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After hours with… Nick Holmes

26-Feb-2010 - Nick Holmes joined Rockliffe Hall hotel in County Durham at the end of last year to oversee its long-awaited launch in November. Just months on and the managing director has...

The Future of EPoS: Going mobile

26-Feb-2010 - In the final instalment of our week-long feature on Electronic Point of Sale, Andrew Evans, managing director of Keystep, tells us we can expect to be going mobile in the...

Beer flights at Kinloch Lodge and Michelin-starred chefs at The Pass

26-Feb-2010 - Restaurants, hotels and pubs tell us what they're doing to make their business more appealing and draw in more trade

Restaurants optimistic about dining trade in 2010

26-Feb-2010 - The majority of restaurateurs have expressed optimism for trade in 2010, despite reporting heavy losses and reduced covers for the start of the year

Top chefs cook at pop-up restaurant for Haiti appeal

26-Feb-2010 - Top chefs, including Rick Stein, Philip Howard and Rowley Leigh, will be cooking at a pop-up restaurant in Putney next month to help raise funds for Action Against Hunger's Haiti appeal...

Fat Duck and Le Manoir sommeliers make AFW's shortlist

26-Feb-2010 - Sommeliers at The Fat Duck, Le Manoir aux Quat' Saisons and Texture are among the semi-finalists in the Academy of Food & Wine's 2010 Sommelier of the Year competition

Joffes' Guerilla Burgers launches with roll-out potential

26-Feb-2010 - Giraffe Restaurants founder Russel Joffe has launched a new restaurant concept called Guerilla Burgers, in London, which he hopes to turn into a chain

EPoS enhancements: Where you can go for the extras

25-Feb-2010 - Do you want your EPoS to work that little bit harder for you? Check out these products that can integrate with your existing EPoS or with their EPoS to offer...

Le Calandre restaurant owners to open London outpost

25-Feb-2010 - Le Calandre, arguably Italy's most famous three Michelin star restaurant, is to open an outpost in London

Inc Group to expand

25-Feb-2010 - Greenwich-based bar and restaurant company Inc Group is expanding its Trafalgar Tavern pub, one of the biggest purpose-built pubs in the UK, to include bedrooms

Denny’s launch bespoke cutlery personalisation service

25-Feb-2010 - Denny’s, the chef and front of house clothing supplier, has launched a bespoke service to personalise and manufacture Damascus stainless steel cutlery

Portuguese hotel group Pestana launches in London

25-Feb-2010 - Portugal-based hotel group Pestana is to open its first UK property next week, the four-star Pestana Chelsea Bridge Hotel and Spa in London

Von Essen and Hotel Missoni appointments

25-Feb-2010 - Von Essen appoints a new head chef to take over Kenny Atkinsons role at Seaham Hall, while Hotel Missoni appoints a new sales and marketing director

Roux brothers and Raymond Blanc lead Hotelympia chef line-up

24-Feb-2010 - Visitors to Hotelympia 2010 at Excel in London next week (28 Feb-4 March) will get a rare opportunity to see Albert and Michel Roux, as well as Raymond Blanc, Chris...

Which EPoS system is right for your business?

24-Feb-2010 - With so many EpoS systems claiming to perform amazing tricks to boost your profits and quality of customer service, it can be hard to know which system is the right...

The Real Food Festival launches at Borough Market

24-Feb-2010 - The Real Food Festival is now present at London's Borough Market every Thursday . BigHospitality was there at the launch of the new initiative. Watch the video for more.

Macdonald hotels to open site in Windsor

24-Feb-2010 - Macdonald Hotels & Resorts has unveiled plans to open a 120-bedroom hotel on the site of a former department store in Windsor

Alan Murchison aims for 10 Michelin stars in 8 years

24-Feb-2010 - L'Ortolan and La Becasse chef Alan Murchison has revealed ambitious plans to operate 10 Michelin-starred restaurants within the next eight years.

Survey finds imbalance between male and female chefs

24-Feb-2010 - A survey of 7,000 chefs has revealed significant gender imbalances within the various sectors of the hospitality trade

Mexican restaurant chain Chilango to expand in 2010

24-Feb-2010 - Chilango, the fast casual Mexican restaurant chain founded by Eric Partaker and Dan Houghton, will open two more sites outside the capital this year and is planning to open a 'handful' of...

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Largest Itsu to open in Notting Hill

24-Feb-2010 - Itsu will open its largest restaurant yet, in Notting Hill, next month

How EPoS is working in restaurants, hotels and pubs

23-Feb-2010 - Ideal matches: Pizza Express, New Forest Hotels and The Glow lounge tell us about their perfect EPoS systems.

Chameleon Pub Company expands to seven sites

23-Feb-2010 - North of England-based pub operator Chameleon Pub Company is continuing with expansion plans with the purchase of its seventh site, a former Table Table pub in Lancaster.

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Inverlochy Castle hotel owner to help independent hoteliers

23-Feb-2010 - Inverlochy Castle Management International, the owner of Inverlochy Castle and Rocpool Reserve hotels in Scotland, has launched a consultancy service to help private hotel operators manage their businesses better...

The Peat Inn wins restaurant of the year at Scottish Restaurant Awards

23-Feb-2010 - The Peat Inn in Fife has been voted Restaurant of the Year at The Scottish Restaurant Awards where Leith's Restaurant Martin Wishart and Kings Wark pub also picked up accolades

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