Hospitality News

Latest openings: the Bedford, Farzi Caf? London, Salt Flakes and more

A look at the latest restaurants, hotels, pubs and bars to open their doors ...

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Chef Oliver Farrar launches crowdfunding bid to expand catering company

Former MasterChef: The Professionals and Roux Scholarship finalist Oliver Farrar has launched a crowdfunding campaign in a bid to expand his Yorkshire-based catering company. ...

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Patisserie Holdings confirms closure of 71 stores with loss of 920 jobs

Patisserie Holding´s administrator has confirmed the closure of 71 stores with 920 people made redundant. ...

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Restaurant Group sees like-for-like sales drop 2%

The Restaurant Group has issued a trading update to report that like for like sales were down 2% last year. ...

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Riu Hotels plans ?218m London property for UK debut

Spanish chain Riu Hotels & Resort is set to open its first UK property in London at a cost of ´250m (218m). ...

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South Indian restaurant to open on former Galvin Bistrot de Luxe site

Ooty, a new restaurant specialising in the cuisine of southern India, is opening in London´s Marylebone on the former Galvin Bistrot de Luxe site. ...

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Aprirose acquires 22 Marston´s pubs for ?15m

Real estate investment company Aprirose has acquired 22 Marston´s-branded pubs from property investor New River for 15m. ...

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JD Wetherspoon´s profits slip despite sales growth amid escalating costs

JD Wetherspoon has said it expects to see a fall in pre-tax profits despite like-for-like sales increasing by 7.2% in the 12 weeks to 20 January 2019. ...

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Redcomb Pubs sells to Young´s in 15-site, ?34m deal

Redcomb Pubs has announced the sale of the group to operator Young’s Brewery for 34m on a cash-free and debt-free basis. ...

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Marston´s announces plan to cut ?200m of debt in Q1 results

Pub operator Marston’s has announced its plans to cut 200m of debt in the coming years as part of its 16-week Q1 trading update for the period ending 19 January 2019. ...

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Eleven Madison Park team to launch first European site in Claridge´s

The owners of Eleven Madison Park, which came top of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants list in 2017, have announced plans to open their first European outpost in London’s Claridge’s. ...

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