Dishoom King’s Cross will include the main restaurant, a Bombay-style juice bar and the ‘Permit Room’ cocktail bar in the basement

Details released for Dishoom King’s Cross

By Lauren Houghton

Indian restaurant Dishoom’s third site will open in London’s King’s Cross this November, a 9000sq.ft restaurant spread over three floors.

The SRA's coffee shop rating will have an increased focus on community engagement

SRA launches sustainable café ratings

By Melodie Michel

The Sustainable Restaurant Association (SRA) is launching a rating scheme to assess the sustainability of the UK’s café operations.

Central Perk sites are designed to reflect the famous Friends coffee house

Friends’ Central Perk coffee shop set for UK expansion

By Lauren Houghton

The Central Perk franchise, based on the coffee shop featured on popular US sitcom Friends, has just opened its third site in the UK in Liverpool and has ambitious expansion plans, aiming to have 300 UK franchises in the next decade. 

Coopers Riverside diners will enjoy panoramic views of the Thames

Coopers to open two new venues in Bourne End

By Melodie Michel

Coffee, food and wine group Coopers has announced expansion plans across Bourne end, with a restaurant and a café set to open between November 2014 and January 2015.

Fields is the latest project from Julian Porter and his partner Lauren Heaphy

Fields all-day café to open on Clapham Common

By Lauren Houghton

All day-dining concept Fields will be opening in late September on London’s Clapham Common, a ‘big sister’ site to the co-founders first café; M1LK in Balham. 

The rise in popularity of coffee shops could increase competition for restaurants and bars

Coffee shops boosting our high streets

By Lauren Houghton

Figures just released by research consultancy Allegra Strategies show that high streets throughout the UK are gaining a welcome economic and social boost from the rise in both independent and branded coffee shops setting up there. 

Biju will offer five different types of bubble tea

Biju Bubble Tea to launch in Soho

By Melodie Michel

Bubble tea shop Biju is opening in Soho in late July, offering a range of milk, fruit, mousse and coconut water-based teas.

Caffe Culture offers the opportunity to sample products from small independent suppliers as well as the largest brands.

Caffe Culture Show 2014 Preview

By Lauren Houghton

The Caffe Culture Show, a key event for the UK café bar market, will be returning to London’s Olympia on the 14 and 15 May.

Do you make the perfect cup of coffee?

Beverage awards seek excellence in hot drinks

By Carina Perkins

The Beverage Standards Association (BSA) is calling on specialist coffee shops, cafes, tea rooms, hotel bars, beverage carts and restaurants to enter its hot drink awards and accreditation programme.

Paddy Bishopp, co-founder, Paddy & Scott's

Non-alcoholic drinks: How to improve your coffee offering

By Carina Perkins

In the final part of our special feature on non-alcoholic drinks, BigHospitality travelled to the London School of Coffee in Kingston to meet artisan coffee producer Paddy & Scott's, and ask what restaurants and bars can do to improve their coffee...

Liquid assets: Consumers are becoming more and more discerning when it comes to buying non-alcoholic drinks

Non-alcoholic drinks: Top trends for 2014

By Luke Nicholls

The second instalment of our special feature serves up some fresh insight and intelligence with 10 top trends in the vital non-alcoholic drinks arena. 


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