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Business profile: Rhubarb takes flight

Business profile: Rhubarb takes flight

By Emma Eversham

Catering company Rhubarb has opened its first restaurant and its at Heathrows T3. BigHospitality went along to see how it is performing in an environment dominated by established high street operators

Chinese restaurant Twitters way to success

Chinese restaurant Twitters way to success

By Emma Eversham

The owner of Sweet Mandarin restaurant in Manchester says demand for tables has gone through the roof since she started using social networking and micro-blogging service Twitter

Add bedrooms to survive, pubs told

Add bedrooms to survive, pubs told

By Emma Eversham

Property agent Christie & Co suggests pub operators rent out bedrooms to customers to help beat the economic downturn and benefit from people holidaying at home

London restaurant abandons bills

London restaurant abandons bills

By Emma Eversham

Restaurateur Peter Ilic is inviting diners to pay what they like for food and service at his Little Bay restaurant in Farringdon this month

Guiding principles

Guiding principles

By Stefan Chomka

Critics say they encourage elitist cooking and inflated egos. The compilers say they help consumer choice and put bums on seats. So are the restaurant guidebooks the industrys saviours or sinners?

How can you make sure your restaurant gets in the Michelin guide?

Getting in the guides

By Emma Eversham

Missed out on being listed in this year’s Michelin guide? Fancy bagging yourself an AA rosette? Read on for details of four of the best known, restaurant, hotel and pub guides and how you can maximize your business’s chances of appearing in them.

Business profile: Leon

Business profile: Leon

By Paul Wootton

Henry Dimbleby and John Vincent set up fast food chain Leon after spotting a gap in the market. And they’ve got some pretty ambitious plans, including going worldwide.

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