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.
Dates announced for UK hospitality reopening
The UK government has laid out the timeframe for the reopening of the hospitality sector and easing of wider lockdown restrictions in England.
Barton & Guestier celebrate sommeliers with new project
One of Bordeaux oldest wine merchants, Barton & Guestier, has teamed up with some of world’s top sommeliers on a large scale project to celebrate their collective expertise in the on-trade.
BrewDog in talks with government over using pubs as vaccination centres
BrewDog has said it is in talks with the UK and Scottish governments about using its closed pubs as potential vaccination centres.
UKHospitality CEO and whisky blender honoured by Queen
The boss of UKHospitality Kate Nicholls heads up the list of industry figures who have been honoured by the Queen in the New Year Honours list, along with culinary couple Fergus and Margot Henderson.
Scottish government to closes pubs and enforce 6pm curfew
The Scottish First Minister has announced that pubs are to close across central Scotland, including Glasgow and Edinburgh, and a 6pm curfew will take effect in other areas from today to suppress the second wave of Covid-19 infections.
Quarter of UK pubs ‘not sustainable’ beyond next March, BBPA warns
A quarter of UK pubs could fold by April next year the British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA) has warned, as around 25% of its members reported that their business was “not sustainable” beyond the end of the financial year.
Matthew Clark launches new app for businesses hit by Covid-19
On-trade supplier Matthew Clark has launched a new app that will allow pubs, restaurants and bars to deliver orders and offer click and collect services without any up-front costs.
Carluccio’s collapses with potentially 2,000 job losses
UK high street Italian restaurant chain Carluccio’s, founded by the late Antonio Carluccio, has collapsed into administration, putting around 2,000 jobs at risk.
London wine shop expands with fourth shop and bar
London wine shop, The Good Wine Shop, is set to open its fourth site, a shop and wine bar in Teddington later this month.
Bodega Argento launches ‘pioneering’ organic single vineyard wine
Bodega Argento, one of Argentina’s largest organic producers, has extended its range with the launch of a ‘pioneering’ organic single vineyard Malbec, targeting the UK on-trade and independent retail market.
Decision to deny visas for low skilled workers creates ‘huge challenge’ for UK on-trade
The UK government’s decision to deny visas to low-skilled workers is set to create a “huge challenge” to the UK’s pub, bar and restaurant sector, the drinks trade has warned.