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Notting Hill nightclub Cherryjam to re-open as Shimmy

30-Aug-2013 - Former Notting Hill nightclub Cherryjam will re-open in October as Shimmy with LoveBrunch duo Hugo Heathcote and Deji Carr hoping to take the venue 'back to its legendary musical roots...

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The Belfry appoints Glen Watson chef director

30-Aug-2013 - Golf resort and hotel The Belfry, has appointed Glen Watson, a former chef consultant to Albert Roux, its chef director in a bid to turn the West Midlands hotel into...

New Carlson Rezidor UK global sales director launches 'bold' price promotion

30-Aug-2013 - Carlson Rezidor UK & Ireland global sales director Edward Pinchard has commenced his new role with the launch of a 'bold' price promotion designed to boost trade within Park Inn...

The Restaurant Group reports 'excellent performance' for first half of 2013

30-Aug-2013 - The Restaurant Group, owner of the Frankie & Benny's, Chiquito, Garfunkel's and Coast to Coast restaurant brands, says it has seen an 'excellent performance' across all its brands in the...

JD Wetherspoon launches American craft beer brewing initiative

30-Aug-2013 - JD Wetherspoon has invited selected craft brewers from America to produce their beers in the UK as part of a new initiative to capitalise on the UK's growing interest in...

Mondelez International launches Cadbury Wispa Hot Chocolate into foodservice

30-Aug-2013 - Mondelez International is launching Cadbury's Wispa Hot Chocolate drink into foodservice next month following it success in retail. 

Adam Byatt: Pearls of Wisdom

30-Aug-2013 - Adam Byatt owns and runs both the Clapham fine-dining restaurant Trinity and casual concept Bistro Union – which he is hoping to expand. However the renowned chef, who learnt his...

Pascal Proyart appointed chef consultant at The Leconfield, Petworth

29-Aug-2013 - Restaurant One-O-One executive chef Pascal Proyart has been appointed chef consultant at West Sussex restaurant The Leconfield. 

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Villandry to open third site in London

29-Aug-2013 - French-inspired restaurant and café group Villandry will open its third restaurant this autumn in London's St James's. 

The Olive Branch, Clipsham named The Good Pub Guide's Pub of the Year 2014

29-Aug-2013 - The Olive Branch in Clipsham has been named The Good Pub Guide's 2014 Pub of the Year for its quality service and 'sublime food'. 

The Good Pub Guide predicts loss of up to 4,000 pubs this year

29-Aug-2013 - The Good Pub Guide has predicted that between 2,500 and 4,000 pubs will go out of business over the next year because they have failed to keep up with rising...

Richard Caring-backed Grillshack to open in September

29-Aug-2013 - Grillshack, a new restaurant financially backed by Richard Caring and run by former Gordon Ramsay chef Mark Askew and ex-Hakkasan and ETM Group operations director Hannah Bass, will open in...

ADA Cosmetics launches Bronnley range for hotels

29-Aug-2013 - ADA Cosmetics International has worked with British fragrance brand Bronnley to produce a new hotel toiletries range - Honey Blossom.

Chef Jesse Dunford Wood takes on ownership of Parlour, Kensal Green

28-Aug-2013 - Jesse Dunford Wood has taken on full ownership of Kensal Green gastropub Parlour after severing ties with the Perritt & Perritt group. 

Hotels at risk of losing business by keeping customers hanging on phone

28-Aug-2013 - Hotel and B&B owners have been warned they risk losing business because they are leaving customers hanging on the telephone for too long. 

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Park Lane's Metropolitan by COMO hotel sold for £40m

28-Aug-2013 - The Metropolitan by COMO hotel on Park Lane, home to Europe's first Nobu restaurant, has been sold to a UK-based investor for more than £40m. 

Chef Norman Musa unveils new products to help put Malaysian food on the map

28-Aug-2013 - Ning restaurants co-owner and executive chef Norman Musa is aiming to introduce more of the trade and home cooks to Malaysian food with the launch of three new product lines...

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Chefs with Altitude: Top chefs and restaurateurs reach Kilimanjaro summit

28-Aug-2013 - Chefs Ashley Palmer-Watts, Paul Foster and John Freeman and Bar Boulud maitre d' Paolo de Tarso have reached the summit of Kilimanjaro six days after starting their climb.

Online bread company Bread du Jour provides fresh bread solution

28-Aug-2013 - A new service which allows chefs to order from a range of 13 artisan bake off breads online and have them delivered direct to their kitchen door has been developed...

UK hotels 'in good shape' one year on from The London Olympics

28-Aug-2013 - The hotel sector 'is in good shape' to take advantage of an upturn in the economy, according to business advisory and accountancy firm BDO LLP, who reports an increase in...

Risk Capital Partners takes majority stake in Red Hot World Buffet

28-Aug-2013 - Risk Capital Partners, the Luke Johnson-led investment vehicle, has completed the acquisition of a majority stake in Red Hot World Buffet (RHWB), the seven-strong group, founded by Helen and Parmjit...

Comptoir Libanais confirms Gatwick Airport for sixth restaurant

27-Aug-2013 - Lebanese restaurant chain Comptoir Libanais has confirmed plans to open its first airport restaurant at Gatwick's North Terminal later this year. 

Restaurants, hotels and pubs at busiest since 2007, yet profits fall sharply

27-Aug-2013 - Restaurants, hotels and pubs have seen business volumes rise at their fastest rate since August 2007, according to the CBI's quarterly Service Sector Survey with further growth expected 'through this...

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Wright Brothers to open third London oyster and seafood restaurant

27-Aug-2013 - Ben Wright and Robin Hancock are to open their third London oyster and seafood restaurant on the former site of Meson los Barriles in Spitalfield Market.

TAG Restaurant Holdings to open UK's first Kitchenette restaurant in Putney

27-Aug-2013 - Turkish restaurant company TAG Restaurant Holdings is to open its first Kitchenette restaurant in the UK in Putney next month. 

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