Premium Bars & Restaurants Remains Cautious
Group urges caution despite 95 per cent revenue growth due to the fragile state of consumer confidence.
Premium Bars & Restaurants Sees Future in Restaurants
Group says that harsh winter weather and the smoking ban have lead to a belief that the companys future lies in the restaurant sector rather than in bars.
Vandals Force Two-Michelin-Star Restaurant to Scrap Foie Gras
Chef patron at Midsummer House, in Cambridge, forced to take action following discussions with local police about animal rights activists desecrating the restaurant at the weekend.
Est Est Est Rebranded with Gusto
Living Ventures has revealed plans to rebrand its Est Est Est restaurant chain as Gusto Restaurant and Bar, offering the best elements of the existing operation in an improved bespoke environment.
Whitbread Launches New Pub-Restaurant Brand
Company plans to transform around 75 of its 400-plus pubs to new concept called Table Table following an extensive refurbishment programme. The concept is currently being trialled at six pubs.
Tchenguiz Considering Laurel Administration Move
Billionaire property tycoon Robert Tchenguiz is considering putting part of his Laurel Pub Company into administration to facilitate a refinancing of the companys debts.
Clapham House aims to Prevent Capricorn Takeover
The company behind the Gourmet Burger Kitchen is considering selling one or more of its restaurant brands - which include Tootsies, The Real Greek and the Bombay Cycle Club - in a bid to prevent a possible takeover by its biggest shareholder Capricorn...
Conrad Launches 'First Bespoke Bar Menu'
New concept from Conrad Hotels allows customers to create their perfect cocktail from a selection of ingredients, tailor made by each hotel according to the preferences of their customers
Clapham House Considers Sell-Off
Clapham House is said to be considering offers for The Bombay Bicycle Club and The Real Greek brands
Hotel and Restaurant Development for the Highlands
Plans for a huge £8million hotel and leisure development in the heart of the Scottish Highlands have been given the green light by planners.
Soho Clubs and Bars in Potential Buyout
The London based Soho Clubs and Bars group is reported to be in advanced stage negotiations with Novus Leisure about potential purchase
University Restaurant Pioneer in Research
A Netherlands restaurant has opened a facility to gauge factors affecting diners and influencing their behaviour
D-Day for Edinburgh Airport Hotel Plans
Councilllors set to deliver their verdict on plans for another new hotel to service Edinburgh Airport as developers Ratho Park Ventures look for a partnership with a major hotel chain.
Hand Picked Hotels Grow
UK based group Hand Picked Hotels buys 3 new properties
Cipriani Expands Into Florida
Cipriani has completed the purchase of a huge hotel site in South Beach, Miami, which it plans to renovate and restore ahead of reopening at the end of next year.