Tricks of the Restaurant Trade

November 2017

Series 3 Episode 5

3.0 6 x
Simon checks out the fast-growing high street trend of dessert bars. Why does American fast food taste different on each side of the Atlantic? And how do you undress a lobster?

Series 3 Episode 4

4.0 6 x
Sophie gets some diehard British curry fans to check out the new wave of authentic Indian restaurants opening here. Plus: the shopping centre restaurant that changes its menu every eight weeks.
October 2017

Series 3 Episode 3

4.0 11 x
What does the growth of home delivery companies like Deliveroo mean for consumers and restaurants? Simon exposes hidden sugar in our favourite restaurant meals. Plus: single-dish restaurants.

Series 3 Episode 2

3.0 6 x
Sophie checks out children's menus. Simon discovers that fish and chips isn't as British as we think. And we investigate the disappearance of 125ml glasses of wine. Plus: cinema dining menus.

Series 3 Episode 1

Expired 3.0 12 x
Sophie reveals why fresh and handmade don't always mean what we think. Simon explores how some big coffee brands are changing what we drink. Adam gets breakfast with a side order of bike maintenance.
December 2016

Series 2 Episode 4

Expired 3.0 5 x
Kate takes some hungry taxi drivers out for dinner - with portion sizes from a generation ago - as she explores how restaurant portions have grown without us noticing. Plus: doggy bags, and more.
November 2016

Series 2 Episode 3

Expired 4.0 6 x
This episode reveals what's in some big brand names' takeaway lunches. Are takeaway salads and soups as healthy as we think? Plus: why shouldn't you eat at your desk?

Series 2 Episode 2

Expired 3.0 15 x
This episode goes behind the scenes at one of our biggest high street sushi chains. Plus: what do you get for your money in a £30 pub roast? And how many calories are in an Indian takeaway?

Series 2 Episode 1

Expired 3.0 14 x
Simon, Kate and Adam spill the beans on high street coffee chains. How good is their coffee, and how do they make it taste the same everywhere? Plus: train station snacks and Chinese takeaways.
September 2016
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Episode 3

3.0 1 x
Would you know - or care - if a cocktail you bought in a restaurant had come ready-made in a carton? This episode examines the growing trend of restaurants serving pre-prepared food and drink.
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