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Folkestone Harbour Arm has turned into a year-round attraction in Kent

01 September 2022 by

Harbour Arm, a once-abandoned railway terminal, has become destination for food and drink in Folkestone.

Restaurant

Floor fillers: from clubland to Covent Garden – how Layo and Zoë Paskin built the Barbary

01 December 2021 by

Multi-talented siblings Layo and Zoë Paskin have transformed themselves from denizens of the London club scene into lauded restaurateurs with a passion for hospitality. Fresh from opening their latest venue, the Barbary Next Door, they tell Neil Gerrard about what[...]

The great outdoors: The hotels changing their gardens into dining spaces ready for July Business

The great outdoors: The hotels changing their gardens into dining spaces ready for July

11 June 2020 by

Hotels in England may have to wait until at least July to reopen, but many hoteliers[...]

Will furlough put paid to the tronc? Business

Will furlough put paid to the tronc?

22 May 2020 by

With the coronavirus furlough scheme leaving some waiting staff out of pocket, is it time to[...]

Profiles

Queen beef: Miller & Carter's Sue Walsh on setting up the steak brand

20 March 2020 by

Mitchells & Butlers’ fast-growing steak restaurant chain Miller & Carter has proven to be a hit[...]

Chef

Steve Groves, winner of both National Chef of the Year and MasterChef: the Professionals, reveals his motivations

29 January 2020 by

Steve Groves won the National Chef of the Year title on his first try, 10 years[...]

Mark Sargeant buys three Kent pubs News

Mark Sargeant buys three Kent pubs

13 November 2019

Pickled Egg Pub Company, the firm run by chef and restaurateur Mark Sargeant and his business partner Josh De Haan, has bought three Kent pubs to add to its portfolio.

Bloc Hotels buys former cash vault for new Glasgow hotel News

Bloc Hotels buys former cash vault for new Glasgow hotel

13 November 2019

Bloc Hotels has acquired a fourth site, with the purchase of a former cash counting and storage facility in Glasgow.

Harvey Ayliffe takes reins as Bluebird executive chef News

Harvey Ayliffe takes reins as Bluebird executive chef

13 November 2019 by

D&D London has appointed former Caprice Holdings chef Harvey Ayliffe as the new executive chef of[...]

Cheltenham Chase Hotel rebrands to Delta Hotel by Marriott News

Cheltenham Chase Hotel rebrands to Delta Hotel by Marriott

07 November 2019 by

The Cheltenham Chase Hotel has rebranded to a Delta Hotel by Marriott after a £2.5m refurbishment[...]

Chinese investor throws PizzaExpress £80m lifeline News

Chinese investor throws PizzaExpress £80m lifeline

06 November 2019 by

Hony Capital, the Chinese investment firm that owns PizzaExpres s, has injected £80m into the business[...]

Petition against Aviemore Chick-fil-A passes 1,000 signatures News

Petition against Aviemore Chick-fil-A passes 1,000 signatures

06 November 2019 by

A petition launched in protest against the opening of an outpost of controversial US chicken chain[...]

600 restaurants support 2019 StreetSmart campaign News

600 restaurants support 2019 StreetSmart campaign

05 November 2019

More than 600 restaurants, including the River Café, Core by Clare Smyth and Barrafina, are to support the StreetSmart campaign this year, aimed at raising money for vulnerable and homeless people.

New Gaucho concept to serve ‘carbon-neutral’ beef News

New Gaucho concept to serve ‘carbon-neutral’ beef

05 November 2019

Martin Williams, the new chief executive of Gaucho has announced bold plans to launch a new “socially and environmentally responsible” concept in the steak restaurant group’s original site.

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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