Food trends

Rasperry and passion fruit tart: one of Mark Sargeant's signature dishes

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Custard: smoothly does it

By Noli Dinkovski

If the experience at one newly-opened east London pub is anything to go by, the lumpy gloop that used to land on our dinner-plates at school has matured into something special.

Trend watch: make it snappy...

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Trend watch: make it snappy...

By Daniel Woolfson

Lobster is one of “those” dishes, the kind that would have graced plates at only the highest echelons of pub dining in the past.

Trend watch: slaw goes zero to hero...

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Trend watch: slaw goes zero to hero...

By Daniel Woolfson

It may be tempting to think of coleslaw or 'slaw' as an afterthought to a meal, a side dish often left uneaten.

Whiskeys can also add a special touch to marinades and sauces for barbecue dishes

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Trend watch: meat and whiskey pairings

By Jo Bruce

When it comes to barbecues, beer and wine are typical accompaniments, but whiskey is increasingly taking a slice of this dining occasion.

Meal deals 'may have peaked'

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Meal deals 'may have peaked'

By M&C Allegra FS

The importance of meal deals may have reached a plateau with research showing growth slowing while meal occasions not driven by deals grew.

Winner of London bun fight crowned

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Winner of London bun fight crowned

By Jo Bruce

Adam Rawson from Peruvian inspired Pachamama bar/restaurant in Marylebone, has been crowned winner of the 2015 Slider Decider.

Trend watch: slow-cooked dishes are still popular with customers

Time ripe for new menu ideas

By Jo Bruce

A combination of quality home-grown produce and low food inflation means the time is right for operators to trial new dishes and menu ideas, advises a leading buying specialist.

The Jugged Hare in Moorgate offers roast suckling pig as a banquet option

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Trend watch: fit for a king?

By Daniel Woolfson

Over the last few years the line between pubs and restaurants has begun to blur.