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. 

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.

Grub Fest team bring Indian tapas to London

03-Feb-2017 - The team behind India’s Grub Fest food festival have opened their first restaurant and bar in London.

Ramen revolutionaries

01-Feb-2017 - Tonkotsu's Emma Reynolds and Ken Yamada are behind London's ramen revolution

Saiphin Moore plans to open up to two more Lao Cafés

01-Feb-2017 - Rosa's Thai Cafe co-founder Saiphin Moore is hoping to open up to two more Lao Cafés following the success of the fledgling brand’s first permanent location....

Monica and David Galetti to open Mere in March

30-Jan-2017 - Monica and David Galetti have confirmed that their debut restaurant will open its doors in London’s Fitzrovia on 6 March.

Quique Dacosta plans premium paella restaurant in London

27-Jan-2017 - Quique Dacosta, the Spanish chef with three Michelin stars, is to launch a new premium paella concept in London, backed by the team behind the Iberica chain of restaurants.

Bao team to open Taiwanese restaurant Xu

25-Jan-2017 - The team behind London street food sensation Bao are to open a new restaurant serving high-end Taiwanese cuisine in Soho this spring.

Cyrus Todiwala's Assado restaurant closes at Hampton by Hilton London Waterloo

23-Jan-2017 - Cyrus Todiwala's Portuguese-inspired restaurant Assado has closed for business at its location at the Hampton by Hilton London Waterloo hotel. 

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...

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