Bars & Clubs articles

BREAKING NEWS: Stonegate shakes hands on £101m takeover of Revolution bar chain

BREAKING NEWS: Stonegate shakes hands on £101m takeover of Revolution bar chain

The board of bar group Revolution said this morning that it has reached an agreement that will see it taken over by Stonegate in a deal worth £101.5m. Stonegate is the fourth largest managed pub company in the UK in terms of number of operating sites, trading from 689 premises. It began trading in November

Koh Thai Tapas averages 90 covers per night at its 11th UK outlet

The Koh Group says that the opening of its 11th Koh Thai Tapas outlet in Romsey last month has been a success. The Hampshire market town has welcomed the new restaurant, driving sales above expections, according to Andrew Lennox, founder and CEO of The Koh Group. “Romsey has opened incredibly well and, whilst we are

Gold-clad roof crowns new Living Ventures site in the heart of Manchester

Cocktail and restaurant bar The Alchemist is to open a site in Manchester’s MediaCityUK that will feature a gold-clad roof as part of its design. The move follows launches in Liverpool, Birmingham and Alderley Edge already this year. The purpose-built venue will be located adjacent to the expansive waterfront and will have floor to ceiling

Double kitchen for Newcastle restaurant at centre of £700k refurb

Newcastle bar restaurant The Jolly Fisherman on the Quay, which was formerly The Waterline, has re-opened following a £700k investment by Star Pubs & Bars and local pub restaurant operator David Whitehead. A former bonded warehouse, The Jolly Fisherman on the Quay now features a spacious contemporary bar with booth and freestanding seating on the

Searcys to re-launch restaurants as it seeks fresh look

UK catering company Searcys is opening its One New Change wine bar next month in the heart of London. Taking inspiration from Italian street dining and drinking, the bar will serve the largest selection of champagne cocktails in London in addition to handpicked wines and premium beers. Dishes will be based on traditional Italian recipes

Investors pledge further cash to support juice bar chain’s retail store growth

Manchester-headquartered TD4 Brands, the parent company of Boost Juice Bars and The Shake Lab, is planning to accelerate the roll-out of its national retail chains after receiving further funding from its financial backer, Business Growth Fund (BGF). TD4 Brands is on course to achieve sales in excess of £13m this year, up from £5m in

Restaurant chain brings in Gaggia kit for caffeine hit

London-based Drake & Morgan has recently opened its ninth site at Pancras Square, Kings Cross installing two Gaggia D90 models from UK espresso specialist Caffeine Limited. The coffee machine specialist supplies coffee, machines, maintenance, and staff training to the bar and restaurant groups nine sites. Operations director Dylan Murray says that one of the elements

Grand Union goes the concessions route at ninth London venue

Grand Union will be opening its ninth restaurant and bar site in Wapping next year, but this time with a completely different ‘multi-faceted’ partner approach. A 6,300 sq ft site has been earmarked by the company at the new Land Securities development, Thomas More Square. Grand Union is inaugurating a ‘Concessionary Partners’ concept that will