Friday, 26 May 2017

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TripAdvisor reviews go over 500 million

TRIPADVISOR HAS RELEASED STATISTICS that show that Aqua Shard in London is the UK’s most reviewed restaurant, while Park Plaza Westminster Bridge is the most reviewed hotel. The news came as the customer driven review platform announced that it now has more than 500 million reviews and opinions on its…

Are you a dirty beer drinker?

DON’T GET ME WRONG! I’m not accusing beer drinkers of being ‘dirty’! We are actually talking about the beer itself. I am not a beer drinker as such, but admit in the summer to be able to sink a couple of draught Mahou or Alambra and watching the cooling effect…

Brexit just won’t go away

FOLLOWING my article in last week’s column about EU staff in Britain, the investors, on which the UK hospitality industry relies, have spoken of their concerns in the event of a hard Brexit. “There is still confidence and demand in the UK for hospitality investment - but its reputation as…

Only one in 50 people that apply for UK Prêt a Manger jobs are British

THERE has been much discussion over the last few years, as to what will happen when Britain leaves the European Union. Understandably people in Spain are concerned for their positions. Will they be able to stay? Will they be able to work? How safe are their properties? Well, I am…

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ONE OF THE HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY’S ICONS has passed away at…

A great restaurant icon has passed away

BAD NEWS from the world of hotels and restaurants that the icon that was Victor Ceserani has passed away at the very wonderful age of 97. He was taken into hospital two weeks prior to his death suffering from cancer. Born of Italian-Belgian parents on October 23, 1919 in Knightsbridge,…

Good Food, Good Wine and Good Friends

N LAST WEEK’S column I continued reporting on the progress that we were making regarding the regeneration of a client’s restaurant. The menu has now been decided upon and both the owner and his chef are happy with the outcome. We now have to look at creating a different image.…

Good Food, Good Wine and Good Friends

THANKS to the client that contacted me a couple of weeks ago. A year or so ago he came to Spain to buy a restaurant/pub. He succeeded in buying a relatively well-established premises and has run it (under management) with some success, but is not happy with the way things…

Craft beers are becoming big business in the UK

HOSE of you who were born after 1966 can only remember the World Cup of that year from those who continue to reminisce about how England won it (the first and only time!!). However it is still very close to many people’s hearts and prompted the TV series Tina and…

Food, wine and friends

FIRSTLY may I wish all our readers a very happy, healthy and prosperous New Year. I am very pleased to be asked by Steven and Michel to contribute on a regular basis to this illustrious periodical. I shall be drawing on the experiences and knowledge of friends and colleagues in…

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