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The Seafood Pub Company to open first site in Yorkshire

27-Feb-2017 - Lancashire-based Seafood Pub Company (SPC), which is backed by Penta Capital, is to open its first site in Yorkshire after acquiring The Red Lion pub in Harrogate.

Dishoom and BrewDog make Sunday Times 100 Best Companies list

27-Feb-2017 - Dishoom and BrewDog are among the 12 hospitality operators to feature in the Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For list 2017.

New pan-Asian restaurant Fable to open in Manchester

27-Feb-2017 - The co-owner of Manchester bar and club Panacea is expected to open Fable, a £3m pan-Asian restaurant and bar, with further expansion to London and abroad already planned. 

Bombay café group Dishoom to open fifth London site

24-Feb-2017 - Bombay café concept Dishoom is set to open its fifth London site later this year, in London’s Kensington.

Friday Five: The week's top news

24-Feb-2017 - We round-up some of the top stories in hospitality you might have missed this week


French revolution: Adam Reid on taking over the Manchester restaurant

24-Feb-2017 - Chef Adam Reid has taken control of The French at Manchester’s Midland Hotel following the premature departure of Simon Rogan last year. The restaurant re-opened this month after a refurbishment....

Claude Bosi at Bibendum to serve up affordable fine dining

24-Feb-2017 - French chef Claude Bosi is aiming to offer an affordable take on fine dining when he relaunches South Kensington restaurant Bibendum at the end of March.

BBC Two to champion British farmers, growers & fishermen

24-Feb-2017 - A new BBC Two show is to champion British farmers, growers, and fishermen as part of a country-wide tour hosted by Great British Bake Off 2015 winner, Nadiya Hussain.

Opening of the week: The Oxford Blue

24-Feb-2017 - What: An unapologetically posh pub in Old Windsor that sells a chicken pie for £25.  Who: The chef-patron is Lancashire-born Steven Ellis. His CV includes...

Government promises industry help over business rates

23-Feb-2017 - The government has offered an olive branch to restaurants, pubs and hotels facing the ‘steepest increases’ in businesses rates this April.

British chef wins two Michelin stars for Denmark

23-Feb-2017 - British chef Paul Cunningham has won a second star in the Michelin Guide to Nordic Countries 2017.

Dabbous to close as owners plan major new project

23-Feb-2017 - Michelin-starred Fitzrovia restaurant Dabbous is to close as owners Ollie Dabbous and Oskar Kinberg begin work on a major new project for late 2017/early 2018.


From fast cars to slow food: why Goodwood is building on its organic farming heritage with a new restaurant

23-Feb-2017 - Mention Goodwood and the average person will think of horse racing and cars, whether it be the Glorious Goodwood race meeting, one of the highlights of the British flat-racing calendar,...

Hospitality leaders optimistic despite rising cost concerns

23-Feb-2017 - The hospitality industry has rising concerns about cost rises and property price hikes, a new survey suggests, although optimism about business prospects overall is growing.

Craft London to host chef Shaun Hill as first of monthly collaborations

22-Feb-2017 - Craft London, the Greenwich restaurant from chef Stevie Parle, is to launch a monthly chef collaboration event, Thursday Feasts, beginning with Michelin-starred Shaun Hill on 9 March.

UK won't 'shut the door' on EU workers

22-Feb-2017 - Brexit secretary David Davis has offered further hope to the hospitality industry by claiming the UK is not about to ‘shut the door’ on EU workers.

Duck & Waffle to launch sister restaurant

22-Feb-2017 - The team behind Duck & Waffle have finally confirmed details of their long-awaited second London restaurant.

Allan Pickett joins Swan, Shakespeare's Globe

22-Feb-2017 - Allan Pickett has been named as the new executive chef at Swan, Shakespeare’s Globe in Southwark.

MasterChef winner reveals details of first Hove restaurant

22-Feb-2017 - MasterChef: The Professionals winner Steven Edwards has revealed more details about his upcoming Hove fine dining restaurant Etch.

People on the Move: February 2017

21-Feb-2017 - From a new head chef at luxury Hampshire hotel Chewton Glen, new director and chef positions at D&D London, new restaurant manager at Simpsons in Birmingham, and more, it's been...

Restaurant business rates capped in Scotland

21-Feb-2017 - The Scottish finance minister has announced a cap on business rates for hospitality companies following warnings that the sector could be crippled by rising fees.

Josh Eggleton announces stellar chef guest series

21-Feb-2017 - Michelin-starred chef Josh Eggleton is to collaborate with top chefs including Simon Hulstone, Emily Watkins, and Dominic Chapman in a new guest series.

Hot Pot chain brews up UK debut

21-Feb-2017 - Thai restaurant group Hot Pot is to open its debut UK site in London’s Soho this spring.

Yosma team to open Hovarda Turkish restaurant

21-Feb-2017 - The team behind Marylebone’s Yosma are to open a second Turkish-inspired restaurant in London later this year.

A jacket potato and burrito concept is on its way

21-Feb-2017 - Jacket potatoes and burritos are popular lunchtime food options, but never has one place specifically focused on doing both. 

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