Menu Ideas

Ghoulish: give customers a right fright on Halloween

Scare their pants off – top tips for Halloween in the pub

By Nicholas Robinson

Everyone loves a theme, especially around Halloween. Whether it is a spooky drinks menu, a ghoulish food offer or a full-blown American-style fancy dress party, Halloween is the perfect time of year to boost sales.

Inflationary: pubs are facing bigger rises in food and drink costs

7 ways to combat food price inflation in your pub

By James Beeson

Food price inflation is nothing new, and many a pub operator will be used to that one local who sits in the corner complaining that his ploughman’s and pint of bitter is far more expensive than it used to be.

What to do with truffles: 6 tips to make them go further

6 ways to make black truffles go further

By Nicholas Robinson

They are potentially the most expensive fungi known to man, with prices regularly exceeding £30 per gram, but there are ways to extend the use of truffles beyond thinly shaving them over a dish.

Indulgence: Brits want to let loose this Christmas

Gluten-free and vegetarian off the Christmas menu

By Nicholas Robinson

Free-from foods have fallen to the bottom of Brits’ Christmas party food wish lists, while traditional turkey and British cuisine top the charts, new research has claimed.

Cow pat: 58% of new burger additions to spring/summer 2017 menus are made with beef

In association with Farm Frites

Burgers: what's the future of the beefy beast?

By Michelle Perrett

They’ve been a staple of the British high street for many years now, but burgers, which are constantly being modified and reinvented, are still growing in popularity in an ever-widening variety of outlets. 

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.

Wide variety: Parlour in west London has an ever-evolving menu, including its popular soda bread

How to cook 8 Top 50 Gastropub dishes

By Nikkie Sutton

The Morning Advertiser (MA) takes a look at how some of the country's best gastropubs prepare their world-class dishes.