LEDFlex lighting solutions bring elegance to destination dining

Scott’s, Richmond

Located on a westward meander of the River Thames, Scott’s new Richmond location brings decadence and old-world elegance to destination dining. Guests are greeted with glamour at the stately terrace for al-fresco dining on the banks of the Thames, the opulent champagne and crustacean bar and a dazzling dining hall set across two floors. Scott’s prides itself on providing service that is as exceptional as the food, sharing the heritage and experience of its famous original location in Mayfair.  

phs Greenleaf appoints Stephen Dieppe as Managing Director

phs Greenleaf has announced Stephen Dieppe as its Managing Director after four years with the group.

Stephen joined the phs Group in 2018 as Head of Sales for Hotel, Retail and Catering in the hygiene division, before being promoted to Sales Director for phs Greenleaf in 2020.  

Holy Waters – searching for the sacred in a glass

Author Tom Morton describes a journey into faith and alcohol

There was a sideboard in our house, mahogany-veneered laminate, and one side was full of forbidden treasures. These were the bottles of spirits my dad, a dentist, was given each Christmas by grateful patients. He had a reputation, dad did, for being the gentlest of dental surgeons, someone who hated to hurt. And the rewards came annually in the form of  Bell’s, Whyte and Mackay, Teacher’s and sometimes Glenfiddich.

AWARD-WINNING TAPAS GROUP SERVES UP A TASTY OPPORTUNITY FOR LONDON RESTAURATEURS

An award-winning restaurant brand in South London could serve up a mini empire to an experienced entrepreneur or foodie with a dream of success, when its current owner steps down due to family commitments.

The Tapas Room, which offers a tapas menu and specialist wine recommendations, was established in 2017 in Tooting Broadway Market by founder Paul Belcher.

84% of hospitality professionals say it’s invaluable to form friendships at work

New research reveals that friendships are the lifeblood of the sector

  • Establishing a support network is vital in the hospitality sector, as friendships better teamwork (71%), reduce workplace stress (62%) and enhance customer service (46%)
  • A vast majority (93%) of hospitality professionals would even stay longer in their role if they had a close friend in their team
  • To celebrate the sector’s friendships, BRITA Professional and The Burnt Chef Project are giving away a money-can’t-buy prize to a pair of best friends working in hospitality

Hotels.com reveals a 55% surge in Paris hotel searches during the NBA Paris Game 2023 Presented by Nike

French NBA up-and-coming star and Detroit Pistons guard Killian Hayes reveals his top Paris travel tips and his perfect Paris hotel collection, so fans can enjoy a breakfast with a view and stay close to the coolest basketball court in the city

Hotels.com Travelling Hoops study uncovers that basketball fans would travel on average over 750 miles to watch their favourite team, with 78% of British basketball fans having already travelled to watch a game

The survey states NBA fans visiting Paris intend to visit the Eiffel Tower, enjoy some French pastries and head to the Parc des Princes stadium

3 Essentials Every Good Bartender Needs

What Are the Requirements to Become a Bartender? – Skills, Attitude & Knowledge

Anyone can work behind a bar, but a good bartender needs a certain level of competence and experience

Bartending is a rewarding career for anyone who enjoys working in a pressurised, fast-paced environment that’s social, energetic, and requires constant interaction. Of course, there’s more to the job than knowing the difference between a margarita and a mojito. Bartenders require a range of work-related and interpersonal skills that extend far beyond mixing a drink.

DUCK & WAFFLE LANDS IN EDINBURGH AND WILL OFFICIALLY OPEN ON 1st FEBRUARY 

Reservations now open

Duck & Waffle will open the doors to its highly anticipated Edinburgh restaurant on 1st February, bringing a brand new, unique eating experience to the city for 2023. The critically acclaimed restaurant, which is the brand’s first UK venture outside of London, is located within St James Quarter. The restaurant will merge dynamic interiors, unrivalled hospitality, a buzzy atmosphere, and mouth-watering signature fare to create an unforgettable ‘gastro diner’ experience that has become a hallmark of the brand, welcoming guests for breakfast, lunch, dinner and weekend brunch.

#MEATFREEMONDAYS – NEW YEAR, NEW CHOICES FOR VEGAN AND VEGETARIAN DINERS AT GROUNDED KITCHEN

Exciting Korean-inspired restaurant brand, Grounded Kitchen, already well regarded by Vegan and Vegetarian diners for offering a tasty and healthy meal choice on the High Street, has kicked off Veganuary by offering 15% discount on selected meat-free bowls each Monday, as part of their #MeatFreeMondays campaign.

Gino D’Acampo to Open New Upmarket Italian Restaurant & Bar at Leeds Marriott Hotel

Gino D’Acampo has revealed he is to open a new upmarket Italian restaurant and bar at the recently refurbished Leeds Marriott Hotel – Gino D’Acampo, Trevelyan Sq, Boar Lane, Leeds.

The opening heralds the first of a number of new signings for the leading hotel and leisure company, further to striking a partnership with global hotel leaders Marriott Hotels International and Hamilton-Pyramid Europe.

JANUARY BLUES? GET £1 BURGERS AND PIZZAS AT BREWDOG THIS MONTH 

• Purchase one burger or pizza and get a second for £1 
 • Offer available from 3rd January 2023 – 15th February 2023 in all BrewDog bars 
 • Drink all you can this Jan with unlimited refills on AF beers 

Campus Director of Glion Institute of Higher Education in London named in 100 Most Influential People in Europe Travel and Hospitality

Georgette Davey, Campus Director of Glion London and Interim Managing Director of Glion Institute of Higher Education, has been named in the 100 Most Influential People in Europe Travel and Hospitality for 2022 by the International Hospitality Institute (IHI), the leading global advocacy, training and standards organisation for the hospitality industry.

Worldwide Wellness for 2023 from BIRD Travel PR 

2023 is set to be bigger than ever for wellness as travellers continue to seek out transformative retreats that will help them become their best selves.

According to a recent study by Accenture, despite increasing financial pressures, the health and wellness market is expected to increase to more than $1 trillion in spend globally by 2025, making it one of the industry’s fasting growing sectors. As Skift identifies, today wellness extends beyond physical health and incorporates many different dimensions that should work in harmony including mental, physical, environmental, social, spiritual, and emotional. 

Pan-Asian restaurant Gura Gura opens in The Yards, Covent Garden

Brand new pan-Asian restaurant Gura Gura has quietly opened its doors late last month in The Yards, Covent Garden. The restaurant, from experienced restaurateur Gobind Chona, offers a modern menu with flavours from across Asia spotlighting Japanese, Thai and Chinese elements alongside a playful cocktail list. The dramatic dining areas and downstairs bar are designed by Orphic Design Studios.

AWARD-WINNING TAPAS GROUP SERVES UP A TASTY OPPORTUNITY FOR LONDON RESTAURATEURS

An award-winning restaurant brand in South London could serve up a mini empire to an experienced entrepreneur or foodie with a dream of success, when its current owner steps down due to family commitments.

The Tapas Room, which offers a tapas menu and specialist wine recommendations, was established in 2017 in Tooting Broadway Market by founder Paul Belcher.

Crush Dry January with Beavertown Brewery’s tasty selection of alcohol-free beers

  • Lazer Crush (0.3% ABV) is an alcohol free IPA that’s perfectly balanced with citrus undertones and topped with subtle notes of pine for that ultimate fresh taste
  • Astro-Nought (0.5% ABV) is a clean and crisp alcohol free lager with a hint of lime zest freshness and a ridiculously light cereal character
  • Lazer Crush is available at Waitrose and Sainsbury’s or via the Beavertown webshop here, and Astro-Nought is available exclusively via the webshop here
  • Order a pack of 24 x Lazer Crush for a free Lazer Crush Tumbler  – offer runs until 31 January 2023.

CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEARS RESTAURANT OFFERINGS IN LONDON | HOTEL CAFE ROYAL | THE DORCHESTER | HIDE

Alex Dilling at Hotel Café Royal

Throughout the festive period, an array of culinary experiences from Christmas Eve lunch to New Year’s Day brunch will be offered at Alex Dilling for guests to enjoy a true masterclass in the best ingredients and culinary expertise. The Christmas menu includes slow-roasted duck on Christmas Eve and a British classic of beef wellington on Christmas Day, with a delicious 8-course tasting menu with live entertainment on New Year’s Eve and a New Years’ Day brunch with celebratory cocktails to cheers to 2023. Available to book here.

Seaside seafood hotspot set to open

A BEACHFRONT restaurant tucked away on Seaburn’s golden sands officially opens its doors next month.

North, the latest venture from restaurateurs Ben Wall and Neil Bassett, will be nestled in the historic Bay Shelter on Seaburn’s Lower Promenade, just yards from the shoreline.

LEDFlex lighting solutions bring elegance to destination dining

Scott’s, Richmond

Located on a westward meander of the River Thames, Scott’s new Richmond location brings decadence and old-world elegance to destination dining. Guests are greeted with glamour at the stately terrace for al-fresco dining on the banks of the Thames, the opulent champagne and crustacean bar and a dazzling dining hall set across two floors. Scott’s prides itself on providing service that is as exceptional as the food, sharing the heritage and experience of its famous original location in Mayfair.  

The professional division of Miele appoints Marketing Manager to oversee operations in Great Britain and Ireland

The professional division of Miele, an industry leading manufacturer of commercial laundry and dishwasher appliances, has appointed Egizia Maria Felice as Marketing Manager for Great Britain and Ireland.

Felice will be responsible for overseeing the marketing management of the hospitality, care and service (HCS) sector, as well as growing their laboratory, medical and dentistry (LMD) sector.

Over 40 years supplying the hospitality industry

Roneford Catering is established since 1978 and is the one-stop-shop for all your catering equipment needs! Supplying the hospitality Industry for over 40 years, our clients range from Restaurants, Cafes, Bars & Public Houses. As a family business, we pride ourselves on our customer service and the longstanding relationship we have with major manufacturers.

Birleys works with Seal Packaging to improve its sustainability credentials

London-based award-winning sandwich salad bar chain Birleys knows that environmental sustainability issues matter to its loyal customer base. We talk to Managing Director Paul Salter about why working with a specialist packaging supplier guarantees quality and delivers a genuinely sustainable message.

Consistent Growth for The Coffee House as Roll-Out of Caternet Platform Across Multiple Locations Drives Greater Operational Efficiency

The Coffee House is on target to open its 25th store in the North of England by 2025