Dining trends

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. 

Strong sparkling wine and Champagne sales are driving value growth in the on-trade market

Premiumisation drives on-trade drinks market

By Carina Perkins

Sparkling wine sales have continued their impressive growth, with Champagne also showing strong upward movement, according to the latest market report from the Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA).

52 per cent of those surveyed will eat fish and chips straight from the paper

Traditional fish and chips still a hit for Brits

By Lauren Houghton

As The National Fish & Chip Awards draw closer, organiser Seafish has conducted research into fish and chip eating trends throughout the UK, with traditional takeaways and salt and vinegar as a topping popular with customers.

Will Thompson founded all-day Italian concept Vivo with his brother Ben.


Will Thompson on Vivo and the rise of all-day dining

By Carina Perkins

Will Thompson opened Italian café and bar Vivo on Islington's Upper Street with his brother Ben. He talks to BigHospitality about Italian food culture, the rise of all-day dining in London, and how restaurants can benefit from a more casual approach.

KFC said the new pulled chicken range represents the biggest overhaul to its menu in 20 years

KFC announces major menu overhaul

By Carina Perkins

Chicken chain KFC has jumped on the American BBQ bandwagon by introducing a range of slow cooked chicken products to its menu.

Consumers ate out more in June 2014 than the same month in 2013

Eating out up 4%

By Melodie Michel

Consumers ate out more often this past June than in the same month in 2013, according to a YouGov survey commissioned by Horizons.

The rise in popularity of coffee shops could increase competition for restaurants and bars

Coffee shops boosting our high streets

By Lauren Houghton

Figures just released by research consultancy Allegra Strategies show that high streets throughout the UK are gaining a welcome economic and social boost from the rise in both independent and branded coffee shops setting up there. 

A wet winter and low consumer confidence resulted in a drop in eating out frequency in Q1 2014, although pubs bucked the trend

Wet weather hits eating out in Q1 2014

By Carina Perkins

The wet weather dampened consumer’s enthusiasm for eating out in the first quarter of 2014, but pubs continued to enjoy growth, according to the latest report from Allegra Foodservice.

Mexican, Chinese and Thai cuisines came on top of consumers’ favourite street foods

Street food consumption on the up

By Melodie Michel

The street food market is set to keep growing as 47 per cent of consumers plan to eat more of it in the next year, according to research conducted by Allegra Foodservice for ingredients supplier Santa Maria.


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