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Greene King in talks with Loch Fyne

28-Aug-2007 - Greene King pub company is in talks to buy the Loch Fyne seafood chain of 36 UK restaurants for a price reported to be in the region of £70m. Loch...

Aiden Byrne of The Dorchester tells us what works and what doesn’t in his restaurant

28-Aug-2007 - A FINE BALANCE White Chocolate and White Truffle Risotto with Roasted Scallops. I came up with this at Danesfield House Hotel (in Marlow) and potentially it could have been a...

Mohammed Muktadir buys Rouille Restaurant in Milford-on- Sea

28-Aug-2007 - Rouille Restaurant in Milford-on- Sea, near Lymington in Hampshire, has been bought by Southampton-based Indian restaurateur Mohammed Muktadir through Christie + Co. Phil and Janine Cooper sold Rouille after four...

Interview - Bob Farrand on the Speciality and Fine Food Fair and being PM for a day

28-Aug-2007 - Who are you? Bob Farrand. I'm the Managing Director of the Guild of Fine Food, and publisher of Fine Food Digest. What is the SFFF's objective? To be a show...

Prezzo Plc buys Deep Pan Pizza's 80-cover site in Soho

28-Aug-2007 - Italian restaurant chain Prezzo Plc has bought Deep Pan Pizza's 80-cover site in Glasshouse Street, Soho, for an undisclosed sum from an asking price of £150,000 for the freehold interest....

Gourmet Burger Kitchen hits Wilmslow

28-Aug-2007 - WHAT? | Hot on the heels of its first northern outpost at Spinningfields in Manchester comes the Wilmslow branch of Gourmet Burger Kitchen. The fast casual concept offers an innovative...

Tragus expansion into Center Parcs?

28-Aug-2007 - Tragus midmarket restaurant group has signed an agreement in principle to run nine restaurants across four UK Center Parcs ;holiday villages;. The restaurants currently trade under the Chez Pierre, Luciano's...

Tabletop side plates

28-Aug-2007 - Arbutus' Anthony Demetre and Will Smith have made a few changes as well as opening new restaurant, Wild Honey in Mayfair. They've upgraded Arbutus' tabletop to include (gasp!) side plates....

How to choose the right location for your restaurant

28-Aug-2007 - Get the location wrong for a new restaurant and you can kiss goodbye to it being a success – but just how on earth do you get it right? Words...

Add Italian wines to your wine list and customers will thank you

28-Aug-2007 - One of my favourite annual wine events is the Definitive Italian Wine Tasting. As a long-term fan of Italian wine, I know it will give me a chance to taste...

Not all waiters make great restaurant managers

28-Aug-2007 - The transition from waiter to manager can be difficult, and although it takes extra effort … it is manageable Flush with the congratulations on your promotion, you scan your domain....

Hamburger Union chain to expand franchises to Turkey

28-Aug-2007 - The London-based Hamburger Union chain is planning to expand its franchise operation to Turkey just two months after signing a deal with Kuwait's ITC Corporation to open 10 sites in...

Guide to mineral waters

28-Aug-2007 - There are so many mineral waters to choose from, the choice is bewildering. Darrell Burnham puts his palate to the test The Best Western Monkbar Hotel has an unusual attraction...

Pret A Manger considering a buyout

28-Aug-2007 - Pret A Manger sandwich chain is thought to be considering a buyout, instead of the formerly mooted floatation, after unsolicited approaches by several equity firms. The company, which was set...

Vanilla - Futuristic looks in Fitzrovia

28-Aug-2007 - WHO? |Vanilla, a new London restaurant and bar, opens under the management of Matthieu Destandau formerly of Firevault in Fitzrovia. Chef Marion David comes from Soho's La Trouvaille. ON THE...

Las Iguanas

28-Aug-2007 - WHAT? | Latin-inspired Las Iguanas opens its fourteenth site at London's landmark O2 site. Renowned for its South American food, this 200-cover restaurant promises to bring sunshine to the vast...

The White Hart's new look

28-Aug-2007 - WHAT? | The White Hart Restaurant and Bar boasts a new look with a grey and teal interior combined with framed vibrant flock wallpaper. New Head Chef Mark Sharples provides...

The importance of the host role in a restaurant's success

28-Aug-2007 - The role of the host is under-played and under-valued, but initiatives such as Restaurant magazine's Front of House awards may redress the balance says Fay Maschler An acquaintance of mine...

Smith and Western

28-Aug-2007 - WHAT? | Lingfield is the site for Vicky and Tommy Cox's fourth Country and Western-themed eatery, Smith and Western. It offers guests a selection of American-style food including steaks, fajitas...

BHA calls for emergency grace period on VAT

28-Aug-2007 - Industry body the British Hospitality Association is calling on the Government to give hospitality and tourism businesses affected by the recent floods a six month grace period on National Insurance,...

Tom’s companies, striving for quality

28-Aug-2007 - The old image of the North-East as a culinary desert is challenged by the company that has brought a Michelin Star to Windermere ;We have a lot of local staff...

UK Hospitality industry is the biggest producer of carbon

28-Aug-2007 - Stay ahead of the game, and reduce your emissions Of all the business sectors in the UK, the hospitality industry is the biggest producer of carbon. While there's currently no...

Hi Sushi Salsa - Japanese cuisine with a twist in Camden Lock

28-Aug-2007 - WHO? | The Hi Sushi Group opens its fifth – and largest – London site. Head Chef Eric Fu, formerly of Edo of Lisboa Hotel in Macau, offers Japanese cuisine...

Boost Juice Bars, convenience and fun for the health-conscious

28-Aug-2007 - The spiel? ;The promotion of a healthy and active lifestyle mixed with an uncompromising addiction to fun;. Which means? Lots of fresh fruit, low fat yoghurt, and generally nutritious, healthy...

Lavande@The Avenue - New restaurant at Grantham’s Avenue Hotel

28-Aug-2007 - WHO? | Martin and Tracy Dalton have opened Lavande@The Avenue, a refurbishment of the former breakfast room in their Grantham property, the Avenue Hotel. ON THE MENU? | Fenland Pigeon,...

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