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Morning meals: Operators advise on how to elevate your brunch offering (Credit: Getty/ Geber86)

How to boost your brunch offer

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Brunch has captivated customers’ hearts and plates over the past decade. What started as a humble breakfast progressed to boozy brunch, which rapidly became a bottomless affair. Now, Disney brunches, drag brunches, karaoke brunches, and cabaret brunches...

On the scene: Simon King (left) and Matt Larcombe (right) took the Victoria on in 2021

The secrets behind the Victoria, Oxshott

By Nikkie Thatcher

Described as a quintessential British experience, the Victoria Oxshott is a neighbourhood gastropub, set in the heart of its Surrey community, with a stellar food and drink offer.

Cooking up a storm: It's all hands on deck at Tommy Banks' new gastropub

Tommy Banks: 'Your business is only as good as its people'

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Last month, Tommy Banks picked up keys to the pub where he washed pots as a kid. It was a real full-circle moment for the chef, whose high-flying career has carried him from championing sustainability to Michelin-starred heights.

Double show: Charlotte Vincent has made two appearances on Great British Menu

TV chef to join award-winning pub

By Nikkie Thatcher

Devon born chef Charlotte Vincent has been appointed the new head chef at the award-winning Candlelight Inn, Chard in Somerset.

Shoot for the stars: Sector celebrated in Michelin Guide

21 pubs now have Michelin stars

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

A grand total of 21 pubs now have Michelin Stars, it was revealed in the 2023 Michelin Guide at a ceremony on Monday (27 March).

Time to celebrate: Two pubs bag Michelin awards

2 pubs gain Michelin stars

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Two pubs were “over the moon” after winning Michelin stars for the first time in the 2023 Michelin Guide last night (Monday 27 March).

Celebrating the sector: Four pubs bag top accolades (credit: Michelin Guide)

Four pubs score Bib Gourmands

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Four gastropubs were among the 20 eateries awarded Bib Gourmands by the Michelin Guide today (Wednesday 22 March).

New venture: Celeb chef launches gastropub foregrounding premium, seasonal dishes

James Martin launches pub

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

TV chef James Martin has launched a pub in a 16th century venue located in Broadway, the Cotswolds.

The Morning Advertiser Lock In Podcast 55

Making the most of your roast!

By Ed Bedington

A great roast dinner is the cornerstone of many pub operations, and a cultural touchstone for many - but why is that? And what we are getting right or wrong when it comes to the classic dish. The Lock In team take a deep dive into the world of roasts,...

Top spot: this year's number one Estrella Damm Top 50 Gastropub is the Parkers Arms in Newton-in-Bowland, Lancashire

Top 50 Gastropubs

New number one Estrella Damm Top 50 Gastropub

By Nikkie Thatcher

The 2023 number one Estrella Damm Top 50 Gastropub is the Parkers Arms in Newton-in-Bowland, Lancashire, a prestigious ceremony revealed on Monday 23 January.

How are food-led pubs dealing with the energy crisis?

The MA Energy Focus in partnership with Heineken

How food-led pubs are fighting rising energy costs

By Nikkie Thatcher

Operators have been taking a number of steps to reduce energy consumption around their food offer including changing kitchen equipment, menu adaptions and a focus on sustainability.

Salary change: the overall average hourly wage for chefs has increased by 11% (image: Getty/ASKA)

Chefs’ pay jumps by 20%

By Nikkie Thatcher

Average hourly pay for temporary chefs has increased by up to 20% in some parts of the country amid staff shortages, data analysis has found.

Price hike: the oils and fats category reported a 47% inflation rise year on year (image: Getty/Yuji Kotani)

Food inflation exceeds 20%

By Nikkie Thatcher

Foodservice price inflation has reached inflation of 21.5% – a record rate and the 10th consecutive month of double-digit inflation.

Adaptation advantage: the versatility of pizza means the dish can be easily innovated (image: Getty/	Maren Caruso)

2023 food and drink trends revealed

By Nikkie Thatcher

A nod to the past, ongoing consideration of sustainability and overseas inspiration are just three of the food and drinks trends operators should consider, research has found.

Big Hospitality Expo and Low2NoBev show success

Sector comes together for epic three-day event

By The Morning Advertiser

Hospitality leaders came together for a three-day event focused on restaurateurs and chefs, casual dining operators and pubs and bars, and also the low to no-alcohol scene at Olympia, London.

What's in the news 5 August

Review of the Week

Tom Kerridge: It's a very bumpy road ahead

By Nikkie Thatcher

With inflation dominating the headlines, celebrity chef and pub operator Tom Kerridge has his say on this week's news with The Morning Advertiser's Nikkie Thatcher.

Research revealed: Lumina Intelligence's Menu Tracker looks at the prices of dishes across the hospitality sector (image: Getty/Luke Chan)

Average pub dish price up 2.3%

By Nikkie Thatcher

The average cost of a dish on a pub and bar menu has risen by 2.3%, according to data from Lumina Intelligence.

Ongoing rise: 'All dairy products are seeing high levels of price increase and operators have to expect that to continue,' says Lynx Purchasing boss Rachel Dobson (image: Getty/Adam Gault)

Pubs warned ‘dairy isn’t cheap any more’

By Nikkie Thatcher

Amid reports of a potential dairy shortage, on-trade operators have been urged to shop around when purchasing and make sure they make the most of such goods to ensure their spend is not wasted.

Shortlist reveal: Paul Ainsworth and Michael Wignall have two of those named as finalists in this year's Chefs' Chef Award

Two from pub sector celebrated in Chefs’ Chef Awards

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Pub chefs Michael Wignall, the Angel at Hetton, north Yorkshire and Paul Ainsworth of the Mariners, Rock, and other Cornish venues, feature in this year’s AA Chefs’ Chef Award shortlist.

Gastropub glory: More than 40 pub chefs have appeared on Great British Menu

44 pub chefs have starred on Great British Menu

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Pubs have been solidly represented by BBC Two show Great British Menu, with 44 current, past or future gastropub chefs appearing on the programme since its debut in 2006.

'Good luck chef': Charlotte Vincent to debut on Great British Menu

Top female pub chef to feature on Great British Menu

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Charlotte Vincent, the Five Bells Inn, Clyst Hydon, Devon’s head chef, is set to make her television debut on BBC 2’s Great British Menu next week, just two months after the pub was crowned one of the UK’s top gastropubs.

Female leaders: Top women in the food industry have shared their thoughts on the trade

International Women's Day 2022 - sponsored by Peroni Nastro Azzurro

Top female chefs share success stories for International Women's Day

By The Morning Advertiser

To celebrate women across the on-trade this International Women's Day (8 March), The Morning Advertiser asked top female chefs to share their stories and opinions of gender equality in the sector.

Dish deconstructed: celebrity chef and operator Tom Kerridge defended the price of his Valentine's Day meal kit

Kerridge: ‘I haven’t looked at TripAdvisor in 12 years’

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Head chefs of Tom Kerridge’s pubs the Hand & Flowers and the Coach in Marlow, which ranked in the Estrella Damm Top 50 Gastropub list 2022, discuss the inspiration behind dishes that have been slammed for their expensive prices.

Big reveal: The Estrella Damm Top 50 Gastropubs list 2022 will be announced in Manchester on Monday 24 January

Estrella Damm Top 50 Gastropubs

2022 Estrella Damm Top 50 Gastropubs set to be revealed

By Ed Bedington

The best gastropubs in the business are set to be announced as The Morning Advertiser gears up for the reveal of the Estrella Damm Top 50 Gastropubs list for 2022.