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Pearls of Wisdom: Andrew Pern

24-Dec-2010 - Yorkshire-born and bred, Pern won a Roux scholarship prior to opening The Star Inn at Harome in 1996, aged just 25. Currently the Morning Advertiser’s Gastropub of the Year, it...

New Year’s Fireworks at Sky London Bar and cut-price rooms at Travelodge

24-Dec-2010 - Restaurants, pubs and hotels including the Sky London Bar and Travelodge, tell us what promotions they’re running to attract customers.

BigHospitality will return next year

24-Dec-2010 - BigHospitality would like to wish all its readers a very Merry Christmas and a huge thank you for your support over the past year.

Four Seasons London to launch Italian restaurant

24-Dec-2010 - The Four Seasons Hotel in London has revealed plans to launch an Italian restaurant and bar when it reopens on 31 January, following a two-year £125m refurbishment.

Luxury fishcakes join Country Range portfolio

24-Dec-2010 - The Country Range group has added a selection of sustainably sourced, luxury fishcakes to its portfolio.

Review of the Year 2010: The future

23-Dec-2010 - With 2010 almost over its time to look ahead to what the future brings. We’ve spoken to some of the industry’s key players to find out what they believe 2011...

Battersea Power Station development is go

23-Dec-2010 - Mayor of London Boris Johnson has given the green light to a new attempt to regenerate the capital’s Battersea Power Station, this time into a £5.5bn mixed-use development with homes,...

Delay VAT rise, begs pub industry

23-Dec-2010 - An industry body has called on the Government to delay the VAT rise in January, to compensate for the effects of the recent extreme weather.

How to prepare for 2012 London Olympics

22-Dec-2010 - The 2012 London Olympics are just 18 months away, yet many hospitality operators are still unsure of what they should be doing to prepare for the event.

Review of the Year 2010: Hotels

22-Dec-2010 - As 2010 draws to a close, we take a look back at how the hotel sector has evolved in the past 12 months.

News in brief

Murchison’s New Angel renamed Angelique

22-Dec-2010 - The 10 in 8 Fine Dining Group, headed by Alan Murchison, has renamed The New Angel, its latest acquisition in Dartmouth, as Angelique.

Heathrow hotels "cash in" on stranded passengers

22-Dec-2010 - Hotels situated near London Heathrow have been accused of cashing in on the plight of thousands of stranded airline passengers by charging up to 300 per cent more for rooms...

Pubs advised to live life in the fast lane

22-Dec-2010 - Food-led pubs can learn vital lessons from the burgeoning fast-casual sector this year by concentrating on increasing their speed of service, research from retail consultancy him! has shown.

British tourism set to rise in 2011

22-Dec-2010 - Britain is on target to attract 300,000 more visitors next year as confidence amongst overseas travellers returns.

Hibiscus and Lifehouse appointments

21-Dec-2010 - Claude Bosi has appointed a new wine consultant for his two Michelin-starred restaurant Hibiscus in Mayfair.

Las Iguanas founder joins Tampopo

21-Dec-2010 - One of the founders of Las Iguanas has joined the board of Tampopo, the East Asian noodle house concept, as an investing director.

News in brief

Visit London to be merged

21-Dec-2010 - Visit London, the capital's tourist board, is to be merged with two other bodies, the mayor's office has said.

Energy-saving fly-zappers released by Lincat

21-Dec-2010 - Commercial catering equipment manufacturer Lincat has developed a new range of energy efficient insect control units that use 70 per cent less electricity than conventional models.

Review of the Year 2010: Pubs

21-Dec-2010 - As 2010 draws to a close, we take a look back at how the pub sector has evolved in the past 12 months.

Review of the Year 2010: Restaurants

20-Dec-2010 - As 2010 draws to a close, we take a look back at how the restaurant sector has evolved in the past 12 months.

Chris Hutcheson returns Petrus to Gordon Ramsay Holdings

20-Dec-2010 - Gordon Ramsay Holdings has regained sole control of Mayfair restaurant Petrus, after former chief executive Chris Hutcheson took it with him when he left the company in October.

News in brief

Molson Coors opens microbrewery

20-Dec-2010 - Molson Coors has opened its £1m cask ale microbrewery at the site of the National Brewery Centre in Burton on Trent.

Winter cocktails at Radisson Edwardian and New Year’s party at Fifteen London

17-Dec-2010 - Restaurants, pubs and hotels, including Radisson Edwardian Manchester and Fifteen London, tell us what they’re doing to attract customers.

Ian Schrager launches two international boutique hotel brands

17-Dec-2010 - The man credited with inventing boutique hotels has this week created a new company with the aim of launching his own line of both top-end and middle-market hotels.

After hours with... Sandeep Bhalla

17-Dec-2010 - The India-born director of food and beverage at The Berkeley in Knightsbridge has worked in some of the world’s top class hotels. In his current position he has overseen the...

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