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Il Cudega to open London Fields venue in March

28-Nov-2014 - Italian restaurant and delicatessen Il Cudega has secured a space at FoutLondon, a London Fields mixed-use development due to open in March 2015.

Action Against Hunger thanks restaurant industry for ‘phenomenal’ year

28-Nov-2014 - The charity of choice for many in the food and drink industry, Action Against Hunger, has released a number of videos to thank the restaurant sector for raising almost £1m...

Pizza Hut trials ‘subconscious menu’

28-Nov-2014 - Pizza Hut is trialling a ‘subconscious menu’ app that creates a customer’s perfect pizza based on the ingredients they spend the most time looking at, though the brand has “no...

Marston's keeps pushing food after positive results

28-Nov-2014 - Pub group Marston’s plans to open 25 more pub-restaurants over the next two years as it continues to shift its focus towards food.

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Accor triumphs at British Travel Awards

28-Nov-2014 - Hotel group Accor scooped nine awards across its brands at this year’s British Travel Awards, which took place at Battersea Evolution in London on 26 November.

No change to licensing powers of entry, rules Home Office

28-Nov-2014 - The Home Office has ruled that police and licensing authorities should retain all existing powers of entry granted under the Licensing Act.

Udon restaurant 'den' prepares for UK launch

28-Nov-2014 - Japanese udon restaurant den will open its first UK location in London’s King’s Cross in December.

People on the Move in Hospitality: November 2014

27-Nov-2014 - We've rounded up some of the latest movers and shakers in the hospitality industry, with the past month seeing key appointments by Menzies Hotels, ASAP, QHotels, and The Lucky Onion.

Confidence in the 2015 hotel sector rises

27-Nov-2014 - UK hoteliers showed the most confidence in the hotel sector for 2015 with 86 per cent of them taking a positive view of it, according to Choice Hotels' European Hotelier Pulse-Check survey.

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Graham Corfield on Just Eat and allergen labelling

27-Nov-2014 - Graham Corfield is the UK managing director of Just Eat. He tells BigHospitality what impact the upcoming allergen labelling regulations are having on restaurants.

Tiger Bills to open Hammersmith venue

27-Nov-2014 - ‘East meets West’ dining concept Tiger Bills will open its second London restaurant in Hammersmith on 19 December.

Bankers tell hoteliers how to get their support

27-Nov-2014 - Senior bankers from Lloyds, HSBC and Barclays spoke to hoteliers about the state of bank participation in the sector and the things they look for in loan applications at the...

Benito’s Hat to open two new sites

27-Nov-2014 - Mexican bar and kitchen concept Benito’s Hat is to open two new London sites in Bromley and Liverpool Street Station.

Gold Service Scholarship 2015: finalists revealed

27-Nov-2014 - The eight finalists for this year’s Gold Service Scholarship have been revealed ahead of the national final, which will take place at The Connaught in London’s Mayfair on 2 February...

Living Rooms to open Notting Hill hotel

26-Nov-2014 - Operator of ‘hotel alternatives’ Living Rooms will be opening its fourth London hotel, The Laslett, in Notting Hill in summer 2015. 

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UK coffee shop comes top at European Coffee Awards 2014

26-Nov-2014 - Timberyard, Caravan, and British chain Costa Coffee were among the UK winners at this year’s European Coffee Awards.

KSL acquires Village Urban Resorts, launches review of Malmaison Group

26-Nov-2014 - KSL Capital Partners has acquired Village Urban Resorts from De Vere, but is reportedly considering the sale of its Malmaison and Hotel du Vin brands.

ETM Group to open 13th London pub

26-Nov-2014 - Pub and restaurant group ETM has announced plans to open new pub The Ealing Park Tavern in South Ealing in mid-December.

Consumers continue to prioritise eating out

26-Nov-2014 - Eating out was the only leisure activity to achieve year-on-year growth last month, according to the latest Greene King Leisure Spend Tracker.

Wahaca Covent Garden to host Mexico's top chefs

25-Nov-2014 - Wahaca has announced plans to host a series of one night culinary showcases with some of Mexico’s top chefs at its Covent Garden restaurant next year. 

London pub re-opens with new restaurant

25-Nov-2014 - The George pub on the Strand has re-opened following an extensive refurbishment and now includes new restaurant The Pig & Goose. 

Laine Pub Co to open new Brighton pub in early 2015

25-Nov-2014 - The delayed conversion of the former Life nightclub site on Brighton seafront into a pub is due to be completed early next year, according to our sister publication M&C Report....

Manchester and Edinburgh hotels among best performers in Europe

25-Nov-2014 - Hotels in Manchester and Edinburgh were among the best performing in Europe in October, with RevPAR increases of 15.3 per cent and 10.2 per cent respectively in Euro terms, according...

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Le Chateaubriand team to open Le Chabanais in London

25-Nov-2014 - The team behind Paris restaurant Le Chateaubriand, currently ranked 27th in The World’s 50 Best Restaurants list and forerunner of the city’s growing ‘bistronomy’ movement, is crossing the Channel to...

Final details released for Tom Kerridge’s The Coach

25-Nov-2014 - Chef Tom Kerridge will officially open new venture The Coach on 1 December, just minutes away from his two Michelin-starred pub The Hand and Flowers in Marlow.

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