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.

Eating out continues to grow, pushing restaurant sales upwards

Restaurant and pub sales up 3.4% in November

By Melodie Michel

Pub and restaurant groups enjoyed a 3.4 per cent increase in like-for-like sales in November compared to the same month last year, according to the Coffer Peach Business Tracker.

Prescott & Conran Maison Trois Garcons Loungelover

Prescott & Conran broadens London portfolio

By Carina Perkins

Prescott & Conran has acquired two new businesses in Shoreditch and is close to signing a further site in Clerkenwell, BigHospitality has learnt.

Bocconcino Pizzeria is the latest venture from restaurateur Michael Gokhner

Bocconcino Pizzeria opens in Mayfair

By Lauren Houghton

Restaurateur Michael Gokhner opened new Italian restaurant Bocconcino Pizzeria in London’s Mayfair on 1 December. 

Ken Hom Chinese Cleaver School of Wok

The art of the Chinese cleaver: a conversation with Ken Hom

By Carina Perkins

On 28 November, the London-based School of Wok welcomed culinary legend Ken Hom for a special masterclass to celebrate the launch of its professional school, The Oriental Culinary Institute . BigHospitality caught up with Hom and School of Wok founder...

Banh Mi Bay's third site has opened in St Paul's

Banh Mi Bay opens third London site

By Lauren Houghton

Vietnamese café and restaurant concept Banh Mi Bay has opened its third London site in St Paul’s, with plans to roll out the concept further.

The coffee shop sector is expected to reach £16.5bn in turnover by 2020

Bright future for coffee shops

By Melodie Michel

The coffee shop sector is expected to reach £16.5bn in turnover and 27,000 outlets by 2020, according to a report by World Coffee Portal.

Bill's was the highest ranking hospitality business on this year's Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100 league table - which celebrates Britain's fastest growing companies

Hospitality groups among Britain's fastest-growing firms

By Carina Perkins

Bill's, Inception Group, Ed's Easy Diner and Loungers were among the hospitality firms to make it on this year’s Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100 league table – which ranks Britain’s fastest-growing private companies.

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