Late Night Venue News

Tank & Paddle, Novus Leisure

New era beckons for Novus

17 Aug 2018

The sale of 15 bars to Stonegate and the process to dispose of the rest of its late-night estate, including the flagship Tiger, Tiger brand, will leave Novus Leisure a very different business. James Wallin talks to Novus chief executive Toby Smith about the new direction for the group and the opportunities for its Tank & Paddle and Balls Brothers brands.

Dirty Martini Birmingham

Dirty Martini looking to hit 20 site mark through regional expansion

14 Aug 2018

CG Restaurants & Bars is looking to reach 20 sites for its Dirty Martini brand by the end of 2020, with the growth to come predominately from regional sites, MCA has learnt.

Be At One

Stonegate makes double swoop – Be At One/Novus package

23 Jul 2018

Stonegate Pub Company has made a double acquisition – acquiring Be At One and a 15-strong package of bars from Novus 


Stonegate to open first London Popworld

20 Jul 2018

Stonegate is to open its first Popworld venue in London, MCA understands.

London Cocktail Club

London Cocktail Club to make Bristol debut

21 Jun 2018

London Cocktails Club (LCC) is to make its debut in a major regional city, after securing a site in Bristol


The Alchemist to launch new concept

14 Jun 2018

The Alchemist is set to launch a new bar concept, which could become a second roll-out vehicle for the business

Revolution Bars Group

Revolution lfs slide 1.7% in H2

14 Jun 2018

Revolution Bars Group has reported like-for-like sales down 1.7% in the second half of its financial year to 9 June, amid “challenging and volatile trading conditions”.

Deltic eyes casual dining opportunities

14 May 2018

Deltic Group chief executive, Peter Marks, has told MCA that he sees opportunities for the company in casual dining and is eyeing several sites.

The Alchemist makes 'big strides' at breakfast

20 Apr 2018

The Alchemist, the Simon Potts-led cocktail and restaurant concept, is looking to develop the breakfast daypart to maximise value from expensive sites.

Peter Marks

Deltic Group secures new £20m debt package

19 Apr 2018

Deltic Group has secured a new £20m debt facility with HSBC.

Graffiti to relaunch Bold Street Coffee with eye on evenings

17 Apr 2018

Graffiti Spirits, the Liverpool based restaurant and bar operator, has become a partner in Bold Street Coffee, and is to relaunch it as an all-day café and late night bar, MCA has learnt.

Grays & Feather to open sparkling wine bar

13 Apr 2018

Grays & Feather is opening, what it claims is London’s first sparkling wine bar, in Covent Garden this summer.

Ex-Mahiki mixologist takes on Be At One Islington site

13 Apr 2018

Georgi Radev, former manager of London’s Mahiki bar, is to launch his own venture after acquiring the ex-Be At One site in Islington

McDonnell swaps Be At One for Turtle Bay

12 Apr 2018

Graham McDonnell, who recently left Be At One, has joined Turtle Bay as its new head of talent

Brick & liquor

Brick & Liquor gearing-up for crowdfunding campaign

10 Apr 2018

Neighbourhood cocktail bar concept Brick & Liquor is “strongly considering” launching a crowdfunding campaign in the next few months to raise the capital needed for a third and fourth site, MCA has learnt.

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The Restaurant Conference - 19 Sept 2018 - London

What is the next chapter for restaurant brands? Looking beyond the headlines on the casual dining sector, we will look at what growth looks like for a restaurant brand in 2018. Join the conversation with Karen Jones, Prezzo; Jon Knight, Jamie Oliver Restaurant Group; Dennis Deare, Miller & Carter; Zoe Bowley, PizzaExpress; and many more… View agenda and book >

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