All news articles for February 2021

Flash-grilled with co-owner of all-day café Gastrono-me in Bury St Edmunds Gemma Simmonite

Flash-grilled: Gemma Simmonite

By James McAllister

The co-owner of all-day café Gastrono-me in Bury St Edmunds on her admiration of Asma Khan, watching MasterChef Australia, and why there's no place for machismo in her kitchen.

eating and drinking out trends for 2021 for pubs and restaurants

Trends week

2021: restaurant and dining trends

By BigHospitality

From the neighbourhood restaurant revival and fine dining reboot to eco tourism and new restaurant subscription models, here's our predictions for what 2021 will bring for the eating out sector.

Will food festivals be allowed to take place this summer?

Festivals are go as chefs sign up in droves

By Joe Lutrario

UK festival organisers are hoping to put on events as early as May and have already signed some of the biggest names in the industry to provide food and drink.

Costa expands Deliveroo partnership

Costa expands Deliveroo partnership

By James McAllister

Costa Coffee is to expand its partnership with Deliveroo to 500 of its stores nationwide from Monday (1 March).

Conservative MPs call for beer duty cut

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Conservative MPs call for beer duty cut

By James McAllister

A group of Conservative MPs have called on Chancellor Rishi Sunak to cut beer duty in his Budget next week to help the ailing pub sector.

2021 will see a fine dine revival, more pop-up concepts, hybrid restaurants and a move to turnover rents

Trends week

2021 restaurant and dining trends: part 4

By BigHospitality

With talk of the easing of lockdown and restaurants set to reopen sometime in the spring, we've finally dusted down the crystal ball to see what 2021 might bring in terms of restaurant and eating out trends. Part four: operations
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Meal kit business Finish & Feast founders on working with chefs Tom Aikens, Ruth Hansom and Marianne Lumb

Table for three: Ross McPhail and Alex Pennington

By BigHospitality

The duo behind new restaurant meal kit business Finish & Feast, which is working with chefs including Tom Aikens, Ruth Hansom and Marianne Lumb, on making the makeaway market work and why it’s here to stay post lockdown.

Coppa Club and Tavolino restaurant operator Various Eateries poised to scale up post lockdown

Various Eateries poised to scale up post lockdown

By BigHospitality

The owner of restaurant brands Coppa Club and Tavolino says it will pursue an aggressive post-lockdown expansion drive, with plans to “create a major leisure group” this year.

Restaurants and pubs al fresco dining and drinks in April D&D London Parkers Arms Jodie Kidd Westminster

The Lowdown: al fresco April

By James McAllister

With restaurants champing at the bit to reopen, many – particularly in the capital – are looking to make use of what outside space they have in order to unlock in April.

African food, veganism, egg-based restaurants, British fish and leafy greens are the dish trends of 2021

Trends Week

2021 restaurant and dining trends: part 3

By BigHospitality

With talk of the easing of lockdown and restaurants set to reopen sometime in the spring, we've finally dusted down the crystal ball to see what 2021 might bring in terms of restaurant and eating out trends. Part three: ingredient and dish trends.

Calls grow for June bank holiday petition MP support Steve Baker Lockdown roadmap lifting of restrictions

Calls grow for June bank holiday

By James McAllister

Calls are growing for the Government to make 21 June - the day when it is hoped all final Coronavirus restrictions can be lifted - a bank holiday.

Today’s Special Phaidon restaurant cookbook

Book review: Today’s Special

By Joe Lutrario

Phaidon’s latest cookbook sees 20 leading chefs choose 100 emerging chefs to present a menu.

Westminster’s al fresco scheme to return

Westminster’s al fresco scheme to return

By Joe Lutrario

Westminster City Council’s popular al fresco scheme will return as restaurants, pubs and bars re-open for outdoor dining and will run until the end of September.

How I Got Here with The Standard hotel's London general manager Elli Jafari

How I Got Here: Elli Jafari

By James McAllister

The Standard hotel's London general manager on her love of hospitality, the value of hard work, and fears over what the future holds for the industry.

Government to review issue of 'vaccine passports'

Government to review issue of 'vaccine passports'

By James McAllister

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has promised there will be a review into the 'deep and complex issues' surrounding the potential use of so-called 'vaccine passports' to enter venues like hospitality.

2021 restaurant and dining trends: part 2

trends week

2021 restaurant and dining trends: part 2

By BigHospitality

With talk of the easing of lockdown and restaurants set to reopen sometime in the spring, we've finally dusted down the crystal ball to see what 2021 might bring in terms of restaurant and eating out trends. Part two: sustainability trends.
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Roux Scholarship cooking competition set for Autumn

Roux Scholarship set for Autumn

By Joe Lutrario

The Roux Scholarship is to finally go ahead in Autumn having been delayed twice due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

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Community project Curry Club extends crowdfund campaign

By BigHospitality

A not-for-profit cook to community project supported by chefs including Stevie Pale, Meera Sodha and Anna Jones, has extended its crowdfunding campaign to raise money to provide free meals for the people of Islington.

what will the food eating and dining trends be for 2021 once restaurants reopen after lockdown

Trends week

2021 restaurant and dining trends: part 1

By BigHospitality

With talk of the easing of lockdown and restaurants set to reopen sometime in the spring, we've finally dusted down the crystal ball to see what 2021 might bring in terms of restaurant and eating out trends. Part one: lifestyle trends.

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