All news articles for August 2009

The Covent Garden branch's kitchens were found covered  in grease and mouse droppings

TGI Friday's fined £30k for running 'filthy kitchens'

By Emma Eversham

The American-themed restaurant chain pleaded guilty to six food hygiene offences in court on Wednesday after inspectors found dead cockroaches, mouse droppings and grease-encrusted cabinets in its kitchens

One lucky voter will get the  chance to come to the awards

Voting opens for Readers' Choice restaurant

By Emma Eversham

Readers of Restaurant magazine and BigHospitality are urged to nominate their favourite restaurant for the Readers' Choice Award in this year's National Restaurant Awards

Lisa Allen is one of the north's leading female head chefs

Lisa Allen’s BigTalent

By Becky Paskin

As one of the north’s leading female head chefs, Lisa Allen of the Michelin-starred Northcote Manor in Lancashire reveals the lengths she’ll go to, to remain competitive amongst her male peers, in our latest BigTalent profile

Helene Darroze will introduce  a tasting menu only at her  Paris restaurant

Darroze ditches a la carte menu

By Paul Wootton

Restaurant Helene Darroze in Paris is to axe its à la carte menu in October, serving a tasting menu only and may bring the idea to her London restaurant at The Connaught

Joanna Morgan is Thistle's  first brand manager

Thistle hotels creates brand manager role

By Emma Eversham

The hotel group, due to complete a £100m refurbishment project across its estate by next year, appoints its first brand manager to ensure the company's new brand philosophy is projected to staff and guests