All news articles for May 2007

The ‘living statue' restaurant

The ‘living statue' restaurant

By BigHospitality Writer

Gruesome nightmare or interesting talking point? Welcome to Living Tables When the table appears to be dressed as Marilyn Monroe and hands you a vol-auvent, it's probably time to slow down on the banana daiquiris. And when the watermelon in the ...

Brilliant's low fat Indian cuisine

Brilliant's low fat Indian cuisine

By BigHospitality Writer

Dipna Anand's low cholesterol Punjabi cuisine has put her at the top of her class When Dipna Anand set about putting her restaurateur father Gulu Anand on a diet, she had her work cut out. Gulu, after all, is a man so stubborn that on the night ...

Restaurant Group sales up 4%

Restaurant Group sales up 4%

By BigHospitality Writer

The Restaurant Group has said that like-for-like sales for the first five months of the year were up by four per cent, just ahead of expectations. The company, which owns Garfunkel's and Frankie & Benny's, said its new openings programme...

Carluccio's turnover up 20%

Carluccio's turnover up 20%

By BigHospitality Writer

Carluccio's restaurants and food shops has announced that turnover rose by 20 per cent to £25.9million in the 26 weeks to March 25 2007. Three new stores opened in the period (two in London, Bloomsbury and Spitalfields, and one in ...

Menus That Talk

Menus That Talk

By BigHospitality Writer

Good news for the visually impaired who don't read Braille. A restaurant customer has just launched her alternative creation – Menus That Talk – at Chicago's National Restaurant Association Restaurant Show. Susan Perry, whose ...