All news articles for November 2009

Improvements in London hotels' performance is 'encouraging'

London hotels see occupancy rise to 85%

By Becky Paskin

London hotels saw a 1.5 per cent year-on-year rise in occupancy to 85 per cent in October 2009, as the margin of decline in RevPAR decreased to its lowest level since July 2008

Restaurant Nathan Outlaw will close at the Marina Villa Hotel tomorrow

Restaurant Nathan Outlaw to close in Fowey

By Emma Eversham

Nathan Outlaw's eponymous restaurant at the Marina Hotel in Fowey will close for good tomorrow and will reopen at St Enodoc Hotel in nearby Rock next year

Scotland's Alcohol Bill will impose a minimum price

Scotland presses ahead with Alcohol Bill

By Gemma McKenna

The Scottish Government has published its controversial Alcohol Bill, which will give ministers powers to impose minimum pricing, introduce a new tax for retailers and ban off-trade promotions

All species of tuna have been removed from The Fresh Olive company's listing

Fish supplier removes tuna from listing

By Joe Lutrario, Restaurant

A major supplier of tuna to the restaurant trade has removed all species of the fish from its listings after a report showed that tuna stocks were almost at extinction level in the Med

Traditional pub classics are favoured by the majority of diners when eating at a pub

Pub classics most popular with diners

By Emma Eversham

Traditional pub dishes like fish & chips, bangers & mash and Sunday roasts are chosen by 90 per cent of diners when eating at a pub indicating that diners prefer 'a pub to be a pub'