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restaurant news

Eelbrook to bring al fresco dining Young's adds boutique hotel rooms to Richmond pub to South West London West London’s latest all-day eatery Eelbrook will open in Fulham later this month, offering al fresco dining with a European and North African twist. Located on the south east corner of Eelbrook Common, the venue will serve a menu of breakfasts, mezze-style small plates, main courses and home- made desserts created by head chef Brett Barnes, who has gained experience at Soho hotspot, Duck Soup, Michelin starred Fäviken, Arbutus and Mark Hix. With full-length doors and a covered, heated terrace, it will focus on year-round outdoor eating with stunning views. “For us, Eel Brook Common epitomises the vibe we want to create in our restaurant. The whole area has a great community spirit and a real village feel, nestled away in a trendy corner of West London,” restaurant manager Olga Ciobanu told BigHospitality. “What’s particularly special about the South East Corner of Eel Brook Common is its sweeping vistas, which provide this space with the perfect backdrop for spectacular outdoor dining – an opportunity, which was too tempting to pass up!” All-day dining Open from 10am, Eelbrook will also serve breakfasts such as homemade muesli, fresh fruit scones and pancakes as well as classics such as kedgeree and a ‘full English’ featuring cured meats and sausages prepared from scratch. A selection of grazing items from Eelbrook’s small plates menu as well as the full breakfast menu will also be available later in the morning. “Brunch is more of a social affair, with a menu of sharing plates such as Turkish çilbir, a fiery baked egg dish, perfectly paired with a whole home-made Fougasse loaf ideal to tear, share and get dipping,” explained sous chef Aidan Brooks, who trained in Spain under internationally renowned chefs including Carles Abellan of Comerç 24. A selection of fresh juices and smoothies will be made in house daily, with artisan coffee and English and flowering teas available alongside a wine list and cocktail menu. The bulk of ingredients used by the restaurant will be sourced locally from British producers. “Fresh, tasty ingredients are integral to producing the best quality food for our diners, so this is really important to us at Eelbrook,” said Barnes. Outdoor interiors Eelbrook’s interiors have been created by Wagamama and Hakkasan designer Haruo Morishima, who worked in collaboration with architectural designer Kok Loong Wong. “The interior is designed to be neutral and light with smooth blond woods to reflect the surrounding grand maple trees dotted around Eel Brook Common,” said Ciobanu “By blending Eelbrook into its natural environment, we hope that it will provide a truly seamless outdoor dining experience, with a focus on the delicious food that we’re serving and the natural beauty of Eel Brook Common.”

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Young's is adding 13 boutique hotel rooms to The Orange Tree pub in Richmond-upon-Thames, which is due to re-open in September following a £7m refurbishment.

The new bedrooms will include three feature rooms and a family suite. All of the rooms will feature Hypnos beds, flat screen TVs with Sky Plus, complimentary WiFi, fully- stocked mini-bars and Algotherm toiletries, while the three feature rooms and family suite will also have king-sized beds, roll-top baths and walk-in showers. Young’s has also transformed the bar and 80-cover dining room, with a new interior décor that reflects the The Orange Tree's rugby links and proximity to Twickenham Stadium, as well as the green spaces in nearby Richmond Park and Kew Gardens. A new menu will be comprised of classics and specials made from seasonal ingredients, such as confit Gressingham duck cottage pie with Butler’s Secret cheddar mash; crispy squid, marinated courgette and white bean salad with lemon and basil mayonnaise; and a traditional Young’s ale battered cod and chips, minted peas and tartare sauce. The bar will stock Young’s cask ales and London craft beers, with an extensive wine list and a ‘Shrubs’ vinegar cocktail menu also available.

Customers less satisfied with leisure sector Customer satisfaction with leisure sector businesses has fallen slightly over the past six months, new research shows. The UK Customer Satisfaction Index from the Institute of Customer Service (ICS) - which asked for feedback from 10,000 people on customer service levels across different companies, brands and sectors - gave the leisure sector a rating of 79.6 out of 100, down from c82 in January. The slight decline was reflected in individual companies and brands that are included in the list of top 50 firms ranked according to customer satisfaction. The top performer in the eating and drinking out sector was Pret A Manger, which was included for the first time and had a ranking of 83.4, making it 12th in the list. Toby Carvery moved up from 23rd to 17th place but its customer satisfaction score fell from 83.7 to 82.8. Greggs’ score declined from 84.8 to 82.5 as it moved from 14th to 21st.


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bar news Italian gold If you’re looking for an eye-catching bottle to bring attention to your back bar, Liquid Gold’s new set of products will do more than fine. Liquid Gold’s artisanal beer comes in two styles – an artisanal lager, which according to the company, has an earthy finish thanks to Hallartauer hops, and a double malt artisanal beer. The Pure Italian Vodka is made from Italian wheat and water from the Lauretana glacier by a family of long-time distillers, and finished in a frosted bottle.

Liquid Gold also offers bubbles in the form of a DOC prosecco brut dressed in colourful metallic gear. The trendy and playful look of the bottles makes them perfect for night clubs or late night venues. Liquid Gold beers and vodka are available in different sizes, and the latter can be even be kitted out with LED lights. Now if that’s not a party trick…

Swinging London After table tennis and bowling, it seems there’s a new ball sport that’s enjoying an upward swing in bars: crazy golf. After Chris Edwardes and Amanda Blanch’s Hidden in Ibiza, it’s Winterwell Festival’s founder Josh Ford’s turn to venture onto the green – with Swingers, a crazy golf-cum-clubhouse bar and terrace. The new venue, which opens in autumn, will take over a 7,000 sq ft warehouse in the Old Street area with a 9-hole crazy golf course and the ‘Royal Shoreditch Clubhouse’ – a 1920s clubhouse with full cocktail bar and dance floor. Of course, there will also be kitchen space to welcome appearances from London’s street food scene – with residents Pizza Pilgrims, and guests including Patty and Bun, Hix Fishdogs and When Mac Met Cheese. Passes for the golf will start from £5, and will soon be available for pre-booking online. We don’t think this is the most exhausting exercise you’ll be faced with, but if it’s really too much, punters are also welcome to limit their visit to the bar.

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Moët Hennessy champagne house Ruinart has launched its Dom Ruinart Blanc de Blancs 2004, two years after its last vintage of the celebrated prestige cuvée.

For those wanting to delve further into the world of botanical distillates, you could do worse than knock on the door of the shiny new Cotswolds Distillery, which has has created a huge single-botanical distillate library.

The grapes used were sourced exclusively from Grands Crus sites, with 69% from the Côte des Blancs and 31% from the northern slope of the Montagne de Reims. The champagne is very lively for a 10-year-old, with lots of youthful character still present, and Imbibe reckons that it could be laid down for another 15 years. Ruinart says that its delicate structure and outstanding freshness make this vintage a great complement to dishes such as sea bream ceviche or lobster carpaccio. ‘With almost 10 years of bottle age, the Dom Ruinart Blanc de Blancs 2004 displays characteristic richness and focus, and is showing very nicely already, but I believe it has the potential to age beautifully for many years to come,’ declared Ruinart cellar master Frédéric Panaïotis.

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With the distillery set to open at the beginning of September, the single-botanical distillate library is currently 151-strong and growing, and it will serve to explain how botanicals react during distilling, thus helping with recipe development. It will also be used as an educative tool for on-trade visitors doing tastings, to help them pick out aromas in the gin. The library is being created with help of local expert botanist Benedict Pollard. The main part of the library should remain at the distillery, but smaller selections could be travelling for on-trade events or tastings down the line. Making gin and whisky, the distillery’s headline product will be its Single Malt Whisky, which will be made in small batches under supervision from head distiller Alex Davies, who was previously at Chase Distillery. It will also be making a London dry gin, giving it a Cotswolds twist by incorporating locally sourced botanicals, such as lavender and pink peppercorns – the distillers are currently finishing recipe development, so the definite ingredients list isn’t known yet. Davies said: ‘We didn’t want to create just another gin on the market and so, with our focus on wild, locally-sourced, unique Cotswolds botanicals, we are creating a gin with a purpose – a gin that represents the Cotswolds, a place of true beauty and food heritage.’


Topland has acquired Hallmark Hotels in a £75m deal as part of a plan to build a £1bn hotel business in the UK.

Menzies portfolio acquired in November 2013 and the day to day operations will be managed by Bespoke Hotels.

The acquisition, which comprises eight four-star hotels, takes its hotel portfolio to 30 hotels across the UK and adds 730 rooms and 600 employees to Topland’s overall business.

Sol Zakay, chief executive at Topland group, said: “Securing this off-market transaction further cements Topland’s ability to effect hotel portfolio transactions to complement and further develop our existing hotel business.

The firm currently employs around 2,000 staff, and existing hotels include Bath’s Royal Crescent Hotel, the Brighton Metropole, the Glasgow Hilton and a portfolio of Thistle Hotels. Topland will add the Hallmark hotels to the platform of the

Lionel Benjamin, director of hotels at Topland, said: “Hallmark Hotels’ success to date has been through a sharp acquisition strategy, a £16m refurbishment over the last four years and commencing the hotels’ repositioning in their respective locations and markets.”

Colwall Park Hotel in Malvern under new management The Colwall Park Hotel near Malvern, Worcestershire, is under new management following a sale brokered by Colliers International. The 22-bedroom, three-star country hotel, which has two AA food rosettes, has been sold to “experienced” local hotel operators. Colliers International hotels specialist Peter Brunt said the hotel enjoyed a “superb village location in the midst of the Malvern Hills.” He added: “Colwall Park Hotel is beautifully presented and has an enviable reputation for first class service for which our clients Iain and Sarah Nesbitt who have run the hotel since 2000 can be proud of. “There is definitely an upswing in confidence in the regional hotel market and we are very busy with interest being shown by buyers across the price ranges and from pubs to B&Bs to hotels.

“The market is not roaring red hot but it is a nice balanced one with enough strength in it for vendors to find that they have power in the negotiation around price. We are out of the doldrums.” Renowned for its lively Lantern Bar, the hotel boasts a blackand-white mock Tudor style façade and features, along with two comfortable furnished lounges.

The four hotels to join the Holiday Inn brand are Cardiff, London – West, London – Heathrow T5 and Birmingham North – Cannock. The first to open will be the 95-room property in Cardiff in a few weeks’ time, and will be operated by Kew Gardens, a long standing partner of IHG. It will feature leisure facilities including a pool, spa, sauna and gym, as well as a bar and restaurant, board room, four meeting rooms and a newly designed lobby.

IHG signs four hotels to Holiday Inn portfolio The InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has announced the signing of four more Holiday Inn hotels to its UK portfolio.

The London – West property is set to open in August, the 225-room property, including 75 new rooms and 150 refurbished rooms, will operate under a franchise agreement with first time IHG owner Mango Hotels. Meanwhile the 119-room London – Heathrow T5 will open later this summer under a franchise agreement with Arora Hotels, and Holiday Inn Birmingham North – Cannock will open in early 2015 under a franchise agreement with Nine Hospitality.

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you could be in the country. Bathrooms are crisply tiled with excellent showers and amenities including Sky TV, free Wi-Fi and a complimentary mini bar. Service was excellent with very friendly staff on hand to help out whenever they were needed Food Within the hotel is family-owned restaurant Pellicano, which serves delicious Italian and Sardinian cuisine in a warm, friendly environment. 48 hours in London Two-night package including overnight accommodation, breakfast on both mornings and lunch or dinner on one of the days based on two people sharing.

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Pellicano restaurant Pellicano restaurant is a family owned establishment, which opened in August 2000. Their philosophy is to serve wholesome, freshly made food – Italian with a Sardinian twist, in a warm and friendly environment. They pride themselves on their approach to customer service and ensuring all their guests are well catered for. Pellicano serves quality Italian cuisine with a Sardinian accent. Fresh, homemade pasta dishes such as pappardelle with porcini mushrooms and white truffle, tagliolini with crab, rocket and chilli and spaghetti lobster, are served alongside a variety of fish and meat choices. Throughout the year, they also serve innovative salad 12

combinations, together with exciting vegetarian dishes such as culigiones (homemade Sardinian ravioli filled with potato, pecorino cheese and mint, served with tomato sauce) or grilled goats cheese with beetroot and spinach, as well as gluten free pasta. Their wine list includes traditional Italian classics that sit alongside newcomers to the Sardinian wine industry, which provides the perfect selection to compliment all of their dishes. Service is absolutely excellent, with warm friendly staff always at hand but never hovering as you can find with some restaurants.


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A POPULAR bar in Manchester city centre has had no reported bag theft since customers started using an ingenious clip which can be fitted inconspicuously under tables. The Manchester Bierkellar, a theme bar boasting a wide range of German beers and a Bavarian style menu, has had a number of Chelsea Clips fitted in its dining area, which can seat more than 200 customers. The busy venue, which features 4 bar areas, regularly attracts more than 1,500 people on a Saturday night. Bags left unattended on the back of chairs or on the floor are prime targets for bag thieves but the clips offer customers peace of mind as they relax with a drink or eat a meal with friends.

Turning The Tables On Bag Thieves fact, anywhere a customer may need to secure their belongings. Handbags often contain a number of financially valuable or sentimental items. Each time a handbag is stolen, women are said to face an average bill of £109 to replace the bag and its contents. More than one in 10 women carries a bag worth £250 or more.

Luxury department store Harrods recently placed a large order for the Chelsea Clip Following a recent crime impact survey to deter handbag theft and is using them carried out by Greater Manchester Police, all under tables in their dining and bar areas. licensed premises in Manchester are now required to fit under table clips to deter The clips are also being used successfully handbag theft. in Wrexham, where local police have recommended them to nightclub owners The Chelsea Clip is a unique deterrent, following a spate of bag theft at latewhich has a proven track record of night venues. preventing opportunist bag theft from public places. Produced by security Signage is being used to advertise the company Selectamark, it is an injectionuse of the clips under tables, which police moulded nylon hook from which a bag, think has been a deterrent in itself. Since rucksack or camera case can be suspended the clips have been introduced there by its own strap. have been no bag thefts reported from any of the clubs. Two hands are needed to remove an item from the Clip, making ‘handbag snatching’ Suitable posters and other display virtually impossible. It can be easily fitted to material such as window and menu tables, walls, bars, behind lavatory doors - in stickers should always be used in

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conjunction with The Chelsea Clip as a deterrent to thieves and as a reminder to both customers and staff that the clips are there to be used. The labels, which carry the wording ‘Secure your bag here’ can be placed around the neck of a wine bottle to advertise the clips. One London council had the labels printed in different languages so that tourists and visitors to cafes and restaurants could be alerted to the risk of bag theft but protected from it at the same time. Hotels, pubs, restaurants, bars and cafes in the London Borough of Westminster and at Angel in the London Borough of Islington are also using the Chelsea Clip as a solution to the problem of bag theft. Cafes belonging to the anti-crime scheme Café Watch including Starbucks, Eat, Costa Coffee, Coffee Republic, Pret and Café Nero are all benefiting from the additional security offered by the clips. As well as eating and drinking establishments, the Chelsea Clip can be used in changing cubicles in shops and sports facilities.


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The 15th edition of Speciality & Fine Food Fair, incorporating Speciality Chocolate Fair, is set to be bigger and better than ever before. At the start of July, exhibitor space had already sold out! More space was released to accommodate the overwhelming demand and this will see producer numbers exceed 650. These record breaking figures are going to make for a hugely vibrant and diverse Fair. Date Sunday 7th September Monday 8th September Tuesday 9th September

Opening Times 10.00am - 5.30pm 9.30am - 5.00pm 9.30am - 5.00pm

The essential diary dates to remember are Sunday 7th to Tuesday 9th September 2014 - at Olympia Grand, London. Speciality & Fine Food Fair is the must-attend event for the fine food and drink sector. It is about building real relationships with artisan producers and suppliers - and celebrating the heritage, quality and passion for good food. More than 12,000 buyers and industry professionals are expected to attend and there will be 1000s of food and drink products, ingredients and new ideas; appealing to retailers, hospitality providers and foodservice operators. Cheese & Deli Buyer at Selfridges, Adrian Boswell will be at SFFF and in search of inspired products; “As a buyer I try to get out to a lot of food festivals, pop-ups and food markets. London has a brilliant food scene and ideas and inspiration are always around the corner. At SFFF I will be primarily looking for great tasting products, innovation is also key - and products that will enhance and complement my current ranges. Quality, creativity, innovation, strong branding with good commercial knowledge, is what makes an exhibitor and their product stand out to me.�

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Recycling gourmet style This year, the Fair has teamed up with the charity, The Trussell Trust, who work to empower local communities to combat poverty and exclusion in the UK and Bulgaria. They support people that society forgets, providing practical help through sustainable projects. The Trust's fast growing UK foodbank network feeds hundreds of thousands of people in crisis in the UK. At the Fair, they will be running a food collection service and foodbanks close to Olympia will benefit from any leftover goodies. "We are delighted to have the opportunity to partner with SFFF and receive speciality food from this event. This food will be given to people in a crisis who will value the addition of high quality food in their emergency food parcel. It will provide a real boost when people feel really low - so thank you." Helen Franks, Corporate Partnership Manager at The Trussell Trust.

A few fresh faces The Fair will bring together a full spectrum of unique products and flavours, from businesses of all sizes. Returning this year is the Small Producers Village; here you will find exciting start-ups or perhaps revisit last year's first timers, to see how their brand is developing. Let's have a sneak peek at some brand new businesses...Dhaniya is a new range of authentic Indian pastes and rubs and will be launching at SFFF. Only the freshest ingredients are used to make the pastes and rubs - which are versatile, tasty and easy to use. Visit stand V73 to meet Roy and Usha Verman. Mallow & Marsh is an innovative marshmallow start up company based in London. They oďŹƒcially launched in November 2013 and since then have been ranked in this year's Startups100 and Harriot Pleydell-Bouverie, founder of Mallow and Marsh, has been shortlisted for Management Today’s 35 under 35. Hectares are a new sweet potato crisps brand, started by Kevin Harvie, a young Scottish accountant turned crisp entrepreneur.

Key Fair Attractions - don't miss out...

In the Fine Food Forum, top chefs such as Rachel Green and Steve Walpole will be participating in live cookery demonstrations. You can join Steve for the 'Tricks of the Trade' on Sunday 7th September (16.00) and Bruce Cole on Monday 8th September (13.30), for 'Devon's Surf and Turf'. Join Bruce Langlands, Director of Foods & Restaurants at Harrods and Stephen Minall, Director of Moving Food Ltd, for seminars in the Small Business Forum. Producers can gain expert one-to-one advice in the Business Mentoring Centre. Fine Food Forum Small Business Forum Business Mentoring Centre Speciality Chocolate Live The Art of Belgian Chocolate Great Taste Deli

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Maxxium UK launches another UK first

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Maxxium UK is introducing further innovation into the American whiskey category and reinforcing Jim Beam’s market leadership status with the launch of the first ever maple-infused bourbon in the UK. Launching this month is limited edition Jim Beam® Maple, an innovation that will drive the appeal and accessibility of bourbon, recruiting new consumers to the category. Jim Beam Maple is made with 4yr old Jim Beam bourbon whiskey, slowly infused with maple to produce the perfect balance of sweet warm maple and bourbon. Bottled at 35% ABV with a retail price of £19.99, Jim Beam® Maple is aged in oak barrels and is perfect on its own, chilled or mixed in long serves. Jim Beam Maple will raise visibility for the category and brand, reinforcing Jim Beam’s position as the world’s #1 bourbon and strong reputation for innovation. Already this year Maxxium UK has launched Jim Beam Signature Craft, a premium bourbon aimed at connoisseurs and experienced bourbon drinkers looking to try something new. Maxxium UK’s Marketing Controller for Imported Whiskey, Eileen Livingston says: “We are excited to expand our Jim Beam portfolio and create a further point of difference with this innovation. Jim Beam Honey was the first-to-market honeyinfused bourbon and now with Jim Beam Maple we will again stir up fresh interest and broaden the appeal of bourbon amongst young adults who may not previously have considered bourbon.” 32


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ABK6 VSOP AWARDED TOP PRIZE AT WORLD DRINK AWARDS ABK6 VSOP Grand Cru has been awarded THE World’s Best Cognac 2014 at The World Drinks Awards – an impressive achievement for such a young Single Estate Cognac brand. Launched by Francis Abécassis in 2006 to appeal to a younger audience than traditional cognacs, ABK6 VSOP Grand Cru is an outstanding VSOP Cognac. Gold in colour, the nose is complex with stewed fruit and ginger notes which are followed by brioche, vanilla, apple and cinnamon. The palate has an excellent full structure with ripe fruits and a long finish of vanilla and dark chocolate spice. Internationally recognised, ABK6 Cognac (pronounced A-bé-ca-ssis, as the family name of the producer) is a Single Estate Cognac range entirely produced on the Abécassis family estate in France. Blending “eaux-de-vie” from a Single Estate gives these Cognacs inimitable character and depth. Stephen Brogan owner of Ooberstock and Drinks21 (the exclusive UK distributor of ABK6) says; “We are delighted that ABK6 has been so quickly recognised and acknowledged for its outstanding taste. Over the past eight years, 26 medals have been awarded to ABK6: an indication of the quality. It goes without saying, this Cognac is a must for any bar looking to develop their drinks range and appeal to a younger discerning audience.” The World Drinks Awards, comprising the World’s Best Brandy, World’s Best Calvados, World’s Best Cognac, World’s Best Gin, World’s Best Vodka, and World’s Best Rum, were judged by an independent tasting panel drawn from the best drinks journalists and retailers across the world, with industry representatives made up of master blenders, distillers and brand ambassadors included in the judging of the final round.

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What’s Happening at Sustainable Harvest’s Let’s Talk Coffee 2014 in Panama

European Food Safety Authority Tackling Acrylamide, Seeking Public Consultation

Let’s Talk Coffee, the annual supply-focused event hosted by importer Sustainable Harvest, is happening this year in Panama, Oct. 9-12.

The agency’s Panel on Contaminants in the Food Chain released a draft of the opinion yesterday and is seeking public consultation from the world scientific community, with a Sept. 15 deadline. The EFSA will release its final opinion on acrylamide in June 2015, and the group says it will use the report to “support European and national decision-makers to consider possible measures to further reduce consumer exposure to this substance in food.”

“Building a World Class Supply Chain” is the theme of this year’s event, which will include educational seminars, field trips to some of Southwestern Panama’s renowned Geisha-growing farms, and plenty of networking opportunities over food and drink. Home base for 2014 Let’s Talk Coffee will be the Westin Panama Playa Bonita Hotel outside Panama City. The event is well-known for including numerous stakeholders in the coffee supply chain, focusing on issues affecting farmers, exporters importers and the specialty green market as a whole. For example, Sustainable Harvest Co-Founder David Griswold kicked off last year’s event in El Salvador by posing the question, “Is the Coffee Business Broken?” Here’s more from the Sustainable Harvest team on what Let’s Talk Coffee is all about: Let’s Talk Coffee unites coffee growers, roasters, financiers, nongovernmental organizations, and other stakeholders for an inclusive, collaborative event in which pressing industry issues are discussed and vital relationships are forged and strengthened.

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The European Food Safety Authority says it has confirmed previous science suggesting that acrylamide — a naturally occurring chemical compound created during coffee roasting — potentially increases the risk of cancer among all age groups.

In previously published research from European sources and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, coffee is often listed at the top of the list of acrylamide-heavy foods, although the compound occurs in any number of cooked foods that experience browning — a.k.a. the Maillard Reaction — at temperatures above 150°C (approximately 300˚F). In the EFSA’s draft opinion, Panel chair Diane Benford wrote: “Acrylamide consumed orally is absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract, distributed to all organs and extensively metabolised. Glycidamide, one of the main metabolites from this process, is the most likely cause of the gene mutations and tumors seen in animal studies.” While the EFSA and other European national food safety agencies already suggest reducing acrylamide consumption, especially among children, Benford noted that, “so far, human studies on occupational and dietary exposure to acrylamide have provided limited and inconsistent evidence of increased risk of developing cancer.”

South Korean Coffee Imports from U.S. Roasters Increase in 2013/14 South Koreans are importing more roasted coffee from the United States, reflecting the popularity of U.S. brands, as well as relaxed trade taxes. The amount of roasted coffee imported by South Korea from the United States saw a double-digit annual increase in 2013, according to data released July 4 by the Korea Customs Service and obtained by multiple Korean news outlets. U.S. roasters supplied the country with 3,066 tons of roasted coffee in 2013, a 16.5 percent increase from 2012, and a 97 percent increase from 2011. Much of the increase can be attributed the U.S.-Korea Trade Agreement, signed in March of 2012, which reduced tariffs on roasted beans from the United States from 8 percent to their current level of 3.2 percent. The United States continues to be the top supplier of roasted coffee to Korea, and in 2013 increased its percentage share over the second and third largest suppliers, Italy and Japan. In total, the United States accounted for nearly half of the 6,127 tons of roasted coffee imported by Korea — and both numbers are growing.


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Clerkenwell Workshop Coffee If you find yourself in Farringdon after perhaps an evening on the town, take a trip to Clerkenwell Road, where since April 2011 it has been home to The Clerkenwell Workshop coffee Café. This is the ideal place to go for their world renowned Coffee, which is not only delightful on the pallet but is the perfect introduction to your day in the city. The mood at the Workshop in one word, is relaxed, making it quite easy to take some well deserved time away from the hustle and bustle of London’s busy lifestyle to enjoy the atmosphere and fantastic selection of food and drinks on offer. With a mixed age range, this venue seemed ideal for almost any social gathering from an evening dinning experience to a coffee catch up. The Brunch menu catered for both breakfast and Lunch requirements including a succulent “Classic Burger” which

is accompanied by the workshops very own Beetroot relish which adds its own twist to a classic dish. Perfect for either early or late lunch this will certainly leave you more than satisfied with a glass of freshly squeezed orange Juice. A customer favourite is the Corn fritters which are deep fried and served with Baby spinach, Grilled Halloumi, Kasundi and Poached Egg. This is the perfect fusion for a brunch menu. The fritter itself gave a “melt in your mouth” sensation whilst not being too rich. I highly recommend a venture to the Clerkenwell Workshop, during the day it is the perfect place to meet up for a bite and a coffee, and by evening, the perfect place for socialising and a pint or two. Very reasonably priced and a new menu set to be available in the not so distant future.

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Two of James Latham’s latest additions to their surfaces solutions portfolio – Mirror Gloss and Natural Touch – both part of the innovative and ‘on-trend’ Kronodesign range - are already generating massive interest from within the A&D sector. Mirror Gloss Mirror Gloss, which pushes the boundaries of depth and definition, colour and reflective gloss, is produced using first class particleboard and high quality melamine film, achieving a gloss level of 140 points for decorative use in the furniture industry and interior design. The new range comprises 20 highly durable, scratch resistant, light and colorfast decors that include 14 sparkling gloss colours, four wood grains and two fantasy decors. The perfect application for Mirror Gloss MFC is fine domestic spaces, home and office furnishings, kitchens, bedrooms and bathrooms as well as luxury retailing and shop fitting. Natural Touch

Natural Touch Another product from the Kronodesign range, Natural Touch is the first ‘embossedin-register’ melamine board where the grain texture precisely matches the surface finish. Now, the authentic look and feel of real timber - the graining, the subtle variations of shade and tone - is accessible on almost any project. Natural Touch is pre-finished, extremely durable, easy to work with and offers consistency in both colour and grain. This means that architects, interior designers,

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Cookhouse Joe launches new site in Soho

The family behind Central London staple, Soho Joe, are returning with a second site for their latest venture, Cookhouse Joe, right at the heart of London’s Dean Street. Upon opening the original Cookhouse Joe on Berwick Street in 2013, the extension of this exciting brand’s ethos remains the same; a go-to venue for delectable rotisserie chicken, rustic styling and a deliciously contemporary approach to traditional Lebanese food.

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Vanessa Brady awarded an OBE for services to the design industry

Vanessa Brady, international multi-award winning interior designer and Founder of the Society of British and International Design has been awarded an OBE for her services to the design industry. Her central London based ISO 9001 design practice, Interior Design Services Ltd, has amassed an award winning portfolio including past projects such as Hard Rock Cafe, the Design Council, the Kabaret Club, British Luxury Club, Unilever, high security government offices, Head of State Palaces, and the private residence of numerous diplomats. In recognition of her high standard and design flair, Vanessa has been acknowledged for a number of high level business and design achievement Awards; most recently the 2014 Woman in the City, Woman of Achievement Award for the Built Environment. Known for her competence and attention to detail as a designer, her projects address environmental issues such as sustainable processes; focusing on added value through investment by identifying methods to increase turnover through strategic activity and internal improved management control within the design perimeters.

With everything made in-house, authentic dishes on the menu include the tender lamb kofte, crisp falafel, and of course, expertly-cooked free-range rotisserie chicken paired with perfectly seasoned fries and sumptuous salads. Designed for all occasions, the restaurant suits casual evening dining and is perfect for lunchtime drop-ins. Cookhouse Joe combines a passion for good food with the unavoidable charm of traditional Soho, as well as a welcoming décor that proves some things never go out of fashion or fall out of favour.

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Nominated twice over in 2010 and 2013 by NatWest Bank for their Business Women’s Award, she is also an MBA business consultant, working with global business brands and private clients over the past three decades who have commissioned Vanessa for her vision for growth. In 2009, she led the Society of British International Design (SBID), to become the national representative organisation of the European Council of Interior Architects (ECIA) for the United Kingdom, developing new markets in the UK where previously, due to a lack of standards, Britain had been excluded. SBID placed Britain on a level playing field within Europe and globally, creating a British standard of education, competence and practice for the first time. In three years, SBID grew to become the largest professional membership interior design organisation in Britain, sitting amongst 16--member qualifying countries of the ECIA. Vanessa is the British Ambassador for Design to France for the Hospitality sector and continues to work closely with trade in Europe; particularly in France and Italy, as well as in the Middle East, USA and Canada, creating routes to market for import and export through commercial and diplomatic routes.

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Hard Rock International – owner of one of the world’s most-recognizable and iconic brands – continues to expand its growing hotel portfolio, opening its first European and fivestar hotel this month in Ibiza, Spain. Currently spanning three continents, with locations ranging from Thailand to Mexico and the United States to Panama, Hard Rock Hotel Ibiza will strengthen the brand with expansion to a 4th continent and 20th hotel in the collection. “Expansion across Europe is a major priority as a company and hotel brand. We are currently negotiating multiple hotel and hotel/casino deals in Europe with eyes cities to include London, Barcelona and Munich,” said Hamish Dodds, chief executive officer of Hard Rock International. “As we increase our European presence, we are pursuing hotel deals where Hard Rock International would manage, as well as opportunities tied to established partners, such as Palladium Hotel Group, our partner in Ibiza.”


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“Designing and delivering fit-out and refurbishment solutions to hotels restaurants, cafés, pubs and bars is just one of Arks many specialist areas of fit-out. From design and build to those all-important interior design touches Arks dynamic and flexible teams are experts. Simply put: it’s what they do for a living. Steve Barron from Pope Barron, said: ”It’s great to find reliable fit-out, manufacturer and installer for all our projects. The fact that Ark manufacture bespoke furniture, engineer metals, create signage and process all print related works is an absolute bonus for us as we can truly work with a ‘one stop shop’ who are both very accommodating and highly professional on site.”

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The leisure industry is turning to design & fit-out specialist Ark to create inspiring destinations

“We initially commissioned Ark to undertake a total fitout. They dealt with everything from initial design and interpretation through material selection and project planning to complete site management, installation and overall delivery. Their approach and the success of the project were second to none. They revolutionised front of house, communal and private areas delivering innovative, warm, friendly and modern feel that is loved by our customer and marks them out from their competitors.”

Part of Yorkshire-based Strata Holdings Limited, Ark offers full-service fit-out and refurbishment solutions for organisations within the hospitality, leisure and retail industry. When it comes to the development of modern interiors, with the ability to seamlessly blend traditional surroundings with the cutting edge and contemporary, companies increasingly turn to Ark (www.arkshopfitters.co.uk), a firm which has amassed an impressive portfolio of hotel interiors, restaurants, bars, and retail and leisure environments. Some of the organisation’s flagship projects include: Bristol’s, Attix Lounge Bar; B El Toro Tapas Bar & Restaurant; Silken Park Hotel San George, Spain; and luxury health, day resort, CV Spa. Graham Fisher, Ark Director, said: “We have a great team with the experience and expertise to undertake refit and refurbishment work across the hospitality, retail, leisure, commercial and industrial sectors. We pride ourselves in delivering with an extremely high standard of work within strict budgets and schedules to our customers.” “Our work in the hospitality, retail and leisure sectors mean that we’re accustomed to undertaking work where buildings are still in use. We work collaboratively with our clients to keep disruption to an absolute minimum for their customers and staff. Our experience covers refit and refurbishment work in high specification buildings or older properties, including listed buildings.” “We offer total end-to-end solutions including design, planning and project management, or we are equally happy to work as part of a wider team of contractors, using our breadth of experience to deliver re-fit and refurbishment projects that make a difference to the people we serve.” “With the internal capacity to undertake engineering, construction, signage, and furniture solutions thanks to our wider group capabilities, all of our products and services are designed, delivered and manufactured in-house.

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“We were so pleased with what they produced that we have again engaged them on various phased programmes of works. Our relationship with the team at Ark is very strong. They understand what success looks like for us and we are clear about their strengths and the value they add. What really we like about Graham and his team at Ark are their professionalism and the quality of the work they deliver – both of which are completely aligned to the way in which we do business. This is not a customer-supplier relationship; it is a partnership of like minds.” Historically, Arks fit out contracts last a number of weeks or months. However, phased UK-wide works can last much longer as time-scales are solely client driven suiting the needs of individual businesses and their specific circumstances. Underpinning Arks works are the relationships they build with clients and their wider teams. Shaun Hodgins, Ark Director said “Our approach is collaborative and respectful, social yet professional and aimed at allowing us to be personal within these partnerships. Referrals remain the strongest form of marketing we employ.” Please take time to browse through Ark’s website www.arkshopfitters.co.uk or visit Strata Holding’s site to find out about the group of company’s full breadth of services: www.strataholdings.co.uk. No matter the nature of your projects, its built environment or your available timescales Ark are always here to help and assist you every step of the way. The team would be delighted to hear from you if you have any forthcoming fit-out or refurbishment projects. Ark’s team are sure that you will be impressed with their innovative ideas, the quality of their workmanship and the value they create. Alternatively, to bring your space to life, please call: 01482 212515 or email Graham at: talktous@aarkshopfitters.co.uk


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Safer Floors At Junckers Junckers’ slip resistant, site applied floor seal High Performance Friction+ has been developed specifically for areas where water spillage is inevitable, such as bars, restaurants and pubs. HP Friction+ is a low-odour, hard-wearing water based 100% pure polyurethane lacquer that provides high levels of slip resistance on pre-finished, untreated or machine sanded wooden floors. Most pre-finished wooden floors retain a high level of slip resistance in dry conditions, but there are strict Health and Safety guidelines to ensure floors have a safe level of slip resistance in non-sporting areas where there is a risk of water spillage. Fast-drying HP Friction+ is touch-dry after only 2-3 hours and tested to BS7976-2 standard, which meets all guidelines. 47


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New - ThermoPop® thermometer with 360° rotating display

The New ThermoPop® pocket-sized thermometer can be read from any angle, in either hand – making the taking of temperature readings that much easier! The ThermoPop® features a unique 360° rotating display. Simply push a button to rotate the display in 90° increments, enabling the user to read the temperature in any position i.e. left hand, right hand, vertical or horizontal. Additionally, the ThermoPop® thermometer features a backlit LCD display, making thermometer readings that much easier to read whatever the light level. The thermometer is housed in a waterproof IP66 case and measures temperature over the range of -50 to 300 °C with a 1 °C/°F resolution. The thermometer will power off automatically after ten minutes, maximising battery life. Each thermometer is supplied with a permanently attached, pointed stainless steel food penetration probe (Ø3 x 114 mm) with a fast response tip, together with a probe cover with integral pocket clip. The ThermoPop® thermometer is competitively priced, at £17.00 each exclusive of VAT and available direct from www.etiltd.com ordering code 810280. For further information contact Electronic Temperature Instruments Ltd Easting Close, Worthing, West Sussex BN14 8HQ Phone 01903 202151 email sales@etiltd.com www.etiltd.com 48


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Luxury hotel and spa for sale on historic St Austell estate A luxury hotel and spa, set in 43 acres of beautiful parkland and woodland in St Austell, Cornwall — and which also has planning permission for 36 holiday lodges — has been brought to the market by Christie + Co.

The Cornwall Hotel & Spa is set on the Cornwall Estate which has its origins in the Anglo-Saxon period. In the early 19th century the estate was acquired by the Coode family and the striking house which is now the Cornwall Hotel was built for the successful St Austell banker in 1834.

Lodges

Within the grounds are also 22 detached, two-storey lodges, and a refurbished Edwardian cottage. While the freehold to all the lodges and the Edwardian cottage have been sold, the hotel provides a lettings management service to lodge owners, which provides a significant revenue stream to the hotel. Twenty of the 23 owners currently rent their homes through the hotel. The hotel also manages the estate and collects the lodge share of the maintenance through a service charge.

Today, the Cornwall Hotel provides luxury 4-Star accommodation across 65 guest bedrooms — nine of which are situated in the imposing Grade II listed Manor House, with 56 located in the adjoining Woodland Rooms that was constructed in 2008 & 2009 and is seamlessly connected to the Manor House, effortlessly blending the old and the new. Accommodation is in a contemporary style with minimalist, modern elegance, with south-facing private balconies providing views over the estate’s sweeping parkland. In addition to the guest rooms, the hotel has an AA Rosetteendorsed fine dining restaurant called Arboretum and brasserie restaurants, along with bars and terraced areas — again, with views over the estate. The Leisure Club and Spa The original stable block, located a short distance from the main hotel, has been converted and developed to provide a luxury spa with an indoor swimming pool, sauna, aroma steam room, whirlpool, gymnasium and five treatment rooms providing a variety of health, beauty and relaxation treatments.

Furthermore, planning permission exists for an additional 36 holiday lodges. Matthew Smith of Christie + Co in Exeter is handling the sale of The Cornwall Hotel & Spa. He says: “This is a very exciting opportunity for existing country house hotel operators or new investors to acquire a luxury hotel and spa on a beautiful estate. Its 65 bedrooms, food & beverage facilities, spa and holiday lodge potential all come wrapped in a fantastic position — not just in terms of the estate itself, but also in its location in the heart of many of Cornwall’s most popular visitor attractions, such as the Eden project and the Lost Gardens of Heligan.” The freehold for The Cornwall Hotel & Spa is available for £7.5 million.

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Textiles Philip Watts Design +44 (0) 115 9269756 www.philipwattsdesign.com

Hi Spirits +44 (0)1932 252100 www.hi-spirits.com

Tevalis 01923 294446 www.tevalis.com

Catering

FRIMA +44 (0)845 680 3981 www.frima-uk.co.uk

Lighting

Furniture

www.balmoraltextiles.co.uk

Tableware Barry Perrin +44 (0)1992 611415 www.barryperrin.com

WRS +44 (0)1933 533880 www.wrssystems.co.uk

BALMORAL TEXTILES (028) 90617431

Tableware www.slateware.co.uk +44 (0)1248 600656

Vintage Neon creations +44 (0)1204 655866 www.neoncreations.co.uk

POS Cuisine Quip +44 (0) 118 957 1344 www.cuisinequip.com

Coffee/Coffe Machines

Flexfurn +44 (0)1242 524777 www.flexfurn.com

Graphics

INDEX PLASTICS 01256 843 844

Kimbo +44 (0) 208 987 9070 www.kimbo.co.uk

Coffee Services +44 (0) 843 289 2109 www.coffee-services.co.uk

www.indexplastics.co.uk OASIS GRAPHICS +44 (0)1242 524777 www.flexfurn.com Oasis Graphic Co produce and install bespoke & large format graphics for unique interior & exterior hospitality spaces. Contact us now for: signage, building wraps, digital wall coverings, window and floor graphics, banners and hoardings, backlit graphics and vehicle graphics e: studio@oasisgraphic.co.uk t: +44 1628 532003 w: www.oasisgraphic.co.uk

Interiors & Design

Jura +44 (0) 800 552 5527

www.jura-coffee-machines.co.uk

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“Travel Companies, Hotel Chains, Restaurant Owners and the entertainment industry rely on Point of Sale accessories to successful promote information to their customers. Point of Sale accessories enable highly visual placement of information such as menus, instructions, safety, pricing and many other promotional materials. The ability to source POS components fast and receive it when and as you expect is fully understood by the Index team. We deliver what we promise, so you can deliver what you promise.” Index Plastics Limited, Unit D,The Loddon Centre, Wade Road, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG24 8FL,

CUBBINS 01434 604 181 www.cubbins.co.uk

T: 01256 843 844 E: sales@indexplastics.co.uk W: www.indexplastics.co.uk

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