The Scottish Beer and Pub Association (SBPA) has hit back at NHS Health Scotland after it produced figures claiming that drinkers north of the border are consuming twice as much alcohol as they were five years ago.
(27 May 2008 17:06:00)
Spending in hotels, bars and restaurants fell “markedly” over the past three months leading to a record fall in profitability, according to the latest CBI Services Sector survey.
(27 May 2008 16:18:00)
Gordon Ramsay Holdings (GRH) is set to transfer the Pétrus name to another site within the group after Marcus Wareing leaves the operation to work directly with the Berkeley hotel in September, sources have told Caterersearch.
(27 May 2008 14:58:00)
The Berkeley hotel has confirmed that it intends to work directly with two-Michelin starred chef Marcus Wareing to launch its own restaurant this September.
(27 May 2008 11:53:00)
A round-up of the weekend's news affecting the hospitality industry. News includes: Women should withhold sex to make men cook, says Oliver; Hilton president plans to accelerate international growth; “Greedy” top restaurants charging more than five times the trade price on wines
(27 May 2008 10:30:00)
North-west pub operator Cains has admitted that good weather in May boosted trade for its pubs - even before the second bank holiday of the month.
(26 May 2008 8:00:00)
The man arrested on suspicion of bombing a restaurant in Exeter is a “vulnerable Islamic convert with a mental illness”, local police has said.
(23 May 2008 17:07:00)
Broadcaster Sir Michael Parkinson has been appointed as a dignity ambassador in the Government’s Dignity in Care campaign.
(23 May 2008 16:34:00)
London Michelin-starred restaurants Zafferano and Aubergine are offering customers a double-venue lunch-dinner package.
(23 May 2008 15:25:00)
A Norfolk-based property investment group has bought a food-led Cambridgeshire freehouse that was saved from closure by local residents.
(23 May 2008 14:13:00)
Experienced restaurateurs Chad and Mufti Choudhury have bought Bailie’s restaurant in the historic Teesdale market town of Barnard Castle in County Durham.
(23 May 2008 14:11:00)
Tatler’s fine-dining restaurant – which is regarded as one of the finest eateries in Norwich since its creation in the 1970s – has been sold to a Norfolk operator.
(23 May 2008 14:04:00)
Brewer and pub operator Marston’s will not follow in the footsteps of Enterprise Inns and Mitchells & Butlers, ruling out conversion to a real estate investment trust (REIT) in the short term because of its high cost of entry.
(23 May 2008 12:30:00)
The eight finalists for this year’s Knorr National Chef of the Year competition have been announced.
(23 May 2008 11:54:00)
Graham Turner, the chief executive of Café Rouge owner Tragus Holdings, has been appointed the new chairman of the British Hospitality Association’s (BHA) National Restaurants Group (NRG).
(22 May 2008 17:32:00)
The recently resurrected Chicago Rib Shack continues to disappoint London’s food critics, with the Evening Standard’s David Sexton describing its menu as “astonishingly gross”.
(22 May 2008 17:17:00)
A round-up of the latest restaurant reviews inlcuding: Chicago Rib Shack; Albermarle; Cha Cha Moon; St Moritz
(22 May 2008 17:12:00)
London hotels saw revenue per available room (revpar) decline by 2.52% in the week ending 18 May, according to figures from hotel benchmarking service The Bench.
(22 May 2008 10:48:00)
Hotels at the North-west saw revenue per available room (revpar) fall by 2.8 % during the month of November.
(22 May 2008 10:42:00)
Low exchange rate means Eastern Europeans working in hospitality are now looking for jobs outside the UK
(22 May 2008 7:00:00)
Cracks have appeared in a number of our tilting bratt pans, which have been in heavy use since September 2007. All the cracks are in the front edge and in the rounded/coved part of the pan. The cracks are through the base to the underside, and naturally they get wider with heat. What do you think has happened?
(22 May 2008 0:00:00)
Economic uncertainty, a falling dollar and the forthcoming presidential election are all conspiring to keep Americans at home, so should UK hoteliers be looking elsewhere for foreign customers? Gemma Sharkey investigates
(22 May 2008 0:00:00)
Claims and counter-claims are fuelling the war of words over who's to blame for the UK's perceived binge-drinking culture. But one thing's for sure: while pubs are going out of business at an alarming rate, supermarkets are thriving. Martyn Cornell reports
(22 May 2008 0:00:00)