Top 10 BigHospitality stories of 2013: In pictures
By Emma Eversham
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While 2013 was undoubtedly the year of the burger (the arrival of Shake Shack, Five Guys etc.) and the casual dining boom, it hasn't meant the end of fine-dining.
There have been a number of new openings for high-end chef Simon Rogan, including the news he will be taking over the restaurant space at Claridge's which was formerly occupied by Gordon Ramsay while creative Spanish gastronomy triumphed again with the news that Spanish restaurant El Celler de Can Roca had been voted number one in the World's 50 Best Restaurants Awards.
Nevertheless, 2013 could be seen as the year when the restaurant sector shifted its focus to one of supplying quality food without the pomp, with Tom Kerridge's pub The Hand & Flowers taking first place in the National Restaurant Awards, the list of the 100 top restaurants in the UK, while pubs themselves have had to change their focus to survive.
In the hotel space there have been developments in all areas, particularly in the budget sector with the arrival of new concepts Hub by Premier Inn and QBic, plus real evidence of growth in the serviced apartment sector.
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