Janet Harmer

Janet Harmer

Observer of the hospitality industry for 33 years. Always on the look out for genuine hotel and restaurant experiences.

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Michael Caines buys Cornish beach-side restaurant

15 January 2020 by

Michelin-starred chef Michael Caines has acquired a beach-side restaurant near Falmouth in Cornwall.

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Ask Italian fined £40,000 for serving wrongly labelled lobster dish

15 January 2020 by

Ask Italian has apologised for misleading customers over wrongly labelling a popular lobster dish at the 110 sites across the mid-market chain.

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Ed Fitzpatrick appointed GM of Bath's Homewood hotel

09 January 2020 by

Ed Fitzpatrick has been appointed general manager of Bath’s 21-bedroom Homewood hotel owned by Kaleidoscope Collection.

Liverpool's Hope Street hotel to add cinema and 62 bedrooms News

Liverpool's Hope Street hotel to add cinema and 62 bedrooms

09 January 2020 by

Liverpool’s first hotel cinema will be one of the key features of a 62-bedroom extension to[...]

Menuwatch: Davies and Brook, Claridge's Chef

Menuwatch: Davies and Brook, Claridge's

08 January 2020 by

Daniel Humm has successfully imported his deceptively simple style of cooking from the kitchen of New[...]

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Jason Adams appointed managing director of Rockcliffe Hall

08 January 2020 by

Rockcliffe Hall in County Durham has appointed the former general manager of the Lygon Arms as[...]

Britannia Hotels reports 19% increase in turnover News

Britannia Hotels reports 19% increase in turnover

07 January 2020

Britannia Hotels has reported a 19% increase in turnover to £115.4m, five months after topping the list of the UK’s worst hotel chains for the seventh year in a row.

Bumper festive season for the Coaching Inn Group News

Bumper festive season for the Coaching Inn Group

07 January 2020

A strong performance during the festive season rounded off a bumper year for the market town hotel, restaurant and coffee shop operator the Coaching Inn Group.

Trio of south east Asian companies buys Knowsley's Suites Hotel & Spa News

Trio of south east Asian companies buys Knowsley's Suites Hotel & Spa

06 January 2020 by

A joint venture between three south east Asian companies has acquired the 96-bedroom Suites Hotel &[...]

Valor Hospitality Europe to operate 17 hotels under new owner News

Valor Hospitality Europe to operate 17 hotels under new owner

06 January 2020 by

Hotel management company Valor Hospitality Europe will continue to operate a 17-strong property portfolio following its[...]

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Chefs Philip Corrick and Yolande Stanley recognised in New Year's Honour list

27 December 2019 by

Former Royal Automobile Club executive chef Philip Corrick and pastry chef and lecturer Yolande Stanley have[...]

Pink gin and rum on the up in 2020 alongside premium, low-alcohol choices News

Pink gin and rum on the up in 2020 alongside premium, low-alcohol choices

27 December 2019 by

A boost in demand for pink gin and rum forecast for 2020 is expected to be[...]

Recipe: Tom Kerridge's monkfish and coconut curry Recipes

Recipe: Tom Kerridge's monkfish and coconut curry

26 December 2019

Monkfish is a robust, meaty fish that’s great in a curry as it holds its own well with complex spices. Red lentils and coconut provide richness and make this dish feel substantial yet it is still light – the perfect[...]

Book review: Lose Weight & Get Fit by Tom Kerridge Chef

Book review: Lose Weight & Get Fit by Tom Kerridge

26 December 2019

It might be something of a cliché to review a diet-related book in January, but the reality is that the majority of us have overindulged on food and drink in recent weeks.

Jacobs Media Group is honoured to be the recipient of the 2020 Queen's Award for Enterprise.

The highest official awards for UK businesses since being established by royal warrant in 1965. Read more.

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