Sophie's Steakhouse team to launch Soho speakeasy

16 Nov 2017

The founders of Sophie’s Steakhouse, Rupert Power and Sophie Bathgate, will launch Jack Solomons Club, a speakeasy-style bar at there Soho site in December

Spend on nights out up 9%

15 Nov 2017

Average spend on a night out has risen 9% over the past year to £61.58.

Deltic looking at acquisitions to build Bar & Beyond

15 Nov 2017

The Deltic Group is assessing the future rollout potential of its currently five-strong Bar & Beyond concept with plans to acquire new sites in large towns, MCA understands.

Late Night London website

Novus opens up website to other operators

03 Nov 2017

Novus has opened up its Late Night London website for the first time in a decade to all bars, restaurants, pubs and clubs in the capital.

Peter Marks

Marks: Sector must capitalise on key events

02 Nov 2017

The Deltic Group’s chief executive Peter Marks has told MCA that the group’s most recent results show the importance for the sector of getting the big occasions right.

Revolution Bars Group

Revolution shareholders reject Stonegate bid

17 Oct 2017

Revolution Bars Group shareholders have voted against Stonegate’s £101.5m bid for the company.

​American Bar at London’s Savoy named Best Bar in the World

06 Oct 2017

The American Bar in London’s Savoy Hotel took the top honour at the World’s 50 Best Bars 2017 Awards last night

Steve, Leigh and Rhys - Be At One

Be At One refinances; ends sales process

01 Oct 2017

Be At One has completed a £20m refinancing, and ended the sales process it started earlier this year

Deltic given Revolution bid deadline

22 Sep 2017

Revolution Bars has been accused of dismissing a merger offer from Britain’s biggest nightclub operator “out of hand”

The Exhibit aims for five

19 Sep 2017

The Exhibit, the Balham bar-restaurant from former Drake & Morgan head of marketing Lisa Loebenberg, is looking to reach five sites in the next two years, after opening its second site in Streatham. 

Revolution bar

The morning after the bar brawl

18 Oct 2017

After several months of twists and turns, the pursuit of Revolution Bars Group came to an end yesterday….. for now. With no real winner from this situation, what lies in store for the three main protagonists in this saga and what does that mean for M&A activity in the sector? James Wallin investigates, as well as showing that this story did ultimately have one happy ending.

Deltic Group's Pryzm brand

Deltic Revs up to overtake Stonegate takeover

16 Aug 2017

Why did Deltic go public with its rebuffed bid to merge with Revolution Bars Group, where does it leave Stonegate and what does it mean for the sector? MCA deputy editor James Wallin discusses.

Peter Marks

Marks’ theory on Revolution

15 Aug 2017

Deltic Group chief executive Peter Marks talks to MCA about the group’s proposal to merge with Revolution Bars Group to create a 125-strong “powerhouse” late-night operator.

Inside Track: This is the rhythm of the night

15 Sep 2017

The late-night sector rarely gets a good press, but does the recent surge of interest in Revolution Bars Group show appetite for nightlife is still strong? James Wallin talks to Deltic Group’s chief executive Peter Marks on why he is betting on the success of the sector. 

Duncan and Charlie of Inception Group

Inception eyes a bright future

21 Oct 2016

The Inception Group has made a name for itself with its colourful approach to bars and restaurants, but its latest venture sees a more grown-up approach to healthy eating. Co-founder Charlie Gilkes talks to James Wallin about how all operators need to put the emphasis on experience

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