December's key restaurant openings Sophie Pascoe and Benito Martinez Cardiff restaurants, Gilgamesh London Mayfair, and UK debut of Monaco and Duba...

Restaurant radar: December 2023

By James McAllister

This month's key openings include two new ventures from Cardiff restaurateurs Sophie Pascoe and Benito Martinez, the return of Gilgamesh, and the UK debut of Monaco and Dubai-based restaurant Gaia.

Tommy Heaney Heaney’s

Flash-grilled: Tommy Heaney

By Joe Lutrario

The Irish chef left The Great House in Laleston earlier this year to focus on his eponymous restaurant in Cardiff.

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Hotel prices triple for Six Nations

By Liam Garrahan

Hotel prices in the UK have risen dramatically as inbound sports tourism increases for the RBS Six Nations championships, according to Trivago.

Steak of the Art has opened a second site in Cardiff following the success of its first restaurant in Bristol

Steak of the Art opens Cardiff restaurant

By Noli Dinkovski

Steak of the Art, the restaurant concept that serves steaks and other meats in an art gallery setting, has opened a second site in Cardiff.

Cardiff restaurants, hotels and bars

Hospitable cities: Spotlight on Cardiff

By Peter Ruddick

In the fourth part of our UK hospitable cities feature, BigHospitality is turning attention to the only capital city on our list. Cardiff is a major European capital but does the Welsh city have a capital hospitality offering and what is driving growth...

IHG has 44 Hotel Indigo properties around the world, with 53 in the pipeline

IHG’s boutique Hotel Indigo brand hits Wales

By Luke Nicholls

Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG) is continuing to expand its boutique hotel brand Hotel Indigo with the signing of Hotel Indigo Cardiff, the first Hotel Indigo to open in Wales.

Cardiff the top UK city for socialising and going out

Cardiff the top UK city for socialising and going out

By Peter Ruddick

Cardiff has been declared the most social city in the UK with residents of the Welsh capital most likely to go out and meet others in its restaurants, bars and pubs, according to social network CitySocialising.

Hooters to open in Cardiff, Brighton and Bristol

Hooters to open in Cardiff, Brighton and Bristol

By Natasha Devan

American restaurant chain Hooters, known for its female waitresses, has received permission to open a site in Cardiff and has filed applications to open sites in both Brighton and Bristol

Legacy to operate Laura Ashley hotel

Legacy to operate Laura Ashley hotel

By Becky Paskin

Legacy Hotels and Resorts is to operate its eighth property in Wales, the four-star Llangoed Hall Hotel in the Brecon Beacons