All news articles for November 09, 2011

Kumo (top-left) offers a 50-cover Japanese restaurant and cocktail bar, while Mari Vanna (bottom-right) is a 120-cover restaurant offering Russian cuisine

Knightsbridge welcomes Russian and Japanese restaurants

By Luke Nicholls

The restaurant scene in Knightsbridge is to be hit by two new sites within a month as Kumo, a recently-opened Japanese sushi and cocktail bar, and Mari Vanna, a Russian restaurant set to open its doors next month, are within walking distance of each other.

Sixty-five per cent of the affected businesses surveyed reported mice and rats on their premesis

One in five hospitality businesses encounter pest problem

By Luke Nicholls

Almost one in five hospitality businesses have encountered a pest problem in the past year, with a lack of effective cleaning and maintenance cited as the main cause for attracting rats, mice and ants.

The 4,000 sq.ft site comprises a café, restaurant and bar

Gondola buys Soho Pizzeria

By Luke Nicholls

Soho Pizzeria, located on London’s Beak Street, has been sold to Gondola Group – the operators of Pizza Express, Zizzi and ASK.

Seven in 10 Britons are opting for the UK seaside, amusement parks and city breaks

VisitEngland: Staycation trend remains buoyant

By Luke Nicholls

The number of people enjoying a staycation in 2011 is on par with last year, with seven in 10 going to have taken a domestic break by the end of the year, according to new figures released today by national tourist board VisitEngland.

Peruvian dish Ceviche has been dubbed 'one of the best foods of the world' by Rene Redzepi and is set to take London by storm

Latin American restaurants to take London by storm

By Stefan Chomka

Latin American restaurants – in particular those serving Peruvian cuisine – are poised to take London by storm over the next year with a number of new openings in the pipeline.

The Livebookings and Square Meal partnership will enable more customers to book online via the Square Meal website

Livebookings and Square Meal announce partnership

By Emma Eversham

Restaurant reservations and online marketing services company Livebookings has partnered with restaurant guide Square Meal enabling the guide's users to book more of the restaurants it features online.

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