Category Archives: Unit Reviews

Review of units and operations

Union Street Cafe, London


On a cold evening in November, after returning from an unusually warm Moscow, (where I saw some great and wonderful things), I met with a good friend Paul, who has just recently launched a number of PizzaLuxe Restaurants, for dinner … Continue reading

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Jernbergshka, Eskilstuna


A review by Louis Esner and Adem Lacin, Support Consultants. After a very busy month for Coverpoint, the work continues to pour in and one of our latest projects sent us back to Sweden. Some of you may remember our … Continue reading

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Trinity Kitchen, Leeds


Written by Daniel Da Rocha – Consultant at Coverpoint Trinity Leeds, UK’s most recent Shopping Centre development, has already set new benchmarks in the industry by incorporating Finer Dining option D&D Restaurants and upmarket drinking venue The Botanist. However, the … Continue reading

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Plum and Spilt Milk – Great Northern Hotel, London


A review by Jonathan Doughty, Managing Director. Everybody is talking about the Great Northern Hotel. An unloved, unused building for so many years has now been brought back to life by owner, Jeremy Robson, at a cost of £40m. During … Continue reading

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Decks at Tesco – Not Quite Right, On So Many Levels


A review by Jonathan Doughty, Managing Director. Following on from last week’s blog, Tesco are ‘aving a ‘Giraffe’, Coverpoint have followed the recent launch of Decks, a Carvery concept showcasing in Coventry. The new restaurant offer leads on from the roll … Continue reading

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I’m a Consultant – Get Me Out of Here…


A review by Ian Hanlon, Director.  As a foodie, I am open to experimenting and trying new and interesting ingredients. It’s part of my role to seek out and report on the quirky and unusual – new openings, the latest … Continue reading

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A Foraging Dinner


A review by Daniel da Rocha, Management Consultant. As most of us will have probably noticed by now, food has seen in the UK, a remarkable renaissance over the last years, to which the economy is continuously adapting, as seen … Continue reading

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Tesco are ‘aving a ‘Giraffe’


A review by Jonathan Doughty, Managing Director. Following on from our previous blogs ‘Tesco – Standing head and shoulders above the rest? (Like a Giraffe)’ and ‘The High Street Halo’, Coverpoint have followed up the recent purchase by Tesco of Giraffe. … Continue reading

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Hello Danny! – Shake Shack opens in Covent Garden


A blog by Paulina Herrmann, Support Consultant at Coverpoint.  Another day, another American Burger restaurant opening for the very first time in the UK. Following Adam Griffins ‘on the ground’ report of Thursdays ‘Five Guys’ opening, it was time for … Continue reading

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Five Guys first, but will it be second to Shake Shack?


An article by Adam Griffin – Director, Coverpoint Foodservice Consultants The foodservice industry has come a long way since I first got involved more than a quarter of century ago as a young and naïve weekend waiter. Fads and phases … Continue reading

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