High Street

Hotel restaurants: Five need-to-know trends

Hotel restaurants: Five need-to-know trends

By Hannah Thompson

Customers’ increased knowledge about food, increased informality, and the need to run restaurants as standalone businesses are some of the trends making the biggest impact on hotel food & beverage operations today, according to an expert panel.

Chef Jane Tran on the rise of the online restaurant

Chef Jane Tran on the rise of the online restaurant

By Sophie Witts

Canadian chef Jane Tran has gone from working at Bar Boulud to a role as executive chef at tech start-up EatFirst – which home-delivers restaurant-quality meals within minutes. 

The sector's growing potential could be hampered by legislative costs

Red tape could ‘derail’ pub sector potential

By Melodie Michel

The Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR) has warned that despite growing economic potential, the pub and bar industry could suffer from the continued hike in legislation costs.

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. 

Businesses are positive for the year ahead as consumer confidence continues to grow

Happy New Year: What's hot in hospitality for 2014

By Emma Eversham & Luke Nicholls

What does 2014 hold for the hospitality industry? We’ve looked into our crystal ball (and spoken to a few industry experts) to predict some of the big trends and developments in the world of restaurants, hotels and pubs over the next 12 months. 

Town locations remain streets ahead for diners

Town locations remain streets ahead for diners

By Stefan Chomka

The high street is still the preferred place for consumers to eat out and visit coffee shops, new research has shown, despite the growth in restaurant activity in out-of-town locations.

Benito's Hat King's Cross site a 'statement of intent'

Benito's Hat King's Cross site a 'statement of intent'

By Peter Ruddick

Benito's Hat Mexican Kitchen founder and director, Ben Fordham, has declared the forthcoming opening of a King's Cross site a 'statement of intent' for the restaurant chain with plans for two more sites this year and a move outside...

Labour calls for VAT cut

Labour calls for VAT cut

By Lorraine Heller

The Labour Party has called for a temporary cut in VAT to 17.5 per cent as it embarks on a campaign to rejuvenate Britain’s high streets.

BBPA: Pubs are key to high street revival

BBPA: Pubs are key to high street revival

By Tom Allsop & Becky Paskin

The British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA) has claimed that pubs should play a central role in government plans to create more prosperous and diverse high streets.

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