At Ham Yard Hotel in London’s trendy Soho neighbourhood, the Christmas season means the smell of mulled wine throughout the hotel, an impressive gingerbread display at the centre of the lobby and lots of guests. “Guests love what we do as festive decorations,” says Sarah Williams, food and beverage manager for the hotel. Ham Yard […]
It’s estimated that no-shows – guests failing to show up for their reservation, in other words – leaves UK pubs, bars and restaurants £16 billion worse off each year.
A Shoreditch Christmas by way of Peru: How chef Vito Reyes blends Peru and London during the festive season Traditional Christmas menus can be found at restaurants all over London this time of year. At Andina, a Peruvian restaurant in Shoreditch, chef Vito Reyes creates dishes that are inspired by the cuisine and produce of […]
What’s on your beer list? Carlsberg? Heineken? Red Stripe? If so, listen up, because there’s a growing sense in the industry that, if you’ve still got mass market beer dominating your tap list, you’re doing things very, very wrong. Right now, demand for craft beer is so strong – especially in major cities – that […]
The bar is where it’s at. In decades past, diners would use the bar to have a drink or wait for additional guests before entering the dining room. Today, diners see bar dining as another option, and some even prefer it to sitting in the dining room.