London restaurant Gilgamesh has reportedly been acquired by fashion mogul Richard Caring after a dispute over unpaid rent
(24 September 2007 23:06:00)
Sweat the onions in a little oil, then add the rice. Once heated through, add the red wine and allow to evaporate.
(24 September 2007 17:11:00)
Essential news from around the world, including: Starwood to launch third property in China's Hainan Province Fairmont to open new hotel in Beijing Morgans Hotel Group president and CEO resigns Hilton Garden Inn to launch in Poland
(24 September 2007 12:47:00)
UK hotels achieved improved year-on-year performance last month, even though it was the coldest August since 1994, research revealed today. London hotels achieved a 10.7% increase in revenue per available room (revpar) from £89.46 to £99.02.
(24 September 2007 12:25:00)
A round-up of the weekend's news affecting the hospitality industry. News includes: London restaurant group report 40% profits VisitScotland admits using 10-year-old footage in advert Irish hotelier in bid for Florida Ritz-Carlton Top London tourist destination in buyout talks
(24 September 2007 12:12:00)
New drinking laws in England and Wales have led to “significant” falls in late night alcohol related violence in central London.The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) chief executive, Rob Hayward, has written to all London MPs detailing ...
(24 September 2007 11:54:00)
A round-up of the latest restaurant reviews including: Khushi's, Edinburgh New Maxin, Kirkcaldy, Fife the Bombay Brasserie, London the Company Shed, West Mersea, Essex and the Narrow, London
(24 September 2007 11:33:00)
Well, its one for the money, two for the show, three to get ready, now go, cat, go. The panic that has rocked the financial world all the way from the US mortgage crisis to Britain’s Northern Rock building society stepped on the shoes of several leading hospitality firms this week.
(21 September 2007 16:45:00)
Chefs from boutique contract caterer Vacherin clinched the coveted Association of Catering Excellence (ACE) Ready Steady Cook! title last night following a hotly contested cook-off at Imperial College, London.
(21 September 2007 14:59:00)
Orient Express Hotels has declined proposals for a strategic alliance with the Indian Hotels Company (IHCL), reiterating its desire to continue as an “independent company”.
(21 September 2007 11:32:00)
TV chef Jamie Oliver’s production company is understood to be in talks over a bid for troubled roadside restaurant chain Little Chef. Fresh One Productions is reportedly weighing up whether to make a £20m offer for Little Chef and include the group in a new reality TV show.
(21 September 2007 11:23:00)
The Scottish Beer and Pub Association (SBPA) has hit out at the Scottish Government for proposing to increase licensing fees, claiming figures on the cost of the appeals process produced to justify the rise are wrong.
(21 September 2007 8:00:00)
Catering companies are invited to express their interest in managing the catering services at the National Institute for Medical Research at Mill Hill.
(20 September 2007 16:37:00)
London hotels increased revenue per available room (revpar) by 9.1% in the week ending 16 September, according to figures from hotel benchmarking service The Bench.
(20 September 2007 12:11:00)
Hotels in the North-east of England increased revenue per available room (revpar) by 3.5% during the month of May.
(20 September 2007 12:04:00)
Industry leaders have welcomed the publication of the official tourism strategy for the 2012 Olympics but have urged the Government to put its money where its mouth is and reveal how much it is going to invest in preparation for the games.
(20 September 2007 12:00:00)
Connaught hotel owner the Maybourne Group has dismissed claims that Gordon Ramsay Holdings (GRH) parted company with the hotel because of Angela Hartnett's refusal to serve room service.
(20 September 2007 11:00:00)
By Christopher Walton Smollensky's, the grill restaurant chain famous for its 21-year flagship on London's Strand, has been sold to a private equity...
(20 September 2007 9:00:00)
The Imperial IR6 6 burner range oven is available for just £945 thanks to David Work Catering Equipment. This rock-bottom price which includes stainless steel splash back and shelf which is normally £150...
(20 September 2007 0:00:00)
Nick Munier is the former manager of Marco Pierre White's Belvedere restaurant and stepped into the limelight as maitre d' of ITV's Hell's Kitchen. He talks to Kerstin Kühn about being on the show, which ended on Monday.
(20 September 2007 0:00:00)
Leisure giant Whitbread is reportedly poised to agree a deal worth more than £40 million to acquire hotel group Golden Tulip UK.
(19 September 2007 16:16:00)