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Fast-food restaurant Pod's new London site

31-Jul-2007 - Healthy fast-food restaurant Pod has signed a deal on a second site in London and revealed plans to expand to eight outlets by the end of 2008

Marc Whiteley becomes Academy of Culinary Arts member

31-Jul-2007 - Marc Whiteley, Restaurant Manager at the River Restaurant and Bar at The Lowry Hotel in Manchester, has become a member of the Academy of Culinary Arts. The association, which counts...

The backlash against mineral water

31-Jul-2007 - With trendsetting Californian restaurants opting for old-fashioned tap water, expect a backlash against mineral water any time soon says Alex Renton Only morons drink imported mineral water, says The Times's...

Guide to making sure your restaurant doesn't fail

31-Jul-2007 - A third of all new restaurants fail in the first year. Here's how to make sure yours isn't one of them Finding the right venue for your new restaurant can...

London's chefs raise public awareness of global warming

31-Jul-2007 - London's chefs got involved in a campaign to encourage people to turn their lights off when they're not using them as part of a campaign to raise public awareness of...

Birmingham Bites Restaurant Awards

31-Jul-2007 - Michelin-starred Simpsons in Edgbaston beat off stiff competition to take the top title. The other winners were: Best Family Restaurant Cielo Best Service Bank Best Business Lunch Hotel du Vin...

Greene King pub company sell site in Baldock

31-Jul-2007 - Fleurets acted for Greene King pub company in the sale of a site in Baldock, Hertfordshire. The site used to trade as The George and Dragon but Greene King specified...

National Business Awards regional rounds results

31-Jul-2007 - Peach Pub Company scored two gongs in the National Business Awards regional rounds. The company, which has seven food-led pubs, won Corporate Social Responsibility as well as Customer Focus, and...

Simon Wall buys Davenport Arms

31-Jul-2007 - Simon Wall of Pub Management Estates Ltd has bought the Davenport Arms, near the Shropshire Union Canal in the Cheshire village of Alpraham, near Tarporley. The pub, which has been...

Industry figures recognised in Queen's Birthday Honours list

31-Jul-2007 - Several industry figures were recognised in this year's Queen's Birthday Honours list. Sara Jayne-Stanes, Director of the Academy of Culinary Arts was given an OBE for services to the hospitality...

Whitstable Oyster Festival, July 21-29

31-Jul-2007 - There may be no ‘r' in the month but that' no reason not to celebrate. Whitstable's annual event actually dates back to a thanksgiving festival marked by the town during...

Lasagne awareness month

31-Jul-2007 - Are you aware of lasagne? If you are, and we're sure you are, you're half way there. It may sound like a peculiarly daft American initiative but maybe there's something...

Napkin-on-a-roll invention

31-Jul-2007 - Rolldrap UK are the bright sparks behind this nifty napkin-on-a-roll invention. As seen at el Bulli Hotel in Spain, they're a cross between a kitchen towel and a linen napkin,...

The Vita-Prep blender

31-Jul-2007 - The Vita-Prep is back. Boasting a new and improved motor, it can blend thicker and tougher ingredients than before. It can even blend blocks of chocolate with no need to...

Couple run out of Minneapolis restaurant without paying $410 bill

31-Jul-2007 - A couple tucked into appetisers, main courses of prawns and steak and cocktails before running out of Minneapolis restaurant Temple without paying the $410 bill. Three hours later, restaurateur Thom...

Calls for measures to solve drink related problems in central London

31-Jul-2007 - Calls for increased control on drink-related problems in central London Bar and restaurant operators, property agents, councillors and police have all called for measures to solve drink related problems in...

Fill your tables on quiet nights with the Treat discount card scheme

31-Jul-2007 - Restaurants are being urged to fill tables on quiet nights of the week by signing up to the Treat discount card scheme. There's no fee to join – you just...

Wicked Windermere offers food with a Cumbrian accent

31-Jul-2007 - WHAT? | Wicked Windermere offers food with a Cumbrian accent in an unusual setting of African teak floors, black linen and contemporary art work. Menu highlights of the 42-cover restaurant...

The Kensington Arms transformation

31-Jul-2007 - WHAT? | Following a major refurbishment, The Kensington Arms transforms itself into a stylish, two storey venue with a formal dining room. Head Chef Simon Bradley (Le Manoir and Odette's)...

Alternative wall coverings

31-Jul-2007 - Break the pattern with these wallpaper alternatives. The search for the next big thing in wall coverings continues apace. Patterned wallpapers are so ubiquitous they're getting boring, but there are...

Weatherproof polypropylene ball chairs from Inside Out Contracts

31-Jul-2007 - Eyecatching and kitschtastic, these weatherproof polypropylene ball chairs from Inside Out Contracts come in a range of solid colours and ‘stone' finishes. A smaller version for kids is also available....

Guide to the different strategies for a successful launch party

31-Jul-2007 - Whether it's a high-profile celebrity event or a relaxed affair, there's a host of different strategies for a successful launch party You're new in town and you want everyone to...

The new Piccolino offers a combination of modern and classic Italian dishes

31-Jul-2007 - WHAT? | The latest Piccolino restaurant opens in West Didsbury, bringing the tally of modern Italians in the chain to 16. It has over 116 covers and offers a combination...

Putting together a beer list

31-Jul-2007 - Who says wine is the only complement to quality cuisine? Time to wake up and smell the hops – beer belongs on the menu too Gone are the days when...

Outdoor sofa or threepiece suite by Jonathan Stockton

31-Jul-2007 - An outdoor sofa, or threepiece suite even, by Jonathan Stockton will certainly brighten up any garden – literally – as it can be fitted with LED lighting. Available in teak...

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