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The Real Eating Company opens 8th site after £190k expansion loan

30-Jun-2017 - The Real Eating Company restaurant and café is to open its eighth site, in Portsmouth, after securing a £190,000 expansion loan.

Friday Five: The week's top news

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

Pi is crowdfunding to bring its sharing pizzas to London

30-Jun-2017 - Pizza restaurant Pi has launched an equity crowdfunding campaign to open three sites in south London.

Ole & Steen planning further London expansion after sale

30-Jun-2017 - One of Denmark’s biggest bakery chains is planning to expand across London after changing hands in a multi-million pound deal.

Opening of the week: Mei Ume

30-Jun-2017 - What: A reassuringly expensive Chinese-Japanese restaurant at the recently opened Four Seasons Hotel near The Tower of London. Run by the hotel, Mei Ume is...

Great British Menu chooses four winning chefs

30-Jun-2017 - Selin Kiazim, owner of London’s Oklava, has been chosen as the final chef to cook at this year’s Great British Menu banquet.

Shrimoyee Chakraborty on bringing Calcutta Street to Brixton

30-Jun-2017 - The Indian-born food blogger turned operator on being taken seriously as a young, female restaurateur

Gonzalo Luzarraga to launch Italian fine dining restaurant in Fulham

29-Jun-2017 - Italian chef Gonzalo Luzarraga, who has won Michelin stars in some of Europe’s top kitchens, is to open a restaurant in Fulham this summer.

Leon could be heading to a motorway near you

29-Jun-2017 - Healthy fast food chain Leon is to launch its first roadside restaurants later this year.

Rene Redzepi launches foraging app

29-Jun-2017 - Noma chef Rene Redzepi is on a mission to raise awareness about foraging - starting with the launch of his new app.

Seaview Hotel appoints 24-year-old head chef

29-Jun-2017 - The Seaview Hotel, the only Isle of Wight restaurant to hold a Michelin Bib Gourmand, has appointed Liam Howes as head chef.

Restaurant Eats Out: Shoreditch

29-Jun-2017 - From Nordic barbecue to Himalayan and Peruvian, there is no shortage of eclectic and original restaurants in east London’s Shoreditch. 

Sethi siblings to open second Hoppers in London

28-Jun-2017 - Hoppers, the Sri Lankan restaurant which holds a Michelin Bib Gourmand, is to open a second London site later this year.

Brasserie Bar Co secures £20m funding towards expansion

28-Jun-2017 - Brasserie Bar Co, the restaurant and pub group run in partnership with Raymond Blanc, is to open 24 sites over the next five years after securing £20m funding from OakNorth bank.

Costa, Starbucks and Caffe Nero to investigate after faecal matter found on ice

28-Jun-2017 - Costa Coffee has been forced to update its ice handling guidelines, and Caffe Nero and Starbucks to launch their own investigations, after traces of faecal matter were found in the...

The must-attend on-trade drinks show is back

28-Jun-2017 - Imbibe Live is back for 2017 with a programme of events, tastings and seminars. Discover the latest drinks trends and experience the very best on-trade brands. Get inspired with new...

Finalists revealed for the 2017 Craft Guild of Chefs' Graduate Awards

28-Jun-2017 - Fifteen young chef finalists have been named in the 2017 Craft Guild of Chefs' Graduate Awards, including chefs from Petrus, Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, and Belmond Le Manoir Aux Quat' Saisons. 

People on the move in hospitality: June 2017

28-Jun-2017 - It's been another busy month in hospitality, we round-up some of the movers and shakers taking on new roles across the country.

Pacific West-Coast-inspired Wedge Issue Pizza + Beer to open second site

27-Jun-2017 - Clerkenwell pizza and beer group Wedge Issue is to open its second site, in Shoreditch, this July.

Stoke House shakes up menu and service after poor review

27-Jun-2017 - London restaurant Stoke House has revamped its menu and service style nearly two months after opening.

Tombo poké and matcha tea group to open third site

27-Jun-2017 - Poké and matcha tea restaurant group Tombo is to open its third site, in London’s Fitzrovia, this July.

Opportunity to run one of London's highest restaurants

27-Jun-2017 - Operators are being sought to run what will become one of London's highest restaurants at the Arena Tower in Canary Wharf.

Alain Senderens, one of the founders of Nouvelle Cuisine, dies aged 77

27-Jun-2017 - French chef Alain Senderens, often credited as one of the founders of the Nouvelle Cuisine movement, has died at the age of 77.

The differentiation game: 5 ways to get clever with coffee

27-Jun-2017 - Restaurants are getting smarter with coffee and tea selections, linking them back to their overarching concept. We explore the best ways to provide a point of difference and drive sales

Government to consider cutting Tourism VAT in Northern Ireland

27-Jun-2017 - The Government is to reconsider the rate of Tourism VAT in Northern Ireland as part of the Conservative deal with the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP).

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