Casual Dining

UK on brink of 'new wave' casual dining boom

UK on brink of 'new wave' casual dining boom

By Sophie Witts

The number of restaurants in the UK has risen rapidly in the past five years, but pubs and bars are continuing to close, according to a report by the Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR) and CGA Peach.

H.en in Brighton is an example of the utilitarian, functional interiors that are set to remain big in 2015

Hospitality design trends for 2015

By Carina Perkins

Are you seeking out a new look for the New Year? Or opening a new venue? BigHospitality spoke to some of the UK’s hottest interior designers to get their top tips on the big trends set to hit hospitality in 2015.

Establishments such as Nandos are contributing to the growth in casual dining

Casual dining restaurants see continued growth

By Lauren Houghton

Foodservice industry figures from global information company The NPD Group show that casual dining establishments have attracted an extra 47m visits each year in comparison to five years ago.

Artisan, a new casual dining restaurant from Living Ventures, will open next month in Manchester's Spinningfields

pub & bar

Living Ventures to open Artisan restaurant in Manchester

By Peter Ruddick

Tim Bacon's restaurant and bar group Living Ventures has confirmed it will open Artisan, a casual dining restaurant with two wood-fired ovens, in Manchester's Spinningfields development next month.

This restaurant glossary of terms explains some of the key terms of the trade and rounds up some of the trends shaking up the UK industry

The A-Z of Restaurants

By Luke Nicholls

The restaurant sector is a busy place, full of operators large and small, formal and casual, corporate and independent, high-end and mainstream, which can make it hard to define. Here in our A-Z guide we summarise it in just 26 words, explaining some...

Giraffe founders Juliette and Russel Joffe

Giraffe opens first restaurant in Scotland

By Mark Stretton

Giraffe, the world cafe-themed restaurant chain, has made its debut in Scotland, opening a location at the Union Square shopping centre in Aberdeen

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