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The latest 3 and 4 AA rosetted restaurants(Thursday 14th January)

New Four AA Rosettes · The Black Swan at Oldstead, Yorkshire · The Five Fields, London SW3 · Manchester House Bar and Restaurant, Manchester New three AA Rosettes · A Wong, London SW1 · Avista, London W1 ...more

National Restaurant Awards 2015(Tuesday 30th June)

Restaurant Magazines National Restaurant Awards 2015 Barrafina in Adelaide Street - a tiny tapas bar in London opened last year was awarded the best restaurant of the year in the National Restaurant Awards. The venue is the second Barrafina venue in the capital, with a third expected to open later ...more

Eight more sites in the pipeline for Giggling Squid (Thursday 30th April)

Within four weeks of opening in Bristol, Giggling Squid, the high growth family of Thai restaurants, has completed on a new site in Bath. The latest acquisition takes the group's portfolio to 13 sites. The company which introduced the "Thai Tapas" dining concept to the UK in 2009, Giggling Squid, ...more

Confessions of a restaurateur (Thursday 23rd April)

The UKs dining scene has undergone a transformation over the last decade. Diners have become a sophisticated lot, expectations are high, dry ice and seasonal foraged wildflowers have somehow become mainstream and many expect to be wowed and entertained all for under a tenner! As the popularity of ...more

Nando's has launched an app for visually impaired and dyslexic diners.(Monday 13th April)

The app is a free platform that use text to speech software and colour inversion in order to assist people with impaired vision. Menus appear in OpenDylexicFont making it easier for dyslexic customers to read. Around 2 million people suffer from visual impairment alongside 10 million dyslexics throu ...more

Marco Pierre White to open a new rooftop Steakhouse bar & Grill in Cardiff city centre.(Monday 13th April)

The development estimated to cost around £13.75m will open in Autumn 2016. White has taken advantage of the growing commercial activity taking place in Cardiff at present and is planning his ninth steakhouse Bar & Grill at Marriott's Threadneedles Hotel. With a further 50 sites due to open ove ...more

The Soundry now open(Thursday 19th March)

The Soundry, Shrewsbury has opened

Thai Chain Giggling Squid to Open 13th Site(Thursday 26th February)

The ever expanding Giggling Squid is set to open its 13 site in Guildford, Surrey later this year at the former Café Rouge site at 8/9 Chapel Street late last week. A major refurbishment is planned in order to accommodate 90 covers. The move comes ahead of Giggling Squids opening next month o ...more

Cakeage charges becoming increasingly common in restaurants.(Monday 23rd February)

Cakeage charges (similar to corkage charges) are becoming increasingly common for people who wish to bring their own birthday cake when celebrating in restaurants especially in London, according to a survey by the Sunday Times. Restaurants around London are charging up to £9 per person for ar ...more

Robinsons Visitor Centre Scoops Gold Accolade from VisitEngland(Friday 20th February)

Robinsons Visitors Centre has been named one of just eleven attractions across England to receive a 'Gold' accolade for outstanding quality as part of VisitEngland's Visitors Attraction Quality Scheme. Just fifty seven attractions across the country received an award of which Robinsons Visitors Ce ...more

Hadley Park joins Classic Lodges(Wednesday 11th February)

Hadley Park hotel, on the edge of Telford, Shropshire, has become the 17th property to join Classic Lodges, the consortium of independent properties. Mark and Geraldine Lewis owners of the 18th century, Grade II-listed Georgian property said there is "a real synergy" between his aims and the main f ...more

Restaurant Diary rolls out cancellation fee strategy(Tuesday 10th February)

The restaurant reservations system - Restaurant Diary is attempting to clamp down on cancellations and no-shows. The technology will securely hold customers card details when a booking is made and in the event of a cancellation or no show the customer will foot a cancellation charge, taken directly ...more

Public House re-opens thanks to public support(Tuesday 3rd February)

The Pheasant at Neenton, near Bridgnorth, had been unoccupied since 2006. However a recent cash injection of £750,000 has seen the pub open its doors again. The renovation has also stimulated the building of new houses around the public house and is now seen as a community asset as part of the ...more

The Unicorn Inn now open(Wednesday 28th January)

The Unicorn Inn, Oswestry has opened

AA Rosette winners list(Thursday 15th January)

The AA's three and four rosette winners: Four rosettes .The Burlington restaurant at the Devonshire Arms hotel, Bolton Abbey Three rosettes .Canvas by Michael Riemenschneider - London .City Social - London .Fera at Claridge's - London .The Five Fields - London .Fonab Castle Hotel - Pitlo ...more

Dining on the up!(Wednesday 14th January)

Finally we saw a rise, all be it a small rise of just two percent but an increase all the same in the dining out sector during 2014. Foodservice, consultancy Horizon's also predicts a similar growth rate throughout 2015. Don't hold your breath! Ebola, terrorism and the general election in May seem ...more

River Cottage to open two more venues in 2015(Wednesday 14th January)

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall is to expand the River Cottage estate this year after raising more than one million via crowd funding, enabling two more River Cottage Canteen restaurants. The roll out is a seemingly measured affair, slow steady progressive expansion seems to be working well for Whittin ...more


School of Wok has scooped both awards in the categories in which it was shortlisted at this year's British Cookery School Awards. Teaching the art of Oriental and Asian cuisine in the heart of London's Covent Garden, School of Wok won in the 'Best Specialist Cookery School' and the school's fo ...more

Restaurant Winners at British Curry Awards(Friday 5th December)

The UK's favourite curry restaurants were honoured at the British Curry Awards earlier this week. ...more

Robin Hutson wins Outstanding Contribution award at Hotel Cateys 2014(Tuesday 2nd December)

Robin Hutson - the founder of two phenomenally successful and trend-setting hotel brands - has been awarded the Outstanding Contribution Award at the 2014 Hotel Cateys. ...more

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