Why experiential concepts are emerging as winners

Food halls are popping up across the UK at breakneck speed. The concept is simple: a collection of small food vendors with a shared dining area and bar, under one roof.

It’s not a new idea – think of the traditional food court in shopping centres nationwide – but the difference is that the current focus is on collecting together independent, artisan outlets rather than chain restaurants, with a central bar area for socialising. They are inspired by continental food markets where the focus is on curating a diverse range of authentic and quality culinary options to