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Alain Descenclos to retire as director of Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons

31-Aug-2010 - Celebrated restaurant director Alain Descenclos is to retire from Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, Raymond Blanc’s two Michelin-star restaurant.

Montcalm to open second London luxury hotel in 2011

31-Aug-2010 - Montcalm Hotels, the luxury hotel brand, has revealed plans to open a five-star hotel in the City of London next year, its second in the capital

Tasty to buy two sites from Paramount

31-Aug-2010 - Tasty, the operator of the Dim T and Wildwood restaurant brands, is poised to buy two sites from Paramount Restaurants and operate them as pizza outlets

Former Benugo man plans patriotic cafe chain

31-Aug-2010 - The former operations director of Benugo has launched the first site of what is intended to be a national chain of food-led cafes.

Oktoberfest at Bavarian Beerhouse and Bengal game at Lancers Restaurant

27-Aug-2010 - Restaurants, hotels and pubs, including Bavarian Beerhouse and Lancers tell us about the extra activities they're planning to attract customers

Green light for 123-bed Liverpool renovation hotel

27-Aug-2010 - Work is set to begin on a 123-bed hotel development in central Liverpool in the New Year, after the project was approved by city planners

How to maximise your drink sales: alcohol

27-Aug-2010 - More and more alcohol is being consumed at home, so whether you run a hotel, restaurant or bar you need to make sure you maximise your wine, beer and spirit...

Mediterranean plans for Hammersmith Bar 38 following sale

27-Aug-2010 - TCG, the managed pub company, has sold the leasehold for its Bar 38 premises in Hammersmith, London, to Lala Restaurants, for an undisclosed sum

International losses nearly double at GRH

27-Aug-2010 - Losses at the international arm of Gordon Ramsay Holdings, the high-end restaurant operator, have reportedly nearly doubled to £8.32m

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Finnish temporary restaurant to champion foraged food

27-Aug-2010 - Former Sonny’s and Cat & Mutton chef Antto Melasniemi is to open a temporary restaurant in London celebrating cuisine and design from his native Finland, as well as showcasing foraged...

Vanilla Cheesecake and Cerdenza Salmon join 3663 range

27-Aug-2010 - Foodservice provider 3663 has announced the addition of a new variety of frozen and ambient products to its portfolio, including a Vanilla Cheesecake and Cerdenza Salmon

Ryanair-style budget hotel opens first London site

27-Aug-2010 - Malaysian low cost hotel chain Tune Hotels is set to open its doors in London this week, the first of 15 planned in the city

After hours with… Katarina Todosijevic

27-Aug-2010 - Katarina Todosijevic left her small Swedish village for the bright lights of London at just 20 years old. Seven years later she is now the head chef of Searcy’s Portrait...

Young's buys £2m Richmond pub from Punch

27-Aug-2010 - Young’s, the brewer and pub operator, has bought a £2m London managed pub from Punch Taverns

How to maximise your drinks sales: hot beverages

26-Aug-2010 - As consumers look to a more continental lifestyle, one that involves a mid-afternoon coffee or tea, restaurants, pubs and hotels should take note to improve their hot beverage offering, which...

Publicise last-minute deals to draw Bank Holiday crowds

26-Aug-2010 - British restaurants and hotels must ensure that they offer last minute bargains if they are to take advantage of the upcoming Bank Holiday weekend, industry experts have said

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J Sheekey and Ondine to join forces for Edinburgh festival

26-Aug-2010 - Two leading seafood restaurants are to join forces to offer visitors to the Edinburgh festival ‘a dash of London glamour’

MWB eyes overseas opportunities amid market recovery optimism

26-Aug-2010 - MWB Group, the operator of the Hotel du Vin and Malmaison hotel has reported signs of a recovery in the hotel market, as it eyes opportunities to expand the two...

Prezzo to acquire 11 Paramount sites in £3m deal

26-Aug-2010 - Prezzo, the Italian restaurant chain, has agreed a £3.1m deal to acquire 11 sites from owners of the Chez Gerard brand, Paramount Restaurants, along with the rights to the Caffe...

Jason Atherton names London restaurant, releases further details

26-Aug-2010 - Jason Atherton has finally confirmed the name of his first solo UK restaurant as Pollen Street Social, ending months of speculation

Salad salt levels ‘absurdly’ high

26-Aug-2010 - Salads bought from high street outlets such as EAT and Pret a Manger have been found to contain more salt than a packet of crisps, over half the recommended daily...

Pizza Hut posts £12m loss

26-Aug-2010 - Pizza Hut UK has posted a pre-tax loss of £12.12m, its third consecutive annual loss despite efforts to revive the brand.

Burnside pubs and hotels marketed following administration

25-Aug-2010 - The pub and hotel businesses owned by Burnside (UK) and Burnside Inns, which collapsed into administration last week, have been placed on the market

VIDEO: How to serve the perfect pot of tea

25-Aug-2010 - As the most widely-drunk beverage in the world, its important you know exactly how to serve the perfect cup of tea to your guests.

Former Veeraswamy chef opens third restaurant in Barnes

25-Aug-2010 - Manoj Vasaikar, former head chef at Veeraswamy, has opened his third restaurant in Barnes, London this week

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