Changing the menu: how hospitality and catering are reacting to Britain’s new breakfast habits

Despite four in 10 Brits admitting they skip breakfast at least once a week, it seems breakfast is still the most important meal of the day — we’re spending £7.3 billion on breakfast in restaurants, pubs and fast-food outlets in 2017.

Although we don’t always have time to eat breakfast at home as working life pressures mount, a quarter of UK consumers dine out for their breakfast. To capture this demographic, the catering industry must remain reactive to the UK’s changing breakfast trends — but what are they? Catering suppliers Nisbets is here to explain more:

Hotel Café Royal Opens New Lobby designed by Piero Lissoni

This May, Hotel Café Royal, London’s first modern grand hotel, has proudly unveiled its new lobby and guest arrival experience.  Designed and overseen by the world-renowned architect and interior designer Piero Lissoni and created with a total investment of almost £5m, the large new lobby delivers an outstanding and glamorous entrance to the hotel. Inspired by the lobbies of the world’s Palace hotels, the new reception space at Hotel Café Royal is double height and one of the largest in London. With the new restaurant above, also designed by Lissoni, this new grand space fully completes the offering at the hotel, now open for five years.


The low-calorie drinks brand announce partnership with the RFL and the Color Run

Skinny Brands, the maker of low-calorie alcoholic drink alternatives, has announced they are this years’ Official Events Partner for The RFL and Official Sponsor and Celebration Partner of The Color Run London.

The two partnerships will allow Skinny Brands to reach their target audience of individuals who enjoy a drink that fits in with their sporty lifestyle. Their flagship drink, Skinny Lager, was designed to allow health-conscious people to enjoy a drink which offers a lower-calorie intake without compromising on taste.

Macdonald Compleat Angler Hotel reveals suite makeover

One of Buckinghamshire’s most luxurious hotels, Macdonald Compleat Angler in Marlow, has unveiled its new superior suites following a £110,000 investment.

The magnificent hotel, located on the banks of the River Thames, has renovated two of its most spectacular rooms – the Buckingham Suite and the Windsor Suite.

The river-facing suites, enjoy some of the best views in town, with the historic All Saint’s Church and iconic Marlow Bridge both in sight. Guests can also expect to catch a glimpse of the Olympic rowing team which trains nearby.

Lancing College Pupils Try Home-Grown Salad From New Hydroponic Farm

Lancing College has recently taken delivery of the new GrowModule365, a portable hydroponic growing system, which will allow the College Catering team to grow their own leaves, herbs, young vegetables and soft fruit at any time of the year, for use in the school’s own kitchen as well as provide “living green” differentiation when catering for events and functions.

The College has an innovative and sustainable approach to food for its pupils and staff. Alongside the College’s own Farm, the GrowModule365 enables the cultivation of large quantities of tasty produce, cost-effectively and all year round, whether it’s day, night, winter or summer. The advanced hydroculture enables the growing of plants without soil, using mineral nutrient solutions in a water solvent technology.


– Formality is out in the Black Forest as a chic, urban dining experience is set to open in collaboration with bright young Swiss chef Nenad Mlinarevic
– The stylish new restaurant and bar will transform the food scene in the region and offer a refreshing new destination for casual, elegant drinks and dining

The innovative new concept will be a destination restaurant and bar for guests staying at Brenners Park-Hotel & Spa and local residents alike that is inspired by the nature, history and the culture of the Black Forest with a throwback to the glamour of the 1920s. The style will be sophisticated yet refined and informal – creating a fun, social atmosphere.


Luxury lifestyle hotel ME Mallorca, set in the beautiful Balearic Islands, has re-opened for its summer season with a series of new music events and fitness classes.

Situated on one of Mallorca’s idyllic beaches and only 25 minutes’ drive from central Palma, ME Mallorca offers a chilled-out haven near Calvià on the island’s West coast.

Throughout the summer, ME Mallorca will offer live music performances at outdoor restaurant, Pez Playa, on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 8pm until late, alongside DJs playing every weekend in the Barbarossa Bar. In partnership with Body Active Palma, guests will also be able to enjoy a range of fitness classes, from Yoga on the beach and Pilates classes to Cross Fit and Electro Stimulation, as well as personal training sessions.

The Restaurant Show 2018: Celebrating 30 years at the heart of the industry

The Restaurant Show returns on 1-3 October 2018 and promises to be an unmissable occasion for the hospitality industry. Featuring Bar & Pub and Catering Equipment Expo, this year sees The Restaurant Show celebrating its 30th anniversary. Registering for your badge gives you access to hundreds of innovative exhibitors across the shows as well as top speaker sessions and exciting live competitions.

Alternative options to the latte levy

In March 2018, the UK government decided against the ‘latte levy’, a proposed 25p charge that would be added to every paper coffee cup served in the UK. Instead of introducing the tax, ministers concluded that they would prefer to examine other options — but what exactly are they?

With an estimated one in 400 coffee cups recycled, we examine how the government can improve recycling rates without impacting the final cost to customers:


The annual Hospitality Action Spring Online Auction closes for bids at 2pm on Friday 25th May and includes more fantastic prizes than ever, from Champagne afternoon teas, to world famous dining, to luxury weekend spa breaks, an overnight stay in New York and an exclusive pair of VIP tickets to Tom Kerridge’s Pub in the Park Festival!

Click here to bid on these special prizes before the auction closes:

All funds raised from the auction go to support those in need through the work of Hospitality Action, the trade charity offering a crucial lifeline to people of all ages, working and retired, from the hospitality industry.