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.

Food inflation will resume its increase in 2015

Food inflation to reach 2% in 2015

By Melodie Michel

Food inflation is predicted to grow to 2.03 per cent next year, after prices deflated in 2014 for the first time in 14 years, according to Prestige Purchasing.

Josh Katz (r) is opening Berber&Q with Mattia Bianchi (l)

Josh Katz to launch Berber & Q in spring 2015

By Carina Perkins

Former Ottolenghi chef Josh Katz will open his first restaurant in Haggerston next spring – a Middle Eastern and North African grill house inspired by his travels across London, Marrakesh, Istanbul, Tel Aviv and New York.

Zizzi and ASK currently operate 136 and 109 restaurants, respectively, across the UK.

Bridgepoint buys ASK and Zizzi for £250m

By James Wallin

Bridgepoint, the private equity backer of Pret A Manger, has secured a deal with the Gondola Group to buy ASK Italian and Zizzi for c£250m.

M will house two restaurants - M RAW (pictured) and M GRILL - as well as a wine tasting bar, cocktail bar, private dining rooms and secret den

Ex-Gaucho MD prepares to open M

By Carina Perkins

Former Gaucho managing director Martin Williams has confirmed that his long-awaited first solo venture ‘M’, will open in the City of London this Friday.

Dishoom founder and owner Shamil Thakrar

First look: Dishoom King's Cross

By Melodie Michel

Dishoom King's Cross opens today (20 November) on Stable Street, just off Granary Square. BigHospitality talks to owner Shamil Thakrar about the concept, the unique venue, and the Bombay Cafe's philosophy.

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