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Treehouse Hotel Manchester unveils restaurant portfolio

Treehouse Hotel Manchester unveils F&B offer

By Joe Lutrario

Treehouse Hotel Manchester has signed up some of the North West’s most prominent operators to deliver its F&B program including chefs Mary-Ellen McTague and Sam Grainger.

Cantonese steamed bun specialist Bun House heads to Camden

Bun House heads to Camden

By James McAllister

Cantonese steamed bun specialist Bun House is to launch a new London outpost later this week at Camden Market’s Hawley Wharf.

Company announcement: the acquisition builds on NielsenIQ's previous investment in CGA (image: Getty/velvelvel)

CGA acquired by NielsenIQ

By The Morning Advertiser

Global information services firm NielsenIQ has announced the acquisition of insight company CGA.

How I Got Here: Phil Peters MD Happy Face Pizza London

How I Got Here: Phil Peters

By James McAllister

The MD of Neapolitan pizza group Happy Face Pizza, which recently launched its third London restaurant, on his best and worst business decisions, and how he would change the industry.

Hospitality spending soars over Platinum Jubilee weekend

Hospitality spending soars over Jubilee weekend

By James McAllister

The extended Platinum Jubilee weekend saw spending in hospitality venues soar with restaurants seeing a 41.5% uplift compared to the same period last year, according to data from Barclaycard.

Mambow No. 2 – chef Abby Lee on her new restaurant

Generation Next

Mambow No. 2 – Abby Lee on her new restaurant

By James McAllister

After Covid forced her to close her original Mambow restaurant mere weeks after opening it, chef Abby Lee is relaunching the brand as a ‘more complete’ modern Malaysian concept.

Flash-grilled: Jessica Prealpato  former World’s Best Pastry Chef

Flash-grilled: Jessica Préalpato

By James McAllister

The former World’s Best Pastry Chef, who recently collaborated with The Carlton Tower Jumeirah in London's Knightsbridge to create a 'unique afternoon tea experience', tells us about her career.

New restaurant launches in London and UK June 2022

Restaurant Radar: June 2022

By BigHospiality

Robin Gill's Maria G's, Firebird and Honey & Co's new site on Lamb's Conduit Street are among this month's key restaurant launches.

Mezcalito doubles up in London with opening in Islington

Mezcalito doubles up in London

By James McAllister

Chelsea-based Mexican restaurant Mezcalito has launched a second site in the capital on Newington Green Road in Islington.

BrewDog bars see revenue up 31% in 2021

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BrewDog bars see revenue up 31% in 2021

By Georgi Gyton

BrewDog’s global bar business achieved revenue growth of 31% during 2021, compared to the previous year, with 'record sales' achieved so far in 2022.

How I Got Here with Turkish chef Civan Er Yeni Soho

How I Got Here: Civan Er

By James McAllister

The Turkish-born chef behind Yeni in London's Soho on what drew him to restaurants, the importance of travel, and why he wants to abolish allocated time slots.

Coyote Ugly launches in London

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Coyote Ugly to launch in London

By Joe Lutrario

Coyote Ugly is bringing its ‘high-octane style of hospitality’ to London for the first time with the opening of a site in Camden.

Opportunities from new points-based visa scheme

Opportunities from new points-based visa scheme

By Helen Gilbert

UKHospitality has called for increased use of youth mobility schemes with other nations in order to maximise the potential of the government’s new points-based visa scheme.

New pub openings outweigh closures according to  the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA)

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New pub openings outweigh closures

By Helen Gilbert

Just over seven new pubs opened every week in the second half of 2021, the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) has revealed.

Hospitality set for bumper Jubilee bank holiday with £2.9bn boost predicted

Hospitality set for bumper Jubilee bank holiday

By James McAllister

The UK hospitality industry is set for a bumper Jubilee bank holiday, with some resarch suggesting the sector is set for a £2.9bn boost over the four-day weekend (2-5 June).

 Wingstop secures multi-million pound debt facility

Wingstop secures multi-million pound debt facility

By Georgi Gyton

Lemon Pepper Holdings, the master franchisee of Wingstop UK, has secured a multi-million pound debt facility from Barclays to help facilitate the continued roll out of the brand.

Latest opening: Le Pont Bistrot

Latest opening: Le Pont Bistrot

By James McAllister

D&D London have created a casual offshoot of their riverside restaurant Le Pont de la Tour that's housed in the restaurant's former bar area.

Friday Five: the week's top news

Friday Five: the week's top news

By James McAllister

This week's main hospitality news stories include Honest Burgers' regenerative farming initiative, Tortilla acquiring Chilango, and figures showing a third of people are cutting back on eating out and takeaways.

Flash-grilled: Giulia Cuccurullo Italian-born head bartender at Artesian in The Langham, London

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Flash-grilled: Giulia Cuccurullo

By James McAllister

The Italian-born head bartender at Artesian in The Langham, London, which recently unveiled a new cocktail list inspired by 'the idea of duality', tells us about her career.

ONS and OpenTable figures reveal restaurant bookings dip

Figures show restaurant bookings dip

By Georgi Gyton

The UK has seen a dip in weekly card spending, and fewer restaurant bookings, on the previous week, according to the latest weekly figures collated by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Vanessa Majella Stolz head sommelier Pine restaurant Northumberland

Uncorked: Vanessa Majella Stolz

By Joe Lutrario

The somm at Northumberland restaurant Pine on Coravin mishaps, sexist wine service and the joys of British wine.

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