There are more than a quarter of a million places to eat out in the UK. Britons spend more than £50 billion a year on eating out so just what are we getting for our money?

Tricks of the Restaurant Trade, presented by Kate Quilton, chef and restaurateur Simon Rimmer and reporter Adam Pearson, sets out to lift the lid on the restaurant industry revealing what goes on behind the scenes at some of the UK’s biggest high street chains and providing you with tips to ensure you’re getting the best deal.

Kate answers some of the questions we all have about eating out, from how much we are prepared to pay for a pub roast, to why IKEA sells its hot dogs for just 60p. Simon meets families who love takeaways and reveals the nutritional content of what they have been eating – can he persuade them to cook rather than ordering in? And Adam finds out how much we know about what’s in the food on our plates, the reality behind the health claims and the psychology behind what’s served up.

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