarket restaurant group records two per cent rise in like-for-like sales, defying gloomy economic forecasts and offering encouraging signs for 2008.

Jamie's Chef pub closes down

17-Jan-2008 - Fifteen Foundation pub The Cock in Beazley End, Essex, closes as bosses blame the economic climate and the struggles facing small businesses.

TV Show Slams Restaurant Children's Menus

17-Jan-2008 - Channel 4 show exposes the high calorie content in childrens meals at supposedly kid-friendly restaurants.

Benugo Brothers Bought by BaxterStorey

17-Jan-2008 - Ben and Hugh Warner pledge to remain at the forefront of deli chains future after selling company to food service provider.

Oliver Cracks Over Egg Blunder

16-Jan-2008 - Jamie to wield the axe at Fifteen Cornwall after the restaurant was caught serving battery eggs to customers on the same night the TV chef was pointing out the evils...

Cawleys Launches Anaerobic Excercise

15-Jan-2008 - Scheme aims to help hospitality industry cut back on the millions of tonnes of food waste sent to landfill each year.

London Hotel Among Top Ten in the World

15-Jan-2008 - The Chesterfield Mayfair is among the best luxury hotels in the world, according to the latest survey of travellers choices.

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