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Hotels outnumber pubs with 24-hour licenses

31-Oct-2008 - The amount of pubs with a 24-hour license to sell alcohol are far outnumbered by hotel bars and supermarkets, according to new figures

Aiden Byrne to leave The Dorchester for pub venture

31-Oct-2008 - The Dorchester Grills Head Chef will be moving back up North in 2009 to open his first pub in Cheshire

Chefs meet mutton runners

31-Oct-2008 - The first Mutton Run sees the first North Rondaldsay mutton carcasses of 2008 arrive in the capital

British Pie Week competition seeks perfect pub dish

31-Oct-2008 - Pub chefs are being urged to enter the recipe for their favourite pie for a chance to be crowned the Face of British Pie Week

Canteen to open fourth site at Canary Wharf

31-Oct-2008 - The British diner is to open a fourth outlet at Canary Wharf, just as Tom Aikens withdraws plans for a second Toms Kitchen

Time to step up in the down turn

31-Oct-2008 - Exclusive research unveiled at the R100 seminar last month gave an insight into the future state of the restaurant industry. Here are the findings

Diners seek cheaper branded wines in restaurants

30-Oct-2008 - Wine drinkers are spending less on wine when they go out and would like to see more branded wines in top-end restaurants according to a recent survey commissioned by the...

Aspalls develop mulled cyder for winter rush

30-Oct-2008 - A bitter-sweet mulled cyder has been developed by Aspalls in preparation for winter drinks market

Ramsay to revisit Savoy's Escoffier

30-Oct-2008 - Gordon Ramsay reveals his plans for the menu at the revamped Savoy Grill when it reopens in May next year

Marcus Wareing to train ARAMARK caterers

30-Oct-2008 - Marcus Wareing has teamed up with ARAMARK to train its staff to the standard of his restaurant at the Berkeley

Cheerful souls win chance to work with Raymond Blanc

30-Oct-2008 - Russell Clement and his partner Michele English have been declared the winners of the second series of the BBC Two show The Restaurant

Scalzo brothers launch all-day brasserie and gallery

30-Oct-2008 - The brothers behind caf? chain Patisserie Valerie open a brasserie and art gallery in London’s Belgravia

Fifty restaurants unveiled at Westfield London grand opening

30-Oct-2008 - The launch of Westfield London today unveils 50 new restaurant outlets, including eight brand new UK openings

Apuro makes light work of juicing

29-Oct-2008 - Bars and restaurants could speed up their juicing efficiency with two new high-speed models from Apuro

WEST brewery produce beer for sales off-site

29-Oct-2008 - WEST bar and brewery in Glasgow has developed a bottled lager for sale at off-site premises

Ambassade de I’lle, English Lakes Hotels and Ramada Jarvis appointments

29-Oct-2008 - Ambassade de I’lle appoints a new sommelier, English Lakes Hotels adds a new director to its board, while Ramada Jarvis gets a new Regional Director

Thierry de Magneval's BigTalent

29-Oct-2008 - This months BigTalent charts the career so far of Thierry de Magneval, Restaurant Manager of Albert Rouxs eponymous brasserie at Sofitel, Heathrow

Fire-damaged Bluecoat restaurant re-opens

29-Oct-2008 - Liverpools Upstairs at the Bluecoat is to re-open next month following work to repair the fire-damaged restaurant

Suffolk pub plans to build microbrewery

29-Oct-2008 - The Dove Street Inn in Ipswich unveils plans for a microbrewery and extension

Rombouts coffee now available to on-trade

28-Oct-2008 - Rombouts launches its Pure Origins range to caterers in the form of both pods, and ground coffee

Northern restaurants named best for vegetarians

28-Oct-2008 - Two northern restaurants have named as the best independent vegetarian restaurants in the UK by the Vegetarian Society

St. Austell project on verge of collapse

28-Oct-2008 - Regeneration project in St. Austell town centre in danger after development company goes into administration

Tootsies puts snake curry on the menu

28-Oct-2008 - A curry made from one of the worlds most dangerous snakes has gone on the menu at restaurant chain Tootsies this week in celebration of Halloween

ETM Group to open new venture

28-Oct-2008 - The Hat and Tun - Ed and Tom Martins latest gastropub, opens in Hatton Gardens next week

Pub launches grocery shop takeaway service

28-Oct-2008 - A London pub has opened a grocery shop next door from which to sell homemade meals, cashing in on the growing trend for takeaways

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