Category Archives: Unit Reviews

Review of units and operations

Big Easy Bar.B.Q & Crabshack, Covent Garden


A review by Louis Esner, Support Consultant at Coverpoint. Over 20 years ago, Paul Corrett opened Big Easy’s doors in London. And right from the beginning, it’s been the food, family, friends and music that have exhilarated guests and kept … Continue reading

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Almost Famous, Great Northern Manchester


A review by Ian Hanlon & Ken Higman, Directors at Coverpoint. Like buses, you wait for ages and they all come at once. Like my visits to Manchester. 2 projects in the City, in quick succession, meant that we could … Continue reading

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Fred’s Food Construction, Tesco Extra Osterley


A review by Adem Lacin, Support Consultant at Coverpoint. Last year we reported on the growth of the foodservice offers in Tesco, through it’s share of 49% of the fledgling coffee brand Harris + Hoole, investment in Euphorium Bakery, as … Continue reading

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Salvation in Noodles, Dalston


A review by Louis Esner, Support Consultant at Coverpoint.  Many have said that 2014 is the year of the chopstick. With the ever increasing trend of street food, the talking point for a lot of ‘street tastes’ has been the … Continue reading

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Trip Kitchen & Bar, Hackney


A review by Adem Lacin, Support Consultant at Coverpoint.  Trip Kitchen is a Turkish Cypriot food concept located in the heart of Hackney. Residing in one of the unused archways of Haggerton’s London Over ground station, the site has bags … Continue reading

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Take Two…Reds True Barbecue


Hot on the heels of winning ‘Best Venue’ at the Retailers Retail awards organised by M&C Report and voted on by over 700 senior players in the foodservice sector Coverpoint decided to head off to Reds True Barbecue for the … Continue reading

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Take Two…Ziferblat


Ziferblat, is London’s first pay-per-minute café (is it really a café), based on a Russian chain where the drinks and snacks are free, but you pay 3p for every minute you are there. The unit has located itself in the … Continue reading

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The Journeys End – I will travel for food!


I travel – a lot. Everybody knows it that knows me and some are even foolish enough to “like” me on Facebook and “follow” me on Twitter as I criss cross the globe, working on food, food and food. I … Continue reading

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Zumbura, Clapham


A review by Adem Lacin, Support Consultant. While flicking through “Caterer and Hotelkeeper” magazine at the “just opened” section, the Indian restaurant “Zumbura” based in Clapham immediately caught my eye. This is the first restaurant from the founders of the … Continue reading

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Shaun Dickens At The Boathouse – Remember That Name!


A review by Adam Griffin, Director Henley on Thames has a lot going for it, the River, the Regatta, the Festival and more recently Rewind. It is also the spiritual home of Brakspear, although sadly no longer brewing in the … Continue reading

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