Food trends

Top posts: some of the best dishes from social media

12 irresistible #FoodPorn dishes

By Nicholas Robinson

If you're not hungry now, you will be after seeing what dishes social media is serving up to eat today. Here we're offering up some of the most scrumptious food we can find.

Decadent: The Marble Arch's signature twist on the British classic are ‘Canadian Fries’, served topped with smoked cheddar and Marble Ale gravy

The biggest trends in chips

By James Beeson

Previously the preserve of takeaway restaurants and fast-food joints, the humble chip has evolved into a pub classic. But what makes it such a staple, and what are the latest trends within the sector?

Classic ingredient: mushrooms are just one trend that are predicted to pop up in hot drinks

10 food trends you need to serve in your pub

By Nikkie Sutton

Consumers are ultimately led by trends when it comes to their eating and drinking habits, and a report has explored dishes to put on the menu this year.

Food at your fingertips: research shows ordering food on phones rather than relying on table service is popular

What will be hot in 2018?

By Nikkie Sutton

Tapping into technology in all areas and value for money are what is set to be hot this year according to a new report.

Future predictions: healthy coffee is just one trend operators need to keep an eye on

Top food trends according to Pinterest

By Nikkie Sutton

Healthy air frying, soups, spice and swapping meat for other vegan proteins are just a few of the trends set to hit the on-trade next year according to virtual bulletin board Pinterest.

Provenance is key: UK produce is in demand

Diners would pay more for British food

By Michelle Perrett

Half of UK diners would be willing to pay more for food with British provenance, new research from purchasing company Beacon has revealed.

Chipgate: what is the perfect portion?

How many chips make the perfect portion?

By Michelle Perrett

The issue of chip portion sizes made the headlines this week when Greene King was forced to apologise to a customer who received only six chips with her fish and chip meal.

Pie chart: what do consumers want in their pie?

Food trends for 2018 – what do customers want?

By Nicholas Robinson

Diners are more willing to go solo and dine out alone, with more than three quarters of those asked in new research claiming to find eating without a partner socially acceptable.

Real deal: one quarter of UK consumers agree that meat substitutes that are similar to meat do appeal

Global food trends for 2018

By Nikkie Sutton

Operators need to be transparent about what they are serving consumers, sensitive to ongoing health trends and to consider the texture of food, according to latest global food trends data from Mintel.

Top tip: the free-from category remains the number one food trend

Look into the future of food

By Nikkie Sutton

Pubs need to tap into the future when it comes to food trends, whether that’s a year or 10 down the line. Experts outline which categories are the ones to watch.

Health conscious: consumers are becoming increasingly aware of what they are eating

4 food trends pubs need to look out for

By Nikkie Sutton

Healthy eating is a major food trend that is not going away any time soon and there is also a demand for authenticity and provenance, according to data experts.

Sign of the times: Pete Brown asks whether the Great British Beer Festival is still relevant

Opinion Pete Brown:

Great British Beer Festival is 'same old, same old'

By Pete Brown

Did you go to the Trade Day at the Great British Beer Festival this year? Pete Brown shares his experience and it's not as glowing as the organisers might have hoped.

Would you go to every length to satisfy your customers?

Menus

How menu hacking can help your pub

By Andrew Don

Menu hacking, a trend acquired from the US and Australia, is catching on in the UK. But why? Andrew Don reports

Hot dish: fish can be cooked straight from frozen

In association with Alaska Seafood

Why frozen fish could be the new 'fresh'

By Nicholas Robinson

Working with frozen fish and seafood could help pub chefs meet growing consumer demand for a greater variety of fish dishes, be more creative and cut wastage, they just need to cast aside preconceptions first, finds The Morning Advertiser.

Onwards and upwards: veggie and vegan food will continue to grow

The future of food in the on-trade revealed

By Nikkie Sutton

Meat-free options, inspiration from food festivals and experience-led occasions are the future of food, according to creative think-tank The Innovation Group.

Beneficial to business: How breakfast can help profits

Open all hours: how to capitalise on the demand for breakfast

By Georgina Townshend

Brexit may have dented consumer confidence in the UK, but eating out is still booming, and with breakfast becoming an increasingly important part of the mix, more and more pubs have been dipping their toes into the early morning market

For more than two centuries, the tradition of the full English has been embraced across British society

The history of breakfast

By Jo Bruce

Breakfast hasn’t always been the British institution it is now. The Morning Advertiser takes a look at the evolution of breakfast since the 1300s and how the ‘full English’ has managed to embed itself into the British psyche.

Menu choice: a gourmet open sandwich is just one option for showcasing eggs

Pub brunch and breakfast trends revealed

By Nikkie Sutton

Eggs, Millennials and food-to-go are the latest trends operators need to look out for in their brunch and breakfast offer, according to foodservice bakery company Kara.

Crackling offer: UK's first crackling menu on offer in London

Ale house launches 'first' crackling menu

By Helen Gilbert

A London alehouse has debuted what it claims is the UK’s first ‘crackling menu’ aimed at complementing the venue’s craft-ale offering.

On the rise: 'slow' products have grown by around 214% since 2010

Slow food tops 2017's culinary trends

By Nikkie Sutton

Reducing food waste and slow-cooked food are the two main trends operators must keep an eye out for this year, according to research from Mintel.

Tiny treat: macarons are increasingly popular on pub menus (Credit: Shinya Shitara/Hemera/thinkstock.co.uk)

Keeping it simple is key to good desserts

By Nikkie Sutton

Whether you’re a baking whizz or a beginner, desserts in pubs are an important course for punters and shouldn’t be forgotten. On all accounts, though, keeping it simple is the best way forward. Nikkie Sutton reports.

Pub restaurants increased prices for festive menus

Pub restaurants increased prices for festive menus

By Michelle Perrett

Pub restaurants offered a wider range of Christmas meal options for consumers and increased prices for the 2016 festive season, new research from The Morning Advertiser’s sister title MCA has revealed.

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