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Q&A: Matteo Montone, Berners Tavern

Published:  11 March, 2019

Next month Jason Atherton’s Berners Tavern at The London Edition is launching a series entitled An Introduction to Wine, hosted by director of wine Matteo Montone. On Monday nights 12 guests will be guided through the basics of wine in the restaurant’s private dining room, with each guest receiving 15% off their bill if they dine in the restaurant afterwards.

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Veeno bought back from the brink with buyout

Published:  07 March, 2019

Veeno has been saved by investors who have rescued the Italian wine café’s 15-strong estate.

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UK and non-EU workers plugging London’s hospitality recruitment gap

Published:  06 March, 2019

Workers from the UK and outside the UK are picking up the slack from the declining number of EU nationals applying to work in hospitality jobs in the UK.

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Liberty on-trade report shows premium wine in value growth

Published:  04 March, 2019

In what can only be described as turbulent times for the industry – marred by everything from a looming Brexit to duty hikes, staff shortages alongside wage increases and a significant drop in Britain’s core wine drinkers – the trade is facing an uphill struggle with good news stories few and far between.

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Carluccio’s boss calls out casual dining operators for aggressive expansion plans

Published:  04 March, 2019

Carluccio’s CEO has criticised the UK restaurant sector for focusing on “capex-heavy investments” – the same focus which almost brought the chain to brink of collapse last year.

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Quality drink offer increasingly important in tough casual dining market

Published:  01 March, 2019

The perceived quality and value for spend delivered by operators in the casual dining market is the strongest driver both of customer retention and new footfall, according to on-trade insights consultancy CGA.

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UK still ‘litmus test’ as global benchmark for wine brands

Published:  27 February, 2019

The UK market continues to be the shop window for the world of wine, with the on-trade driving premium sales.

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Q&A: Jim Meehan, co-founder, Banks Rums

Published:  27 February, 2019

Bartender extraordinaire Jim Meehan has been in Europe recently, leaving a trail of wisdom and insight behind him as to what it takes to make it the bar world.

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Industry platform Hospitality Speaks set to launch

Published:  20 February, 2019

A platform addressing bullying, harassment and discrimination in the UK hospitality industry launches next month.

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London Night Time Commission publishes Think Night report

Published:  20 February, 2019

Efforts to support London’s late-night economy took a step forward recently with the publication of a report by the London Night Time Commission.

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Bibendum signs deal as wine supplier to Cubitt House 


Published:  20 February, 2019

Bibendum Wine has been appointed sole wine supplier for Cubitt House as the London-based group looks to expand.

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Joe Fattorini: Give the people what they (actually) want

Published:  19 February, 2019

JOE FATTORINI

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New initiative to tackle skills gap in hospitality industry launches

Published:  15 February, 2019

D&D London will launch My Hospitality World, which it describes as a “pioneering two-week group-wide initiative encouraging young adults into hospitality” on 25 February.

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Deflecting the Brexit bomb

Published:  06 February, 2019

Counting Daphne’s, Scott’s, Sexy Fish, Caprice, the fast-growing Ivy Collection, J. Sheeky and Harry’s Bar among its swish restaurants and watering holes, Caprice Holdings can be seen as something of a barometer for trends sweeping through the premium on-trade. And the same can be said of the drinks offer, which morphs from cool cocktails to fine wines – and everything in between – across the various brands and estates.

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Google searches for Dry January up 35% on last year as Gen Z knuckles down with no and low

Published:  31 January, 2019

Low and no alcohol serves can no longer be seen as “the poor cousin at the back of the bar” a number of industry experts agreed when faced with the question of what to do about the most teetotal generation in living memory.

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Mr Lyan announces big plans

Published:  28 January, 2019

The team behind venues such as White Lyan, Cub, and current World’s Best Bar, Dandelyan, have revealed even more ambitious plans for 2019.

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Hospitality and health

Published:  28 January, 2019

As Healthy Hospo marks its first anniversary, the movement for a healthier on-trade continues to grow apace.

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UK still ‘litmus test’ as global benchmark for wine brands

Published:  28 January, 2019

The UK market continues to be the shop window for the world of wine, with the on-trade driving premium sales. 

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Ruinart offers once in a lifetime trip to top UK sommelier

Published:  23 January, 2019

Time is running out to sign up for the Ruinart Sommelier Challenge 2019, which will result in one young UK-based sommelier heading on an all-expenses paid trip to Champagne.

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There may be trouble ahead…

Published:  17 January, 2019

The number of leaders with confidence in the future of their own company within the eating and drinking-out market took a knock in the three months to November 2018, according to the latest CGA Business Confidence Survey.

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