All news articles for September 2013

Le Bistrot Pierre's board members toast the finance deal which will enable them to double their estate in the next four years

Le Bistrot Pierre to grow to 20 sites by 2018

By Emma Eversham

Small French restaurant chain Le Bistrot Pierre is to double the number of restaurants in its estate to 20 by 2018 after agreeing a multi-million pound capital financing deal. 

Stephen and Lisa Burdge spent two years gaining planning permission for the ambitious project

Olympic Café & Dining Room to open within revamped London Studios

By Luke Nicholls

Olympic Studios, the famous West London recording studios that hosted the likes of Jimi Hendrix, The Rolling Stones and U2, will re-open its doors to the public in October as a new entertainment venue housing a cinema, private members’ club, café and...

Bonny and Philip Yau want their new range of fresh, healthy sauces to challenge perceptions of their native food

Yau's oriental cooking sauces hits the UK

By Luke Nicholls

A new range of gluten-free oriental cooking sauces is now available to foodservice businesses across the UK as the product’s creators want to help change negative, unhealthy perceptions of Chinese food. 

The HotStats sample is composed of 592 hotels with an average hotel size of 177 bedrooms

Hotel chains have reasons for optimism after strong showing in August

By Luke Nicholls

As expected, year-on-year figures for London’s hotel market were down last month, due to the uplift during the 2012 Olympics. But when comparing August 2013 with the same month in the pre-Olympic year of 2011, profits and revenues were up significantly. 

Mark Greenaway moved his eponymous Edinburgh from No.12 Picardy Place to North Castle Street in January

Mark Greenaway: Pearls of Wisdom

By Luke Nicholls

When he left school aged just 15, Mark Greenaway dreamt of having his own restaurant. Twenty years later, that dream was realised with Greenway’s eponymous establishment opening in Edinburgh. Having worked in numerous venues throughout the UK and Australia,...

Mr Trotter's crisps are cut with their skins on before being cooked in cold-pressed rapeseed oil

Mr Trotter's adds 'Proper Potato Crisps' to range

By Emma Eversham

Mr Trotter's, the creator of Mr Trotter's Great British Pork Crackling and Mr Trotter's Great British Chestnut Ale, has branched out further with its bar snacks, adding 'Proper Potato Crisps' to its range.