10 London restaurants to look forward to in 2021
While London restaurants remain shuttered, we’ve rounded up 10 new openings we’re looking forward to this year, from seafood sanctum Manzi’s to the Batman-themed Park Row.
Drop scales up franchise
Independent wine bar and bottle shop Drop Wine is ramping up its presence across London with the opening of two new franchise stores, in Kensington and Dulwich.
London Bar Humble Grape moves into on-trade supply
London wine bar Humble Grape is eyeing up expansion, as it focuses on a major project to realign itself as a wine importer and distributor of sustainable wines to the on-trade.
Indie wine bar and bottle shop Drop Wine expands in London
Independent wine bar and bottle shop Drop Wine is opening a third outlet in London, at the start of a wider city and national roll out.
Coravin eyes up UK on-trade expansion
Coravin is boosting its focus on the UK on-trade, after seeing triple digit B2B growth in 2021.
Restaurants and managed pubs see ‘solid’ recovery
Restaurants and managed pubs across the UK saw strong sales in January, helping them to rise 3% above pre-Covid levels, the latest data has shown – but despite rising consumer confidence London still lags behind the regions.
October hospitality figures up on 2019, but rolling sales fall
Managed pubs, bars and restaurants in the UK saw sales in October up 3% on the same period in 2019, however the rolling 12-month sales – the total amount from the past 12 months – was down 4.5%.
Bollinger’s 007 bar opens in London’s Mayfair
Champagne Bollinger – the official Champagne of James Bond – has opened a Bollinger 007 bar in London’s historic Burlington Arcade.
Pizza company launches pizza using spent grains from beer production
A Yorkshire pizza company has launched a pizza that uses spent grains from beer production to make a ‘healthier’ and more nutritious products.
Delay to lifting restrictions will cost hospitality £3bn and risk ‘lost summer’
The four week delay to lifting of lockdown restrictions has been greeted with dismay by industry bodies, who say it likely to cost the UK hospitality trade around £3 billion pounds and risked a “lost summer” of bookings.
Pubs trading falls 20% on pre-Covid levels despite reopening indoors
The BPPA has called for the removal of Covid restrictions, after revealing that trading in pubs was 20% lower in the first week of reopening indoors compared to the same period in 2019.
Jascots converts e-commerce arm into a new private members club
Jascots wine merchant is converting the e-commerce operation it launched during lockdown into a new private members club, as restaurants reopen on 17 May.