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1400 Restaurant Closures in the UK This Year

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It has recently been reported that this year has seen a significant number of restaurant closures in the UK. With approximately 1400 restaurants shutting their doors for good this year alone, it is clear that this is an uncertain time for the eating out industry. This is the biggest number of annual restaurant closures since … Read more1400 Restaurant Closures in the UK This Year

Bonvivant – Berlin, Germany

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Date: Sunday 22nd September 2019. Time: 18.00Venue: Bonvivant, Berlin, Germany. Whilst visiting Berlin our hospitality marketing team booked into the relatively new Bonvivant Bistro, a restaurant and cocktail bar Menu: Sourdough bread from Brot ist GoldTomato Diversity from Georg RixmannPumpkin from Isak GumpertOld Broccoli “Calinero” from Domane Dahiem Review: A very modern looking, dare I say, trendy establishment. … Read moreBonvivant – Berlin, Germany

How To Style Your Food For Instagram

Promoting your restaurant, café or catering company has never been easier. Thanks to the rise of Instagram, showing off your dishes so that they cannot be scrolled past has become a staple for restaurant marketing. However, if there’s one thing your food needs to have on Instagram, it is the ‘yum’ factor. With over 500 … Read moreHow To Style Your Food For Instagram

Four Restaurant Marketing Tips To Improve Footfall

The world of catering and hospitality is one of the largest and most complex industries in the world today! With so much competition, getting your product, venue and service spot on is key. Once these key ingredients are up to scratch, sending the right message to your target audience is next. This will require a … Read moreFour Restaurant Marketing Tips To Improve Footfall

Dion – St Pauls, London

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Date: 4th July 2019.Time: 12:15Venue: Dion, St Pauls, London Menu: To Share: Sourdough Baguette with olive oil and balsamic,Olives Main: Grilled goats cheese salad with baby beetroot, pea shoots and roasted pine nuts.Seafood Risotto (king prawns, mussels and squid.) Drinks: English garden gin cocktail Review: After finishing a business meeting, we decided to pit stop … Read moreDion – St Pauls, London

The Hawk – Battlesbridge, Essex

Date: Sunday 30th June 2019. Time: 14:45Venue: The Hawk, Battlesbridge, Essex. Menu:  BAKED CAMEMBERT topped with roasted seeds, with rustic toast and a spiced fruit & sloe gin chutney (v) ROAST LAMB RUMP with stuffing wrapped in bacon  ROAST BEEF with coarse-grain mustard seasoning MELTING CHOCOLATE & PEANUT BOMB filled with sticky toffee pudding and peanut butter … Read moreThe Hawk – Battlesbridge, Essex

Shaw Farm Review – South Woodham Ferrers, Essex

Date: Thursday 27th June 2019.Time: 7pmVenue: Shaw Farm, South Woodham Ferrers, Essex. Menu:OlivesFish and chips. Review: We went into Shaw Farm for a swift after work meal with the children. It was a Thursday night so it relatively quiet. Our expectations were fairly low as we just wanted ‘quick food no fuss.’ The venue was … Read moreShaw Farm Review – South Woodham Ferrers, Essex

A Canteen Review – Chelmsford, Essex

Date: Monday 24th June 2019.Time: 11:00Venue: A Canteen, Chelmsford, Essex. Menu:‘AProtein’ big BreakfastSummer Vitaliser SmoothieSunshine Detox Smoothie Review: Our reviewers went into A Canteen for a business meeting. The menu we were looking for was essentially brunch which worked out perfectly as they had a fairly broad breakfast menu which runs from opening until lunch. … Read moreA Canteen Review – Chelmsford, Essex

China Kitchen Review – South Woodham Ferrers, Essex

Date: 23rd April 2019.Time: 19:00Venue: China Kitchen, South Woodham Ferrers, Essex. Menu: Set meal for Two.Mixed StarterCrispy DuckMixed Mains Review: As part of a Hospitality PR night out, our reviewers decided to visit China Kitchen to curb the cravings for a chinese. As a venue, this is exactly what one would expect from a Chinese restaurant. It’s … Read moreChina Kitchen Review – South Woodham Ferrers, Essex

Le Benaix – Chelmsford, Essex

Date: Sunday 5nd June 2019.Time: 13:00Venue: Le Benaix, Rettingdon, Chelmsford, Essex. Tasting Menu:French Onion SoupRoasted Pigeon Brest, pickled blackberries, hazelnuts and bacon crumbRaspberry SorbetSeabass, caramelised cauliflower puree, florets, capers, Parisienne potatoGlazed Gressingham duck breast, bitter orange, confit carrot, panko leg, jusBlack Forest Torte, black cherry sorbet, Oreo and pistachio crumb, kirschFilter coffee and petit fours. … Read moreLe Benaix – Chelmsford, Essex