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BigHospitality's Sustainability Week: 10 ways to run your business more sustainably

29-Jan-2010 - Our top 10 tips to help make your business greener, leaner and more ethical.

Fairtrade and eco-responsible hot drinks

29-Jan-2010 - Tea, coffee and even hot chocolate are vital products for every hospitality business to keep in stock, and environmentally-aware operators will know the best brands to buy are those marrying...

Vama to close and relocate to London's West End

29-Jan-2010 - Indian restaurant Vama in Chelsea will close tomorrow before relocating to a new site in London's West End later this year, owner V8 Gourmet has announced

Free chips at Eddie Gilbert's and afternoon menu at Wild Honey

29-Jan-2010 - BigHospitality takes a look at some of the promotions, offers and marketing ideas being run by restaurants across the country

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Chopstix Noodle Bar to double portfolio

29-Jan-2010 - Noodle bar Chopstix has secured a site in Bluewater shopping centre as part of plans to double its estate over the next two years

Purbeck Vineyard hotel and restaurant up for sale

29-Jan-2010 - Dorset's Purbeck Vineyard, a four-acre vineyard overlooked by a boutique hotel and restaurant is being sold off for £1.25m

Absorb the VAT increase, consumers tell businesses

29-Jan-2010 - Almost half of British consumers think businesses should continue to absorb the 2.5 per cent VAT increase throughout 2010, as many intend to cut back on spending this year

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Moonshine Bars buys Puzzle Pub from administration

29-Jan-2010 - The Puzzle Pub in Horseferry Road, London, has been acquired by Moonshine Bars from the administrators of the Food and Drink Group

December occupancy cushions London hotels’ 2009 profit fall

29-Jan-2010 - London hotels saw a strong boost to profitability at the end of 2009, reducing the overall profit fall for the year to just 7.8 per cent

After hours with… Leanne Langman

29-Jan-2010 - Leanne Langman, sister of Peach Pubs co-founder Lee Cash, became the youngest general manager in the group at the age of 24. She now heads up The Old Mill in Berkhamsted

BigHospitality's Sustainability Week: Pubs

28-Jan-2010 - With pub closures at an all time high, the sector has had to be extra resourceful and creative in order to stay afloat. We speak to a small pub company...

Eco-friendly and sustainable food products

28-Jan-2010 - Sourcing all your produce from within the UK can be impossible at times, but importing from abroad needn't hit your sustainablilty credentials. Try our eco-friendly food product ideas to get...

BBC to air The Restaurant spin-off

28-Jan-2010 - The BBC is launching a spin-off of its TV show The Restaurant next month, following two of the show’s most popular contestants as they try their hands at event catering....

New UK restaurant brands join Covent Garden development

28-Jan-2010 - Two new restaurant brands are to open at St Martin’s Courtyard, the shopping and dining complex to launch in Covent Garden this summer

Two London hotels improve green and sustainable credentials

28-Jan-2010 - Two London hotels -  Lancaster London and The Langham - are celebrating this week after picking up awards for their efforts in making their businesses greener and more sustainable

Aldo Zilli relaunches Soho restaurant as purely vegetarian

28-Jan-2010 - Aldo Zilli is relaunching his flagship Soho restaurant, Signor Zilli, as a vegetarian venture with a focus on healthy living next month

World's best restaurant El Bulli to close

28-Jan-2010 - El Bulli, voted the world's best restaurant for the fifth time at last year's S. Pellegrino World's 50 Best awards, is to close for two years chef-owner Ferran Adria has announced

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Cote secures seventh London site

28-Jan-2010 - French restaurant chain Cote has secured its seventh site in London as part of expansion plans for the group

Leon to put calorie information online

28-Jan-2010 - Healthy fast-food chain Leon is putting the nutritional content of its dishes, including how much fat and calories each contains on its website

Lancaster London hotel and sustainability

27-Jan-2010 - As part of BigHospitality's Sustainability week we visited the Lancaster London hotel to find out what managers and staff were doing to help run the business more sustainably.

Sustainable Restaurant Association aims for 1000 audits

27-Jan-2010 - The Sustainable Restaurant Association (SRA) aims to have at least 1,000 venues audited within its first year of operation and says it has already been in talks with a number...

BigHospitality's Sustainability Week: Hotels

27-Jan-2010 - We find three hotels who have taken the sustainability message to the core of their business.

Equipment to help hospitality businesses stay sustainable

27-Jan-2010 - From the build and design of your hospitality business to the way you dispose of your waste, here are a few equipment ideas to keep your restaurant, pub or hotel...

Restaurateur Mourad Mazouz to expand Momo to Beirut

27-Jan-2010 - Mourad Mazouz, founder of London restaurant Momo, is to expand his North African restaurant concept to Beirut

Mark Sargeant backs Steve Allen to regain Claridge's Michelin star

27-Jan-2010 - Mark Sargeant, who stepped down as chef de cuisine at Gordon Ramsay at Claridge’s early last year, has tipped his former brigade to regain the star they lost last month...

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