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Monin launches three new syrup flavours for 2014

30-May-2014 - Syrup brand Monin has launched three new natural fruit syrup flavours: White Peach, Wild Strawberry, and Morello Cherry.

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Hawksmoor opens fifth site in Knightsbridge

30-May-2014 - Steak restaurant Hawksmoor is opening its fifth venue in Knightsbridge, London, on 3 July.

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Five Guys to open in Solihull

30-May-2014 - Lend Lease has announced that American burger restaurant Five Guys will open its second West Midlands restaurant at Touchwood in Solihull later this year.

#RestaurantWeek: Over 1,000 venues set to participate in Twitter event

30-May-2014 - More than 1,000 restaurants across the UK and Ireland have signed up to promote the industry on Twitter during #RestaurantWeek, starting this Monday.

Rusty Nail nightclub comes to London

30-May-2014 - Nightclub owner Nick House’s latest venture Rusty Nail opened yesterday (29 May) in London’s Mayfair.

United Ramen opens permanent site after series of pop-ups

30-May-2014 - Aaron Resch is opening his first United Ramen permanent venue at the end of this summer, after a series of successful pop-up events.

Kerbisher & Malt to open fourth site with further expansion imminent

30-May-2014 - Modern British fish and chip shop Kerbisher & Malt is opening its fourth London site in Clapham at the beginning of June, with plans to expand further before the year...

Best Western signs seven Greene King hotels

30-May-2014 - Seven Greene King hotels have joined the Best Western brand.

Jestic unveils fast-cooking oven

29-May-2014 - Jestic Foodservice Equipment has launched the Atollspeed AS300T, a fast-cooking over for commercial use.

Orchid deal: What is at stake for M&B

29-May-2014 - Mitchells and Butlers (M&B) is now in exclusive talks to buy 170 food-led pubs from Orchid – a deal that, if completed, would help the firm get ahead of competition. ...

21 Holiday Inn hotels go up for sale

29-May-2014 - A portfolio of 21 of the 61 hotels in the LRG Acquisition Limited (LRG) Holiday Inn portfolio, operating under the InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) brand, has been put up for sale through property adviser Christie + Co. ...

Urban Leisure Group launches seventh bar and restaurant site

29-May-2014 - The Urban Leisure Group launched its seventh site Ask For Janice bar and restaurant in London’s Smithfield this week. 

Famous French bistro opens first London venture

29-May-2014 - Paris independent restaurant Les Gourmets des Ternes has opened its first overseas venue in Maida Vale, London.

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Ibérica Food & Culture plans to open seven more restaurants by 2017

29-May-2014 - Spanish restaurant company Ibérica Food & Culture has agreed a £2m funding package with Santander Corporate & Commercial to open two new restaurants this year and has plans to open...

Industry gears up for BHA Hospitality and Tourism Summit

29-May-2014 - With the British Hospitality Association’s (BHA) annual summit just a few days away, speakers and delegates are preparing to discuss the future of the industry.

New head chef for Murano

29-May-2014 - Angela Hartnett’s long-standing lieutenant Diego Cardoso is to leave the high profile chef’s Murano restaurant next month. 

Champagne Thiénot launches limited edition bottle

29-May-2014 - International boutique champagne house Champagne Thiénot has launched a limited edition bottle for its brut rosé non-vintage. 

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TripAdvisor launches free online reputation management course

29-May-2014 - TripAdvisor and eCornell online university have launched a free reputation management course for the hospitality industry.

East Indian inspired coffee and cocktail bar to open in Tooting

29-May-2014 - Brothers Nicholas and Alastair Heathcote are launching East Indian themed coffee and cocktail bar the Imperial Durbar, which will open in London’s Tooting on 9 June. 

Hospitality businesses get generous on pensions to improve staff retention

28-May-2014 - Small and medium-sized hospitality businesses are looking at increasing their contributions in employees’ pension schemes to help with recruitment and staff retention.

Kingly Court gets seven new dining venues

28-May-2014 - Carnaby’s kingly Court has opened seven new restaurants and cafes as part of a redesign programme.

FSA publishes draft guidance on new EU allergen laws

28-May-2014 - The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has published draft guidance to help small and medium-sized food businesses- including pubs, hotels, bars and restaurants - comply with new allergen laws.

Corporate and meetings bookings escalate at Jurys Inn

28-May-2014 - Jurys Inn has seen a significant increase in its corporate bookings following its research on conducting meetings face-to-face for a profitable outcome. 

Snoozebox begins work on 'new generation' of portable hotels

27-May-2014 - Snoozebox has started work on the next generation of its portable hotels, which it claims will combine improved mobility with excellent user experience.

Alcoholic drinks: Expert tips on maximising sales

27-May-2014 - For the final part of our special feature on alcoholic drinks, BigHospitality asked some experts for their tips on maximising sales of wine, beer & cider, and cocktails.

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