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Michael Bremner to open second Brighton restaurant

31-Mar-2017 - Michael Bremner is to launch a follow-up to his highly regarded Brighton restaurant 64 Degrees.

Friday Five: The week's top news

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

Ben Orpwood to host Avenue residency ahead of Issho Leeds opening

31-Mar-2017 - Chef Ben Orpwood, formerly of Sexy Fish and Zuma, is to host a month-long pop-up at D&D London’s Avenue restaurant, just before joining Issho, the group’s soon-to-open Japanese-style site in...


Adam Byatt of Trinity London on life since Michelin

31-Mar-2017 - Adam Byatt at Trinity London on winning a star for Trinity after ten years, consistency, keeping staff, and how Nordic cuisine never worked for London

Opening of the week: Kimchee Pancras Square

31-Mar-2017 - What: The Korean restaurant group has launched its long-awaited second site a steamed bun’s toss from King’s Cross station, three years after it was first...

Hospitality could face 1m staff shortfall post-Brexit

31-Mar-2017 - The hospitality industry could face a shortfall of one million workers within 10 years if EU migration is restricted after Brexit, a new report has warned.

Cocktail demo: Chaophraya Newcastle’s gin with Thai-style kaffir lime

30-Mar-2017 - Ben Escobar, bar manager at Chaophraya Newcastle, demonstrates a Reverse Reviver cocktail, one of the restaurant-bar’s most popular and distinctive drinks.

Nando's launches eco-friendly restaurant format

30-Mar-2017 - Nando’s has launched its first fully sustainable restaurant in the UK.

Academy of Chocolate Awards 2017 receives record number of entries

30-Mar-2017 - The Academy of Chocolate Awards has received almost double the entries for 2017 as it did for the 2016 competition, as it confirms pastry chef Sarah Hartnett as new chair of judges.

Kimchee finally opens second London restaurant

30-Mar-2017 - Kimchee, the Korean sister brand of Wasabi, has opened its long-awaited second restaurant in London’s King’s Cross.

Ben Tish to leave Salt Yard Group for solo venture

30-Mar-2017 - Chef Ben Tish is to leave the Salt Yard restaurant group to pursue a new solo venture.

“I’m going back to the beginning”: Claude Bosi on Bibendum

29-Mar-2017 - The former Hibiscus chef has officially opened the doors of his new restaurant Claude Bosi at Bibendum. He discusses the 'death' of tasting menus and the theatre of a 1920s...

Zuma London wins High Court name battle against pet food company

29-Mar-2017 - Zuma, the London restaurant opened in 2002 by chef Rainer Becker, has won its court case against a pet food company using the Zuma name.

Le Gavroche celebrates 50th birthday with new menu

29-Mar-2017 - Le Gavroche is celebrating its 50th year in business with the launch of a new menu.

BrewDog caught up in second copyright row

29-Mar-2017 - BrewDog has defended itself against claims it tried to threaten a second bar over copyright issues.

Social media for restaurants is not just for young people, says poll

29-Mar-2017 - Social media should be a priority for all restaurants, not just those aiming at a younger demographic, new research has suggested.

Second Veggie Pret to open in Shoreditch

29-Mar-2017 - Pret A Manger is to open its second vegetarian-only store in London next month.

José Pizarro to open fourth site, Little José, in Canary Wharf

29-Mar-2017 - Spanish chef José Pizarro is to open a new tapas bar, Little José, in London’s Canary Wharf on 6 April. 

World's 50 Best Restaurants 2017 announces 100-51 list

28-Mar-2017 - The World’s 50 Best Restaurants has announced the list of restaurants ranked 51st-100th in 2017, ahead of this year's awards ceremony on 5 April.

Uber to expand UK restaurant delivery service

28-Mar-2017 - Uber is to expand its restaurant delivery service to more than 40 locations across the UK as it looks to ramp up its challenge to rivals such as Deliveroo.

Gaucho group opens first site in seven years, in Birmingham

28-Mar-2017 - Gaucho, the Argentine-style steak restaurant group, is to open its first site in seven years, in Birmingham’s Colmore District on 8 May.

Browns Brasserie & Bar achieves gluten-free Coeliac UK accreditation

28-Mar-2017 - Browns Brasserie & Bar, the 25-strong UK restaurant group, has achieved Coeliac UK accreditation for its newly-launched gluten-free menu.

Ana Roš, World’s Best Female Chef, joins star line-up at CHEFstock 2017

28-Mar-2017 - Four top international chefs, including Ana Roš, named this year’s World’s Best Female Chef by the World’s Best 50 Restaurants, have been announced to cook alongside Michelin-starred Alyn Williams at...

BrewDog backs down over pub trademark row

28-Mar-2017 - Craft beer brand BrewDog has backed down after forcing an independent pub in Birmingham to change its name.

Katie Cooper wins Springboard’s FutureChef 2017

28-Mar-2017 - University College Birmingham (UCB) student Katie Cooper has won Springboard’s FutureChef 2017 cooking competition.

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