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. 

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.

End of the road for Jamie's Union Jacks

02-Mar-2017 - Jamie Oliver is to close his sole remaining Union Jacks pizza restaurant, in London's Covent Garden Piazza.

Opening of the week: The Oxford Blue

24-Feb-2017 - What: An unapologetically posh pub in Old Windsor that sells a chicken pie for £25.  Who: The chef-patron is Lancashire-born Steven Ellis. His CV includes...


Small plates, cocktails and hardly any curry: meet the next wave of Indian restaurants

16-Feb-2017 - On first inspection Kricket doesn’t look like an Indian restaurant. Only a design geek would straightaway clock the subtle subcontinental touches, namely the hand-glazed Indian...

Why Dubai? The chefs opening in the Las Vegas of the Middle East

13-Feb-2017 - What - aside from the cash - makes UK chefs want to open in Dubai?

Special brew: 10 ways to apply indie principles to coffee

10-Feb-2017 - Restaurant groups up and down the country are turning to indie inspiration for ways to boost their coffee offer. We consider their top ten tips

Duck Duck Goose’s Oli Brown on running a Cantonese restaurant in a shipping container

09-Feb-2017 - We can’t help noticing you’re not Chinese...Nope. I got a bit obsessed with the Cantonese roast meats restaurants in Queensway when I was working with...

Pizza’s leopard spots won’t become endangered by acrylamide rules

08-Feb-2017 - Places serving Neapolitan pizza and other starchy foods that are cooked with some charring can breathe a sigh of relief after it has been confirmed that new rules on acrylamide...

Chop to it: Blacklock to open second restaurant

07-Feb-2017 - Chops restaurant Blacklock is opening a second site in the City next month. 


Anne-Sophie Pic on opening her first London restaurant

03-Feb-2017 - The three-Michelin-starred chef has opened her debut UK restaurant, Le Dame de Pic at the new Four Seasons Hotel in the City of London.