People are much more food aware these days, thanks to cookery programmes, foodie reviews and Instagram. They know what they like and require all options to be available to them.
Vegetarian, vegan and gluten free dishes aren’t exclusive anymore. They’re part of any normal menu and customers expect them to be available as much as other dishes are.
They’re also not just for those with dietary requirements either. Meat eaters will often go for a veggie option in order to try something different.
Trying something new
Diners want to try something new when they eat out. There are lots of grains, beans and pulses that are now available instead of your standard rice side dish.
People want to see items sourced from nearby on the menu. They don’t want the meat on their plate to have travelled hundreds of miles. They want fruit and veggies that are produced nearby too, where possible, or even homegrown ones. Provenance is even more important now than it has ever been and this means the dish is fresher and tastier too.
We pride ourselves on the fact that we source as much produce as possible from within a 30-mile radius and use what is in season whenever we can.