Catering & Hospitality News
The Restaurant Group – operator of the Frankie & Benny’s, Chiquito and Garfunkel’s brands – has announced a 2.5% growth in like-for-like sales during the 26 weeks to 28 June.
Hawksmoor and Foxlow co-founder Will Beckett has urged his fellow restaurateurs to "be transparent" with customers over service charges and tipping, after two weeks of "really damaging" publicity for the sector.
Dominic Hamdy and Oliver Hiam (pictured below), the founders of artisan Scotch egg company Scotchtails, opened Lundenwic this month at 45 Aldwych, next to the Novello Theatre in Covent Garden in London.
The Original Bowling Company has invested £750,000 in the refurbishment of its Hollywood Bowl Centre in Crawley Leisure Park, complete with a new ‘Hollywood Diner’ restaurant concept and bar.
Sarah Fox, head of restaurants and leisure at Hammerson, is in charge of organising the restaurants offer at the group’s shopping centres. She speaks to Hannah Thompson about new brands, consumer demand and new mall trends
With its mix of rustic cabins, eating establishments and leisure facilities, Soho Farmhouse is the most ambitious hotel opening in the UK this year. Janet Harmer meets Soho House founder Nick Jones
Tim Allen, former chef-patron at Launceston Place in Kensington, is to become the new executive chef at the Wild Rabbit in Kingham, owned by Lady Carole Bamford, wife of JCB chairman Sir Anthony Bamford.
Middle Eastern, Mediterranean and Vietnamese cuisines are having an increasing influence on menus as restaurants seek to differentiate their offer.
In the second part of chef Russell Brown’s series exploring the versatility of seasonal produce, the former Sienna proprietor celebrates the glorious strawberry and shares some recipes
L'Enclume has taken the top spot in the Waitrose Good Food Guide for the third year running, while Robin Gill of the Dairy and the Manor in London's Clapham has won the Chef of the Year title.
Flora Indica, a new restaurant, cocktail bar and lounge, is to open on London’s Old Brompton Road in October, with former Gymkhana sous chef Suresh Pillai at the helm.