UK Hospitality News - Would you want calorie labelling on a menu when eating out?
8th October 2010
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The Blackburn-based pub and restaurant operator, Cloverleaf, is said to be lining up four new openings according to a report on

Luminar founder, Stephen Thomas, is to launch a new up market, all seated and fully waiter serviced bar concept, called the Greene Room. Thomas has described the bar as a return to a "cabaret experience"
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The Department of Culture, Media and Sport has released figures showing that the number of premises licensed to sell alcohol, has hit record levels, that's despite an estimated 30 pubs closing a week. Some 166,000 premises are currently allowed to sell alcohol, the highest figure since officials began recording them in 1905.
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Joint winners were announced in CAMRA's National Cider & Perry Pub of the Year Competition. Out of a record 120 entries, the Prince of Wales in Foxfield, Cumbria and the Hop & Vine in Hull came out on top.

According to a report on the reopening of the Savoy Grill will be delayed until seven weeks after the Savoy welcomes guests back on 10 October after a lengthy refurbishment. A spokesperson for Gordon Ramsay Holdings, operators of the restaurant, said: "The short delay is due to some small structural issues with the building, which have now been rectified." 

A report by the Department for Food, Environment and Rural Affairs has revealed that food prices have risen at twice the rate in the UK compared with Europe over the last three years. In the three years to June 2010, prices increased by 8.1% in Britain, twice the average increase in Europe and 2.7 times larger than the increase in France.

The Punch Taverns managed division has converted six Old Orleans sites across the UK into a new concept, the West Coast Grill & Bar.

The Pan Asian restaurant chain,Tampopo, has opened its sixth outlet, this time at the Oracle shopping centre in Reading, representing the company's first venture into South East England.
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and finally...a poll of British restaurant goers has shown that a third would not want calorie labelling on restaurant menus, with 44 per cent of these saying it would 'ruin' their restaurant experience. The poll, conducted by, also revealed that one in five of these respondents, 19 per cent, said that they would rather not know to avoid feeling guilty.

Jay Darbar

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