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Brighton's hospitality businesses are easily accessible for leisure-seeking day-trippers and weekenders

Hospitable cities: Spotlight on Brighton

By Emma Eversham

In the fifth and final part our hospitable cities feature we head to Brighton on the south coast to explore the hospitality market in this cosmopolitan seaside city.

Memaid Quay in Cardiff Bay has been behind the growth of the hospitality sector in the Welsh capital which now boasts 547 bars and restaurants

Hospitable cities: Spotlight on Cardiff

By Peter Ruddick

In the fourth part of our UK hospitable cities feature, BigHospitality is turning attention to the only capital city on our list. Cardiff is a major European capital but does the Welsh city have a capital hospitality offering and what is driving growth...

The Cube development raised Birmingham's global profile and signified a new era in the city’s evolution

Hospitable cities: Spotlight on Birmingham

By Luke Nicholls

The third part of our hospitable cities feature sees BigHospitality head 80 miles south of Manchester to the thriving city of Birmingham. We take a look at all the facts and figures and explore some of the hospitality businesses which have helped the...

Manchester has a thriving hospitality sector and is fast becoming the first choice for operators looking to take the first 'next step' after London. Photo: Percy Dean

Hospitable cities: Spotlight on Manchester

By Peter Ruddick

In the second part of our hospitable cities feature, BigHospitality is moving south of the border from Glasgow to focus on another thriving city for hospitality businesses outside of London - Manchester. What makes its restaurants, hotels and pubs and...

Al-fresco dining in Glasgow's Merchant City. Photo: Scotland with Style

Hospitable cities: Spotlight on Glasgow

By Emma Eversham

In the first part of our hospitable cities feature, our spotlight on thriving cities outside London, we take a look at Glasgow to examine its hospitality offering.

The face-to-face interview is the most important stage in understanding if the candidate is right for the job

Recruiting and retaining staff: A guide to CVs and interviews

By Luke Nicholls

So you’ve advertised a role in your business and the applications are beginning to pour in. But how do you effectively search through stacks of CVs and what questions should you be asking in the interview stage to make sure you’re picking the best person...

Soft option: non-alcoholic drinks can be paired with food

Food and drink matching trends: Soft drinks

By Luke Nicholls

Alcohol sales are of course an essential revenue generator for most hospitality businesses. But soft drinks, smoothies, freshly squeezed juices and non-alcoholic cocktails could in fact generate even higher margins for more diligent businesses, especially...

Effectively matching spirits with food is a sure-fire way to increase average spend per head

Food and drink matching trends: Spirits/Cocktails

By Luke Nicholls

As we have seen in previous parts of this feature, food and drink can be a marriage made in heaven for restaurants and pubs. But cocktails, apéritifs and spirits are not products that tend to be associated with food and they are rarely even advertised...

Suggesting the right wine to match with your dishes could help you sell more of both

Food and drink matching trends: Wine

By Emma Eversham

Of all the drinks categories, wine is the most traditional match to food. Wine lists are given out readily with food menus in the vast majority of restaurants and most diners will expect to see one at least integrated into the food menu if not given to...

It's been a long time coming but beer and food is finally back on the menu

Food and drink matching trends: Beer

By Luke Nicholls

When it comes to maximising drinks sales, beer has always stood in the shadow of higher GP wine and there has been little faith that diners would ever choose grape over grain. But, with a rise in the popularity of craft beers and a continuing surge in...

Three chefs show us their must-have bit of kit in a Kitchen Equipment Special Feature video

Kitchen Equipment: Top chefs reveal their must-have kitchen kit

By Peter Ruddick

In the latest instalment of our Kitchen Equipment Special Feature we asked chefs working in pub, restaurant and hotel kitchens to tell us the one bit of kit they couldn't live without and we filmed three of them showing us exactly what made the equipment...

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