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Renaissance to open seventh London pub

30-Apr-2014 - Renaissance Pubs will open its seventh pub venture, The Latchmere, in Battersea next month.

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Finalists announced for the Annual Awards of Excellence 2014

30-Apr-2014 - The Royal Academy of Culinary Arts has announced the names of 61 chefs, pastry chefs and waiters who are finalists in the Annual Awards of Excellence 2014.

Hotelympia: We need to create careers in hospitality and inspire young people to join the industry

30-Apr-2014 - A number of discussions at Hotelympia 2014 focused on the importance of getting young people into careers in hospitality, with initiatives like the Big Hospitality Conversation and Act Now On...

Economic growth to boost UK hotel sector

30-Apr-2014 - A positive economic outlook and good performances so far are pushing optimism in the UK hotel sector, according to PwC’s latest UK hotel forecast.

Chicken Shop and Dirty Burger to merge in new Whitechapel venue

30-Apr-2014 - Soho House is bringing its Chicken Shop and Dirty Burger brands under one roof at a new all-day dining venture opening in East London on 21 May.

Small restaurant chains expanding at a rapid rate, says Horizons

30-Apr-2014 - Small restaurant chains are growing at the fastest rate experienced for several years, with a noticeable movement towards niche offerings, according Horizon’s latest Ones to Watch report.

Restaurant magazine: Fergus Henderson on life, cooking and nose-to-tail eating

30-Apr-2014 - Fergus Henderson received the Diners Club Lifetime Achievement award at this year's World’s 50 Best Restaurant Awards for his contribution to Britain's culinary landscape. In the cover feature of this...

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Adam Smith wins Bocuse d’Or UK final

30-Apr-2014 - Head chef at the Devonshire Arms in Yorkshire, Adam Smith, has won first place in the Bocuse d’Or National Selection cooking contest for chefs at Hotelympia on Monday (28 April).

Dukeminster unveils £1.5m refurbishment in Chester

30-Apr-2014 - Dukeminster has completed the £1.5m refurbishment of its Crabwall Manor Hotel in Mollington, Chester. 

Hotelympia product launches: catering equipment

29-Apr-2014 - Gathering thousands of professionals from the hospitality sector, Hotelympia is the perfect occasion for manufacturers to launch their new products. Here is a round-up of the catering equipment introduced at...

World's 50 Best Restaurants Awards 2014: in pictures

29-Apr-2014 - The world's best chefs and restaurateurs gathered at London's Guildhall on Monday (28 April) for the World's Best Restaurant Awards 2014, sponsored by S.Pellegrino & Acqua Panna.

​Whitbread FY lfls up 4.2%

29-Apr-2014 - Whitbread has reported a 4.2% rise in like-for-like sales in the year to 27 February, with growth accelerating in the second half.

Bodo’s Schloss launches new restaurant concept for summer

29-Apr-2014 - Bodo’s Schloss will launch a new restaurant area and menu at its site in Kensington in May, aiming to offer the feel of an ‘alpine escape’ in the centre of...

Domestic trips on the rise for budget-conscious Brits

29-Apr-2014 - Ninety per cent of British travellers are planning at least one domestic trip in 2014, up from 84% last year, and almost all of them choose holidays based on special offers.

World's 50 Best Restaurants 2014: which countries performed best?

28-Apr-2014 - Noma has been named the S.Pellegrino World’s Best Restaurant for the fourth time, stealing the title back from the 2013 winner, Spain’s El Celler de Can Roca. But what countries...

The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2014: Top 10 gallery

28-Apr-2014 - The World’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards 2014 have been announced, with Noma beating El Celler de Can Roca to reclaim the top spot.

World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2014: Noma reclaims top spot

28-Apr-2014 - René Redzepi’s Danish restaurant Noma has dramatically reclaimed the title of S. Pellegrino World’s Best Restaurant, with last year’s winner El Celler de Can Roca taking the number two spot....

The World's 50 Best Restaurants 2014: 51-100

28-Apr-2014 - UK restaurants performed strongly in the World’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards 2014 – with two in the top ten for the first time ever - and there were also some...

Macdonald Hotels operating profits up 7%

28-Apr-2014 - The hotel group has announced operating profits of £14.9m for the year ended March 2013, an increase of 7 per cent over the previous year.

London’s first all-day Creole bar and kitchen to launch in June

28-Apr-2014 - All-day Creole bar and Kitchen Bayou is to launch in London’s Camden in early June, offering an experience of Southern American food, drink and music culture inspired by Bayou country....

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De Vere completes Brighton Grand sale

28-Apr-2014 - De Vere Group has announced the sale of its Grand Hotel in Brighton for an undisclosed amount. 

P&G Professional launches competition to win a £3000 celebrity business makeover

28-Apr-2014 - P&G Professional is hosting a competition that will see one independent business winning a £3000 makeover for their front of house from celebrity interior designer and former BBC Changing Rooms...

Date set for National Restaurant Awards 2014

28-Apr-2014 - The National Restaurants Awards in association with Estrella Damm, Restaurant magazine’s annual count down of the top 100 restaurants in the UK, is marking its seventh year by becoming a...

World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2014: Top chefs descend on London

28-Apr-2014 - Chefs and restaurateurs from The World’s 50 Best Restaurants are set to descend on London tonight (28 April) for the 12th annual World’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards. Follow the action...

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World’s largest Costa opens in Norton Canes

28-Apr-2014 - Motorway service operator Roadchef has opened the world’s largest Costa Coffee in Norton Canes capable of well over £100k of sales per week. 

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