All news articles for July 08, 2014

Mitch Tonks just opened his latest Rockfish restaurant in Torquay

Mitch Tonks reveals Rockfish expansion plans

By Ruth Williams and Melodie Michel

Mitch Tonks, the high-profile chef, has opened his fourth Rockfish seafood restaurant in Torquay, Devon as part of plans to grow the brand to 15 restaurants in coastal towns.

VIDEO: National Restaurant Awards 2014

VIDEO: National Restaurant Awards 2014

By Carina Perkins

The National Restaurant Awards 2014 took place in London last week, with the top 100 list revealed alongside a number of special awards celebrating excellence in the UK restaurant industry.

CAMRA's report highlights that councils can show how pubs are valued in communities by adopting pub protection policies

CAMRA calls for councils to protect pubs

By Lauren Houghton

A new report released by the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) and the Local Government Information Unit (LGiU) highlights how local councils can work to save British pubs by recognising their place in the community and blocking conversions from developers. 

The rise in popularity of coffee shops could increase competition for restaurants and bars

Coffee shops boosting our high streets

By Lauren Houghton

Figures just released by research consultancy Allegra Strategies show that high streets throughout the UK are gaining a welcome economic and social boost from the rise in both independent and branded coffee shops setting up there. 


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