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Cross-country cooking with El Pirata de Tapas and medieval menus with Peckforton Castle

30-Jul-2010 - Restaurants, hotels and pubs, including El Pirate de Tapas and Peckforton Castle, tell us about the extra activities they're planning to make their businesses more appealing

How to turn a single outlet into a chain: Top ten tips

30-Jul-2010 - We asked a selection of experts and operators for their top tips on how to turn a single restaurant, pub or hotel into a chain of two or more sites.

Gordon Ramsay's Maze Cape Town restaurant closes

30-Jul-2010 - Maze Cape Town has ceased operation after resort owner One & Only ended its relationship with Gordon Ramsay Holdings

New managing directors at Bumpkin and The Rocco Forte Collection

30-Jul-2010 - Ignite Group, owner of pan-Asian restaurant Cocoon, has appointed Jason Myers as managing director of Bumpkin

Tom Aikens to buy six Paramount sites

30-Jul-2010 - Tom Aikens, the Michelin-starred chef, is in exclusive negotiations to buy six eateries from Paramount Restaurants

After hours with... Harry Miles

30-Jul-2010 - Harry Miles is the head concierge of the London Marriott Grosvenor Square Hotel. Miles has clocked up an impressive 31 years service at the hotel (previously the Europa) and has...

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Coal walks away from Richmond restaurant deal

30-Jul-2010 - Chargrill restaurant chain, Coal Grill and Bar, has walked away from a deal to purchase its eighth site in London’s Richmond

Hotel property market set to come to life in second half of 2010

30-Jul-2010 - Hotel buyers are returning to the sector with the second half of the year expected to herald a significant jump in activity lead by the UK

World Cup boosts beer sales but supermarkets benefit more than pubs

30-Jul-2010 - Good weather and the World Cup boosted beer sales in the three months to June, but supermarkets rather than pubs were the main beneficiaries

Edinburgh's Chop Chop restaurant to grow to 12 sites

29-Jul-2010 - Edinburgh-based Chinese restaurant Chop Chop has announced plans to grow to 12 sites over the next three years

Herpes outbreak devastates Kent oysters

29-Jul-2010 - An outbreak of herpes has devastated Pacific oyster stocks off the Kent coast at Whitstable and Faversham

How to successfully grow your business

29-Jul-2010 - As we look this week at the ways restaurants, pubs and hotels should expand their business across two or more sites, we asked a handful of operators for their own...

How to turn a single outlet into a chain: Design

29-Jul-2010 - Most people rarely get things spot on first time around, and setting up a restaurant, pub or hotel business is no exception. But if you don’t get the design and...

Mouse jumps from bowl in restaurant

29-Jul-2010 - The owner of the Kam Tong restaurant in London’s Queensway has been criticised for “an appalling catalogue of offences” after health inspectors saw a mouse jump from a bowl of...

Mandarin Oriental International sees strong London performance

29-Jul-2010 - Mandarin Oriental International saw its luxury London hotel put in a strong turn in the first half of the year, as the group’s performance continued to improve

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Clapham House Group receives takeover approach

29-Jul-2010 - Clapham House Group, owner of Gourmet Burger Kitchen, has confirmed that it has received an approach to buy the company after a rise in its share price

TGI Friday's UK bought out in £30m-plus deal

29-Jul-2010 - Carlson, the US-based hotel and restaurant chain, has acquired the remaining 60 per cent stake in TGI Friday’s in the UK for $50m (£31.96m)

4th International Copa Jerez competition open for entries

29-Jul-2010 - The Sherry Institute of Spain has declared the 4th International Copa Jerez competition open for entries

Eating out market set to reach £40.5bn this year

29-Jul-2010 - A new report from Allegra Strategies suggests that the UK informal eating-out market will grow by 1 per cent to reach £40.5bn by the end of the year, despite growth...

The Glee Club takes on fourth site

28-Jul-2010 - The Glee Club, the stand-up comedy club chain, has acquired its fourth site after obtaining the leasehold interest of the former Bar Risa/Jongleurs in Nottingham

Dr Stuart's adds Blueberry and Acai flavour to its range

28-Jul-2010 - Tea company Dr Stuart’s has expanded its range with the addition of Blueberry and Acai flavour

Four Seasons Hotel near London's Baker Street for sale

28-Jul-2010 - The Four Seasons Hotel near Baker Street in London has been placed on the market for £9m

US restaurant operator The One Group to make UK debut at London's Hippodrome

28-Jul-2010 - US restaurant chain The One Group is to make its UK debut next year, taking on the food and beverage operation at London’s revitalised Hippodrome Casino

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Be At One opens 10th cocktail bar

28-Jul-2010 - Cocktail chain Be At One has opened its 10th site in London’s Shoreditch

World Cup hurts Individual Restaurant Company's profits

28-Jul-2010 - Piccolino operator the Individual Restaurant Company has warned that bad weather at the start of its year and the impact of the World Cup could lead to a £600k drop...

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