Food Made Good

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Foraged bitter tastes sweet for hat trick hero

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Goatober

What the bleat is it all about?
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Braised beef and dumplings

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What are you waiting for? It’s time to reassess restaurants

28 Sep 2016 by Tom Tanner

Whenever we ask the public about the things that matter most to them when eating out, treating people fairly always poll high. Sensing that the tip you leave may not reach its intended recipient or that your waiter may not be getting their just desserts, can leave a bad taste in the mouth and serves […]

TAGS: Dining Out, restaurants, Society, Training, Treating People Fairly

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Let’s hear it for noise aware restaurants

26 Jul 2016 by Tom Tanner

By Johanna Taylor, Senior Campaigner, Action on Hearing Loss   As the UK’s largest hearing loss charity (formerly called RNID), we campaign on behalf of the UK’s 11 million people with hearing loss. We’re launching our Speak Easy campaign, encouraging restaurants to create a more welcoming environment for all of their customers. Speak Easy was […]

TAGS: campaign, Dining Out, noisy restaurants, Society

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The Gate opens the door to autism friendly dining

30 Jun 2016 by Tom Tanner

By Michael Daniel, Founder/Owner of The Gate Charity, as the old adage goes, begins at home and doing good is something I’ve grown up believing in. You’d have to have some reason to set up a vegetarian restaurant business in London nearly 30 years ago with absolutely zero experienc and less money! Anyway, fast forward to a couple of […]

TAGS: Dining Out, restaurants, Society

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Tip for tat? How best to reward restaurant staff

29 Apr 2016 by Tom Tanner

It’s four weeks now since employers had to start paying the National Living Wage. Staff in restaurants up and down the country should have noticed a slightly fatter pay packet over the last month. Good news, no? Well, in theory, yes, for the employees at least, so long as they are over 25.  In cash […]

TAGS: Dining Out, Living Wage, restaurants, Society, Treating People Fairly

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National School Meals Week

05 Nov 2015 by

Arguably one of the most positive initiatives launched by the coalition government was the School Food Plan with the introduction of free school meals for all infant pupils in England. All children in Reception and Years One and Two are entitled to a free lunch every day. The School Food Plan recently reported on the […]

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Food tastes better served by well paid happy staff

02 Nov 2015 by Tom Tanner

How restaurant staff are treated ranks as the most important sustainability issue for diners when they’re eating out. That was the finding of a survey of more than 1,000 people Populus completed for us last year. You, the Great British diner, said you enjoy your meals that much more knowing that the people preparing and […]

TAGS: Living Wage, Society, Treating People Fairly

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A delicious taste of prison food – really!

02 Oct 2015 by

Since opening the doors of its first restaurant – not too wide you understand – at HMP High Down in Surrey in 2009, The Clink restaurant has been serving its customers immaculately sourced food. In fact, it’s boasted Three Stars from us ever since joining up a year later. And now you’ve got the chance […]

TAGS: Society

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A double shot of goodwill

02 Oct 2015 by

If you’ve popped into your local Costa for your caffeine fix over the last couple of days, you may have noticed an extra spring in the step of the barista. If so, that’s because the giant coffee chain has topped up the pay packets of all of its baristas – from 1 October. All 12,500 […]

TAGS: Society

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On the pass: Who is your tip going to?

16 Sep 2015 by Pete Hemingway

You’ve just enjoyed a delicious meal out. The very helpful and obliging waiter appears with the bill. There’s a discretionary 12.5% service charge added and you don’t baulk, in fact your’re more than happy to pay it. Why wouldn’t you be? Your waiter’s earned it and if the restaurant has a policy of sharing out […]

TAGS: Society

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