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Food for Good Ball 2014: in pictures

31-Mar-2014 - The UK food and hospitality industry gathered at the Victoria and Albert Museum for the Food for Good Ball last week, raising an incredible £132,000 for the ongoing Food for...

Mark Hix to open second Hixter south of the river

31-Mar-2014 - Chef Mark Hix has revealed plans open a second Hixter on Great Guildford Street, Bankside this summer.

#AskMark: Our inspiring Twitter Q&A with Mark Sargeant reviewed

31-Mar-2014 - Whether it was his advice for young chefs, his memories of working with Gordon Ramsay or his plans for the year ahead, Mark Sargeant revealed all in our Twitter Q&A...

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The Tower by Skyline Worldwide opens in central London

31-Mar-2014 - Skyline worldwide has launched its first central London serviced apartment development - The Tower by Skyline Worldwide.

Dominion Cherry Blossom Lager comes to the UK

31-Mar-2014 - The seasonal American craft beer will soon be available to the UK on-trade, imported by Heathwick.

New Moroccan fusion restaurant is franchised

31-Mar-2014 - The Lifestyle Hospitality Group has franchised its Moroccan fusion restaurant Casa Maroc with Devon-based business AIS Hospitality Ltd (AIS) and intends to franchise five or six more nationally by the...

Helena Rizzo named World's Best Female Chef

31-Mar-2014 - Brazilian-born chef Helena Rizzo has been named the 2014 Veuve Clicquot World’s Best Female Chef.

Granite Transformations launches porcelain surface range

31-Mar-2014 - Granite Transformations has launched a new range of porcelain surfaces suitable for hotel and restaurant bathrooms.

Blumenthal takes The Fat Duck Down Under

31-Mar-2014 - Heston Blumenthal is temporarily relocating his legendary three-Michelin-starred restaurant The Fat Duck while carrying out a six-month refurbishment of the original site in Bray.

Further growth for UK hotel market

31-Mar-2014 - UK hotels enjoyed a second month of growth in February, with properties in the East of England reporting the biggest uplift in profits.

Marriott Moxy looks to open five UK sites in 2016

28-Mar-2014 - Marriot and Inter Ikea’s economy brand Moxy hotels is looking to open sites in Heathrow, Stratford, London Royal Docks, Ashbourne and Aberdeen in 2016.

New seafront tapas restaurant to open in Birchington

28-Mar-2014 - New tapas restaurant Taste of the Med @ the Minnis is opening in Kent in May, fronted by chef patron Jason Freedman and situated above his current eatery Minnis Bar...

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Soupe du Jour concept to launch in Soho

28-Mar-2014 - Soupe Du Jour, a new restaurant and take away concept, is to launch its first site next month in London’s Soho.

Hot Talent 2014: front-of-house finalists revealed

28-Mar-2014 - Five talented young hospitality managers have made it through to the finals of this year’s Hot Talent awards, which are organised by Hotelympia and supported by BigHospitality and Restaurant Magazine....

Cider, spirits and soft drinks show strongest on-trade growth

28-Mar-2014 - Cider, spirits and soft drinks are outperforming the rest of the on-trade drinks market, according to the latest data from CGA Strategy.

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Craft Beer Co partners with Punch for flagship London pub

28-Mar-2014 - The Craft Beer Co has secured a ‘flagship’ site in London’s Covent Garden as part of a new partnership with Punch Taverns. 

Artisan coffee pods hit foodservice

28-Mar-2014 - As BigHospitality's non-alcoholic drinks special feature draws to a close, new coffee capsules brand CaféPod has launched its Origins Inspired range into wholesale. 

Growing trend in burgers for breakfast

28-Mar-2014 - Burgers are becoming a staple British breakfast choice when eating outside the home according to industry figures released by the NPD Group.

#AskMark: Get career advice from Mark Sargeant in our live Twitter Q&A

27-Mar-2014 - Are you a budding chef hoping to make it in the restaurant industry? Or perhaps you’re an employer keen to encourage and nurture more young talent? Our upcoming Twitter Interview...

Premier Inn development brings four new restaurants to Yeovil

27-Mar-2014 - Construction work has started on the new Premier Inn in Yeovil, Somerset, which will bring four restaurants to the area and the potential for more than 100 new hospitality jobs.

First-time restaurateur to open piri piri chicken restaurant in Chelsea

27-Mar-2014 - New piri piri chicken restaurant Fire and Feathers will be opening in May, situated on London’s Fulham Road and fronted by first time restaurateur Harry Deighton.

World Cup countdown: Will pub licensing hours be extended?

27-Mar-2014 - With the Home Office’s consultation on extended licensing hours for the 2014 World Cup ending this week, managed pub and bar operator TCG is looking to make the most of...

Rogan reveals Claridge's restaurant details

27-Mar-2014 - Simon Rogan’s new restaurant at Claridge’s will be called Fera, opening in May and offering a selection of multi-course menus featuring ‘the L’Enclume DNA’.

Liberation brings nuts into foodservice

26-Mar-2014 - Liberation Foods, the UK’s only Fair Trade and farmer-owned nut company, is launching two of its best-selling snacking products into the foodservice sector.

Strong second half drives profit recovery for Adnams

26-Mar-2014 - Despite initially claiming it was ‘difficult to be too positive’ about pub trading conditions in 2013, Suffolk-based brewer, distiller and retailer Adnams reported a surge in pre-tax profits from £3.2m...

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