Janet Harmer

Janet Harmer

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

News

The New World Trading Company reports 14.8% turnover boost

24 December 2019 by

The New World Trading Company (NWTC) of multi-branded bars has reported “a good year in challenging market conditions” with turnover increasing by 14.8% to £51.8m.

News

Tony Fleming leaves L'Oscar to rejoin D&D London

23 December 2019 by

Tony Fleming has stepped down as executive chef and food and beverage director at L’Oscar, London to rejoin D&D London.

Recipes

Recipe: Strip steak with Worcestershire from South, by Sean Brock

19 December 2019 by

This steak marinates in a Bourbon Barrel Worcestershire-based concoction that I like to call “Love Sauce”.

Chef

Book review: South by Sean Brock

19 December 2019 by

Sean Brock is on a mission. He intends to be remembered for helping people all over[...]

MasterChef:The Professionals contender Stu Deeley to open site in Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter News

MasterChef:The Professionals contender Stu Deeley to open site in Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter

19 December 2019 by

One of the final three contestants in MasterChef: The Professionals is to open a restaurant in[...]

Coaching Inn Group snaps up Cambridgeshire business following £22m finance deal News

Coaching Inn Group snaps up Cambridgeshire business following £22m finance deal

17 December 2019 by

The Coaching Inn Group has acquired the 22-bedroom Bell Inn hotel in Stilton, Cambridgeshire, following a[...]

News owners of Harrington Hall hotel to create lifestyle, budget brand News

News owners of Harrington Hall hotel to create lifestyle, budget brand

16 December 2019

The 201-bedroom Harrington Hall hotel in London’s South Kensington is to be first of a new brand of all-suite lifestyle hotels following its acquisition for an undisclosed sum by an Anglo-Dutch joint venture.

Celtic Royal hotel in Caernarfon to be managed by Providence Hospitality after sale Archive

Celtic Royal hotel in Caernarfon to be managed by Providence Hospitality after sale

12 December 2019

The 112-bedroom Celtic Royal hotel in Caernarfon, has been sold for an undisclosed sum to a private investor advised by South African-based Fairtree International.

London room rates rise as occupancies drop in November News

London room rates rise as occupancies drop in November

12 December 2019 by

Room rates in London continued to rise during November, but occupancies were slightly down, according to[...]

Viewpoint: Stepping up to the challenge In-Depth

Viewpoint: Stepping up to the challenge

12 December 2019 by

Despite the increased focus on apprenticeships since the introduction of the apprenticeship levy, uptake of hospitality[...]

News

Fuller's reports first half revenue growth of 6% to £174.8m

12 December 2019 by

Pub and hotel group Fuller, Smith & Turner has reported a solid start to its financial[...]

Whimsical hotel opens in London's King's Cross News

Whimsical hotel opens in London's King's Cross

11 December 2019 by

An independent hotel offering whimsical interiors and quirky sound effects has opened in London’s King’s Cross.

Chef

Menuwatch: The Betterment

11 December 2019

There’s something for everyone at Jason Atherton’s latest venture, from super-accessible pasta to the classics, as well as a range of showstopping sides. Janet Harmer checks it out

Jason Atherton appoints Matt Worswick as executive chef at Shanghai Edition News

Jason Atherton appoints Matt Worswick as executive chef at Shanghai Edition

10 December 2019

Matt Worswick has been appointed executive chef at the Shanghai Edition, where Jason Atherton oversees three restaurants for Marriott International’s lifestyle hotel brand.

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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