West End Of London

Australian-born Will Ricker has founded a number of restaurants including La Bodega Negra, Casa Negra and XO

Will Ricker wins Westminster licensing battle

By Carina Perkins

Restaurateur Will Ricker has won an appeal against Westminster City Council to allow customers at his Soho restaurant, La Bodega Negra, to buy alcohol without food.

The West End is a popular tourist destination, which is driving footfall to hospitality businesses

Hospitality thrives in London's West End

By Carina Perkins

Hospitality businesses in London’s West End enjoyed strong trading last year, but competition for prime retail space could hamper future expansion, according to a new report.

Franco Manca is planning to open another six sites in London over the next 18 months

Franco Manca plans six more restaurants

By Stefan Chomka

Burgeoning pizza chain Franco Manca is to open a further six sites in London over the next 18 months and is exploring options to franchise the concept overseas. 

Century will join Giant Robot (pictured) as part of The Rushmore Group

Jonathan Downey to relaunch Soho's Century club

By Mark Wingett

Bar and members' club owner Jonathan Downey, has announced plans to to relaunch the Century club in London’s Shaftesbury Avenue, after merging it with his company, the Rushmore Group.

Planet Hollywood relocates to Haymarket

Planet Hollywood relocates to Haymarket

By Becky Paskin

Planet Hollywood has launched its new £5m flagship London restaurant and bar on Haymarket after relocating from The Trocadero in January

Russians buy Circus in Soho

Russians buy Circus in Soho

By BigHospitality Writer

Circus restaurant in Soho, which was owned by London-based Image Restaurants, has been sold to a Russian businessman. Founder Chris Bodker said, ;We had half a dozen uninitiated offers for Circus and we got an offer we would have been foolish to ...


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