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Club 31's new redesign

Club 31's new redesign

By BigHospitality Writer

Club 31 was a Spanish Capital classic, but its new redesign has brought it bang up to date Stepping into Club 31, a culinary monument beloved of the Madrileños, you feel temporarily flung back to 1950s New York, to the days when women wore ...

New sexual harassment laws

New sexual harassment laws

By BigHospitality Writer

A new High Court ruling has made the employer liable for any sexual harassment, be it boisterous, discontented or amorous, of their staff at the hands of the public A new law has been passed in which the High Court ruled conclusively that employers ...

How to handle waiting customers

How to handle waiting customers

By BigHospitality Writer

A successful ‘no reservations' policy means you'll need to learn line management When the L'Atelier concept came to London, it opened with a ‘no bookings' policy normal to chains. That changed only a few weeks after ...

Carlson buys TGI Friday’s

Carlson buys TGI Friday’s

By BigHospitality Writer

Whitbread has tied up its sale of TGI Friday's for £70.4million to Carlson Restaurants Worldwide. The US firm is likely to tweak the brand's target market to make it more accessible. The company has also announced a slight increase in ...

New name for Conran restaurants

New name for Conran restaurants

By BigHospitality Writer

Conran Restaurants has changed its name to D&D London, following a management buyout by Des Gunewardena and David Loewis which took place last September. The Chairman/Chief Executive and Managing Director respectively bought out 49 per cent of ...

The evolution of restaurant PR

The evolution of restaurant PR

By BigHospitality Writer

Fay Maschler ponders the apparent evolution of restaurant PR and finds many a missing link My late, much-missed pal Alan Crompton-Batt was often credited with having invented the profession of restaurant PR. It was in the early 1980s, after he got ...

Guinness is not the only porter

Guinness is not the only porter

By BigHospitality Writer

We tasted nine variations on the theme Porter, apparently, was first drunk in London in the 1730s and became very popular in Britain and Ireland. It declined in popularity in Britain with the advent of pale ales, but continued to grow in popularity ...

Black Door Group plans to expand

Black Door Group plans to expand

By BigHospitality Writer

Hot on the heels of As You Like It in Jesmond, which marked the arrival of Newcastle's first gastropub, the city's Black Door Group has announced tentative plans to expand its empire in a similar direction. Despite having lost out on a ...

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