Dowling: fresh outlook

Dowling launches members’ clubs chain

By Mark Wingett

Frank Dowling, the entrepreneur behind Inc Group, the London-based bar and restaurant group, is launching a chain of members’ clubs under new company, the Alphabet Group.

Fiacra Nagle is the new Managing Director for Compass Group Ireland

Compass, Roux and Orrery appointments

By Lorraine Heller

Foodservice supplier Compass Group has appointed a new managing director for its Ireland division, while Roux at Parliament Square appoints and new bar manager and Marylebone’s Orrery appoints a new restaurant manager.

US travellers come to London for the culture, attractions and food

London voted top destination for US travellers

By Lorraine Heller

London is the top European destination for US travellers this year, although the Royal Wedding is not one of the attractions drawing the extra tourists, according to a survey by TripAdvisor.

The London Restaurant Festival will run from 3-17 October 2011

Livebookings partners with London Restaurant Festival

By Becky Paskin

The London Restaurant Festival is set to return on 3 October following a new partnership with Livebookings, which is expected to extend the annual event’s marketing reach to more diners than ever.

The Roux Scholarship final will take place on 18 April 2011

Roux Scholarship 2011: finalists announced

By Lorraine Heller

Six finalists have been announced for this year’s Roux Scholarship, narrowed down from the 18 regional finalists that competed in week’s regional heats.