Restaurant trends

Restaurant Trends

In this section you’ll find all the latest news and data on the UK restaurant market, including dining trends, food and beverage trends, eating-out spend, and restaurant marketing and technology trends.

Winners announced on BBC’s professional pastry chef Bake Off

18-May-2016 - Bake Off: Creme de la Creme, the professional pastry chef contest on BBC Two, has crowned Mark Tilling’s team the winners after last night’s final.

Bel-Air to bring California sunshine to Shoreditch

06-Mar-2015 - A new LA-inspired restaurant offering a menu of low salt, low carb and free of refined sugar dishes will open in London’s Shoreditch this month.

ResDiary introduces cancellation fee technology to tackle no-shows

10-Feb-2015 - Restaurant reservations system provider ResDiary has launched new technology to help restaurateurs tackle the issue of no-shows.

Steve Parle to open Craft London restaurant and bar

06-Feb-2015 - Chef and restaurateur Steve Parle has unveiled plans for the next phase of his ambitious Craft London project.

Dub Jam eyes London-wide expansion

06-Feb-2015 - Dub Jam, the Caribbean bar and restaurant concept, has launched a fundraising round via crowdfunding platform Crowdcube to expand to another eight London venues over the next three years.

UK eating out sector faces 'turbulent and tremendous' year

02-Feb-2015 - The UK eating out market continues to grow – with the regions showing recovery for the first time – but discount driven consumers remain a challenge for the sector.

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A bit on the side: restaurants maximise revenue with innovative add-ons

30-Jan-2015 - Soaring costs, changing consumer demands and the rise of the big brands mean independent eateries can’t afford to rest on their laurels. BigHospitality looks at some innovative ways that restaurants...

News in brief

Porky's outlines 2015 expansion plans

30-Jan-2015 - Porky’s, the Memphis BBQ restaurant, is rolling out four sites this year as part of its plan to reach 10 over the next two years, according to BigHospitality's sister publication M&C...

Dishoom named best UK eatery by Yelp

30-Jan-2015 - Dishoom Covent Garden has topped a list of the best 100 eateries in the UK compiled by online city guide Yelp.

Gas Street Social to open in Birmingham's Mailbox complex

28-Jan-2015 - Shaker Group has revealed plans to open upmarket restaurant and cocktail bar Gas Street Social in Birmingham this March.

Active Private Equity takes stake in Honest Burgers

19-Jan-2015 - Active Private Equity, the backer of Leon and Evans Cycles, has taken a 50 per cent stake in Honest Burgers, the London-based better burger concept.

Top cocktail trends for 2015

05-Jan-2015 - The UK has seen an unprecedented cocktail boom over recent years, and the category is set to outpace the drinks market in 2015. With this in mind, BigHospitality has compiled...

Hospitality design trends for 2015

05-Jan-2015 - Are you seeking out a new look for the New Year? Or opening a new venue? BigHospitality spoke to some of the UK’s hottest interior designers to get their top...

Dining trends 2014: more intolerances, fewer vegetarians

23-Dec-2014 - The number of diners reporting lactose or gluten intolerance has risen in 2014, while the number of diners ordering vegetarian or nut-free dishes has fallen, according to data collected by...

Beer-led restaurant Wahleeah to launch in Fulham

22-Dec-2014 - Chef Dave Ahern will open his first restaurant Wahleeah early next year in London’s Fulham.

Christmas dining trends: quick service top priority for men

22-Dec-2014 - Quick service is very important for men when dining out during the Christmas period, while women focus more on the whole experience, according to research by CGA Peach and hospitality...

Bao to open permanent site backed by Gymkhana owners

18-Dec-2014 - Taiwanese street food concept Bao will open its first restaurant in Soho next year after securing backing from Gymkhana founders Karam, Jyo and Sunaina Sethi.

Manchester design studio to launch new coffee concept

18-Dec-2014 - Manchester-based creative studio NoChintz will launch a new coffee concept in the Grade II listed Sevendale House next March.

New restaurant Jar Kitchen to open in central London

17-Dec-2014 - First time restaurateurs Lucy Brown and Jenny Quintero will open their first restaurant, Jar Kitchen, on Drury Lane in February 2015.

Tapas Revolution to open third London site

17-Dec-2014 - Spanish chef Omar Allibhoy will open his third Tapas Revolution restaurant in Shoreditch in February 2015.

OpenTable names its top 100 UK restaurants

17-Dec-2014 - Chef Tom Seller’s Restaurant Story in London took the top spot on this year’s OpenTable Top 100 Best Restaurants list.

Chef Richard Allen joins Rockliffe Hall

16-Dec-2014 - Michelin-starred chef Richard Allen will take over the running of The Orangery restaurant at Rockliffe Hall hotel in Country Durham in January.  

News in brief

Charity campaign asks chefs for selfies

15-Dec-2014 - Maggi Real Chefs has launched a Christmas selfie campaign in partnership with Hospitality Action to raise money for charity.

Japanese-Peruvian concept Amaru to open in London

15-Dec-2014 - All-day Japanese and Peruvian restaurant and takeaway Amaru will open in London’s St Katharine Docks on 5 January 2015.

New restaurant The Richmond to launch in East London

15-Dec-2014 - The Richmond restaurant will open in spring 2015 in London, serving snacks and comfort foods in a relaxed atmosphere.