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The new black: How coffee got creative peak coffee

The new black: How coffee got creative

By Hannah Thompson

With the opening of new shops apparently slowing and brand loyalty at an all-time low, we look at the innovative new concepts fighting back against ‘peak coffee’.

Britvic Business Builder Nick Harding

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Your soft drinks sales sorted by Britvic Business Builders

By Britvic

Over the course of the year BigHospitality has partnered with Britvic to bring you the very best in soft drinks sales advice from their Britvic Business Builders and help you make the most of this important category in your outlet.

Women are more likely to choose to drink beer in pubs, restaurants and hotels if there are beer lists and tasting notes

Beer lists and tasting notes attract female beer drinkers

By Emma Eversham

Pubs, restaurants and hotels offering beer lists with tasting notes would be more likely to sell beer to women than those trying different techniques, the results of a survey into the relationship between women and beer have revealed. 

Simon Bastable and Andrew Green's new project is The Four Sisters Townhouse, which will open in the City in June

The Four Sisters to double up

By Emma Eversham

Simon Bastable and Andrew Green, owners of The Four Sisters Bar in Islington, are to double the size of their portfolio with the opening of a new bar in the City. 

Tap water is already freely offered in many restaurants with consumption rising 32 per cent in the last five years

Restaurants already make tap water freely available

By Emma Eversham & Hannah Thompson

Restaurateurs have responded to demands from the Local Government Association (LGA) to make tap water more freely available to diners by saying it already is. 

The Seafood Pub Company's Jocelyn Neve (centre) with general managers of the company's sites

Seafood Pub Company acquires eighth pub

By Emma Eversham

Lancashire-based food, drink and accommodation business The Seafood Pub Company will open its eighth site this summer after acquiring former pub The Forest Inn in Pendle. 

The Alchemist, London

The Alchemist to open in Newcastle

By Liam Garrahan

All-day dining restaurant The Alchemist is to open in Newcastle’s Intu Eldon Square’s catering development, Grey’s Quarter, marking the chain’s first opening in the North East.

VisitEngland Awards for Excellence finalists revealed

VisitEngland Awards for Excellence finalists revealed

By Liam Garrahan

VisitEngland, the national tourist board, has announced the finalists for its Awards for Excellence, paying tribute to businesses and individuals who are at the top of their game with customer service and practice.

Jonathan Downey

Jonathan Downey: Streets ahead

By Stefan Chomka

His street food markets will attract more than one million visitors this year and his latest business, London Union, is backed by Jamie and Nigella. Now Jonathan Downey has his sights on creating the world’s best food and drink market.

Stars Pubs & Bars opens training pub

Stars Pubs & Bars opens training pub

By Liam Garrahan

Pub and bar operator, Stars Pubs & Bars, has opened a training pub in Arnold Nottingham, which will provide on-site training for Star Personnel and prospective licensees once it is established.

Moroccan restaurant Zayane opening in London

Moroccan restaurant Zayane opening in London

By Liam Garrahan

Zayane, a modern Moroccan restaurant, is launching on Golborne Road, London, this month, with former Thackerays and The Ivy chef, Chris Bower, leading the kitchen brigade.

Som Saa set for first permanent site

Som Saa set for first permanent site

By Liam Garrahan

Popular Thai pop-up Som Saa is set to open its first permanent site in Spitalfields, London, this Spring, following a successful crowdfunding campaign that saw it raise £700k in three days.

Malissa Fraser, Chris Tonner and Scott Fraser of Cue Barbecue

Aberdeen restaurant relaunches as Cue

By Liam Garrahan

Aberdeen-based Beetroot Restaurants Ltd has announced the opening of CUE Barbecue, which replaces the company’s The Courtyard restaurant after a one-month renovation process.

Jeff Galvin: Blurred lines between pubs and restaurants

Jeff Galvin: Blurred lines between pubs and restaurants

By Liam Garrahan

The line that has been drawn between pubs and restaurants is blurring as restaurateurs are being priced out of London and pushed into pub operations, according to Michelin-starred chef, restaurateur and pub operator, Jeff Galvin.

Galvin pub Spitalfields first look

First Look: Galvin HOP

By Liam Garrahan

BigHospitality takes an exclusive First Look at Galvin HOP, the brand new pub concept from the Michelin-starred Galvin Brothers, which opens today in Spitalfields, London, following a soft launch period.

20 chefs will take part in the annual Who's Cooking Dinner charity event

Who’s Cooking Dinner: Charity event returns for 2016

By Liam Garrahan

Who’s Cooking Dinner, a charity event that raises money for research into the causes of Leukemia and blood cancer, is returning for 2016 with a line-up of 20 world class chefs who hold 16 Michelin stars between them.

NRB Top Fifty awards open for nominations

NRB Top Fifty awards open for nominations

By Liam Garrahan

The Northern Restaurant & Bar Top Fifty awards 2016 are now open for nominations, with the ceremony set to take place at the Northern Restaurant & Bar convention in Manchester on 15 March.

First Look: Inamo Covent Garden

First Look: Inamo Covent Garden

By Sophie Witts and Liam Garrahan

Tech-driven restaurant Inamo re-located its St James's site to Covent Garden last week and BigHospitality was one of the first to see it.

Michelin buys Bookatable

Michelin buys Bookatable

By Liam Garrahan

Michelin has completed the purchase of the online restaurant booking service, Bookatable, in a move to develop its online restaurant reservation market in Europe.

Feathers Inn pub to switch to five-day week

Feathers Inn pub to switch to five-day week

By Liam Garrahan

The Feathers Inn pub in Hedley, Northumberland, is to follow in the footsteps of Michelin-starred kitchens by switching to a shorter working week to offer staff a better work-life balance.

Nines Global Buffet opening in Cambridge

Nines Global Buffet opening in Cambridge

By Liam Garrahan

Nines Global Buffet is to open to the public this month following a ‘complete design overhaul’ of the old premises of Lucky Star Buffet.

Big Hospitality Conversation set for Dundee

Big Hospitality Conversation set for Dundee

By Liam Garrahan

The Big Hospitality Conversation is to take place in Dundee later this month, with over 50 Scottish hospitality and tourism businesses expected to attend.

Spotlight on Service

Service hiccups: Gold Service Scholarship finalists 2015

By Liam Garrahan

Everyone can have a bad day every now and then, as the Gold Service Scholarship finalists have been discussing. In the latest in our Spotlight on Service campaign, we reveal to you some of the moments that left the best in the business rather red-faced.

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