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

Top French Chef to Open New London Restaurant

Top French Chef to Open New London Restaurant

By Claire Miller

Michelin starred French chef Jean-Christophe Ansanay-Alex is to open a new restaurant in South Kensington. The 50-cover establishment in South Kensington will offer fine dining with both English and French menus.

Foie Gras Protesters Claim Another Scalp

Foie Gras Protesters Claim Another Scalp

By Alan Lodge

Yet another restaurant has been forced to axe foie gras from its menu after pressure from animal rights activists. Beaujolais bistro, in Bath, acted quickly to remove the dish to prevent further incidents.

Petrus Problems

Petrus Problems

By Claire Miller

Is Ramsay Holdings expanding so fast it might implode at its core? Rumours abound about problems at P?trus

Shire Opens Budget Hotel

Shire Opens Budget Hotel

By Tamara Sender

Shire Hotels, the hotels division operated by Lancaster-based brewer and pub operator Daniel Thwaites, is to open its first budget hotel establishment at the Aztec West Business Park.

Foxtrot Oscar to Close for Makeover

Foxtrot Oscar to Close for Makeover

By Claire Miller

Gordon Ramsays recently-opened Chelsea restaurant has been forced to close for a major makeover after Ramsay Holdings redecoration of the dining room met with negative reviews.

Fifteen Faces Flack in Independent Review

Fifteen Faces Flack in Independent Review

By Alan Lodge

Jamie Olivers Fifteen charity has been criticised by an independent review which claims the training programme at Fifteen London offered inconsistent training and patchy support and counselling to the disadvantaged youths on its apprenticeship scheme.

Pho gets second site

Pho gets second site

By Carina Simon

Grand expansion plans for Vietnamese restaurant in Clerkenwell will see the owners open a new venue in October followed by three more openings in 2009.

Stoned Pony to Ride in May

Stoned Pony to Ride in May

By Claire Miller

400 people can saddle up and take lunch at a new restaurant opening in Shoreditch, London, in mid-May. The Stoned Pony is owned by the son of famous cocktail maestro Salvatore Calabrese.

Von Essen Buys Seaham

Von Essen Buys Seaham

By Claire Miller

Hotel group Von Essen has announced its first acquisitions of 2008

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