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Brighton and Hove attractions take on new catering firm

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Many of Brighton and Hove's top attractions could see their restaurant changed or kitchen equipment replaced following the announcement that a new catering firm is to take on the task of revamping their hospitality offerings for hungry tourists.

Peyton & Byrne - run by renowned restaurateur Oliver Peyton - has been given the catering contract for the Royal Pavilion & Museums, part of Brighton and Hove City Council, Brighton Dome and Brighton Festival.

The decision was made following a joint catering review and reflects the ambition of the sites to attract even more travellers and improve on their current offering, underlining Brighton's status as one of the UK's most popular tourist destinations.

It is hoped the venture will revivify the cafes and tea rooms at the various venues in question, with plans to alter the menus as well as improving the overall customer experience.

"I am delighted to be returning to Brighton, which we feel is the perfect location for our first out-of-London launch. We look forward to flying the flag for quality British food in this creative and dynamic area," said Mr Peyton, who is a judge on BBC show Great British Menu as well as operating a number of restaurants in the capital.

The restaurateur is arguably best known for his launch of the Atlantic.

Councillor Geoffrey Bowden, chair of the economic development and cultural committee, expressed his pleasure at attracting such a prestigious name to the city.

He added that working alongside private companies makes it easier for the council to invest heavily in its hospitality services, something it has been intending to do for years.

The new contract ensures they can provide "catering and hospitality services that will mean our residents and visitors can enjoy events, together with good food and drink, at these venues for years to come," added the councillor.ADNFCR-16001031-ID-801527405-ADNFCR

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