While London's burger wars reached fever pitch, a number of new restaurants, hotels and pubs & bars launched in the last month, including Aqua Shard

Hospitality Openings: June/July 2013

By Peter Ruddick

While the hospitality industry was gripped with burger fever - both Five Guys and Shake Shack opened in Covent Garden in the same week - it was another busy month for restaurant, hotel and pub & bar launches as our exclusive photo gallery shows. 

A number of new hospitality venues opened their doors within the last month including long-awaited restaurants from Bruno Loubet and Aqua Restaurant Group which launched Hutong at The Shard this week

Hospitality Openings: May/June 2013

By Peter Ruddick

Long-awaited restaurants, including Bruno Loubet's The Grain Store and Hutong at The Shard, dominate this month's hospitality openings photo gallery which also documents concept launches, refurbs and re-brands carried out by hospitality businesses...

Street food operator KERB will be able to launch a new Saturday market thanks to the trial (photo courtesy of Tom Bowles)

Boris Johnson gets behind London’s small food businesses

By Luke Nicholls

London Mayor Boris Johnson has pledged his support for the capital’s small food businesses by backing the pilot scheme of an innovative new programme which aims to create more jobs and reinvigorate the high streets. 

Hampton by Hilton is set to double its UK presence by 2015

Hampton by Hilton to double its UK presence by 2015

By Peter Ruddick

Hilton Worldwide has today unveiled plans to expand its value Hampton by Hilton brand with two new hotels in Birmingham and Gatwick Airport which will see the concept double its presence in the UK by 2015 to 23 properties.

Flesh and Buns will feature the same rock'n'roll music of its sister restaurant BoneDaddies

Bone Daddies owner brings ‘Flesh and Buns’ to Covent Garden

By Luke Nicholls

Ross Shonhan, the man behind ramen restaurant Bone Daddies, is doubling up in London with the opening of Flesh and Buns – another Japanese concept, this time specializing in  ‘hirata’ steamed buns – in Covent Garden next month.

Jamie Oliver's Diner was one of a number of new restaurants, hotels and pubs & bars to launch within the last month

Hospitality Openings: April/May 2013

By Peter Ruddick

New London restaurants, including a diner concept from celebrity chef Jamie Oliver and the first venue to open in The Shard, dominate our hospitality openings gallery for April/May 2013 although innovative bars and hotels also feature.

Blessing and Gibson Mutandwa were selected from 25 finalists to win the AA's Friendliest Bed and Breakfast of the Year award

Milton House named UK’s Friendliest B&B

By Luke Nicholls

Milton House in Poet’s Corner, Bath, has been crowned the Friendliest Bed and Breakfast of the Year by the AA in its annual Bed and Breakfast Awards.

The Crystal Palace Market includes a 76-cover restaurant, butchers and fishmongers

New British restaurant group snaps up two London sites

By Luke Nicholls

The Markets Group, which looks to create ‘farmers markets’ housed within the same space as new restaurants in London, has just opened its first site in Crystal Palace and is opening a second in Fulham later this year.


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