Hospitality News

Chef Scott Goss opens Verdigris in Kent

Chef Scott Goss has left the I’ll Be Mother group to open his first solo restaurant, Verdigris, in Kent. ...

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Survey finds that 69% of Edinburgh businesses support tourist tax

Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce has said that 69% of the city’s businesses are in favour of a tourist tax. ...

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Huge increase in restaurants taking credit card details but some diners still turned off

The number of restaurants taking credit card details at the point of booking has increased 25-fold in the last year – but some diners are being turned off by the move. ...

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Investigation launched into Patisserie Valerie auditor

An investigation has been launched into accountancy firm Grant Thornton´s audit of Patisserie Valerie´s financial statements. ...

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Marston´s reports ´record´ revenue and profits

Pub group Marston´s has reported ´record´ revenue of 1.14b and profit before tax of 104m, up 15% and 4% on last year. ...

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SSP announces ´strong´ full-year results and new CEO

Travel caterer SSP has announced ´strong´ full-year results while chief executive Kate Swann is stepping down after five years. ...

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Arora Hotels snaps up Buckinghamshire Golf Club

Privately-owned Arora Hotels has announced a move into the sporting sector with its acquisition of the Buckinghamshire Golf Club in Denham for an undisclosed sum. ...

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Ei Group profit holds steady at ?122m

Pub firm Ei Group has reported stable profit of 122m in its preliminary financial results for the year ended 30 September 2018. ...

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Feeling festive´ How businesses are readying themselves for the season

Christmas and Valentine´s Day are crucial dates in the hospitality calendar, a chance to attract guests with special menus and generate record-breaking revenue. So how are businesses readying themselv...

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The Restaurant Group investor says Wagamama deal ´throws up too many red flags´

An investor in The Restaurant Group has said it will vote against the planned acquisition of Wagamama saying the deal “throws up too many red flags”. ...

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Aiden Byrne returns to Manchester House to save ailing restaurant

Chef Aiden Byrne has announced plans to save ailing restaurant Manchester House after leaving D&D London’s 20 Stories. ...

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