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Interview - Matt Saunders, Managing Director and co-founder of the Fat Cat Group

28-Mar-2007 - Who is he? Managing Director and co-founder of the Fat Cat Group, with Simon Patterson, which has 12 café/bars nationwide. They started the Bluu concept in 1999 and sold it...

The Grainger Rooms "supporting local farmers, fishermen and microbrewers"

28-Mar-2007 - The Geordie chef who sold his flat and his car to risk it all on his own take on modern British cooking Looking at chef/owner Chris Slaughter, with his curly...

Michelin star-winning chef returns to kitchen after 3 years

28-Mar-2007 - A Michelin star-winning chef/proprietor has been lured back into the kitchen after a three-year career break. Phil Storey gained a star at the Old Chesil Rectory restaurant in Winchester in...

Water filtration the key to authentic New York pizza

28-Mar-2007 - Ain't nothing cheesy about these pizzas The Spiel: ;Bringing an authentic American experience into downtown Notting Hill.; Which means: The Mulberry team uses water that has been filtered and tested...

Buffet King takes site in Gateshead Metro Centre on 30-year lease

28-Mar-2007 - Buffet King has taken a site in the Metro Centre in Gateshead on a new 30-year lease with Shelley Sandzer property agents acting for the landlord Capital Shopping Centres. The...

China Grill Management open Suka at the Sanderson

28-Mar-2007 - Jeffrey Chodorow’s back in town and his latest offering is sure to make waves Life is never boring with Jeffrey Chodorow around. Whenever his global restaurant group, China Grill Management,...

Cape Town Fish Market opens branch in London

28-Mar-2007 - Cape Town Fish Market sets global expansion programme in motion with an opening in the heart of London's West End Restaurant company Cape Town Fish Market is opening its first...

World Service announces second restaurant serving global tapas

28-Mar-2007 - Nottingham Restaurant of the Year to get sister site serving Spanish and Asian tapas until 2am The business partners behind World Service restaurant in Nottingham are to open their second...

New Rhodes W1 Restaurant takes French direction

28-Mar-2007 - Gary Rhodes' new Rhodes W1 Restaurant at the Cumbernauld Hotel in Marble Arch, London, is to open towards the end of April. Situated next to his Rhodes W1 Brasserie, the...

Deep owner to open Five Alls pub with rooms

28-Mar-2007 - Christian Sandefeldt, owner of Deep restaurant in London SW6, has co-bought a pub with rooms in the Cotswolds, which he will fully refurbish and relaunch in six months time. He...

What's the nature of a successful breakfast service

28-Mar-2007 - Breakfast is the perfect time to put distance between yourself and the competition The nature of a successful breakfast service is speed and numbers, getting as many customers in and...

Pieri's restaurant in Kilmacolm sold on new 25-year lease

28-Mar-2007 - Pieri's restaurant in Kilmacolm, Renfrewshire, has been sold for an undisclosed figure on a new 25-year lease, with offers in excess of £100,000 being sought for the leasehold interest. Former...

Restaurant Group shows growth

28-Mar-2007 - The Restaurant Group, which owns the Frankie & Benny's, Chiquito, Garfunkel's and Blubeckers brands, posted a 9.6 per cent increase in turnover and 11.3 per cent rise in EBITDA for...

Mangan’s Salt restaurant opening in Japan

28-Mar-2007 - Australian chef Luke Mangan is setting his sights further afield, with Salt restaurant opening in Japan next month and, after that, plans to open in the US. Mangan runs Glass...

Shingo Suzuki of Kobe Jones tells us what works and what doesn’t in his restaurant

28-Mar-2007 - Tuna Tataki Kobe Jones Style This is one of our top-selling signature dishes. It is seared with fresh cracked black pepper and sliced as we do sashimi. Instead of a...

Carluccio's Italian cafés and food shops 21 per cent increase

28-Mar-2007 - Carluccio's Italian cafés and food shops has announced an increase in turnover of 21 per cent in the 24 weeks to March 11, compared to the same period last year....

Searcy to run four outlets at St Pancras International Eurostar terminus

28-Mar-2007 - Contract caterer to run four outlets at the new St Pancras International Eurostar terminus from November Searcy, which already provides catering at the Gherkin and National Portrait Gallery, is to...

McDonald's campaign to change definition of McJob

28-Mar-2007 - McDonald's is to launch a campaign to change the dictionary definition of McJob. The definition says that McJob means ;an unstimulating, low-paid job with few prospects, especially one created by...

Café culture’s influence on coffeemaker sales for the home

28-Mar-2007 - The burgeoning café culture in the UK is partly attributable to an increase in coffeemaker sales for the home, according to new research from Mintel. The analysts said properly made...

Zerodegrees to open a site in Reading

28-Mar-2007 - Microbrewery Zerodegrees, which serves pizza, pasta and colouring, preservative and sweetener-free home-brewed black lager, wheat ale and pilsner, is to open a site in Reading in May. It is also...

London School of Tourism, Hospitality and Leisure wins College Restaurant of the Year

28-Mar-2007 - The London School of Tourism, Hospitality and Leisure at Thames Valley University walked away with the title of College Restaurant of the Year 2007 at Restaurant's annual awards ceremony. More...

Jay Rayner on real writing, guns and Gord Dong’s privilege

28-Mar-2007 - Who are you? I'm a middle-aged writer who got lucky and was given the gig as restaurant critic of The Observer, which means people now pay attention to what I...

Few days to go before the Olive Barnett Award entry deadline

28-Mar-2007 - If you haven't entered 2007's Olive Barnett Award, there are a few days to go before the March 30 deadline. Staff in a customer-facing role must answer a question on...

Judging for 2007 International Wine Challenge to start

28-Mar-2007 - Judging for the 2007 International Wine Challenge starts April 16, with over 450 judges, including Chairman Charles Metcalfe, Tim Atkin MW and Sam Harrop MW, searching for the greatest and...

Club 31's new redesign

28-Mar-2007 - Club 31 was a Spanish Capital classic, but its new redesign has brought it bang up to date Stepping into Club 31, a culinary monument beloved of the Madrileños, you...

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