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

Jamie's Italian now operates across 15 restaurants

Jamie's Italian heads for Portsmouth

By Mark Stretton

Jamie’s Italian, the fast-growing casual dining chain spearheaded by Jamie Oliver, has secured its latest site – at Portsmouth’s Gunwharf Quays waterside retail and leisure development

A Walkabout branch is one of three former Regent Inns sites to go

Three Regent Inn sites to be sold

By Lorraine Heller

Three more former Regent Inns sites are coming onto the market, a year after the operator went into administration

Dinner will open at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel at the end of January

Blumenthal’s Dinner delayed until January

By Becky Paskin

The opening of Heston Blumenthal’s new restaurant Dinner at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in London, has been delayed until the end of January next year

Smaller businesses are most likely to struggle

6,300 bars, pubs and restaurants to close by 2015

By Martyn Leek

Two new studies released today have claimed that 6,300 pubs, bars and restaurants will fail by 2015 and that some 6,685 companies in the leisure sector are currently struggling with “significant or critical” financial problems of £57.5bn

Yalla Yalla will open a second site behind Oxford Circus

Yalla Yalla to open second site at Oxford Circus

By Lorraine Heller

The popular Lebanese restaurant Yalla Yalla is to open a second site just off Market Place by London’s Oxford Circus, after signing a £90K per annum lease for the next ten years

Hartnett and Ramsay opened Murano in Mayfair in 2008

Angela Hartnett buys Murano

By Rachel Johnson

Angela Hartnett has bought Michelin -starred restaurant Murano from Gordon Ramsay Holdings (GRH), BigHospitality understands


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