The musing, rambling and general blathering of a Restaurateur.

My opportunity to sometimes have a moan and give an insight into the trials and tribulations, rewards and retributions of being in one of the most challenging industries.

Also, if I come across anything interesting that I think you, the customer, would like to know, I will post it here.

by Nigel Burton (Owner, Zumi Restaurant)

June 13, 2019

The High Street in 2019 is a pretty bleak place.

Use your local high street shops, takeaways, restaurants, cafes and businesses. they are a bit like your hips or knees, very much taken for granted but you'll miss them when there gone!

Rest assured as well, probably 60% p...

November 19, 2018

So we have taken the plunge. We now have an online ordering system which you can access from our website or via the downloadable app directly to your device.

orders can be placed for collection or delivery and paid online with all major credit/debit cards or cash on del...

All hail the mighty Chicken Ball, found this article on

Chinese and Asian-style food is booming in the UK thanks to the explosion in the number of pan-Asian restaurants, according to Asian grocer Wing Yip.

It commissioned its Oriental Food Report as a...

It's no secret that TripAdvisor reviews are a contentious point for restaurant owners. Some think it's an invaluable resource, some disregard it completely.

But others like to approach them with good humour, like Altrincham Market. The venue has a dedicated 'Wall of Sha...

February 28, 2017

You can probably tell from the headline that I am not a fan of TripAdvisor, let me explain why:

Firstly, it is a known fact as well as being general common sense that in the Restaurant trade, for every 200 tables you serve that leave feeling perfectly satisfied with the...

Next time you're dining out, spare a little thought for the person serving your food.

A new study has suggested that being a waiter or waitress is one of the most stressful jobs and can therefore have a detrimental effect on an individual's health.

The research, conducte...

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