UK restaurant and hospitality industry trends 2023

10 restaurant trends for 2023

By Restaurant

The rise of the 'grocerant', gourmet kids menus, elevated sides, smaller menus and a renaissance in full-service roadside dining are among our predictions for the next 12 months.

TiPJAR announces second Crowdcube raise

TiPJAR announces second Crowdcube raise

By James McAllister

Cashless tipping platform TiPJAR is looking to raise £400,000 to further expand into the US market through its latest round of investment on Crowdcube.

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Community project Curry Club extends crowdfund campaign

By Restaurant

A not-for-profit cook to community project supported by chefs including Stevie Pale, Meera Sodha and Anna Jones, has extended its crowdfunding campaign to raise money to provide free meals for the people of Islington.

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United we stand

Feed the NHS campaign hits £1m target

By James McAllister

A crowdfund campaign to support NHS staff, which is partly spearheaded by healthy fast food chain Leon, has reached its £1m target.

Restaurant groups including Leon, Tortilla and Dishoom launch crowdfund campaign to 'Feed the NHS'

Leon helps spearhead campaign to 'Feed the NHS'

By James McAllister

A number of major restaurant chains including Leon, Tortilla and Dishoom are joining forces to help feed NHS staff working on the front line of the Coronavirus crisis.

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Latest opening: Chuku's

By James McAllister

Following a successful crowdfund, siblings Ifeyinwa and Emeka Frederick have opened a bricks and mortar site for their Nigerian-focused pop up concept Chuku’s on Tottenham High Road in London.

HộP Vietnamese launches crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube

HộP Vietnamese launches crowdfunding campaign

By Joe Lutrario

City of London-based fast casual chain HộP Vietnamese has launched a public crowdfunding campaign after raising more than £830,000 from existing investors and customers.

Flash-grilled with chef and Elite Bistros founder Gary Usher

Flash-grilled: Gary Usher

By James McAllister

Elite Bistros founder Gary Usher has crowdfunded more than £400,000 to launch restaurants including the recently opened Kala in Manchester. Earlier this week, a documentary charting the chef’s bid to open his Pinion restaurant in Prescot aired on Channel...

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Chuku's founders reach crowdfunding target

By James McAllister

The sibling founders behind Nigerian pop-up restaurant Chuku’s have raised more than £30,000 through a crowdfunding campaign and are now on track to open their first permanent restaurant.