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Newcastle’s Grey Street Las Iguanas set for £100k refurbishment

Jamie Hardesty

South American restaurant and bar group Las Iguanas are sprucing up their branch on Newcastle's Grey Street with a £100,000 refurbishment. The announcement follows the chain’s recent £500k expansion to Newcastle…

Gary Butterfield, Royal Bank of Scotland and  Neil Bentinck, Owner of Skosh.
Experienced chef launches new dining venture Skosh in Micklegate York

Nick Hill

Skosh is the latest addition to York’s ever-growing food scene as the new restaurant has been launched on 98 Micklegate by Neil Bentinck. Skosh brings a mix of Asian fusion with…

McBride donates to Middleton Foodbank
McBride donates to Middleton Foodbank


Middleton based manufacturer McBride is pledging support to a local foodbank, as part of a campaign encouraging frugal living and reducing food waste.  McBride plc, Europe's leading provider of Private Label…

Inside Grafene
Graphene-inspired restaurant opens in Manchester with £1m investment

Richard Bell

LHH Investments Limited has launched a new restaurant in Manchester with financial support from Barclays. Grafene, a modern British eatery, opened on this week on King Street following a £1m investment. Located…

Treske chairs at the Black Swan at Oldstead
Michelin-starred restaurant turns to Treske for inspiration

Robert Beaumont

The Michelin-starred Black Swan at Oldstead, near Easingwold, has turned to award-winning furniture designer and manufacturer Treske of Thirsk to help to create a unique dining room experience. The Black Swan…

One of the dishes that will be on the menu at the new Bar Douro restaurant.
Seasoned supper club veteran to open rustic Portuguese restaurant at London Bridge arches

Billy Wood

A new restaurant is set to bring contemporary Portuguese to the arches at London Bridge this September, when Bar Duoro opens this September at Flat Iron Square. The restaurant has been…

Dan Gill, founder of caterer and event management company Dine
Planning a successful Christmas party

Cicada Communications

The secret to staging a successful Christmas party is all in the planning, says Daniel Gill, founder of Dine. Leeds-based Dine is a bespoke hospitality and event management company that caters…

Rowena Jackson, the new catering manager at Mattel Play! Liverpool, with items from the attraction’s
New catering manager and menu for Mattel Play!

Julian Bernard

A new catering manager has joined the team at Mattel Play! Liverpool ahead of the launch of a new menu at the family attraction. Rowena Jackson will lead the catering team…

Tennis champion Andy Murray who has backed Mindful Chef on Seedrs.
Andy Murray joins a host of high-profile backers in Mindful Chef startup

Billy Wood

Healthy eating brand Mindful Chef has lined up a host of high-profile backers as part of its overwhelmingly successful crowdfund on Seedrs. The 'farm to fork' startup, which is currently overfunding…

Atul Malhotra said plans for the venue on Osborne Road, would result in the complete remodelling and
Revealed: £3.5m plans to create Jesmond’s first gin house

Jamie Hardesty

The Malhotra Group has unveiled a £3.5m redevelopment proposal for its New Northumbria Hotel, as the North East leisure operator hopes to create the area's first gin house.  The proposed development will boost bed…

L to R: Josh Howe, Savills; Dan Miller, Fat Butcher; Tom Wills, Sintons
The Fat Butcher looks to raise the steaks with national rollout

Jamie Hardesty

After opening six shops across the North East in the past 18 months, meat retailer The Fat Butcher has set its eye on national expansion. Boasting a portfolio of sites in…

Antony Pratt, Owner of Ainsty Inns
Ainsty Inns Shortlisted for Hat-trick of Awards

Ainsty Inns

Yorkshire pub group Ainsty Inns is raising a glass after being shortlisted for a hat-trick of prestigious accolades across two separate awards programmes. Ainsty Inns is made up of four Yorkshire…