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General Election 2017: How will you vote?

31-May-2017 - As the UK prepares to head to the polls on 8 June BigHospitality is keen to hear your views on the current political climate and what the vote could mean for the...

Roka and Zuma founders to open Greek restaurant Meraki

31-May-2017 - Meraki, a new Greek-Mediterranean restaurant from the Waney family, of Roka and Zuma, is to open in Fitzrovia this June, with a Greek chef whose career includes Michelin-starred The Square and...

New pecking order: Carl Clarke and David Wolanski on their new fast casual concept CHIK’N

31-May-2017 - The founders of hipster-fried chicken restaurant Chick 'n' Sours are hoping to redefine the chicken shop with their new 'guilt-free' fast-casual concept CHIK'N. On London's...

Core by Clare Smyth to open in Notting Hill this July

31-May-2017 - Chef Clare Smyth has confirmed she is to open her first restaurant, Core by Clare Smyth, in Notting Hill this July.

Gary Usher crowdfunds £200k to open Wreckfish

31-May-2017 - Chef Gary Usher has hit his £200,000 crowdfunding target to open his fourth restaurant, Wreckfish, in Liverpool.

William Hemming to be head chef at re-opened Simpson’s in the Strand

30-May-2017 - Historic Savoy-owned restaurant Simpson’s in the Strand, which is currently undergoing restoration, has revealed that William Hemming will lead the kitchen when it re-opens this summer.

L'Oscar hotel receives £24m funding

30-May-2017 - L’Oscar, the upcoming luxury London hotel and restaurant, has received £24m funding towards its development.

Arbutus founder Will Smith launches Scottish bistro

30-May-2017 - Will Smith – co-founder of London restaurants Arbutus and Wild Honey – has launched a new neighbourhood bistro in Helensburgh, Scotland.

YNCOTY Ruth Hansom to join graduate chef series at Royal Garden Hotel

30-May-2017 - Ruth Hansom, current Young National Chef of the Year, is one of four young chefs set to lead the kitchen at the Royal Garden Hotel in a graduate series run...

Simon Ulph joins The Twenty Six as head chef

30-May-2017 - Simon Ulph has taken over as head chef at the I’ll Be Mother Group’s The Twenty Six restaurant in Tunbridge Wells.


Everything you need to know about playing music in restaurants

30-May-2017 - Do you know the laws on playing music in your restaurant? Read PPL's sound advice on how to comply with music licensing laws.

Gingerman Restaurants branch out in to hotels

26-May-2017 - Ginger Pig, the Hove restaurant which holds a Michelin Bib Gourmand, has opened as a hotel for the first time over the Bank Holiday.

Friday Five: The week's top news

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

Kitchen and Pastry Graduate Awards semi-finalists announced

26-May-2017 - Young chefs from Petrus, Restaurant Gordon Ramsay and Hotel Cafe Royal are among those heading to the Craft Guild of Chefs Kitchen and Pastry Graduate Awards semi-finals next month.

Opening of the week: Go-Viet

26-May-2017 - What: While it might sound like a fast-casual offshoot, Jeff Tan’s Go-Viet is a more refined version of his Soho restaurant Vietfood. In leafy South...

Victor Garvey teams up with his father for new London restaurant

26-May-2017 - Chef Victor Garvey is to launch his second London restaurant in Covent Garden next month.

Wagamama launches first restaurant in Italy

25-May-2017 - Wagamama has launched its first restaurant in Italy today (25 May) as the group continues to expand throughout Europe.

Chef James Dugan joins Sheraton Grand London Park Lane

25-May-2017 - Former Lindsay House chef James Dugan has joined the Sheraton Grand London Park Lane hotel as executive chef.

People on the move in hospitality: May 2017

25-May-2017 - It’s been another busy month in hospitality, we round-up some of the movers and shakers taking on new roles.

Wahaca 'working hard' to settle norovirus payouts

24-May-2017 - Wahaca has said it is ‘working hard’ to resolve a number of financial claims made by customers who fell ill after eating at the chain.

Gino D'Acampo to open Camden restaurant

24-May-2017 - Italian chef and TV personality Gino D’Acampo is to launch a new restaurant in London's Camden Town this July.

Chef Steven Bennett leaves The Comfy Duck

24-May-2017 - Chef Steven Bennett has left the two-AA-rosette Comfy Duck restaurant at the Oaklands Hall Hotel to pursue his own catering business.

World's 50 Best Restaurants to celebrate 15th birthday

24-May-2017 - The World’s 50 Best Restaurants is to celebrate its 15th birthday by bringing together five chefs whose restaurants have topped the list for a special event.

Grand Union closes three London pubs

24-May-2017 - London pub group Grand Union has announced the closure of three of its sites.

Sunday service: How London restaurants are rethinking weekends

24-May-2017 - They do things differently at Ceviche Old Street on a Sunday. While the rest of the week the Peruvian restaurant is the place to go for its eponymous raw fish...

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