Ten things we’ve learned during #RestaurantWeek

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

This week is the UK & Ireland’s first ever #RestaurantWeek, a celebration of the restaurant industry on Twitter. As the second day draws to a close, here are a few tasty treats we have discovered so far:

1. Some Twitter users have unusual taste. @PizzaExpress asked people what toppings they’d like on their pizzas, and they’ve come up with some amazing creations: Hoisin sauce, crispy duck, goat’s cheese, leeks, spring onions, bangers and mash, or banana and pancetta, anyone?

2. How do you shuck an oyster? Here’s a six-second guide from @HixRestaurants:

3. The folk at @ASKItalian make a purrfect cup of coffee.

4. @Harrods has multiple restaurants, each more beautiful than the last.

5. Rick Stein’s (@Rick_Stein) son is called Jack (@JackStein), and he’s head chef at @TheSeafood, home of the giant prawn:

6. @PhoRestaurant are giving 20% off anyone who posts a #RestaurantSelfie tomorrow:

7. One in two UK Twitter users has visited a restaurant based on a Twitter recommendation:

8. To celebrate the week, @grub_club are giving away tickets to @foodiesfestival this weekend:

9. The folk at @DuckandWaffle use customer feedback from Twitter to refine their menu (and have some of the best views in London):

10. Sometimes a chef has to have a burger — a dirty big burger.

Throughout #RestaurantWeek (June 2-8), more than 1,000 restaurants across the UK & Ireland are sharing behind-the-scenes updates, exclusive pictures, videos, news and updates with their followers. They are using the daily hashtags to join the conversation; see them here.

#RestaurantWeek is supported by the British Hospitality Association (@BHAtweets), OpenTable (@OpenTableUK) and the Restaurants Association of Ireland. Follow @TwitterUK for updates throughout the week and check if your favourite restaurant is taking part on this interactive map.

Ten things we’ve learned during #RestaurantWeek

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