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2019 UK Restaurant Trends and Predictions

2019 UK Restaurant Trends and Predictions

2019 begins with great political and economic uncertainty but what does it hold for the restaurant industry?

The uncertainty is causing a decline in the share of UK consumers eating out, as we show greater prudence with our discretionary spend. According to a new poll by YouGov, almost a third of Britons are visiting restaurants less frequently than last year.

Here are my predictions for what we’ll see, or see more of in 2019. It will be very interesting to see how these trends in the restaurant sector will play out in 2019.

10 Trends in UK restaurants for 2018

10 Trends in UK restaurants for 2018

It’s been a tough year for the restaurant trade with multiple closures of both casual-dining chains and fine dining restaurants. The combined squeeze from rising business rates, food inflation, growing minimum wage costs and the slow down in consumer spending are all playing a part. What are the key trends for the rest of 2018? What can restaurant owners and chefs not afford to ignore if they want to stay ahead of the pack?