Industry Trend – Whisky

The Stats The Old Fashioned is the most popular cocktail ordered worldwide 64% of Whisky drinkers state that flavour / taste are the most important factors in a Whisky UK on-trade has 387 Whisky brands, 4 times more than the average category brand count Whisky has made a comeback and knocked ‘Mother’s Ruin’ off its…

Industry Trend – Vegan

 January 2018 saw 168,542 people sign up to Veganuary Presentation is key for creating a unique eating experience A mix, match of vintage and modern Vintage Glassware Coloured plates Dark Stoneware Variety of tableware sizes and styles Fresh and vibrant colours to compliment dishes The beautiful presentation means you eat with our eyes. There is…

Say Cheese … 5 minutes with Mathew Calver

How did the Cheese Truck begin? It began four years ago. I went travelling in the States and wanted to bring the grilled cheese sandwich to the UK. What was the inspiration behind a cheese focused eatery? I got really interested in grilled cheese sandwiches whilst in the States and wanted to work out how…

Drink Trends 2018

Mixing up drinks service From visiting The Casual Dining Show last week it became apparent that changes to drink service are soon to take hold within the hospitality industry, and this will effect both the bar and restaurant sectors in the casual dining scene. In bar service the theatre of mixologists could soon be a…

Casual Dining Takeaways – what we learnt

Hotelympia saw the continuation of self service and automation within the casual dining scene. Whether it’s champagne from a drinks dispenser or automated coffee, self-service and pre-prepared drinks are making their mark. The ability to order and pay for your meal at the comfort of your table and at a time and pace that suits the diner…

Dining Trends 2018 Spring Update

Hotelympia saw the continuation of self service and automation within the casual dining scene. Whether it’s champagne from a drinks dispenser or automated coffee, self-service and pre-prepared drinks are making their mark. The ability to order and pay for your meal at the comfort of your table and at a time and pace that suits…

Indian Casual Dining on the Rise

With Indian Casual Dining on the rise, we caught up with Shrimoyee Chakraboty (Shrim), CEO and founder of Calcutta Street, to find out why Indian Casual Dining is the next big thing. Shrim, the owner of the trendy Calcutta Street brand, already has two restaurants under her belt along with food stalls on London’s Southbank….

Easter Trading

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Get #InTheMoment with Young Epilepsy

On Purple Day, 26 March, Young Epilepsy are launching an exciting new national awareness and fundraising campaign ‘In The Moment’. The aim of the campaign is to ensure everyone understands the true impact of epilepsy on young people today; and how it can change anyone’s life in a single moment. Over the next three years,…