TGI Friday’s, Mitchells & Butler, Casual Dining Group, Bill’s, Wahaca and Côte Restaurants, are preparing to host keynote speeches at Casual Dining 2017. Returning to the Business Design Centre in London on 22-23 February, organisers of the event have lined up exclusive keynotes and interviews with important names in the business. Among them are Martin …

The founder of award-winning London cocktail bars 69 Colebrooke Row and Bar Termini is opening his third bar concept Untitled this December. Inspired by the ideology behind Andy Warhol’s iconic Silver Factory, the new space has been curated by Tony Conigliaro and his dedicated Drink Factory team – including head of research and partner in …

A new restaurant and terrace bar perched on the 10th floor of the new Montcalm Royal London House Hotel in Finsbury Square is due to open this week. Nestled between the city and Shoreditch, the 6,000 square feet rooftop dining destination has been designed by Russell Sage Studio and features an impressive central bar which …

Cointreau’s artistic director Laetitia Casta and Liberty London have teamed up to design an exclusive limited-edition gift box to mark the launch of an exciting new social campaign. The limited-edition gift box, Your Parisian Zest supports the #1Orange1Tree social project, which works to restore local biodiversity and create a social impact in Senegal. “Planting trees …

The Hospitality Show returns to Birmingham in January 2017 with a brand new name, stunning new features and some old favourites thrown in for good measure. “The Great Hospitality Show is a unique opportunity for everyone involved to get inspired, learn from one another and take something new back to their place of work,” show …

Boutique Bar Show London 2015

A new campaign has been launched to help the hospitality industry prepare for the introduction of the new £1 coin next year. From March 2017, the pound as we know it will be brought out of circulation and will be replaced with a new 12-sided version. Hotels, restaurants and bars are now being encouraged to …

Funkin Shea Campbell

Shea Campbell of Orchid in Aberdeen is to help cocktail specialist Funkin develop new ideas after winning the brand’s Innovation Champion competition. Pictured above, he impressed judges with a drink using Funkin Pro Jalapeño Syrup and cucumber ice, winning £500 and the chance to work with the brand for the next year on a part-time …

Bacardi Legacy

From Bristol, to Manchester, Edinburgh, Belfast and London, the most creative bartenders of the country have been busy creating their own cocktails for a panel of experts as they seek to become the UK winner of this year’s legendary Bacardí Legacy Cocktail Competition. Six bartenders from across the UK have been selected to compete at …

Hedonist Project Winter Lodge

The team at The Hedonist Project are set to reveal the latest incarnation for their regularly-changing Leeds bar – a winter ski lodge. They have put the shutters up on Trader Dan’s Surf Shack in Briggate and, over four days, are turning it into the new aprés-ski concept in partnership with Bacardi Brown-Forman Brands. Due …

Mike McGinty Patron

Three more bartenders have been announced as UK finalists in Patrón tequila’s search for perfectionists in cocktail making. They are Mike McGinty (pictured top) from Big Red Teapot’s soon-to-open Edinburgh bar The Voyage of Buck, Matyáš Bušek from Mr Fogg’s Residence in London and Raffaele Di Monaco from Park Chinois in London. They impressed judges …