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BigHospitality is the market leading digital and events brand serving the hospitality industry and reaches key decision makers in our core communities spanning restaurants, street food, casual dining, pubs & bars, hotels and chefs. Our portfolio includes: 

  • – market leading website providing pre-eminent journalism, dynamic multimedia content and news on topics that shape the hospitality industry
  • National Restaurant Awards – Awards programme that delivers the definitive list of the UK’s top 100 restaurants and rewards the best chefs, restaurateurs and front of house teams nationwide
  • R200 – Business club for multi-site restaurant operators with events including a UK conference & Study Tour, EU Study Tour and Christmas Party & Awards
  • Generation Next – A content and event programme that provides key information, insight and networks for street food operators, independent restaurants and pubs that have the potential to be the next big brands in the industry
  • Hostech –  Event and content series dedicated to tech in the hospitality industry

Key Contacts

Jo Wattar Publisher Tel: +44 (0)1293 610445 Email: 

Stefan Chomka Editor Tel: 01293 610233 Email: 

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Flash-grilled: Dayashankar Sharma

The former Grand Trunk Road chef, who now owns Indian fine-dining restaurant Heritage in West Dulwich, on nearly becoming a doctor, and why Nando's is his favourite fast food joint.


Latest opening: Fork

Former The Dairy head chef Richard Falk has launched a quietly ambitious restaurant in the market town of Lewes.


Friday Five: the week's top news

This week's main hospitality news stories include delays to lockdown easing, Steven Edwards' plan to expand his Hove flagship Etch, and an extension of the lease forfeiture moratorium.


Federation of Small Businesses calls on Government to develop strategy to bolster hospitality's recovery

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has made a series of recommendations to help bolster the hospitality sector as it recovers from the Coronavirus pandemic.


UkHospitality publishes 'comprehensive' plan to tackle hospitality staff shortages

A plan to tackle the current staffing crisis facing restaurants, pubs and hotels has been published by trade body UKHospitality.


The best low and non-alcoholic drinks for your back bar

This month's Low2No Bev event at London's Truman Brewery took a deep dive into the world of low and non-alcoholic drinks. Here's the pick of some of the products that were exhibited.


High-reaching yakitori restaurant to launch in Marylebone

Chef Aman Lakhiani is to open a high-end yakitori restaurant in Marylebone within the Seymour Place site that was once home to Indian restaurant Romna.


Hospitality, tourism and wedding sectors unite to threaten legal action over reopening delays

More than 45 hospitality, tourism, weddings and events companies have jointly written to Prime Minister Boris Johnson threatening legal action should the July reopening date face further delay.


Loungers reports jump in like-for-like sales over four weeks in May and June

Loungers has reported a 26.6% jump in like-for-like sales over the four-week period from 17 May to 13 June 2021 compared to the same period in 2019.


Plastic not fantastic: Perspex screens ‘may increase transmission’

Ministers have reportedly been told that Perspex screens should be ditched in pubs and restaurants over fears they are unlikely to decrease Covid transmission and may even increase it.

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