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How to make this stunning gastropub fish dish

Dish deconstructed

How to make a stunning gastropub fish dish

By Daniel Woolfson

Daniel Woolfson gets the lowdown on how to create this delicious fish dish from Elliot Lidstone, head chef at Top 50 Gastropubs number 32, the Empress in Hackney.

Patatas Bravas

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Patatas Bravas

By Nicholas Robinson

Spanish Patatas Bravas is quick, easy-to-make tasty food for hungry punters.

Boost pub food profits with chips

Chips: sure fry way to boost gross profit

By Nicholas Robinson

There’s more to chips than you might expect and, if potatoes can boost your profits, it’s definitely worth taking note. Nicholas Robinson reports

Beer and chocolate: a match made in heaven?


Beer and chocolate pairing tips for pubs this Easter

By Nicholas Robinson

Beer and chocolate is a match made in heaven and one that pubs could take advantage of this Easter, according to those taking part in a pairing masterclass held by the women in beer group Dea Latis.

Which cocktails could go with the latest food trends?

Cocktail and food pairing

Cocktail and food pairing: let the trends meet the drinks

By Nicholas Robinson

There is an untapped £100m spirits opportunity for casual-dining operators, which food-led pubs can take advantage of by pairing cocktails with dishes on their menus, according to spirits giant Diageo.

Find out which of JDW's dishes are vegan below

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Wetherspoon’s ‘vegan menu’ praised by PETA

By Nicholas Robinson

JD Wetherspoon's (JDW) decision to highlight vegetarian and vegan dishes on a separate menu in each of its 900+ sites has been praised by the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).

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News analysis

Is this the end of the Sunday roast?

By Nicholas Robinson

The decision by managed pub chain giant JD Wetherspoon to axe the Sunday roast has sent shock waves through the trade. Nicholas Robinson finds out if the reverberations will hit other pubs too

Bidvest Foodservice chief executive officer Andrew Selley

Bidvest Foodservice snaps up Caterfood

By Nicholas Robinson

Bidvest Foodservice has acquired the south-west-based distributor Caterfood in a bid to strengthen its reach, after the Publican’s Morning Advertiser (PMA) revealed the company's plans to continue its expansion.