6 tips for renovating a tired hotel restaurant

By |February 1st, 2017|

Every time you walk through the room, your heart sinks a little; the place looks dreadful. Colour has all but drained from the walls and the 1970s have been on the phone; they want their furniture back.

Let’s face it – your hotel restaurant is tired. It needs a proper refresh. And not just a lick […]

Key food trends we’ll see in 2017 (according to Whole Foods)

By |December 22nd, 2016|

As 2016 draws to a close, it’s time to look ahead (thankfully, as you’re no doubt thinking…), and, specifically, to the food trends that may be heading our way next year.

The industry experts at Whole Foods have put together a list of ten food trends we’re likely to taste in 2017, and it makes for […]

How restaurants can use APIs to improve efficiencies

By |September 8th, 2016|

Technology sits at the heart of most businesses but, in the past, the ability to connect disparate systems in order to improve productivity and efficiencies was either incredibly complex or completely non-existent.

Now, we have lovely things called APIs. These technological marvels have opened up a whole new world for restaurants when it comes to joining […]

The possible effects of Brexit on the restaurant sector

By |July 14th, 2016|

We were sad to learn of the impending closure of Amelie and Friends, a beautiful and unique little restaurant in Chichester. Owner Andrew Cohen has cited Britain’s decision to remove itself from the European Union as a primary reason for a significant downturn in bookings.

Cohen has coined the reason behind a dramatic drop in trade […]

Important restaurant trends heading your way

By |May 5th, 2016|

When was the last time you checked your restaurant’s business plan? Have you got one? You shouldn’t feel guilty if you’re scrabbling around for answers to those questions; being a restaurateur is hard work.

You’ve got a team to run, new menu to develop and tables to fill, therefore it stands to reason that finding time to […]

Worried about new restaurant tipping rules? A restaurateur’s guide to fair tipping

By |May 4th, 2016|

One of New York’s highest-regarded restaurant chains made waves last October when it announced that it would be eliminating tipping in its establishments. And for a country where tipping often makes up for low wages, this was big news. Now, it seems similar policies could be heading the way of UK restaurants.

A consultation on tipping has been […]

More families to dine out on Christmas Day then ever before!

By |December 4th, 2015|

Christmas day is a great day for a family gathering but after finding that mums and grandmothers spend most of their day in the kitchen, family time doesn’t tend to last as long as it should.

Over the past few years there has been a significant shift in consumer habits as increasingly more people are becoming open to eating out […]

French hospitality sector takes a sharp fall after Paris attacks

By |November 27th, 2015|

Following the appalling terrorist attacks which took place in Paris on 13th November 2015, France’s economy has taken a noticeable hit. The city is one of the world’s most visited destinations and the country is heavily dependent on tourists in order to sustain a growing economy. It seems that those tourists are now thinking twice […]

It’s going to be a busy weekend for restaurants with Black Friday around the corner!

By |November 26th, 2015|

Are you a restaurant owner? Well with Black Friday tomorrow we suggest you brace yourself as it’s predicted to be a challenging yet successful weekend. You can expect to cash in on this year’s madness as according to Figures from the Centre of Research and VoucherCodes.co.uk, 14.7m people are going to be visiting the High street from […]

Amazon to launch their one hour food delivery service in the UK!

By |November 17th, 2015|

Since Amazon’s venture into the travel industry was abandoned following their Amazon Destination service pulling the plug on selling hotel reservations, the company has decided to emerge into a new market which seems to be a success so far. We all associate Amazon to be a market place for purchasing goods such as gadgets and books but now the American company is taking […]