Eating

More than a quarter of people said their biggest concern about going away on their own was having to eat on their own

Eating alone is biggest concern for solo travellers

By Emma Eversham

Restaurant staff are being urged to make solo diners feel more comfortable after a survey found that a quarter of British diners feel they receive worse service when dining alone. 

Small Talk

James Sommerin on the highs and lows of going it alone

By Carina Perkins

James Sommerin, former head chef of the Michelin-starred Crown at Whitebrook in South East Wales, opened restaurant with rooms Restaurant James Sommerin on the Esplanade in Pernarth earlier this year.

Restaurants in the UK saw a 17th consecutive month of growth this August

Restaurants see steady growth in August

By Lauren Houghton

Despite the cooler weather, restaurants in the UK saw a 17th consecutive month of growth this August, according to Coffer Peach Business Tracker.

Sochu Kanteen will open in the basement of Rocka's Charlotte Street restaurant, serving ramen and quick Japanese bites

Roka taps into quick dining market

By Ruth Williams

Roka, Rainer Becker’s contemporary Japanese robatayaki restaurant brand, is entering the casual dining market with a new concept called Shochu Kanteen housed in the basement of its Charlotte Street restaurant.

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.

Mitch Tonks just opened his latest Rockfish restaurant in Torquay

Mitch Tonks reveals Rockfish expansion plans

By Ruth Williams and Melodie Michel

Mitch Tonks, the high-profile chef, has opened his fourth Rockfish seafood restaurant in Torquay, Devon as part of plans to grow the brand to 15 restaurants in coastal towns.

Ryan Clift: Pearls of Wisdom

By Laura Price

The British-born chef who ran Vue de Monde in Melbourne for eight and half years before setting up the Tippling Club in Singapore talks about pairing drinks with food, serving £30 cocktails and making cauliflower cheese using sound waves.