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Wagamama, Living Ventures and Bistrot Pierre among the brands to scoop industry accolades

Wagamama, Living Ventures and Bistrot Pierre among the brands to scoop industry accolades

The nation’s best casual dining restaurants and pubs were revealed last night at the Casual Dining Restaurant & Pub Awards 2018, which took place at the Marriott London Grosvenor Square, following the first day of the Casual Dining show. Living Ventures, Wagamama, Bistrot Pierre, Brewhouse & Kitchen, Loungers, The Alchemist, Flat Iron, GBK, and The

Casual dining chain raises £50,000 for foundation inspired by industry legend

Leading Italian casual dining group Gusto has raised more than £50,000 for the foundation set up in honour of industry legend Tim Bacon. The group’s 19 restaurants collected donations from diners across January with all the funds going to the Tim Bacon Foundation. Mr Bacon was the co-founder and chairman of Living Ventures, the renowned restaurant group

DATA JUST OUT: Fall in pub and restaurant groups exposes ‘flat’ market

Britain’s managed pub and restaurant market experienced a dip in trading in May, with operators recording collective like-for-like sales down 0.4% compared to the same month last year, latest figures from the Coffer Peach Business Tracker show. Groups trading in London did slightly better with like-for-likes up 0.1%, compared to a 0.6% fall outside of

Living Ventures tackles industry chef shortage

Restaurant group Living Ventures and The City of Liverpool College have teamed up to tackle a chef shortage head on by launching a Chef Academy.   The pair hope the apprenticeship will address a skills deficit in the hospitality sector and create career opportunities for young people from Merseyside. The programme will include a ‘Kitchen

POWER LIST 2016, KITCHEN INNOVATORS: John Branagan, Group Chef Director, Living Ventures

Living Ventures runs some of the most exciting brands in the UK restaurant and bar market. The group counts brands such as Artisan, Blackhouse, Gusto and Red Door among a growing portfolio of 30-plus sites that, according to reports, generated sales north of £100m last year. Chef director, John Branagan, remains a loyal and important

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

Tributes paid to Living Ventures boss Tim Bacon after he loses battle with cancer

Living Ventures has paid tribute to its chairman and co-founder, Tim Bacon, after he lost his battle with cancer last week, aged 52. Mr Bacon was the face behind a group that today boasts 34 popular restaurants, including The Alchemist, Australasia and Artisan. He had been battling an advanced melanoma since 2014 and passed away

Living Ventures and Smokehouse Islington to address kitchen houses

Foodservice operators Living Ventures and Smokehouse Islington will both be sharing their experiences of the market with catering equipment distributors this week, at the annual CEDA Conference. The pair will provide insight into their operations when they give presentations on the ‘business day’ of the event, this Friday. The conference is taking place at the

Living Ventures restructures as turnover rockets to £100m

Restaurant and bar operator Living Ventures has announced that its co-founders Tim Bacon and Jeremy Roberts will take up new roles within the organisation. The company, which is now in its 16th year, said that Bacon will become executive chairman of the group, while Roberts will take on the group chief executive’s mantle. He previously

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