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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. 

Borough Market opens restaurant using traders' produce

17-Jan-2017 - Borough Market has opened its own restaurant serving dishes created entirely from produce sold by its resident traders. 

Chef James Allcock to open first solo restaurant

09-Jan-2017 - Former Burnt Truffle chef James Allcock is to open his first solo restaurant in Beverley, Yorkshire, later this year. 

Real Junk Food Manchester hits crowdfunding goal

06-Jan-2017 - A food waste restaurant headed up by a former Fat Duck chef is to open in Manchester after hitting its £20,000 crowdfunding target.

Jamie Oliver to close six restaurants

06-Jan-2017 - Jamie Oliver is to close six of his Jamie’s Italian restaurants blaming difficult trading conditions in the wake of the Brexit vote, The Times has reported.

Restaurant trends: 7 things we'll see in 2017

03-Jan-2017 - From new menu trends to what Brexit means for you, we present the industry’s predictions for the highs and lows of 2017

MasterChef: The Professionals winner Gary Maclean on winning 2016

23-Dec-2016 - The MasterChef: The Professionals 2016 winner, Gary Maclean, was crowned victorious last night. We spoke to the Glasgow-based chef-lecturer (and husband, and father-of-six) the morning after to talk winning, culinary...

Kerridge, McHale, and banning tipping: The top 5 hospitality interviews of 2016

22-Dec-2016 - It's been a bumper year for interviews, as we chatted to some of the world's finest chefs, innovative restaurant owners, and most impressive hoteliers. Here's our pick of the top...

Matt Gillan reveals details of debut Brighton restaurant

20-Dec-2016 - Chef Matt Gillan has revealed further details of his debut Brighton restaurant ahead of its opening next year.

Real Junk Food Manchester launches crowdfunding campaign

19-Dec-2016 - A food waste cafe headed up by a former Fat Duck chef has launched a crowdfunding campaign to open its first semi-permanent restaurant in Manchester.

Cooking with beer: How to make IPA-marinated sea trout

06-Dec-2016 - Beer and food pairing is having a moment. Purecraft Bar & Kitchen head chef Andrew Smith demonstrates a sea trout dish with an IPA difference

Tom Kerridge to open first London restaurant

05-Dec-2016 - Tom Kerridge, chef at the two-Michelin-starred Hand and Flowers pub in Marlow, is to open a new restaurant in 216-bedroom luxury Knightsbridge hotel the Jumeirah Carlton Tower.

Campaign calls for standardised fish and chip portion sizes

29-Nov-2016 - A campaign has been launched by Seafish and AHDB to encourage fish and chip restaurants and takeaways to serve portions in standard sizes. 

What does the Autumn Statement mean for hospitality?

23-Nov-2016 - The Autumn Statement has received a lukewarm response from the hospitality industry after the Chancellor offered help for rural businesses, but failed to cut tourism VAT.

The new black: How coffee got creative

21-Nov-2016 - With the opening of new shops apparently slowing and brand loyalty at an all-time low, we look at the innovative new concepts fighting back against ‘peak coffee’.

SMALL TALK

Holly Eggleton on working with family and making front-of-house fun

18-Nov-2016 - Holly Eggleton runs the Pony & Trap in Chew Magna with her brother Josh Eggleton where she is responsible for front and back-of-house operations. She is also involved with the...

Hotel F&B to grow as hoteliers 'wake up' to opportunities

14-Nov-2016 - Food and beverage (F&B) offerings in the UK's hotels are set to improve and grow over the next few years as hoteliers 'finally wake up to the opportunities available to...

TRENDS

Six food and drink trends to watch in 2017

11-Nov-2016 - The food and drink product trends set to make an impact over the coming year have been revealed with ancient grains, plant-based products and calming ingredients predicted to make it...

Have we reached ‘peak coffee’? Horizons reports industry slowdown

03-Nov-2016 - The coffee shop sector could be reaching its peak, amid a wider slowdown in new entrepreneurial activity in foodservice, according to the latest Ones to Watch report from consultancy Horizons.

Why restaurants should be paying greater attention to their menus

03-Nov-2016 - Restaurateur-turned restaurant correspondent Nicholas Lander is hoping to inspire restaurants to create better menus in his latest book, which studies the history, design and evolution of ‘the most important piece...

Hotel restaurants: Five need-to-know trends

26-Oct-2016 - Customers’ increased knowledge about food, increased informality, and the need to run restaurants as standalone businesses are some of the trends making the biggest impact on hotel food & beverage...

French chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten to open at The Connaught hotel

25-Oct-2016 - French chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten is to open a new, as-yet-unnamed restaurant at The Connaught hotel in London’s Mayfair in spring 2017.

Perilla's founders on opening their first permanent restaurant

21-Oct-2016 - Following a series of sell-out London residencies, chef Ben Marks (ex-Noma and The Square) and front-of-house Matt Emmerson (Polpo) are opening their first permanent restaurant Perilla in Newington Green next...

California-inspired restaurant Pomona's to open in London

20-Oct-2016 - Pomona's, a new all-day restaurant and bar inspired by America's West Coast, will open in London's Notting Hill next month. 

Spending in restaurants reaches 15-month high

11-Oct-2016 - The warm September weather saw people spend the largest amount on eating and drinking out for over a year.

Perfect match: Why coffee could be better served with desserts not after

06-Oct-2016 - Coffee being served with dessert instead of after it could soon be a practice seen in more restaurants due to work being carried out by a top pastry chef and...