Hotel plans for Manchester’s London Road fire station finally approved

London Road Fire Station

PLANS for development of Manchester's iconic former London Road fire station have finally been approved by the city council after a "long and complicated" journey. The Grade II listed building…

Restaurants

All-you-can-eat restaurant chain COSMO moving into Manchester

PAN Asian chain COSMO is opening its first restaurant in the North West, it is reported in the Manchester Evening News. Serving all-you-can-eat food, it will take over the former Red Hot…

Solita to open El Taquero tacos restaurant in Manchester

el taquero

NORTH West restaurant group Solita is set to open a Mexican-style taqueria in Manchester's Northern Quarter. El Taquero will specialise in tacos and quesadillas from corn tortillas handmade using an imported tortilla…

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…

Hotels

barton grange

Garden looks rosy at Barton Grange Hotel after further £250k investment

BARTON Grange Hotel near Preston has revealed investment of £250,000 in further upgrades at the four-star property. Having spent£670 000 in the past three years into upgrading its bedrooms, corridors and main events space - the Barton Suite - the hotel has just completed refurbishment…

Dickens hotel the Royal Kings Arms in Lancaster set for refurbishment

PLANS have been revealed to refurbish the historic Royal Kings Arms Hotel in Lancaster - immortalised by Charles Dickens - to return its former glory. Last December, London-based Artisan Hotels took over running of the Grade II listed property which they say has been neglected…

Question Time

Former BBC boss Greg Dyke on his new life as a hotelier

THE second keynote speaker at this year's Annual Hotel Conference (AHC) taking place at the Hilton Manchester Deansgate on October 11 and 12…

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…

Pubs & Bars

Stephen Hargreaves opens music bar Baha in Bowness

CUMBRIAN hospitality entrepreneur Stephen Hargreaves has launched his latest venue - Baha music bar in…

Marston’s recruiting 45 staff for new pub the Old Duke in Southport

MARSTON'S Inns is creating 45 new full and part-time jobs at its new pub the…

General manager sought for Head of Steam’s return to Liverpool

CAMERONS Brewery is advertising for a general manager to lead the team at its new…

Business

Blackpool pub company Amber Taverns turns in 7% rise in profits

amber taverns

NORTH West pub owner and operator Amber Taverns has reported a 7% rise in profits…

Revolution Bars Group reports strong sales increase despite terror attacks

THE Greater Manchester based Revolution Bars Group has reported a 9.2% increase in sales to…

Dutton Cuisine grows its portfolio with acquisition of The Lighthouse

THE landmark Lighthouse in Windermere town centre has been acquired by Dutton Cuisine with the…

Tourism

Winners announced in this year’s Cumbria Tourism Awards

WINNERS of this year's Cumbria Tourism Awards have been announced at a ceremony held at Cartmel Racecourse. Each category winner…

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…

Suppliers

pantheon mincer

Booming burger market beefs-up sales for Pantheon

BOLTON based Pantheon Catering Equipment is reaping benefits from the booming burger market with its…

Blogs

clive cunio

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

sugarvine

Sugarvine unveils upgraded website with some snazzy new features

LYTHAM based national online dining guide Sugarvine has unveiled a new look and new features with the roll-out of a major website redesign.…

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