Top 10 food and drink trends for 2018

2017 was a rollercoaster ride of a year where Brexit, Donald Trump and Harvey Weinstein dominated the headlines.

London had a particularly tough time last year, with both the tragic Grenfell Tower fire and the Borough Market terrorist attacks taking place in June.

The London on-trade also faced one of its most challenging years to date, with rising rents and the dip in the value of the pound putting strain on the industry, leading to a number of high profile closures including Paradise Garage and HKK.

But us Brits showed true grit – restaurateurs kept calm and carried on in the face of adversity, and while the capital lost a number of beloved restaurants, it also welcomed an array of exciting new venues from both trusted names and rising stars.

As is customary at db, at this time of year we like to look ahead and outline what we believe will be the key food and drink trends to sweep across the UK this year.

While the pace of change is lightening quick in London in particular, making trends hard to predict, we’ve come up with ten we think will make an impact this year, from pink gin and chef’s tables to the rise of veggie and vegan cuisine.

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