Signature Living ends contract for Cunard House project with chef Ernst Van Zyl

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SIGNATURE Living has ended its contract with chef Ernst Van Zyl who had been appointed to head-up its Cunard House project. In November, the company signed a 15-year lease to…

Restaurants

Champagne bar to open in revamped La Brasserie at Chester Grosvenor

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LA Brasserie restaurant at the Chester Grosvenor is temporarily closed for a £350,000 refurbishment which will include the city centre's only Champagne bar. “With its fantastic location and views of the much…

San Marco growing again due to increased customer demand

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TRATTORIA San Marco at Much Hoole, near Preston, is planning a third expansion of its site because of increased customer demand. Owners of the restaurant have submitted plans to South Ribble Council…

Gino D’Acampo opens first pizza restaurant within Manchester’s Next

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TV chef Gino D'Acampo has opened his first joint venture with Next at its store in Manchester Arndale Centre. Situated on the first floor and accessed both from the store and a…

Hotels

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JW Lees completes first phase of £2.5m refurbishment at its Alderley Edge Hotel

THE Alderley Edge Hotel in Cheshire has completed the first phase of a £2.5m refurbishment programme. It includes a new entrance and reception leading to an open plan bar and revamped restaurant. The four-star hotel is owned by Manchester-based brewer JW Lees and is housed…

Jobs at risk as the Mercure St Helens struggles to survive financial difficulties

STAFF at the privately-owned Mercure St Helens have not been paid for five weeks as the hotel struggles to survive, according to a story in the St Helens Star. A spokesman for the hotel's owner said the Bank of India had decided to put the…

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

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North West follows national pub sales trend in Fleurets’ latest survey

THE North West last year followed the national trend of a reduction of bottom end…

the railway

Railway in Sale reopens after major makeover by Robinsons

THE Railway in Sale, Greater Manchester, has reopened following a four-week refurbishment by Robinsons Brewery…

sandon

New era for Liverpool’s historic Sandon as sports function venue

THE Sandon pub, which lay in the shadow of Liverpool Football Club’s Anfield stadium, is…

Business

North West burger restaurants under threat in Byron restructuring

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BYRON burger restaurants in Manchester and Liverpool are under threat from closure after the struggling…

McTague trio smash crowdfunding target to open The Creameries

THE trio behind the planned bakery and kitchen The Creameries in Cheadle, South Manchester, have…

Mary-Ellen McTague launches £20k crowdfunder to open The Creameries

RENOWNED Manchester chef Mary-Ellen McTague has launched a crowdfunding campaign to open a venue in…

Tourism

Entries open for the Liverpool City Region Tourism Awards

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BUSINESSES and individuals are being urged to submit their entries for this year's Liverpool City Region Tourism Awards. Now into…

Lancashire lover Tony Livesey to present county’s tourism awards

BURNLEY born journalist and TV personality Tony Livesey has been announced as the guest presenter of the Lancashire Tourism Awards…

Lancashire tourism on the up as forum addresses skills issues

TOURISM in Lancashire is booming with latest annual figures showing an increase in visitors of 4.5% to 67m and jobs…

Suppliers

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Woodcraft firm targets hospitality with range of personalised products

LANCASHIRE based William Firth Woodcraft is targeting the hospitality industry with a new range of personalised products. The company specialises in producing…

Blogs

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Five ways to improve the chef experience in your restaurant

The customer experience is a priority for every restaurant.  But as an industry, do we give the same consideration to the chef…

Technology

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Revolution launches online store to sell Handcrafted Flavours range

GREATER Manchester based premium bar and casual dining group Revolution has announced the launch of an online store selling its Handcrafted Flavours…

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