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Increasing drinks margins: Panel discussion at The Restaurant Show

By Luke Nicholls

At 22.7bn and in growth, the UK on-trade beer, wine and spirits market remains a star performer. This panel discussion at The Restaurant Show explores some of the current trends and identifies how you should be revising your drinks list over the next...

Hotel GB is open for service on Channel 4 for the rest of the week (1 - 5 October)

Behind the scenes at Hotel GB: Will the TV show benefit hospitality?

By Luke Nicholls

Gordon Ramsay is dishing out the orders in the restaurant, Mary Portas is in charge of the rooms and Gok Wan is running the bar. The stars of Hotel GB think the show will have an eventual wider impact on our hospitality industry - are they right? BigHospitality...

In a special audio podcast, Rhubarb gave BigHospitality their top tips and advice on banquet and event catering after serving 2,000 diners a night in the corporate dinner week at the Royal Albert Hall

How to run a successful banquet or develop event catering

By Peter Ruddick

TV shows like Great British Menu have led to a resurgence in popularity among chefs for cooking banquets or developing event catering, so BigHospitality went behind the scenes at a fine-dining three-course meal for 2,000 at the Royal Albert Hall to find...

Many of the major national restaurant chains are falling back on deal sites, coupons and voucher codes to drive business

Discount dining: Help or hindrance for the restaurant sector?

By Luke Nicholls

Discount vouchers have traditionally proved an effective tactic by some operators in encouraging consumers to eat in their outlets and have risen in popularity since the recession. But the popularity of these schemes has raised concerns that some operators...

Chef Mark Greenaway has greatly increased his profile having opened his eponymous restaurant at No. 12 Picardy Place in Edinburgh last year

The growing relationship between celebrity chefs and hoteliers

By Luke Nicholls

The number of restaurants led by big-name chefs in branded luxury hotels has grown significantly in recent years, and having this 'brand within a brand' can, at first glance offer significant advantages for both parties.

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