Italian Cuisine

11 food, drink and restaurant trends for 2024

11 food, drink and restaurant trends for 2024

By Restaurant

What will the next 12 months bring for the restaurant sector? No one really knows, but we’ve had a stab at making some predictions anyway. Here’s what we think 2024 has in store.

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Spaghetti House returns to profit

By Shwetali Sapte

Spaghetti House has reported financial results for the year to 26 March 2023, with turnover rising from the previous year’s £5.3m to £9.8m.

Edinburgh pizzeria Matto to launch third site

Edinburgh pizzeria Matto to launch third site

By James McAllister

Edinburgh-based Neapolitan pizza brand Matto will launch its third and largest site later this month in the Scottish capital’s Newington neighbourhood on the southside of the city.

Various Eateries tees up plans to expand Noci concept following successful openings in Shoreditch and Battersea

Various Eateries tees up plans to expand Noci concept

By James McAllister

Various Eateries says it expects its modern Italian pasta concept Noci to ‘become an increasingly core part of its growth strategy’ following successful openings in Shoreditch and Battersea.

Latest opening: Daroco Soho

Latest opening: Daroco Soho

By Restaurant

The Franco-Italian restaurant has swapped Paris’ 2nd and 16th arrondissements for Soho.

San Carlo Alderley Edge restaurant opening

Latest opening: San Carlo Alderley Edge

By Joe Lutrario

The Marcello Distefano-led group has invested a cool £3m into the site that was once home to Gino D’Acampo’s Luciano restaurant.

Atavi pasta Albert Adrià

The Lowdown: Atavi pasta

By Joe Lutrario

One of the world’s most respected and influential chefs has put his name to an innovative new range of luxury pasta.

Aizle chef Stuart Ralston on new Edinburgh restaurant Lyla and offering inspiration to younger chefs with his new cookbook

Stuart Ralston: “Lyla could be my finest hour"

By James McAllister

The Edinburgh-based chef discusses taking on the former site of the late Paul Kitching’s 21212 restaurant, and offering inspiration to younger chefs with his new cookbook.

Antonio Alderuccio founder and chef patron at Plant Club in Newington Green, London, on his childhood love of restaurants

How I Got Here: Antonio Alderuccio

By James McAllister

The founder and chef patron at Plant Club in Newington Green, London, on his childhood love of restaurants, being paid a fair wage, and learning from a costly business decision.

San Carlo Italian restaurant group sees turnover rise

San Carlo toasts turnover boost

By Restaurant

Turnover for Italian restaurant group San Carlo has risen by 137% to £68.9m, up from £29.1m the year before.

Cantinetta Antinori Italian restaurant launches in London's Knightsbridge

Latest opening: Cantinetta Antinori

By Joe Lutrario

An Italian restaurant linked to one of the world’s most famous wine companies has opened in London’s Knightsbridge.

Andrea Fraquelli co-founder of the Brasseria Family group London on being a third-generation restaurateur

How I Got Here: Andrea Fraquelli

By James McAllister

The co-founder of the Brasseria Family group London and grandson of Spaghetti House co-founder Lorenzo Fraquelli on being a third-generation restaurateur, working with his brother, and his problems with VAT.