Eating out is still a ‘fundamental activity’ for most Brits

Whether it’s through the love of food, a desire to socialise or even just convenience, Brits are still determined to eat out, despite cost pressures, a recent survey has found.

Bidfood’s 2023 report for food and drink trends has found that 64% of UK adults said despite the cost-of-living crisis, they would find it difficult to stop dining out with 7 in 10 claiming it’s “the treat they most look forward to”.

In addition, 45% of consumers consider eating out a “fundamental activity”, giving hope to the hospitality industry, which has faced many challenges over the last three years.

Operations Director, Nick Moore of One Warwick Park and its restaurant The Brasserie, said: “The industry has coped admirably with a lot of uncertainty, and we’ll continue to remain positive because, despite the ongoing challenges for our consumers, people are still committed to eating and drinking out when they can”.

However, he added, “Consumers are becoming more conscious of spending, reserving eating out for one-off treats.”

Just like every other restaurant, The Brasserie is facing increases in utility bills, food costs and everything else, but Mr Moore says they do not want to pass these on to customers.

“We’ve hung back as the price of food and drink continues to rise,” Nick said.

“We have a loyal customer base and will always do our level best to keep good value for money and try and keep going out as affordable as possible,” he continued.

Open for lunch and dinner, The Brasserie is a popular destination in Tunbridge Wells for tourists, locals, and commuters alike.

It’s nestled in the bustling hospitality scene of Chapel Place, where guests can visit for a delicious lunch or hearty dinner from its seasonal menu.

Drinks are also served in the bar, which overlooks the cobbled streets of neighbouring shops where guests can enjoy British wines like Chapel Down, expertly-crafted cocktails and locally-roasted coffee.

Bookings for The Brasserie can be made on OpenTable, or guests can call 01892 520 587

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