Smoke Barbecue Leeds is the brand's second restaurant

Smoke Barbecue opening in Leeds

By Liam Garrahan

Smoke Barbecue is to open in Leeds in September following a £500k investment, with plans in place for a third site in Glasgow.

Fazenda will have seating capacity for 190, as well as a bar area with a capacity of 60 and an external area for 50

Fazenda hits Liverpool, Manchester and Birmingham next

By Luke Nicholls

Fazenda, the Brazillian 'rodizio' restaurant concept with a single site in Leeds, is expanding into areas we’ve previously highlighted as upcoming ‘Hospitable Cities’, with a second site opening in Liverpool this autumn and more to follow in...

Z Hotels, which currently operates two properties in Soho and Victoria, is to open its first venue outside London in Liverpool

Z Hotels chooses Liverpool for first venue outside London

By Peter Ruddick

Budget hotel group Z Hotels will open its first venue outside London this month when it opens a hotel in Liverpool city centre ahead of the launch of a new property in Glasgow and further expansion in the capital.

Middleton Steakhouse & Grill's 150-cover, two-tier restaurant in Norwich has just finished its first full week of trading

Middletons Steakhouse & Grill opens in Norwich

By Luke Nicholls

Middletons Steakhouse & Grill has progressed from Norfolk to Norwich with the opening of a second restaurant, headed up by former Loch Fyne chefs Rob Spillings and Adam Mott, as the group looks to embark on a ‘slow and steady’ UK expansion.

Brighton's hospitality businesses are easily accessible for leisure-seeking day-trippers and weekenders

Hospitable cities: Spotlight on Brighton

By Emma Eversham

In the fifth and final part our hospitable cities feature we head to Brighton on the south coast to explore the hospitality market in this cosmopolitan seaside city.

The Cube development raised Birmingham's global profile and signified a new era in the city’s evolution

Hospitable cities: Spotlight on Birmingham

By Luke Nicholls

The third part of our hospitable cities feature sees BigHospitality head 80 miles south of Manchester to the thriving city of Birmingham. We take a look at all the facts and figures and explore some of the hospitality businesses which have helped the...

Manchester has a thriving hospitality sector and is fast becoming the first choice for operators looking to take the first 'next step' after London. Photo: Percy Dean

Hospitable cities: Spotlight on Manchester

By Peter Ruddick

In the second part of our hospitable cities feature, BigHospitality is moving south of the border from Glasgow to focus on another thriving city for hospitality businesses outside of London - Manchester. What makes its restaurants, hotels and pubs and...

Cote founders Andy Bassadone and Chris Benians have opened their 26th restaurant in the Wiltshire city of Salisbury

Cote's 26th restaurant opens in Salisbury

By Mark Wingett

Cote Restaurants, the French bistro chain founded by Andy Bassadone and Chris Benians and owned by Richard Caring, has opened its first site in Wiltshire.

City Centre Rates force Blanc out of Brum

City Centre Rates force Blanc out of Brum

By Alan Lodge

As Brasserie Blanc announces it is to close its Birmingham restaurant, blaming high rents on the decision to pull the plug, we ask just how bad this nationwide problem could get.

Black Door Group plans to expand

Black Door Group plans to expand

By BigHospitality Writer

Hot on the heels of As You Like It in Jesmond, which marked the arrival of Newcastle's first gastropub, the city's Black Door Group has announced tentative plans to expand its empire in a similar direction. Despite having lost out on a ...


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