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Friday Five: The week's top news

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

Dandy Cafe moves from shipping container to permanent restaurant

24-Mar-2017 - Trendy shipping container pop-up Dandy Café is to open its first bricks and mortar site in London next month.

Pentahotels appoints first executive chef

24-Mar-2017 - British chef John King has been appointed as the first executive chef of the German Pentahotels chain.

M Restaurants to open M Bar & Grill in Twickenham

24-Mar-2017 - M Restaurants is to launch the debut site of its M Bar & Grill brand in Twickenham after raising £1.8m through a crowdfunding campaign.

Monica Galetti on Mere, learning from Michel Roux Jr, and working with her husband

24-Mar-2017 - The MasterChef judge and former Le Gavroche senior sous chef has just opened her debut restaurant Mere, in London’s Fitzrovia , with husband David

Opening of the week: Moor Hall

24-Mar-2017 - What: The long-awaited restaurant with rooms set in a Grade II listed gentry house opened this month in Aughton, West Lancashire, following an extensive 18-month...

Kanada-Ya team to launch Machiya Japanese restaurant

23-Mar-2017 - The team behind ramen group Kanada-Ya are to launch a new London restaurant focusing on traditional Japanese home cooking.

The TMRW Project to host Women in Hospitality event

23-Mar-2017 - Does the hospitality industry need more female-focused awards, such as Best Female Chef?

Wild Beer Co crowdfunds £1m to expand restaurant business

23-Mar-2017 - Craft beer brand The Wild Beer Co has crowdfunded over £1m to expand its restaurant and bar business.

People On The Move in Hospitality: March 2017

23-Mar-2017 - From a husband-and-wife team-up at Marcus at The Berkeley, to a new general manager at Ten Trinity Square, we round up some of the biggest career moves in hospitality this...

Ollie Dabbous to close Barnyard

22-Mar-2017 - Ollie Dabbous has closed his London restaurant Barnyard after three years of trading.

Iconic Seafood Restaurant in St Andrews sold

22-Mar-2017 - The iconic Seafood Restaurant in St Andrews has been sold to a 22-year-old entrepreneur who intends to redevelop the site.

UK small businesses admit to struggling with financial management

22-Mar-2017 - One in five (22%) UK small businesses admits to struggling with day-to-day financial management, a new survey has found.

Mark Poynton and Gareth Ward join latest Simpsons guest chef series

22-Mar-2017 - Simpsons, the Michelin-starred restaurant near Birmingham, has announced Mark Poynton and Gareth Ward as the latest chefs to appear in its guest series.

Mitchells & Butlers jumps on the bao bandwagon

22-Mar-2017 - Taiwanese bao is a familiar site in London thanks to the likes of Flesh & Buns and Mr Bao, but now restaurant giant Mitchells & Butlers is bringing the steamed...

Chefs’ Secrets of Success: Adam Byatt

22-Mar-2017 - “Try to be better today than you were yesterday…faster, cleaner, sharper.”

NRB names Top 50 food and drink players in the North of England

21-Mar-2017 - Chef Gary Usher and Living Ventures Group have received special awards as part of the Northern Restaurant & Bar show’s Top Fifty power list 2017.

English wine sommelier says Sussex is better than Champagne

21-Mar-2017 - A sommelier specialising in English wine has said that sparkling wine from England easily rivals traditional Champagne from France.

Chef Mark Jordan to leave The Atlantic Hotel

21-Mar-2017 - Mark Jordan is to step down as executive head chef at The Atlantic Hotel in Jersey after 13 years.

National Waiters' Day returns to celebrate front-of-house staff

21-Mar-2017 - The industry’s hard-working front-of-house staff are to be celebrated on National Waiters’ Day on 16 May.

Nigel Stowe to head up Ten Trinity Square private club

21-Mar-2017 - Nigel Stowe has been appointed general manager of the upcoming Ten Trinity Square Private Club in London.

Wasted opportunity: Can restaurants really be zero-waste rated?

21-Mar-2017 - The industry is under pressure to cut food waste and be more sustainable. But is it really possible for restaurants to be zero-waste rated?

Duck & Waffle Local could expand if successful

21-Mar-2017 - Duck & Waffle Local, the upcoming fast-casual offshoot of the hit 24-hour London restaurant, could potentially roll-out to several other sites if its debut is successful.

Pret launches Big Work Experience Week to address Brexit staff crisis

20-Mar-2017 - Pret a Manger has launched a campaign to get more young people to apply for hospitality jobs, after the company claimed that just 1 in 50 of its applicants is British.

BHA welcomes quicker food hygiene re-inspections

20-Mar-2017 - Restaurants can now have their food hygiene rating re-evaluated as soon as they make improvements, rather than waiting months or years, in a move welcomed by the British Hospitality Association...

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