Pubs, bars and clubs face 130% hike in music license

Pubs, bars, clubs and cafes that host live djs and discos may be slapped with a 130% hike in the license to pay music, in a move described as a "potentially devastating" blow that will cost the hospitality sector millions.

New on Wine List Confidential: Caractère

At Emily Roux and Diego Ferrari's debut venture in Notting Hill, sommelier Romeo Bisacchi sums up the wine list: “We’ve got no Pétrus or Romanée-Conti, but we do have stuff you couldn’t find elsewhere".

Giraffe and Ed’s Easy Diner chain set to close 27 restaurants

Hundreds of jobs are at risk following an announcement by the Boparan Restaurant Group that Giraffe and Ed’s Easy Diner will shut 27 of their combined 87 sites as part of a strategy to reduce company debts.

Pub sales up in February, but restaurants decline

Pubs in the UK saw a boost last month as like-for-like sales grew on the back of strong booze sales, but restaurant chains suffered a 1.7% fall on the same time last year.

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