Dining trends

We have rounded up insight on the hottest food and beverage trends hitting pubs, restaurants and hotels, as well as the latest analysis of the eating out market. 

"It's bulls**t that all food in China is delicious": Andrew Wong's top six Chinese food myths

19-Jun-2017 - The well-regarded chef busts the most common myths and misconceptions about Chinese cooking and champions the importance of proper technique

Opening of the week: Neo Bistro

16-Jun-2017 - What: Anglo chef-patron Mark Jarvis and former Harwood Arms head chef Alex Harper have teamed up to open a stripped back restaurant of quiet ambition...

Big in Denmark: Sticks'n'Sushi's Andreas Karlsson on its future plans

15-Jun-2017 - With two new openings later this year, Danish-born, Japanese restaurant brand Sticks’n’Sushi is finally on a (sushi) roll

Jason Atherton: Sosharu to open in Shanghai, but Brexit has stalled future expansion

13-Jun-2017 - Jason Atherton is to open his Japanese concept Sosharu in Shanghai next year, but has warned that Brexit could put the brakes on his plans for further restaurants. 

National Restaurant Awards 2017: The Sportsman once again named UK's best

12-Jun-2017 - The Sportsman in Kent has once again been named the UK’s best restaurant in the 2017 Estrella Damm National Restaurant Awards. 

Is traditional French sauce making set for a comeback?

12-Jun-2017 - Has traditional French sauce making had its day or are gelatinous, old-school sauces poised to make a comeback?

Massimo Bottura on bringing his food waste fight to London

06-Jun-2017 - Massimo Bottura is chef patron of Osteria Francescana, the three-Michelin-star restaurant based in Modena, Italy, which topped the list of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants in 2016 and came second...

New pecking order: Carl Clarke and David Wolanski on their new fast casual concept CHIK’N

31-May-2017 - The founders of hipster-fried chicken restaurant Chick 'n' Sours are hoping to redefine the chicken shop with their new 'guilt-free' fast-casual concept CHIK'N. On London's...

Sunday service: How London restaurants are rethinking weekends

24-May-2017 - They do things differently at Ceviche Old Street on a Sunday. While the rest of the week the Peruvian restaurant is the place to go for its eponymous raw fish...

Building bridges: Inside Bristol's booming restaurant scene

17-May-2017 - It may be the best place to live in Britain, but what opportunites does Bristol hold for restaurants?

Beyond buns: The Bao team on their new grown-up restaurant Xu

09-May-2017 - Later this month, Bao’s founders Shing Tat Chung, Wai Ting Chung and Erchen Chang open Xu, their more grown-up and ambitious Taiwanese restaurant. And there’s not a gua bao in...

Opening of the week: Lympstone Manor

05-May-2017 - After 21 years working at two Michelin-starred Gidleigh Park, chef Michael Caines has struck out on his own. We checked out the food and vibe...and, er, learn what it's got...

Opening of the week: Del 74

28-Apr-2017 - What: This buzzy no-frills taqueria is the latest addition to London’s burgeoning taco scene.Who: Jorge Felizardo, who co-launched Taberna Mercado with Nuno Mendes, has teamed...


Pub design? It’s no small beer

24-Apr-2017 - As pubs scramble to reposition themselves for the 21st century, too many are embracing ruinous interior design


Pump up the volume: Is the music right in your restaurant?

20-Apr-2017 - Video by Hannah Thompson         Noisy music in restaurants is a contentious issue. Yet for many restaurateurs, music is crucial in adding warmth to their venues. Others are...


Six global food trends that should be on your radar

19-Apr-2017 - From dumplings to Danish pastries, we round-up some of the top food trends to watch.


Flying the nest: Why Duck & Waffle is coming back to earth

12-Apr-2017 - After two years of planning, high-rise London restaurant Duck & Waffle opens its fast-casual spin-off in the newly developed St James’s Market next month. And it’s coming back to earth...


Butcher’s special: Macellaio on beef, Italy, and creative freedom

11-Apr-2017 - Roberto Costa’s inimitable steakhouse group Macellaio serves Piedmont’s famous Fassone cattle with a side order of Italian eccentricity


Tacos on trial: How Wahaca bounced back from norovirus

10-Apr-2017 - Mexican chain Wahaca was gearing up to celebrate 10 years of success, until it was hit by a norovirus outbreak last November, resulting in it cancelling its annual Day of...

World's 50 Best Restaurants 2017: Eleven Madison Park takes the top spot

05-Apr-2017 - Eleven Madison Park in New York has been crowned the World’s Best Restaurant, knocking Osteria Francescana off the coveted top spot.

World's 50 Best Restaurants 2017 announces 100-51 list

28-Mar-2017 - The World’s 50 Best Restaurants has announced the list of restaurants ranked 51st-100th in 2017, ahead of this year's awards ceremony on 5 April.

Wasted opportunity: Can restaurants really be zero-waste rated?

21-Mar-2017 - The industry is under pressure to cut food waste and be more sustainable. But is it really possible for restaurants to be zero-waste rated?

UK haddock loses sustainable fish status

17-Mar-2017 - Haddock from the North Sea and west of Scotland has been taken off a list of sustainable ‘fish to eat’ by the Marine Conservation Society (MCS).

What does the Spring Budget mean for hospitality?

08-Mar-2017 - Chancellor Philip Hammond offered an olive branch to pubs facing rising business rates in today’s budget, but raised the price of a pint of beer for the first time in...

Truscott Arms in Maida Vale to reopen after £5m sale

07-Mar-2017 - London gastropub the Truscott Arms will open its doors again after being bought by a capital investment firm for £5m.