Keep up to date with the latest openings, closures and property deals in the restaurant, pub and hotel sectors.

Flexible sizes at new developments are a good fit for the Busaba brand

Busaba Eathai eyes retail sites for expansion

By Joe Lutrario

Busaba Eathai – the Thai restaurant chain founded by Alan Yau – is to open two shopping centre sites before the end of 2010, one of these – in Bicester Village, Oxfordshire – will be the Thai restaurant brand’s first outlet outside the Capital

The colour scheme, tables and chairs has been updated, making the venue feel light and bright

Pizza Express unveils radical restaurant template

By William Drew

Casual dining giant Pizza Express has unveiled its new restaurant design template in Richmond, featuring a central theatre-style kitchen, banquette-seat tables with their own parabolic roof domes, bespoke music and fresh furniture and tableware

Creativevents also operates four waterfront bars at ExCel

Food group expands at ExCel London as Olympics approach

By Lorraine Heller

The food and drink firm Creativevents has added a new ‘healthy’ café to its catering facilities at the ExCel London convention centre, as part of its investment strategy leading up to the Olympic Games

A luxury hotel at Harrods is one idea of many being considered

Plans for luxury hotel above Harrods

By Lorraine Heller

Qatar Holdings, which acquired the London department store Harrods earlier this year, is considering plans to open a luxury hotel on the upper levels of the store.


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