Restaurants have always been fixated with wine. Perhaps they should be. There’s a healthy mark-up, almost everyone appreciates it, and it provides a comfortable match with food. But here’s the thing – increasingly, people don’t want comfortable. They want something unique.
‘The industry is on its knees, really.’ If you’re more used to his infectious smile and genial persona, as often broadcast on the BAFTA award-winning Channel 4 show First Dates, the ominousness in Fred Sirieix’s words is even more perturbing.
The summer months are almost here and that means it’s time for cocktails on outdoor patios. Guests at bars and restaurants are looking for drinks that are refreshing and feature summer fruits or other seasonal items. Harry Nikolaou, bar manager at GNH Bar and Plum + Spilt Milk in London is responsible for ensuring that […]
Increasingly, the independent restaurant industry is becoming less about trying to beat the competition, and more about working with them. Say two chefs occupy the same niche. Rather than keeping their trade secrets to themselves, they may bring their ideas together with a view to concoct something new and exciting that their respective fans […]
Going out for a meal is a mum’s favourite thing to do on Mother’s Day There’s nothing more heartwarming than a homemade gift from your child… unless it involves their questionable culinary efforts according to new found research from OpenTable. Mums love when their children go the extra mile to show their appreciation on Mother’s […]