Good showing for the North West in this year’s National Restaurant Awards

EIGHT restaurants in the North West feature in this year's Estrella Damm Top 100 National Restaurant Awards. Selection is the result of votes from 150 industry experts spread across all regions of the UK and made up of…

Restaurants

Lytham restaurateurs open third venue in next door St Annes

THE owners of Java and Spago in Lytham, Lancashire, have opened a new venue in neighbouring St Annes. Tony and Helen Vavoso have taken over the former Jack's bistro in Wood Street which…

Barton Rouge set to take its ‘new age’ Indian cuisine to Liverpool

CHESHIRE based Indian restaurant Barton Rouge is opening a third site in Liverpool's Commercial District. The charcoal pit and contemporary Indian kitchen, which currently operates in Chester and Heswall, has acquired the former…

Lunya research into third site ‘at an advanced stage’

LIVERPOOL'S highly-acclaimed Catalan restaurant and deli Lunya is considering a third site following its expansion into Manchester 18 months ago. The original restaurant in Liverpool One was launched in 2010 by husband and…

Hotels

Go-ahead for Vincent brand owner’s £70m hotel in Baltic Triangle

LIVERPOOL council has given the go-ahead for a £70m luxury hotel in the city's Baltic Triangle creative and technology quarter. An application for a…

Shankly Hotel launches new luxury suites – and says it with 2,500 flowers!

THE Shankly Hotel in Liverpool has unveiled what it claims are "the most Instagrammable" hotel rooms in Britain. The nine new suites are…

Question Time

How Adam cracked the CODE for hospitality workers’ benefits

FEW people in the industry are more passionate - and knowledgeable - about restaurants than Adam Hyman, the founder of London-based leading hospitality…

Jason Littlejohns talks about his ‘amazing job’ as head chef

TOWARDS the end of last year, Jason Littlejohns joined Macdonald Hotels & Resorts as its new regional executive head chef responsible for the…

Pubs & Bars

The Greenhills reopens as a Stonehouse Pizza & Carvery

THE Greenhills in Allerton, South Liverpool, formerly a Crown Carvery, has been transformed into a Stonehouse…

Sean Finnegan set to open his cocktail bar in Manchester

WELL known Manchester bartender Sean Finnegan is opening his first stand-alone venue Roc & Rye…

London gets a taste of Liverpool Tequila bar brand El Bandito

LIVERPOOL'S Graffiti Spirits Group which operates six bars in the city has taken its El Bandito Tequila-inspired…

Business

Signature Living toasts record profit with surge of 250% in a year

LIVERPOOL hotel developer and operator The Signature Living Group has announced record profits of £5.6m…

Usher gets his Wreckfish campaign up and running

CHEF and restaurateur Gary Usher has launched his crowd-funding campaign to raise £200,000 for the…

Hotel WiFi specialist secures £1.7m to fund growth overseas

WARRINGTON based Airangel - a leading provider of guest WiFi solutions to the hospitality sector…

Tourism

Liverpool region tourism stars receive their awards

CHEF Paul Askew of the Art School restaurant in Liverpool has been presented with a special award in recognition of his…

Liverpool City Region reveals awards shortlist

FINALISTS in this year's Liverpool City Region Tourism Awards have been announced. The shortlisted businesses will now go forward to the…

Lowry Hotel launches charter to welcome more Chinese visitors

THE five-star Lowry Hotel at Salford Quays is at the forefront of a campaign to attract more Chinese visitors to Manchester.…

Suppliers

C&C completes fast-track project at COYA restaurant in London

CHESTER based C&C Catering Equipment has completed a project at Latin American restaurant COYA Angel…

Blogs

Are restaurants the new driver for town centre regeneration?

Over recent years, the traditional high street has faced stiff competition, and many have entered a spiral of decline, with reduced levels…

Technology

New CODE app brings discount benefits to hospitality workers

HOSPITALITY employees in Manchester are reaping the benefits of an exclusive app which gives them big discounts at selected venues around the city. The…

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