Food

Pearl barley risotto from the Vittoria in Bristol

Trade misses out on vegan food market

By Nicholas Robinson

Pub chefs must work harder to cater for the UK’s growing vegan population, following criticism by one industry expert who claimed most pubs couldn’t be trusted to serve 100% vegan food.

80% of steaks sold in the foodservice sector are imported, according to Allen

‘Stop imported steak culture’ urges supplier

By Nicholas Robinson

Pub chefs must source more British meat and use alternative and more profitable cuts to ensure animal protein does not become an overpriced luxury, a leading supplier has urged.

Rare burger preparation guidance will be difficult to implement

Rare burger rules ‘won’t keep diners safe’

By Nicholas Robinson

Food businesses won’t be able to guarantee consumer safety when serving rare burgers, even after implementing the Food Standards Agency’s (FSA’s) new guidance, experts have warned.

New pub food and drink picture gallery

In pictures: new food and drink

By Nicholas Robinson

Salted caramel-flavoured peanut butter and cherry bakewell-flavoured peanut butter feature in this week’s new product gallery, along with a range of ‘home-cooked’ curry sauces.

Will the Staith House team open a second site?

Staith House’s Calton mulls second venue after win

By Nicholas Robinson

John Calton, chef-proprietor of North Shields-based Staith House, is preparing to open a second venue after winning Food Pub of the Year at this year’s Great British Pub Awards (GBPA).

The Staith House won Food Pub of the Year at this Year's Great British Pub Awards

Pub focus

What's next for the Staith House?

By Nicholas Robinson

When the Staith House was unveiled two years ago, it took just £500 in its first week. Nicholas Robinson discovers how this pub is now an award-winning phenomenon

Make more effort to support British produce, British Food Fortnight organisers say

Top chef urges others to ‘buy British’

By Nicholas Robinson

A top chef has joined forces with royalty and government ministers to urge food businesses to be more supportive of local produce by displaying the provenance of the food on their menus during British Food Fortnight.

Winter warming recipes are top of Premiers Foods's list

New products in pictures

By Nicholas Robinson

Award-winning ice cream, bagel sandwich thins and flower sprouts have made it into this week’s round-up of new food products.

The number of food-serving suburban pubs rose by 5.2%

Food pub openings up by 9%

By Nicholas Robinson

Branded food pubs bucked the wet-led pubs closure trend over the past 12 months with a 9% growth in openings.

Enter the awards to win the recognition your pub deserves

Top 50 Gastropubs Awards 2016

Top 50 Gastropubs Awards launched

By Nicholas Robinson

The opportunity to enter the Estrella Damm Top 50 Gastropubs Awards 2016 has arrived. Nicholas Robinson tells you what you need to know

Roasts boosted TCG trial pubs' sales by 20%

Roasts boost pub sales by 20%

By Nicholas Robinson

Managed pub and bar operator TCG will roll out its Sunday roast offer to six more of its 18 food-serving sites, after the offer boosted food sales by 20% in five trial sites earlier this year.

More than 850 Wetherspoon pubs are rated on the FSA’s website

JD Wetherspoon’s food sales slow

By Nicholas Robinson

JD Wetherspoon’s food sales have slowed compared with last year, as the pub giant’s chairman criticises excessive food taxes on pubs and a leading City analyst blames a rise in casual dining.