Visiting restaurant shows is the single best way to take some inspiration for your food operation. Not only will you have access to hundreds of suppliers in one venue all vying for your business, but it also let’s you take some perspective away from your premises or office and see what other, similar operators are doing.
We have visited some great and some mediocre restaurant shows over the last couple of years. Either way we have always found it hard to get hold of a comprehensive list of the must-visits. So as a helping hand here is a list of all the shows that aren’t to be missed.
We will review these in more detail after each visit in the coming months and try and list some of the star attractions if you are not able to make it yourself.
1 – Caffe Culture
Caffe Culture | www.caffecultureshow.com
23-25th May 2017, Olympia London
Great for: Cafes, Coffee Suppliers, Coffee Roasters, Foodservice Equipment, Snacks.
2 – The London Coffee Festival
The London Coffee Festival | www.londoncoffeefestival.com
12-15th April 2018, Old Truman Brewery, London
Great for: Coffee, Drink Trends, Cold Drinks, Coffee Equipment, Coffee Roasters, Live Music (& Espresso Martini’s!).
3 – The Restaurant Show
The Restaurant Show | www.therestaurantshow.co.uk
2-4th October 2017, Olympia London
Great for: Restaurants, Pubs, Alcoholic Drinks, Catering Equipment.
4 – Hotelympia
Hotelympia | www.hotelympia.com
5-8th March, Excel London
Great for: Hotels, Restaurants, Catering Equipment, Interior Design, Furniture.
5 – SIRHA
SIRHA | www.sirha.com
26-30th January 2019 (Held every 2 years)
Great for: Bakery, European, Restaurants, Cafe
If you have any recommendations on other great shows you have visited just let us know!