At the end of last year, a restaurant in Brixton’s HM Prison became publicly known as one of the best in London. At the time of writing, the restaurant is at #18 in London on TripAdvisor, above some of the most critically-acclaimed joints in the city.
In Dublin last month, we saw two of the largest industry exhibitions take place giving hoteliers, restaurateurs, chefs, and all involved in the industry a chance to network and showcase under two conference roofs. Hospitality Expo took place in the RDS and Food and Bev Live was held in Citywest Conference Centre.
Business owners seem to have a love-hate relationship with public review sites. On one hand, they’re a free – and often effective – marketing tool. On the other, they have reputation-damaging potential, and provide a hotbed for offensive and inaccurate comments.
2018 is already looking like the end for many franchises. At the very beginning of the year, Strada announced the closing of close to half its UK sites. In its wake, Jamie Oliver Restaurant Group is currently considering the future of 30 of its restaurants, while Byron is seeking a 45% layoff from its landlords […]
There has been a noticeable change in restaurant reservation times in recent years. Dee Laffan chats to Denise McBrien, General Manager of Old Street Restaurant in Malahide, County Dublin about this dining pattern and the reasons behind earlier dining hours.