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In Operation with...Rosa's Thai Cafe

30-Nov-2016 - For the latest video in our series focusing on emerging restaurant groups, we visit Rosa's Thai Cafe, the Thai restaurant brand created by husband-and-wife team Alexander and Saiphin Moore. 

Chefs' Secrets of Success: Francesco Mazzei

30-Nov-2016 - In the latest of our Chefs' Secrets of Success series, we talk to chef-patron of Sartoria Francesco Mazzei about passion, 'superstar chefs', and nurturing new talent

Hospitality Openings: November 2016

30-Nov-2016 - From barbecue pop-ups to dining department stores to another new Jason Atherton site, November's been eventful. We look at some of the top openings from this busy month

Chef Adam Rawson to take on Fitzrovia pub residency and supperclubs

30-Nov-2016 - Adam Rawson, former head of Pachamama, is to hold a number of weekend supperclubs as part of his new residency at Fitzrovia pub, The George & Dragon.

Bookatable launches restaurant music festival to explore food-music link

30-Nov-2016 - Online restaurant booking platform Bookatable is to hold a festival exploring the links between food and music, as part of wider research into the subject.

Scottish Rugby extends Elior UK catering contract

30-Nov-2016 - Elior UK's contract to supply corporate hospitality, conference and event matchday catering at BT Murrayfield has been extended by another 10 years. 

Restaurants, pubs and hotels at front line of rising food inflation

30-Nov-2016 - Foodservice operators are on the front line of rising food inflation as they face paying 2 per cent more for supplies than they did last year, according to supply chain...

Campaign calls for standardised fish and chip portion sizes

29-Nov-2016 - A campaign has been launched by Seafish and AHDB to encourage fish and chip restaurants and takeaways to serve portions in standard sizes. 

Chichester College invests £3m in kitchens for catering students

29-Nov-2016 - They are often criticised for not equipping students with the right skills to work in the industry, but one catering college is helping to put its students 'at the cutting...

James Durrant to open The Game Bird at The Stafford London Hotel

29-Nov-2016 - Great British Menu winner James Durrant is to launch a new restaurant at The Stafford London Hotel next year.

British Curry Awards announce winners amid immigration controversy

29-Nov-2016 - The winners of the British Curry Awards – referred to as the ‘Curry Oscars’ ‒ have been announced, with Dishoom, Darbaar, The Chilli Pickle and the Cinnamon Club among them.

Boringdon Hall named Plymouth's first five-star hotel

29-Nov-2016 - The historic Boringdon Hall has become the first hotel in Plymouth to be awarded five-star status by the AA.

Modern British restaurant Juniper Tree opens in North West London

28-Nov-2016 - Modern British restaurant Juniper Tree has opened in Belsize Park, North West London, serving dishes made with predominantly organic ingredients.

Pizza Toscana debuts in the UK

28-Nov-2016 - Florentine pizza restaurant Pizza Toscana is opening its first site in the UK this week, with a second planned to open in London next summer. 

The Lowry Hotel up for sale

28-Nov-2016 - The five-star Lowry Hotel in Manchester has been put on the market just two years after it was sold to Westmont Hospitality Group. 

Challenging, yet profitable year for Crieff Hydro hotel company

28-Nov-2016 - The boss of Scottish hotel company Crieff Hydro has reported a profitable year for the business despite challenging trading conditions and a large investment in its properties. 

UK has seen no post-Brexit tourism surge, says BHA

28-Nov-2016 - The number of leisure tourists visiting the UK dropped by almost 400,000 in the first nine months of 2016, according to the British Hospitality Association's (BHA) Travel Monitor report.

Adagio launches fresh ‘lighter’ communal design in new Edinburgh site

28-Nov-2016 - Adagio, the aparthotels group, is to open the first of its newly-designed hotel spaces in Edinburgh, with a new ‘lighter’ communal space design.


How to cater for large groups during the festive season

28-Nov-2016 - Darron Bunn, executive chef at the Goodwood Estate in West Sussex - home to events like The Festival of Speed, as well as restaurants, a hotel and private members’ club...

Boom Burger diversifies with new Boom Shack concept in Brixton

25-Nov-2016 - Boom Burger, the Jamaican-style burger group, is diversifying its offer and seeking to expand, as it opens its long-awaited second site and cocktail concept Boom Shack, in London’s Brixton this...

Springboard announces winners of Awards for Excellence 2016

25-Nov-2016 - Byron, QHotels and Peach Pubs were among the winners of Springboard's Awards for Excellence 2016.

Ascott launches Lyf brand for millennial travellers

25-Nov-2016 - Serviced apartment group The Ascott Limited is to launch a new brand in the UK targeted at millennial travellers.

Tom Sellers and Sub Cult team up to create market stall ‘Sellers Sub’

25-Nov-2016 - Michelin-starred chef Tom Sellers is to team up with street food group Sub Cult to create the new ‘Sellers Sub’, to be sold at food markets throughout December. 

Tony Conigliaro to open Warhol-inspired bar, Untitled

25-Nov-2016 - Tony Conigliaro, bartender, mixologist, and founder of London cocktail bars 69 Colebrook Row and Bar Termini, is to open his third bar concept, Untitled, this December in Hackney.

The top 5 stories in hospitality this week 21/11 - 25/11

25-Nov-2016 - What were some of the top stories in hospitality this week? Here's our pick.

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