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Is there any other food scene in London with the diversity and density of Soho?

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From here you can explore the up and coming food trends of the West End restaurant scene; see where street food moves into bricks and mortar and discover the latest food trends and menu innovation in action.

All this within a half mile radius of the Dalebrook London Showroom, based in the heart of the London food scene. So, taking our local food knowledge and exploring it with our customers has now become a reality.

‘Foraging with Dalebrook‘ is a day of exploring food trends and restaurants that an unaccompanied day visitor to London may overlook and miss out on.

Starting at our Margaret Street Showroom meeting point, we present a quick overview of the UK eating out market and food trends then split up into Foraging groups of up to 6 people and embark in a prearranged tour of our latest culinary finds.

The Foraging tour delegates are accompanied by a guide and receive a bespoke Foraging tour workbook to take notes whist visiting up to 6 venues.

Everybody participating in the Foraging tour are given a role to do such as ‘official group photographer’, whilst other delegates roles look deeper into the ‘Offer’, ‘Substance’, ‘Style’ and ‘Service’ of the venues visited. This way we can cover more information on the premises we visit in a structured format that we can share with everybody at the end of the tour.

Don’t worry the workbook has the restaurants profile and menus already in and guidance of what to look out for. At the end of the tour we meet back at Dalebrook to feed back as a group and pick out the main findings to feature in the completed Foraging with Dalebrook tour handout sent to all delegates.

This has proven to be very successful with our contract catering clients from the UK and further afield. Tours can be customised to meet specific menu or venue types and aims to give a broad outlook on what is happening now.

Foraging events are a full day activity, meeting at Dalebrook at 9:30 with delegates departing around 4pm. Be mindful that you may want a light dinner after a full day of Foraging around the west end! You can also tie in with your team meetings with the use of our showroom meeting facilities.

If you are interested in Dalebrook organising a Foraging tour for your organisation, please get in touch on the link below.

Some of the feedback from previous Foraging events:

Would not have found these sites without your local knowledge

Very well organised day, workbooks very handy with the venue profile and menu already in place.

Been to London and seen a lot, was not expecting to see so many things I could consider implementing in our business.

Great to split the team up and give them a responsibility to report back on, we got more out of the day and better understanding.

Thanks for the introduction presentation on the UK eating out market, always hand to be reminded of how big the industry is and what the current trends are.

Excellent day exploring with Dalebrook, diversity of sites visited made it very worthwhile.

We have been on a lot of food tours over the years and have to say Dalebrook has raised the bar, very well organised event and great handouts to keep us focused on the trends.

Thankyou for the completed workbook with all the photos and feedback in one document, more than what we were expecting, will have to get other teams out on your Foraging tours.

You talked about the market, we say the trends and we now have the day recorded with everybody’s photos and feedback. Thank you Dalebrook for a great event.

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