Chefs' Choice Awards 2015: Winners revealed

Chefs' Choice Awards 2015: Winners revealed

By Stefan Chomka

Restaurant magazine's annual Chefs’ Choice Awards reveal the best commercial products, suppliers, brands and equipment, as voted for by professional chefs from across the country.

There are four new flavours in teh range

Product News

Maison Routin launches new syrup range

By Lauren Houghton

French beverage creator Maison Routin has launched four new flavours in its syrup range; Salted Caramel, French Nougat, Green Apple and Yuzu Lemon.

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.

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.

Dishoom King’s Cross will include the main restaurant, a Bombay-style juice bar and the ‘Permit Room’ cocktail bar in the basement

Details released for Dishoom King’s Cross

By Lauren Houghton

Indian restaurant Dishoom’s third site will open in London’s King’s Cross this November, a 9000sq.ft restaurant spread over three floors.

The SRA's coffee shop rating will have an increased focus on community engagement

SRA launches sustainable café ratings

By Melodie Michel

The Sustainable Restaurant Association (SRA) is launching a rating scheme to assess the sustainability of the UK’s café operations.

Central Perk sites are designed to reflect the famous Friends coffee house

Friends’ Central Perk coffee shop set for UK expansion

By Lauren Houghton

The Central Perk franchise, based on the coffee shop featured on popular US sitcom Friends, has just opened its third site in the UK in Liverpool and has ambitious expansion plans, aiming to have 300 UK franchises in the next decade. 

Coopers Riverside diners will enjoy panoramic views of the Thames

Coopers to open two new venues in Bourne End

By Melodie Michel

Coffee, food and wine group Coopers has announced expansion plans across Bourne end, with a restaurant and a café set to open between November 2014 and January 2015.

Fields is the latest project from Julian Porter and his partner Lauren Heaphy

Fields all-day café to open on Clapham Common

By Lauren Houghton

All day-dining concept Fields will be opening in late September on London’s Clapham Common, a ‘big sister’ site to the co-founders first café; M1LK in Balham. 

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.