Frankie & Benny’s offer special pizza making courses to entertain kids during half term

Kids can create their own masterpizza this half term!
Frankie & Benny’s also offering half term kids pizzas for just £1 – Saving a whopping £7.30!

Top Italian American restaurant Frankie & Benny’s is to offer special pizza making courses to entertain kids over half term.

The popular restaurant will help take the pressure off parents by allowing children to make their own masterpizza!

Cornish seaside resort launches holiday friendly gift card

The St Ives Gift Card is the first of its kind in Cornwall and offers a whole experience of the seaside town through one gift card

With a handful of accolades including best seaside resort in Britain, best beach in the UK and the happiest place to live, St Ives is ready to showcase its charms with a new gift card.

You have WHAT with your fish and chips?!

People across the country will be celebrating their love of fish and chips as they come together on National Fish and Chip Day, which takes place on June 2.  From fish and chip shops, pub chains, restaurants, retailers, to the fishermen and farmers who provide the sustainable and natural ingredients used to create it, the nation will be enjoying this iconic family favourite!


Camden’s smooth-tasting Stout is available now, exclusively in pubs and bars across the UK

Camden Town Brewery has announced the launch of its latest beer: Camden Stout, which is available now exclusively in the on-trade. Re-FRESH-ing the stout category, the new launch is a smooth, fresh take on a classic style and will add to Camden’s on-trade portfolio alongside Camden Hells and Camden Pale Ale.

Riviera, the new Southern-French dining concept from Emerald Hospitality Group, is officially open in Mayfair

Riviera – the new high-end restaurant inspired by the South of France – has officially opened its doors on St James’s Street in Mayfair.  

The exclusive new restaurant is the fourth opening from Emerald Hospitality Group, taking over the iconic old Sake no Hana site on St James’s Street, set to be one of the capital’s most notable openings of 2023.  

Avo Flaming Good Time

With Summer approaching, checkout these great ways of including Avocados, one of the healthiest superfoods, into your BBQ.

As the warmer months approach and barbecuing becomes a popular pastime, the World Avocado Organization (WAO) is encouraging consumers to try barbecuing avocados for a unique and delicious twist on the traditional barbecue menu.

phs Greenleaf bring train station vending services to life

The UK’s first ‘living vending machines’ are now in operation in an English train station thanks to a unique project between phs Greenleaf and Decorum Vending Services.

Setting a whole new standard for future vending services, three eco-friendly vending machines wrapped in living walls have been unveiled at Bournemouth Train Station. The unusual pairing is designed to raise the standards in eco-conscious vending services whilst improving the platform environment for travellers.


Looking to treat the kids for less this May half term holiday? Great value family fun is on the menu at American-inspired cocktail bar and restaurant chain TGI Fridays, where children will be able to enjoy a main meal from the kids menu for free, when ordered alongside any adult main meal.  

London’s ultimate Thai Festival returns this summer

Get ready to have the Thai-m of your life as the much-anticipated “Thailand Showcase” makes a return to London this summer. From 16 – 18 June 2023, the very best of Thai food, drink, arts and culture will take over Canopy Market in Coal Drops Yard, King’s Cross for a three-day event that will bring to life the colourful culture of Thailand.

The potential of generative AI in hospitality and tourism

The hospitality and tourism industry is constantly evolving, with new technologies and trends emerging all the time. One technology that I believe is set to have a major impact on the industry in the coming years is generative AI.


The UK’s largest Kosher wine tasting, KFWE London, is back for 2023 with a strong line-up of top wineries and distilleries from Israel, France, Italy, the USA, Poland and Italy bringing over the best of their new vintages and styles.

The on & off-trades and press event is scheduled for the afternoon of 11th July, at the Sheraton Grand London Park Lane, with the public event taking place in the evening.  Registration for this free event is open now at

Hilton Molino Stucky Venice Mixes Up an Experimental New Cocktail Menu and Epicurean Event Line Up for Summer 2023

New Cocktail Menu for Skyline Rooftop Bar, Rooftop DJ Sets, Live Music and Al-Fresco Dining Join Summer Offering at Five-Star Property

Hilton Molino Stucky Venice, the five-star hotel and former flour mill on Giudecca island, is delighted to unveil a range of epicurean offerings across the property this Summer. From a brand-new cocktail menu at the Skyline Rooftop Bar to a thrilling roster of special events at the hotel’s various bars and restaurants, there’s no finer destination in the city of canals to indulge in the dolce vita this season.

ISS Guckenheimer makes substantial progress towards their goal of being the first caterer in the U.S. to halve food waste

ISS Guckenheimer aims to be the first major caterer in the U.S. to halve food waste. An initial deployment of Winnow has already seen significant reductions in food waste, saving $2.6 million annually and diverting over 1 million meals a year from the trash. 

Game of Thrones Studio Tour nominated as Europe’s Leading Tourist Attraction at World Travel Awards

The official Game of Thrones Studio Tour in Northern Ireland has been nominated for Europe’s Leading Tourist Attraction in the 2023 World Travel Awards.

Located at Linen Mill Studios where much of the filming for Game of Thrones took place, Game of Thrones Studio Tour has just celebrated its first birthday and has been a big hit with visitors to the island of Ireland.

Interpon powder coatings ensure the legacy of Dubai’s latest luxury hotel  

Superdurable Interpon D architectural powder coatings from AkzoNobel are helping to protect and enhance Dubai’s latest billion-dollar luxury hotel and resort, Atlantis The Royal, with products that beautifully mimic the appearance of terra cotta, ensuring its beauty and style for generations to come.  


• Following World Cocktail Day, TGI Fridays reveals that the Strawberry Daiquiri is the nation’s most popular tipple
• TGI Fridays marked the day with a Mixology Masters ’23 competition, celebrating the brands long-standing history with cocktails
• Guests can enjoy TGI Fridays specially curated two-for-one cocktails across all restaurants in England and Wales every day, as well as cocktail-making masterclasses


• Global eCommerce fulfilment provider Huboo is empowering alcohol brands’ growth with launch of one of the UK’s largest excise warehouses, approved for the storage of all categories of alcoholic beverages under excise duty suspension 
• Huboo’s HMRC approved warehousing space enables alcohol brands of all sizes to defer excise duty payments until their goods leave the warehouse
• Huboo offers expert guidance to assist alcohol brands with complex excise duty questions and issues
• The 103,000 sq ft warehouse provides long-term, safe and compliant storage for alcohol brands to maximise eCommerce sales potential

New data reveals half of construction workers feel lonely at work

New data launched today reveals that half (47%) of construction workers in the UK feel lonely in the workplace.

The findings, conducted by NESCAFÉ as part of the ‘Make Chat Work’ campaign, are announced amidst recent concerns around wellbeing in the construction industry – with a report from the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Issues Affecting Men and Boys recommending more stringent mental health provisions should be written into construction contracts.

We ask Mara Rypacek Miller, Managing Director, Industville Ltd,, How can lighting create the right atmosphere at a hospitality venue?

Lighting plays an essential role in creating the desired atmosphere at a hospitality venue. With skilful craftsmanship and innovative creativity, lighting can transform any interior space into a setting that is inviting, comfortable, and enjoyable. By utilising high-quality fixtures, fabrics, textures, and colours strategically placed throughout the room, lighting can create an ambiance that will captivate guests from the moment they step inside.

7 reasons why professional two-way radio communications are essential for driving efficient hospitality industry operations

Effective communication is crucial in the management of any venue or event, and this is particularly relevant in the hospitality industry. As diverse as the industry is – hospitality in fact ranges from restaurants and nightclubs to hotels and cinemas – there are standards that can be put in place to ensure the smooth running of all operations. Two-way radios have emerged as an undetectable tool for seamless communication, providing numerous benefits to the hospitality industry.

Dometic and CAKE partner on first food delivery contract in Italy

Swedish innovators, Dometic and CAKE, announce their first joint contract with Pizza Smile, a groundbreaking pizzeria in Italy. Designed to significantly elevate the customer experience and quality of food, Dometic’s DeliBox will be paired with CAKE’s e-bike for premium home delivery service. As the first restaurant to deploy this dynamic combo, Pizza Smile sees ample business opportunities with this new leasing contract.

Döner Shack partners with local charities to promote mental health awareness

Döner Shack, the Berlin-inspired street-food franchise, has partnered with five local mental health charities across the UK to launch its new wellbeing campaign to raise awareness and support for mental health. As the UK marks Mental Health Awareness (15th–21st May), the brand will use the annual initiative as a platform to drive positive change in the community and make it an everyday priority.


Hospitality services provider to underpin its continued growth after finding perfect tech partner

Bennett Hay, the UK’s leading bespoke hospitality services provider, has partnered with Lolly as its technology supplier.

Working closely together, Bennett Hay and Lolly will offer a wide range of solutions. These will include self-serve and access to the Lolly app – helping Bennett Hay’s diverse and growing client base to future proof their technology offering through a preferred and trusted partner.