VARIOUS NATIONAL: Britons are less satisfied with restaurant food - and their dining companions

Press/Media: Research

Release date: 12/4/2018

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Despite the fact that people are more likely to choose to dine out with their families than they were 20 years ago, new research into people’s eating habits has found that Britons are less happy with the food and service in restaurants - and with their dining companions.

Professor Alan Warde, of The University of Manchester, told the British Sociological Association’s annual conference in Newcastle that ratings given by diners for restaurants’ food, decor, service and value for money have all fallen. In addition, while people are more likely to eat out with their families, they say they are less happy with the conversation and company during the meal.

http://www.manchester.ac.uk/discover/news/eating-out/

Also covered in print in Metro and Daily Mirror

Media coverage

TitlePeople are less happy with restaurant food and their dining companions than they were 20 years ago
Media name/outletiNews
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date12/04/18
DescriptionDiners are less happy with restaurant food and service than they were two decades ago.

Researchers have found that while people are more likely to eat out with their families, their ratings for restaurant food, decor, service and value for money have fallen.

They are also less happy with the conversations and company of their dining companions, the British Sociological Association’s annual conference in Newcastle was told.
URLhttps://inews.co.uk/light-relief/offbeat/the-person-youre-having-dinner-with-might-be-unhappy-with-you/
PersonsAlan Warde
TitleWhy we're fed up with dining out: Customers are now far more picky about the food, service and decor when eating in restaurants
Media name/outletMail Online
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date12/04/18
DescriptionThe delights of dining out seem to have worn off – because we are far more fussy about the food, service and decor.

Only 72 per cent of Britons are happy with the quality of dishes they are served in restaurants and cafes, a study found.

That compares with 81 per cent in the 1990s, before the rise in ‘foodies’.
URLwww.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5605657/Customers-far-picky-food-service-decor-eating-restaurants.html
PersonsAlan Warde