As the population of Foodstagrammers – with their obsession of filters, double tapping and standing on chairs to ‘get the best angle’ – seems to be doubling in size, we take a look at the five other types of people you’re almost guaranteed to spot during a dinner out.

With the help of Blu UK, we’ve profiled different diners from the awkwardly silent Tinder Daters that wish they’d swiped left, to the jam-jar-drinking Hipsters, to the Vapers who’d rather puff their dessert.

7 FOODIES YOU’LL FIND AT THE COOLEST RESTAURANTS

THE FIT BUG

7 FOODIES YOU'LL FIND AT THE COOLEST RESTAURANTS

They’ll be weighing up the menu choices with one hand, while checking their step counter in the other. They’ll ask for the salad dressing on the side (because salad is all they eat) and they’ll suggest skipping on dessert so they can make it home for a full eight hours sleep before tomorrow’s workout.

THE HIPSTER

7 FOODIES YOU'LL FIND AT THE COOLEST RESTAURANTS

They love food (or pretend to because being a foodie is cool) and will always be the first one in line to try the latest dining trends. Expect to see them ordering jam jar cocktails and eating of a tray with their hands because knives and forks are so last season.

THE AVOIDER

7 FOODIES YOU'LL FIND AT THE COOLEST RESTAURANTS

They go through phases of being vegetarian, vegan or gluten free and ask to put the cream sauce on the side as they’re avoiding dairy. The Avoider always follows the advice of the latest health book or diet fads.

THE FOODSTAGRAMMER

7 FOODIES YOU'LL FIND AT THE COOLEST RESTAURANTS

With their iPhones or tablets permanently fixated next to their coffee mug, this lot are ready to add a #filter on to each course and would rather their food go cold than miss out on a few extra likes (somthing we’re definitely guilty of.) And for those of you who want to learn how to take some bad-ass #foodpics check out this tutorial by cyneats.com

THE VAPER

7 FOODIES YOU'LL FIND AT THE COOLEST RESTAURANTS

With half a million smokers switching to eCigs in the last year, don’t be surprised if you see a few cloud chasers vaping between courses. Anyone got a spare refill?

THE MADE IN CHELSEA WANNABE

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They’ll be flashing the cash and sipping on a bottle of overpriced champagne, but if you look closer, you’ll see the wannabe Sloaney desperately clutching their credit card as they rock up the pricey bill…

THE BAD TINDER DATE

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Awkward silence is most likely on the menu here when faced with talking to a real person instead of exchanging well-thought-out, flirty texts. They’ll both be sneaking glances at their phones and watches to plan a quick getaway – or even avidly swiping to meet a new tinder match.

 

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Rachel is the beauty and fashion director at IDEAL. She loves trying new products and is an avid fan of London's fashion, from the high end to the high street.